5. Lonnie Walker IV
Lonnie Walker’s draft stock has risen a bit since the end of the collegiate season. He didn’t impress as much as some thought, however, he’s been good in his workouts since. He was originally projected to go around the Bucks pick at 17, but is now solidly in the 12-14 range.
Therefore, Milwaukee wouldn’t have to move up very far in order to select him, only a few spots. If they do move up for him, Walker might be the explosive wing they are looking for on their team.
Walker has the potential to be a go-to scorer in the NBA and someone who can create their own shot. This could be a valuable skill if the Bucks let Bledsoe walk at the end of the season or use him in a trade to move up.
At 6-foot-4.5, he can play shooting guard and might be able to develop into a good enough ball handler to move over to the point and share responsibilities with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. HIs explosiveness and shiftiness would be a welcomed addition to this Bucks’ squad.