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Bucks draft a project player and a dynamite Scrabble word

by Jon Henseler

So last night the Bucks actually stood pat at #15 and drafted young by taking the 'Greek Freak' Giannis Antetoke....Antetokea....Antetahhhhnot gonna work here anymore anyway.

Now if we're in the trust tree, I don't know much about this guy. Odds are he's a standard, lanky small forward. But maybe he's a potential all star. Maybe, maybe he's the next Kevin Durant. Maybe he's something really cool that I don't even know about. Bottom line is from everything I've read about this guy he has a pretty high ceiling but is widely regarded as a 2-3 year 'project.' And that's cool! As long as we do this thing right. Next year's lottery is supposed to have shades of 2003 (LeBron, Bosh, Wade, Carmelo........TJ Ford....). So if we just stay really young with Sanders and Henson and go like 20-62 we should be in prime position for top 5 lottery pick. Get that guy in with our young core for a year, then when Antetokounmpo is ready to play regular minutes maybe we have a Thunder-esque core. 

But for the love of God DO NOT go out and spend our money on guys like JR Smith just so we can be the #8 seed again. Hell I'm shocked we didn't trade our pick last night for Paul Pierce or some other washed up former star. Hammond must have chloroformed Herb and left him in a broom closet all night. Mr. T flying in a plane style. I know 'rebuilding' means 'suffering' through two or three disaster seasons of 20 wins but honestly, what are we missing out on there? Another 38-40 win season and a first round sweep? It feels like that scene in Seinfeld where Elaine decides to marry the bald guy and Jerry says something to the effect of 'really?' Elaine follows up with 'Jerry, it's 2 in the morning, I'm at a cock fight, what am I clinging to?' Exactly. Build through the lottery is our only hope to every be relevant again. So for that reason I don't mind the Bucks drafting a guy who nobody knows anything about.