Now that the 2018 NBA Draft order is officially set after the lottery, let’s rank the best prospects on the Milwaukee Bucks’ big board.
The Milwaukee Bucks have officially hired Mike Budenholzer as their head coach and can now turn their complete attention to the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21. By now, they certainly have their big board completed, so let’s do the same.
A big board is a ranking of the top prospects the Bucks would take if they fell to them in the draft. It’s a tool used to make draft day easier for the front office staff with the hope they’ll stay true to the countless hours they contributed leading up to the draft.
Since Milwaukee holds the 17th overall pick, we will rank the top 20 players on their board. Most of the rankings have to do with talent level, but fit comes in as well. For example, if plausible, they will likely prefer to draft a center given the mighty struggles they had at the position last year
Budenholzer might also have a say, as they will be looking to mold some of the players toward his brand of basketball. Those are only a couple of the moving parts and we’ll never know what they’re truly thinking. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try, so let’s imagine what the Bucks’ big board will look like.