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Bucks select Jabari Parker #2 overall

| June 26, 2014

Category: Draft Talk, Feelgoodery

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Photo credit: Twitter/Milwaukee Bucks

With the #2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Bucks selected Jabari Parker. The First Team All-American and ACC Freshman of the Year out of Duke University led the Blue Devils with 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. A former Gatorade National High School Player of the Year and hyped as one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft, Parker will look to make an immediate impact on a young Bucks roster. However, his selection also casts the futures of the Bucks’ other big men - John Henson and Ersan Ilyasova, in particular – into doubt. He and Giannis Antetokounmpo form a young, poential-filled tandem for the Bucks to build around. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the #1 overall pick, and the Philadelphia 76ers picked Kansas big man Joel Embiid at #3.

More to come as the night progresses. The Bucks also have the #31, 36 and 48 picks.

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  1. John Proctor says:

    Awwww yiss!

  2. Brandon says:

    YES YES YES

    i was at upper 90, was a great time, i appreciate you guys posting the party on this site, was fun, i just wish you guys wouldve made it easier to pick you guys out (who were there), it wouldve been fun to discuss some basketball with you guys. i thought i saw a couple but i couldnt tell who you guys were to be honest lol

    im posting this at pick #29, i really wish the bucks wouldve tried to trade up at this point, gary harris was there or tyler ennis

    • Trev says:

      Given all the talk leading up to draft I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bucks were trying very hard up for a second first pick, problem is you need to have someone willing to give one up.

  3. joe says:

    so who are we going for with pick 48, Marble out of Iowa ?? If nothing else, I am betting it is a shooting guard..

  4. joe says:

    I could see us stashing Damien Inglis, but we can use Parker and O”Bryant now… I could see Illysova or Henson being traded with Mayo somehow for a younger shooting guard … Only problem would be we have to take back equivalent salary, is that right ?? For one thing , we have an over-full roster right now if I am not mistaken..