The Bucks drafted Jabari Parker last night. Yours truly has been skeptical of Parker, but there are positives. He does want to play in Milwaukee. He is a scorer. He seems to understand the game.
Parker's understanding of the game was one of the red flags that caused #BucksForest to want other players. Austin Rivers is the son of an NBA player, and he knew the game. Shabazz Muhammad has a father who taught him how to play, and he knew the game. These players learned early, and it allowed them to thrive at the high school and college levels despite relatively modest athletic gifts. Parker feels like a similar case. Maybe yours truly will be wrong. Maybe he'll be Paul Pierce or Big Dog.
Whatever the future holds, the Bucks' present seems to be set. They will have twelve players under guaranteed contracts once Parker signs, and a thirteenth in Chris Wright who is under a non-guaranteed deal. They have two second round draft picks who could be let go, but who are expected to be on the roster. That adds up to fifteen players, which is the NBA maximum.