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2022 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Dust settles on an unpredictable class

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. . 24. player. 89. Notre Dame. . Blake Wesley

The Bucks would be in an interesting spot in this scenario as many of the good role-playing wings have already been taken off the board. With that in mind, though, there’s one player still on the board that has the potential to be taken quite a bit higher, and I find myself wondering how comfortable the team would be with taking a bit of a risk. In this case, I have the Bucks going for it and taking a swing on Notre Dame’s Blake Wesley. 

The Bucks don’t really have a true playmaker coming off the bench despite having several good role players at their disposal. In fact, outside of the team’s big three in Antetokounmpo, Holiday, and Middleton, their next best playmaker that played a significant number of games was George Hill. Wesley has a chance to be a Dejounte Murray-like guard in the future if his development goes according to plan, and having him develop under Jrue Holiday could make for a fantastic developmental situation for him. 

To be clear, I do have concerns about Wesley’s shooting numbers in college and his decision-making is a work in progress. This selection could cause some growing pains before paying off, but if his potential as a scorer, defender, and playmaker is fully realized, this could end up looking like a massive steal for the Bucks in a few years. If the Bucks were to want another backup guard that is perhaps a bit more NBA-ready, I think Alondes Williams could be in play here as well.