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2022 NBA Draft mock 2.0: Who will Dallas Mavericks select?

2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren
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2022 NBA Draft, Tristan Vukcevic
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2022 NBA Draft mock #25: Milwaukee Bucks: Tristan Vukcevic

Vukcevic is in his second season playing for Real Madrid’s senior team. The 18-year-old forward has averaged 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per through his first ten games played. It is just impressive that a teenage big man is earning consistent rotation minutes in arguably the second-toughest league in the world.

The 6’10 forward has good length and scores well around the rim. He has shot 16 for 41 from 3-point range over the last two seasons combined in a tiny sample, but a positive sign for his jumper is that Vukcevic takes 1.2 threes in just over eight minutes per game. The teenager is not afraid to shoot it from long range, and his potential to stretch the floor at 6’10 will have NBA teams interested.

How much will fans get to see from Vukcevic this season? Can he earn more than eight minutes per game? It will be interesting to see how he performs as the season progresses.

The Milwaukee Bucks love to draft length and potential. Tristan Vukcevic still needs to grow into his body, but the 18-year-old has displayed plenty of upside on both ends of the floor. The Bucks grab the current Real Madrid forward in the late first round here.