With the sixth pick in the Kevin Durant Mock Draft, Jeff selects the Milwaukee Bucks.
When this pick was made, it seemed like a steal at #6. There once was a time when TJ Ford was the greatest Longhorn to ever wear a basketball uniform. TJ may not be the best shooter in the NBA, but I doubt you can find a quicker player in the league. He has had some injury problems, but the chance to match my two favorite Longhorn basketball players at the next level was too much to pass up. So I took the Bucks with the sixth pick.
Apparently TJ was traded.
There are still a few reasons to like a TJ-less Milwaukee Bucks. First and foremost, the Bucks are one of the few teams in the NBA that would seemingly take Kevin Durant with the first pick. The Bucks already have a franchise center in Andrew Bogut that they took at the top of the 2005 draft. The Bucks have one of the NBA's best guards in Michael Redd, and KD would make one of the East's best offenses even better. The Bucks would seemingly be one of the few teams that wouldn't rely on KD to be their primary scorer right away, lessening his short term stress.
Finally, the Bucks seem to have a history of trading Longhorns to the Raptors, so maybe KD and TJ can be reunited after all. Oh, and happy 24th birthday VY.