The Bucks hold the No. 24 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and as Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com writes, the team is exploring a trade that moves them into the “mid-to-late teens portion of the first-round.”
The Bucks are said to be exploring a host of options with this pick, with names including Andrew Nembhard, Jake LaRavia, Christian Braun and Ismael Kamagate bandied about and indicating the team is exploring “older” players who can help the team win now while its championship window is open.
Rival teams say the Bucks have indicated a willingness to explore moving up in the mid-to-late teens portion of the first round, potentially targeting some of the draft’s best 7-footers like Mark Williams and Walker Kessler.
Milwaukee is low on future first-round picks, so it’s not clear what the franchise would be able to offer in an attempt to move up.
The Bucks’ 2023 first-rounder is heading to Houston as part of the P.J. Tucker deal. While their 2025 and 2027 selections will head to New Orleans as part of the Jrue Holiday deal (the Pelicans also have the rights to swap first-round picks in 2024 and 2026).