2024 NBA Mock Draft: Spurs prioritize two-way talents, Magic land surprise steal

Predicting how the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft will unfold with less than a week to go.
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Kyshawn George
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Pick No. 23: Milwaukee Bucks (via Pelicans) select Kyshawn George

After going all-in to acquire Damian Lillard, the Milwaukee Bucks now have one of the shallowest rosters in the entire NBA. Whether making the aggressive move to pair Lillard with Giannis Antetokounmpo remains to be seen. Although their first season together wasn't successful, Giannis was hurt in the playoffs, and teams typically take longer than just a year to mesh.

However, one glaring weakness of the Bucks' roster is that they don't have many players they can rely on off their bench, particularly come playoff time. Patrick Beverley, Jae Crowder, and Malik Beasley are unrestricted free agents this offseason, further complicating things in Milwaukee.

With the No. 23 pick, the Bucks need depth, regardless of position; this means they can select the best available prospect, which turns out to be Miami guard Kyshawn George. The only drawback with George for a team like the Bucks is that he's a raw prospect, averaging only 7.6 points, three rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game on 43/41/78 shooting splits. They may feel inclined to go with a more NBA-ready prospect, given that Lillard is 33 years old.

George possesses tantalizing two-way upside as a 6-foot-7 guard who shot 40.8 percent from three. He can also play multiple positions, which could be intriguing to the Bucks, given their uncertain offseason with various role players being unrestricted free agents.