The Milwaukee Bucks select Kevon Looney from UCLA with the 19th pick.
He displayed a huge amount of toughness playing days after getting his nose broken. He’s got an amazing wingspan (7’4"), but again he’s not that athletic. It is a need for the Bucks and Looney gets to play in front of his friends and family in Milwaukee.
Would love to see him tone up a bit more and add some muscle. Be interesting to see how the Bucks play him with Parker and Giannis.
Dontae: Let me set the correct expectations. At this point in a draft, you should not be hoping for a star. Instead you want high level starters or role players that can contribute in meaningful ways. Kevon Looney is exactly the type of value pick you want at this point in the draft.
Looney has been compared to Lamar Odom amongst other NBA players. Looking at his game you can see why. He's a solid rebounder, can space the floor from the perimeter, he can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim (straight-line drives), he moves well on defense, and with a positive assist to turnover ratio he possess playmaking potential.
The Wizards get back Ersan Ilyasova, who at this point seems like a reclamation project. However, if a change of scenery is what Ersan needs to get his NBA career back on track and he rediscovers his ability to knock down threes, he should be a nice fit with John Wall, and Bradley Beal, and should help space the floor for Marcin Gortat, and the entire Wizards team.
Editor's note: This trade was made before the real-life Ilyasova-to-Detroit trade. So could you just... okay?