Zhaire Smith is quite the opposite of Evans, but is valuable in his own regard. It will all depend on what general manager Jon Horst and new head coach Mike Budenholzer are looking to add to this team.
The first thing you’ll notice about Smith and must know about him is that he’s an elite leaper. This kid can absolutely jump out of a gym. He’s not afraid to dunk over or through you and put you on a nice poster (see picture above).
Similar to Evans, he’s also defensive oriented. He can defend multiple positions thanks to his combination of length and strength. This should be extremely valuable to the Bucks, as they have built their team based on length over the past few seasons.
Unfortunately, Smith won’t stretch defenses to the three-point line. This could become a spacing issue unless he learns how to cut off ball and make himself a dangerous slasher. Also, he lacks ball-handling abilities which means he’ll often rely on others to get his points.
Smith is projected to go right around the Bucks pick, making him a very viable candidate for Milwaukee.