3 2024 NBA Draft prospects who could help the Milwaukee Bucks at point guard

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Mark Sears, Alabama

In The Ringer's mock draft, they have Mark Sears falling to the Bucks with the 33rd pick. Sears is a smaller guard at 5-foot-11 but can bring energy and athleticism to a team that already has their big men sorted with Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bobby Portis all in the frontcourt.

Sears is a slightly older guard coming into the draft at 22, but those four years in college bring experience and make him more league-ready than other prospects. At Alabama in 2023-24, he averaged 21.5 points, four assists and four rebounds with 1.6 steals per game. He put up this stat line on great efficiency of .508/.436/.857.

As the backup to Lillard, Sears could bring an offensive spark to the game when the veterans sit, and his ability to score at all levels is something the Bucks were missing from their bench unit this season. When Lillard was traded to the Bucks, the pick-and-roll between him and Giannis was highlighted as being a deadly play and perhaps was not utilized as much as it could have been. Sears is great in the pick-and-roll and could follow suit with the offensive set when Lillard sits.

Shooting is the strongest part of his game, but he is also a crafty finisher at the rim despite his size. Defensively, he is also solid off the ball, but on the ball, he likes to bring intensity and manages to hold his own. Despite this, his size will always bring teams looking for a mismatch at the NBA level, and he also needs to work on adding more footwork to his offensive game in order to create better shots off the dribble.

Overall, Sears may be the most realistic pick for the Bucks, and if they get him in the second round, he could be one of the steals of the draft. His college experience has him NBA ready in some areas, but there is still enough room for growth.