September 23, 2014

Bucks brace for the NBA’s Draft lottery

After losing 67 games last season, the Milwaukee Bucks are hoping for some luck tonight when the NBA holds its annual Draft Lottery.

John Hammond

John Hammond

Fourteen teams will find out the draft order for the upcoming June NBA Draft.

The Bucks have the best chance (25%) of securing the top pick and can no worse than 4th.

The Bucks have picked first in the draft four times in their history.  In 1969, they selected Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kent Benson in 1977, Glenn Robinson in 1994 and Andrew Bogut in 2005.

The top pick in the draft will likely be one of two players, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker.  But most NBA Draft experts feel there is no consensus number one pick.  Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond said they’re in a good position, even if they had to settle for the 4th pick instead of the 1st.

AUDIO: GM John Hammond said the Bucks are in a good position :13

AUDIO: John Hammond said they have cap flexibility and draft picks to be much improved next season :09