Milwaukee Bucks Draft Profile


Continuing the team-by-team draft preview series, Jonas Sluyts (@DraftBucks) joined me to provide his expertise on the Bucks’ outlook on the 2020 draft. We each created our big boards for the two second round picks the Bucks now own following the blockbuster trade Monday night.

Picks Held: 42,60


  • The Bucks have the domino that will shape the future of the league with Giannis Antetokounmpo’s free agency in 2021
  • Bucks made a blockbuster trade mortgaging their future draft assets by trading for Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • Robin Lopez opted out of his contract, which could create an opening at big man
  • Still looking to compete for a title in 2021

Team Needs: PG, backup C, shooter, iso scorer, depth

Current players under contract for next season: 

Guards: Jrue Holiday

Wings: Khris Middleton, Thanasis Antetkounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bigs: Brook Lopez 

Options: Robin Lopez (declined), Wesley Matthews (declined)

Upcoming FA: Sterling Brown (RFA), Kyle Korver, Pat Connaughton

Past 5 drafts:

2015: Rashad Vaughn

2016: Thon Maker, Malcolm Brogdon

2017: DJ Wilson, Sterling Brown

2018: Donte DiVincenzo

2019: None

#42 Big Board:


  1. Isaiah Joe
  2. Robert Woodard
  3. Xavier Tillman
  4. Cassius Winston
  5. Elijah Hughes
  6. Nico Mannion
  7. Tyler Bey
  8. Paul Reed
  9. Killian Tillie
  10. Jahmi’us Ramsey


  1. Daniel Oturu
  2. Isaiah Joe
  3. Xavier Tillman
  4. Jahmi’us Ramsey
  5. Isaiah Stewart
  6. Killian TIllie
  7. Cassius Stanley
  8. Nico Mannion
  9. Jalen Harris
  10. Vernon Carey Jr

#60 Big Board:


  1. Immanuel Quickley
  2. Nate Hinton
  3. Naji Marshall
  4. Ty’Shon Alexander
  5. Skylar Mays
  6. Sam Merrill
  7. Mamadi Diakite
  8. Freddie Gillespie
  9. Saben Lee
  10. Jalen Harris


  1. Mamadi Diakite
  2. Markus Howard
  3. Borisa Simanic
  4. Reggie Perry
  5. Yam Madar
  6. Paul Eboua
  7. Lamine Diane
  8. Udoka Azubuike
  9. Emmitt Williams
  10. Eugene German

Other options:

The Bucks traded for Jrue Holiday late Monday night, acquiring picks 42 and 60 for Wednesday night’s draft. They also completed a sign-and-trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic shortly after, which sacrificed depth. The Bucks are mostly limited in how they can move up on draft night, as they are severely limited in draft capital. If the Bucks move the 42nd pick, it would likely be to swap for a second rounder in a future draft.