Category: Draft Talk
The Milwaukee Bucks bring in a second group of prospects Thursday for draft workouts. It’s a group with less star power than a less than star-studded first group on Wednesday, so you won’t need to sit down if you’re not already doing so. But if you are already doing so, feel free to go grab a sandwich or something.
- Tyler Honeycutt - Forward – UCLA
- Delroy James - Forward – Rhode Island
- Delvon Johnson - Forward – Arkansas
- Tomislav Zubcic – Forward – Croatia
- Rahmon Fletcher - Guard – UW-Green Bay
- Diante Garrett – Guard – Iowa State
Honeycutt is the most intriguing prospect of the bunch. A 6-foot-8, slender forward from UCLA, he has that Corey Brewerness about him that many fall in love with. He projects as a very impressive defender, a projection made easier by the fact that he led the Pac-10 in blocked shots last season. DX currently projects him as the 23 pick and notes in his profile that his experience in a man-to-man system in college could be a benefit as he transitions to the next level. Milwaukee’s success with another offensively limited, but athletic forward from UCLA in Luc Mbah a Moute can’t hurt him here either.
But offensively Honeycutt is a limited ball-handler, but appears to have some upside as a spot-up shooter. Wings in Milwaukee’s offense typically are relied upon to create quite a bit of offense, something he struggles with, but there are a number of sets in which Milwaukee small forward need do nothing other than stand in the weakside corner and wait for a kickout. That seems like an area where he could thrive, as he made better than 36% of his threes last season.
Only a sophomore, there is that tantalizing development prospect with players as physically gifted as Honeycutt. If Milwaukee trades down, it seems reasonable he could be on their radar in a major way.
As the Bucks History Twitter account noted, workout invitee Diante Garrett could potentially be a second generation Buck. Of course, that wouldn’t be his only tie to Milwaukee, as Garrett is a product of Milwaukee Vincent high school. Garrett was one of just two players to average better than 17 points and six assists in college last season and has impressed scouts since workout season began according to Chad Ford (Insider).
His biggest asset may be his size – 6-foot-4 point guards always sound appealing to teams. Garrett is currently projected as a second round pick and could be someone the Bucks take a look at if they want to shore up backup point guard through the draft.
Jeremy Schmidt writes the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball.com. Follow him on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook (to the right).