4. Zhaire Smith
Zhaire Smith is one of the few non-point guards on this list. And for good reason.
He’s a high-flying stud who’s one of the most explosive leapers in the draft. He was originally projected to go right after the Bucks, but has recently risen into the very end of the lottery. We’ll see if that position holds.
He only played one season at Texas Tech so a lot of scouts are projecting him to continue to develop as a player. If the Bucks selected him this year, there’s a good chance he wouldn’t be a huge contributor in Year One.
Smith also brings great energy and effort to defense and the boards. Those are two areas where Milwaukee could use some added determination in. He’d be a great compliment to the shooting of Tony Snell and Middleton and could help give the Bucks a different look to throw at teams.
If he’s still available at No. 17, the Bucks will have to take a long, hard look at him. But as of now, he’ll likely be gone before that point.