Im a big bucks fan many mocks have the Bucks drafting either Zeller or Leonard. Who do you think they'll pick and why? I'd actually like to see them pick PJ3 because of his huge upside and for the chance to see him alongside Jennings and Ellis
It's the end of the lottery so they should just take the best player available, somebody's going to fall to them that should've went higher, it happens every year
do you think PJ3 can play the SF position well? If so then he could be a possibility. With their backcourt being so small, size in other areas is a must. If Illsayova is resigned, and he should be cuz he put up some numbers and Ekpe Udoh providing the defense, I think MIL is good at PF if you also count Drew Gooden and Larry Sanders. The four arent great but do have talent
Im a huge bucks fan and I feel like im the only one that doesnt want Ilyasova resigned... Up until the sevond half of last year he really hasnt done much so why pay him top dollar like the Nets will probably offer... Thats money that can be spent elsewhere like maybe on Chris Kaman... I love the idea of drafting Perry Jones... I watched alot of his games and he could be a very good stretch 4 in the nba... He may not be able to cover some of the quicker SFs but will definately be able to play some SF when we need a bigger lineup... I say draft PJ3 and sign Kaman instead of Ersan... Starting 5 could be Jennings, Monta, Mbah Moute, PJ3 and Kaman...
of my least favorite teams (Pacers fan). I hope they draft PJIII or Tony Wroten. Or Sullinger if his back turns out to be a problem.
Pacers suck. You guys get no draft picks
That's a first. I've never seen anyone hate the Bucks before. They're probably one of the top 3 teams most people are indifferent towards in the NBA.
TS PJ 3 is okay.. he's a tweener with a huge upside. But it will look something like this if we draft him
SF Luc Bah Moute/Dunleavy/PJ3/Harris
PF Ekpe Edoh, Drew Gooden, Luc Bah Moute, Sanders, Jon Leaur, PJ3
C Drew Gooden, Ekpe Edoh, Sanders, Jon Leaur, Brockman
You see what that does to our team don't you? We have too many PF's (6 PF including Ersan) that play both positions. Too many quantity, and not enough quality. We have too many solid sub par fowards. I would rather see us take Meoyners Leonard, Tyler Zeller, or move up and get Drummond. Those guys are legit centers, and we need to keep these soft PF OUT of the center position otherwise we'll get crushed on defense. Zeller fits in with the system since Skiles picked up the pace. Leonard will be a project, and Drummond will also be a project but since they run he'll catch lobs.
Unless we make any significant trades this is the best option my friend.
I fear that the team that already has Larry Sanders and Ekpe Udoh will take John Henson. I hope this praise is a smoke screen.
Defense is John Henson's calling card.
And that quality could be quite appealing to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night if the 6-foot-11 North Carolina junior is still available at the No. 12 spot.
"Obviously, we like him, but he's not going to be there at 12 when we select," Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney said after Henson's impressive workout at the Cousins Center on Tuesday. "It's a matter of whether it's practical for us to move up or the teams ahead of us would value him as much as we would.
"From my standpoint, I look at him as being able to play a 4 (power forward) and some 5 (center). You don't have that many traditional back-to-the-basket centers in the NBA.
"He would have trouble with guys like (Indiana center) Roy Hibbert who have the size. But when you look at teams putting smaller lineups on the floor, he could play the center position, because he also has the ability to move his feet as a defensive player."
Henson has worked out for teams in the 5-16 range in the draft, from Sacramento with the fifth pick to Houston with the 14th and 16th selections.
He is trying to answer questions about his lean 216-pound frame and whether he will be able to battle against the bigger power forwards in the NBA.
"He makes up for it in other ways," McKinney said. "When you look at his length and his ability to defend - how he uses his length to play off players and still be in good defensive position - he'll get stronger in time. But I don't think strength is a main priority when you're evaluating a guy's talent.
"I always hear people say, 'The guy doesn't have an NBA body.' Arnold Schwarzenegger had one but he never played in the NBA."
McKinney said Henson has improved his ability to make face-up jumpers and showed good range from 15 to 20 feet.
"I shot it really well today, especially with the competition," Henson said. "It's something I've been working on, and I've got to keep it going."
Henson is a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year and led the league in block shots and rebounding as a junior.
He averaged 13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks for the Tar Heels last season.
"Coach (Scott) Skiles gave me some advice today and it was cool," Henson said. "If he likes defense, then I'm his man for the job."
McKinney said he would rate Henson the No. 2 shot blocker in the draft, behind only consensus No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis of Kentucky.
"John's individual workout is probably the best we've had this year in our draft workouts," McKinney said.
Also working out Tuesday were 7-foot senior center Garrett Stutz of Wichita State; 6-10 senior forward Augustus Gilchrist of South Florida; 6-5 senior guard Matt Gatens of Iowa; 6-6 senior guard Zane Johnson of Hawaii; and 6-6 senior forward Rob Jones of Saint Mary's.
None of the other players are considered first-round prospects.
Gatens and Johnson are deadly perimeter shooters, while Jones is an outstanding athlete who recently turned down an offer to attend a Minnesota Vikings rookie minicamp.
Despite his size, Jones ranked seventh nationally in rebounds at 10.8 per game while playing for the Gaels.
Gilchrist said he was taking part in his third NBA team workout after earlier sessions with Houston and Memphis.
"This was my first opportunity to play against (Henson)," said Gilchrist, who starred at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April. "I had to use a lot of fakes on him.
"He's a lot better offensively than I thought, too."
Henson said he worked out in Houston on Monday and arrived in Milwaukee late Monday night. He will be in Toronto on Thursday and finishes up his workouts with Detroit on Monday. The Raptors have the No. 8 pick and the Pistons hold the No. 9 selection.
Detroit has been talked about as a possible destination for Henson because he could play next to Pistons big man Greg Monroe.
Henson did not test well in the skills drills at the NBA draft combine in Chicago but was hampered after he injured his right ankle on the first day of the combine.
"I did do the agility and retested my vertical and all that stuff in (workouts with) Phoenix, Portland and Golden State," Henson said. "It was a little setback (at the combine) but that's basketball.
"If a little ankle injury is going to put me out these two weeks, then I don't need to be playing basketball, because this is crucial to my career."
"From my standpoint, I look at him as being able to play a 4 (power forward) and some 5 (center). You don't have that many traditional back-to-the-basket centers in the NBA."
and this is why anthony davis will play some center