Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/16/13
Milwaukee Bucks: Draft Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Pick 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo- SF- Greece - This 18 year old Greek, is arguably the biggest gamble in the entire draft. He has elite talents and size, but he is considered to be nowhere near NBA ready and it would be best if he stayed in Europe for a few more years. However, you do not spend the 15th pick in the draft, when you are a rebuilding team, to have a player not be stateside. So he will most likely play in the D-League next season, or be stuck on the Bucks’ bench in Milwaukee, but what he needs is playing time to develop, which makes the D-League the best option. Contending teams usually take these types of risks on players, not teams that are rebuilding, as if the risk does not pay off, it is a wasted pick, which is something rebuilding teams cannot afford. Milwaukee should have taken a player that could help them right away and there were plenty of players available  with upside, who could imme...
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