2011 NBA Draft: More Milwaukee Bucks Draft Rumors, Options

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIJune 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10:  Klay Thompson #1 of the Washington State Cougars looks on in the second half against the Washington Huskies in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Milwaukee Bucks worked out two big name prospects in Jordan Hamilton and Klay Thompson. Both are projected to go anywhere from picks 10-15, but of the two, the Bucks would most likely take Thompson.

I asked Hamilton what he thought of Milwaukee and he told me, “It’s real nice; I can definitely see myself there. Fear The Deer!”  

I think Hamilton would be a good selection for Milwaukee due to the fact that he has great range and has proven he can knock down NBA-range three pointers. Milwaukee could use a sixth man-like Hamilton since Maggette really did not prove himself last season. Don’t be surprised if a young guy like Hamilton could take away Salmons starting spot, too.

As far as Thompson goes, I’m not too sure.

Why draft another point guard when the Bucks already have Jennings? Unless the trade rumors are true, but Jennings and Bucks GM John Hammonds both say they’re false. I thought Alec Burks was a definite pick for Milwaukee, but it looks like Thompson is now on the Bucks’ list.

I’m not knocking Thompson as a player; I just don’t think he is what Milwaukee really needs. He obviously is not bad; he ranks first on Washington State’s three pointers list with 242 made three pointers.

Let’s hope the Bucks make the right decision on June 23 and draft a true talent like Alec Burks.

Zach Herring also writes for Wisconsin Sports Talk!

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