Why drafting Zach Edey would be a major mistake for the Milwaukee Bucks

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Zach Edey would be a mistake for the Milwaukee Bucks: Offense

Zach Edey has game, there's no denying that. He averages 24.3 points per game on 61.9 percent field goal shooting and is also a pretty good free throw shooter for a guy his size at 71.8 percent. However, Edey has taken exactly two 3-point shots in his entire 131 game college career.

To be fair, Brook Lopez was not a 3-point shooter until the second act of his career and was a low post player when he was drafted. However, the Milwaukee Bucks are not in the stage of drafting and developing guys to be good three to five years from now. With Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo on this team, their championship window is open now.

The Milwaukee Bucks' offense, and Giannis in particular, thrive off being able to get to the rim, something that the 3-point acumen of Brook Lopez aids. The 7-foot-4 Zach Edey does not shoot, which will make it easier for opponents to clog the lane and slow down driving lanes not only for Giannis but for Lillard as well. Schematically, adding Edey to this Bucks team just doesn't make sense.

The other part of this as well is while Brook Lopez is slow, as is Edey, Lopez still presents a threat in transition as a trailing 3-point shooter. If Edey is trailing a fast break led by Giannis, he might as well just wait and stay back on defense, or he'll just be in the way.