Most interesting 2024 NBA Draft prospects linked to the Milwaukee Bucks by position

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Small forward - Dillon Jones, Weber State

The Milwaukee Bucks should be doing homework on as many wings as possible ahead of the draft. Weber State's Dillon Jones helps begin to fill that quota, as he's a fascinating forward predicted to be selected somewhere in the second round.

Jones just finished his fourth season at Weber State, and it was undeniably his best, having averaged 20.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and two steals. The 2023-24 Big Sky Player of the Year did a bit of everything on the court from defending top-tier matchups to creating shots for his teammates to skying high for rebounds, showing off his versatility.

His build and defense should be of interest to the Bucks above all else. At 6-foot-6, 235-pounds, Jones has the size to play either forward position and defend a handful of positions at the next level. He was a tremendous defender at the college level, and he could fit in seamlessly with the Bucks on that side of things, helping shore up one of their biggest weaknesses.

Due to that versatility, Jones could be the small-ball power forward the Milwaukee Bucks have been on the hunt for since P.J. Tucker left in 2021. When Giannis Antetokounmpo slides to center, Jones could be the power forward, giving them a sturdy, young player who is not shy about matching up with other big forwards.

Jones already has ties to the Bucks, as he and Damian Lillard, who both went to Weber State, have a relationship with one another. That makes Jones all the more enticing, as having a veteran already on the team could help him get more comfortable and bring the best out of him at the NBA level.