NBA Draft Lottery 2011: Milwaukee Bucks Looking For A Miracle

The Milwaukee Bucks have little hope of rising up to the top spot in Tuesday's 2011 NBA Draft Lottery; the Bucks finished the season as the league's 10th-worst team, and as such take a 1.1 percent chance at the No. 1 pick into the affair. More likely, the Bucks will be picking No. 10 in the June draft. All's not lost, of course; that's where Milwaukee picked up Brandon Jennings in 2009. That turned out pretty well.

TEAM NEEDS

Milwaukee boasts one of the least attractive offenses in recent memory; on top of being ugly, it also happens to be bad. Part of that falls on the slow recovery of Andrew Bogut's obliterated arm (injured in the spring of 2010, still not right). Asumming Bogut is back up to snuff on offense, Milwaukee will be better on that end. But adding a solid scorer in the forward or two-guard spots would be a boon, too.

Back-up point guard is also a need spot; the Bucks struggled to recover from Luke Ridnour's departure in free agency. It's hard to go wrong anywhere on the roster. The Bucks need wings badly, but have little depth behind their two stars (Jennings and Bogut).

IF THEY WIN

Jennings is one of the few young point guards whose team is in the lottery and whose team would probably pass up (or trade) the right to draft Kyrie Irving. Derrick Williams is wonderful, and would be a wonderful fit (so long as he defends hard enough for Scott Skiles' taste). In the No. 3 spot, should Milwaukee be so fortunate, either Enes Kanter or Kemba Walker could work; a Jennings-Walker backcourt would lack size, but would be an absolute blur on the court.

PREVIOUS LUCK

The Bucks have won the lottery twice: in 1994 (hello, Glenn Robinson) with the second-worst record and in 2006 (Bogut) with the sixth-worst record. No team has ever won from the 10th-worst position.

For more on the Bucks, visit Brew Hoop.

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