2024 NBA Mock Draft: Blazers take game-changer, Spurs get star at 1

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2024 NBA Draft, Berke Buyuktuncel. (Photo by Serhat Cetinkaya/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

28. Milwaukee Bucks take Berke Buyuktuncel

The Bucks are over the second tax apron, which makes the draft even more important. Milwaukee loves to shoot for upside, but they need rotation players to provide depth. It will be interesting to see how the new spending rules impact their draft strategy under general manager Jon Horst.

Buyuktuncel is a high-IQ talent who does a bit of everything on the floor. He impressed at the FIBA under-19 World Cup this summer, and the Turkish wing will play for UCLA this season. Fans should expect his well-rounded game to translate beautifully.

Buyuktuncel must prove he can consistently knock down jumpers. He shot 34.5 percent from 3-point range last season. Can he take a step forward and be known as a plus-shooter? Buyuktuncel will showcase his playmaking and defensive chops during his freshman year at UCLA, but his jumper is the key to him climbing up draft boards.

The Milwaukee Bucks can help Berke Buyuktuncel thrive. His versatile skill set comes in handy on a team loaded with star talent. The 6’9 wing can play multiple roles as he helps the Bucks chase a championship. The 18-year-old will need time to develop but should be ready for a role quickly with the upside to grow into a key rotation piece.