The Milwaukee Bucks are struggling through the 2013-14 NBA season, but help is on the way this summer and it could become a great off-season for the franchise and its loyal fans.
Not only doe the front office have some money to spend on free agents, the team also has three picks in the leagues Draft. The latest mock from ESPN has Joel Embiid as the top prospect and if things fall into place, the young Kansas center will begin his professional basketball career in Wisconsin next year.
DraftExpress also has the 19-year-old freshman headed to Milwaukee, but surprisingly, the site also has the Bucks using their first pick in the second round to add depth at center.
Mitch McGary of Michigan is more suited to play power forward in the NBA, but the two youngsters would definitely add some size and power in the paint for the Bucks and give the organization a great foundation to rebuild around.
Another option in the second round is a point guard, with Keith Appling of Michigan State and Aaron Craft of Ohio State good prospects. Both players are similar in size and skill, but Craft has four years experience running a solid team and could have the edge on experience, something that could lean the Bucks front office more towards the Buckeyes star.
With the Eastern Conference struggling, this could be a great time for the Bucks to make a move and with a solid free agent signing and the addition of three key rookies, look for this squad to challenge for a spot in the top eight next season, finally giving the fans something to cheer about.