1 Dream, 1 reach, 1 realistic 2024 NBA Draft pick for the Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks will hold two picks.
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Armed with a first and second-round selection, the Milwaukee Bucks will have two opportunities to select young impact players in the 2024 NBA Draft.

This draft class has been a fascinating one to do homework on, as no two mock drafts are even close to being the same. That'll make things interesting when the Bucks are on the clock in the first round at 23. More than likely, it feels like Milwaukee will be on the hunt for a center to eventually take over for Brook Lopez or a forward who can add to their versatility.

When it's Milwaukee's turn to select, here is one dream, one reach and one realistic prospect that could be available.

Dream - Kel'el Ware

There's a laundry list of things to like about Kel'el Ware's fit with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The 7-footer possesses an incredible amount of athleticism, which would be a great change of pace compared to the bigs the Bucks have employed in recent memory. Ware utilizes speed, mobility and length to provide elite rim protection, something that would make him incredibly valuable to this Milwaukee Bucks team, especially if he'd be viewed as a long-term replacement for Lopez.

Speaking of Lopez, one of the reasons he has been so successful with the Bucks is his outside shot. Even at his size, Ware showed off an improved jumper this past season, shooting 42.5 percent from deep. If he can consistently knock those down, he could be an excellent fit on the roster, especially when playing next to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Ware's placement in mocks is all over the place. Some have him being selected in the teens, while others, such as Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo's recent mock for ESPN (subscription required), have Ware falling to the Bucks at 23. The latter would be the definition of a dream scenario for the Milwaukee Bucks.