clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NBA Mock Draft; Milwaukee Bucks Select Deyonta Davis From Michigan State

New, 1 comment

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2016 NBA Mock Draft, with Brew Hoop discussing their selection of Deyonta Davis.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Mock Draft Pick #10 -- Deyonta Davis, Power Forward, Michigan State

SBNation's Bucks blog, Brew Hoop, explain their selection:

Though he played only 18 mpg as a freshman for Tom Izzo, Davis was a productive rim-runner and versatile defender for the Spartans, and the hope here is that he can eventually blossom into a two-way guy capable of manning the middle alongside Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo. He's got the frame and fluid athleticism to suggest he'll be capable of both protecting the rim and sticking with smaller guys in pick-and-roll, and he was productive enough on both ends to rate as a top-ten talent in most projection models.

Whether he develops the midrange stroke and offensive skill to be a high-level starter remains a question, but overall he looks like the kind of guy who could become a more consistent, higher-ceiling version of current Buck John Henson.

Ridiculous Upside analysis: With the Greg Monroe move looking like a mistake for the Bucks, the team's going to be in pursuit of a more defensive-minded big. Deyonta Davis might be that guy, as he averaged 3.9 blocks per 40 minutes with Michigan State. Alongside that, Davis is a tremendous offensive rebounder (4.4 offensive boards per 40) that has shown flashes of having a developing mid-range jumper.

1) Philadelphia 76ers: BEN SIMMONS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: BRANDON INGRAM

3) Phoenix Suns (From Boston): DRAGAN BENDER

4) Utah Jazz (From Phoenix): JAMAL MURRAY

5) Denver Nuggets (from Minnesota) : BUDDY HIELD

6) New Orleans Pelicans: KRIS DUNN

7) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): DENZEL VALENTINE

8) Sacramento Kings: JAYLEN BROWN

9) Toronto Raptors: MARQUESE CHRISS

10) Milwaukee Bucks: DEYONTA DAVIS

11) Sacramento Kings (From Orlando):

12) Utah Jazz:

13) Phoenix Suns:

14) Chicago Bulls:

15) Denver Nuggets:

16) Boston Celtics:

17) Memphis Grizzlies:

18) Detroit Pistons:

19) Denver Nuggets:

20) Indiana Pacers:

21) Atlanta Hawks:

22) Charlotte Hornets:

23) Utah Jazz (from Boston):

24) Philadelphia 76ers:

25) Los Angeles Clippers:

26) Philadelphia 76ers:

27) Toronto Raptors:

28) Utah Jazz (from Phoenix) :

29) San Antonio Spurs:

30) Golden State Warriors: