Latest Milwaukee Bucks' draft rumor is eye-catching for Wisconsinites

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The 2024 NBA Draft is quickly approaching, and the Milwaukee Bucks are equipped with both a first and second round pick.

Fans have their wish lists of players they'd like the team to select, but the latest name to be linked to the team was likely on very few of those lists. Per Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Bucks have hosted Tyler Wahl for a workout. Of course, Wahl spent all five of his collegiate seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers, so he's known quite well around these parts.

Latest Milwaukee Bucks' draft rumor is eye-catching for Wisconsinites

Before Milwaukee Bucks fans become outraged, the team is almost certainly not looking to take him with either of their draft picks. He's projected to go undrafted, so snatching him up with a pick would be an incredible reach. Instead, the Bucks likely brought the forward in to get a closer look at him as an undrafted prospect.

Wahl doesn't exactly fit what the Bucks are looking for right now, given their need for more athleticism and perimeter shooting from their frontcourt players. The 6-foot-9 forward shot a mere 23.2 percent from deep during his five-season stay in college, and he was far from the greatest athlete on the floor. He's got potential to develop, but he's far from a seamless fit for Milwaukee right now.

More likely than not, the Bucks are taking a similar approach with this as they did with Drew Timme last year, having picked him up to stick him in the G-League after he went undrafted. Following a similar route with Wahl wouldn't be the worst idea, giving them a chance to get a closer look at the forward against G-League talent as a member of the Wisconsin Herd.

Perhaps the Milwaukee Bucks working out Wahl could be a hint that they are looking to add some size in the frontcourt in the draft. Due to Brook Lopez's age, it would make sense for the team to add a big in this draft if they decide to keep their picks, and there are several interesting names available.

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