Analyzing top 5 ranked 2024 NBA Draft prospects the Milwaukee Bucks have worked out

What would each player bring to the Bucks?
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Tyler Kolek, Marquette, Ranked 22nd

This might be the most surprising player the Bucks have worked out. With such a prominent need for center and wing depth, it was eye-catching to see one of the premier point guards listed among the workout attendees, but it makes sense for the Bucks to do their homework on everyone.

On the offensive side of things, there's no doubt that Kolek could be an interesting fit. He could be the backup point guard to Damian Lillard, orchestrating the offense when needed. The guard put up 7.7 assists per game this past season, flexing his facilitating prowess while also posting 15.3 points while shooting 38.8 percent from deep. He could be a solid backup point guard offensively.

The concerns with Kolek begin on the defensive end. He's never been a stout defender, and standing at 6-foot-3, 182 pounds, he could be taken advantage of by larger players at the next level. Does that sound familiar? Milwaukee has battled this problem year after year in recent memory, with smaller players getting picked on defensively by opposing big wings. Kolek would not help that issue.

Some might point out that it may be hypocritical for this writer to knock Kolek's size when there have been countless articles about why Kris Dunn - also 6-foot- 3 - would be a good fit in Milwaukee. On the surface, sure, but Dunn is among the most underrated defenders in the game today, even at his size. Kolek is not. He'd be a bit of a head-scratcher at 23.