Ranking young Milwaukee Bucks players based on potential after NBA Draft

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The 2024 NBA Draft has come and gone, free agency has just begun and the Milwaukee Bucks have made just a few small tweaks to their roster thus far.

In addition to adding Delon Wright in free agency, the Bucks have added three players. AJ Johnson and Tyler Smith were taken in the first and second rounds of the draft, respectively, and Stanley Umude signed free agency on a two-way deal.

So, how many 25 and under players do the Milwaukee Bucks have and what is their potential level?

The Milwaukee Bucks, including two-way players, have nine players who are 25 or younger, starting with the previously mentioned Umude, who is 25.

Stanley Umude joins Ryan Rollins and Jaylin Galloway as the two other players on two-way contracts for the Bucks. For the sake of looking at potential, the two-way guys will be the first three discussed, and then we'll count down the rest.

Looking at the Bucks' two-ways first

Stanley Umude played in 24 games for the Detroit Pistons in 2023-24 for an average of about 13 minutes per game. In those games, he averaged 5.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and less that one of everything else. However, his shooting could give some folks cause for optimism, as he shot 44 percent on field goals, 45.3 percent on 3-pointers and a low 58.3 percent on free throws.

The other interesting part of Umude is his build. Umude is a very intriguing size, standing at 6-foot-6 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, so he's definitely got the length to play good weak-side defense to pick off passes wherever he stands.

The Milwaukee Bucks grabbed a couple of other players to put on two-way contracts last season in Ryan Rollins and Jaylin Galloway. Rollins was definitely the more impressive of the two, and the playing time and numbers reflect that.

Jaylin Galloway was brought to the Bucks at the beginning of March and played just seven games for the Wisconsin Herd for about 20 minutes per game. In that decent chunk of time, Galloway scored just 4.7 points per game, grabbed just 3.4 rebounds per game, had 1.4 assists, 1.1 turnovers and 1.3 blocks per game.

Galloway had some rough shooting numbers also, tallying 40.6 percent from the field, just 14.3 percent from the 3-point line and 66.7 percent from the free throw line.

Ryan Rollins, however, showed out much more effectively in his 29.5 minutes per game for the Herd. Rollins averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.5 turnovers and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from the 3-point line and 68.8 percent from the free throw line.

So, of the three two-way players the Milwaukee Bucks have, Stanley Umude has the most potential, followed by Ryan Rollins and Jaylin Galloway.