December 20, 2014

Bucks hold two picks, Berggren hopes to be drafted

The 2013 NBA Draft is tonight form Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the top pick with Orlando and Washington rounding out the top 3.

The Milwaukee Bucks have a pair of selections tonight; 15th overall in the first round and 43rd overall in the second round.  With Monta Ellis opting out of his deal, Brandon Jennings becoming a restricted free agent, and J.J Redick becoming an unrestricted free agent, it’s easy to believe guard will be the way the Bucks go.  General Manager John Hammond is in the same line of thinking, but can’t guarantee that is what will happen…

AUDIO: Hammond says they’re “probably” looking guard :14It’s never easy to predict what is going to happen above your pick but this year may be as tough as it gets.  With just hours before the start of the draft, there are still a handful of players that could go number one.  At the same time, those same players could fall out of the top ten based on what teams think of them.  That makes Hammond’s job even more difficult…

AUDIO: Hammond doesn’t like this draft spot :15

A pair of in-state guys will be among the players sweating it out tonight.  Maquette’s Vander Blue and Wisconsin’s Jered Berggren will be by the phone hoping to get a call before the night is through.  Berggren has worked out for about a dozen teams (including Milwaukee) and his hoping at least one of them liked what they saw…

AUDIO: Jared Berggren says it only takes one team :16

The last Wisconsin Badger to be drafted was Jon Leuer, 40th overall in 2011 by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tonight’s draft begins at 6:00.