4 2024 NBA Draft prospects who could help the Milwaukee Bucks at center

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Kel'el Ware, Indiana

Indiana center Kel'el Ware stands 7-foot tall, and in Bleacher Report's mock draft back in March, his draft comparison was in fact Milwaukee Bucks big man Brook Lopez.

It is interesting that he was mocked to be selected 11th in their draft, but ESPN had him dropping to 27th as of May 12. If the drop is viewed across the league, the Bucks may find him falling to them in the early 20s. Yet, they might feel the need to trade up just to make sure they get him.

Having transferred from Oregon to Indiana prior to the 2023-24 NCAA season, Ware played 30 games for the Hoosiers and averaged 15.9 points, 9.9 boards and 1.9 blocks on shooting splits of .586/.425/.634. That ability to shoot from beyond the arc at a decent rate is where his value lies.

Partnering him with Giannis would be no different to Lopez being there, allowing the spacing for Giannis to attack the paint but providing good size and mobility on the defensive side of the ball, too.

In the Big Ten Tournament, he scored 26 points in three of four games, and they were all close games, showing his ability to work down the stretch and score at all levels. Indiana not featuring in March Madness might hinder his stock, but that also means he may fall further down the pecking order and still be there when Milwaukee make their pick.

His workouts, where he can show off his physicals and shooting, will possibly make him a more enticing draft pick, but there is the potential for the Bucks to make the move to grab Ware.