According to a report, the Milwaukee Bucks are fielding a lot of offers from teams behind them in Thursday’s NBA Draft for the No. 2 overall pick, but Milwaukee is unlikely to trade down.
Chad Ford of ESPN.com released (subscription required) his latest mock draft today—projecting the Bucks to take Andrew Wiggins of Kansas with the No. 2 pick—but said the Bucks have gotten calls from the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz for their selection.
Philadelphia has the No. 3 overall pick, Orlando is on the board at No. 4 and the Jazz have the fifth overall selection.
But Ford reports:
It looks unlikely the Bucks are going to trade this pick. They need a franchise player and don’t feel they’ll get one later in the draft.
However, Ford said the Bucks are very serious about trying to add another first-round pick—preferably another one in the lottery (the top 14) and there is reportedly interest in guard Brandon Knight, big man John Henson and troubled center Larry Sanders.
If Milwaukee is able to get another first-round pick, the Bucks would prefer it to be between seventh and 10th overall, where they could land a point guard or a shooter.
While the top point guards—Dante Exum and Marcus Smart—are projected to be off the board by No. 7, it is anticipated there could be shooters available, including Michigan’s Nik Stauskas or Creighton’s Doug McDermott.