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Rookie Fit Preview: Beauchamp to Profit From Bucks’ Strong Development – NBA Draft Digest


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A mainstay title contender with superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks drafted one rookie in MarJon Beauchamp within the 2022 NBA Draft, but he could have a troublesome time breaking into meaningful minutes.

The Rookie Class

MarJon Beauchamp (F | No. 24 Overall)

A dynamic, rangy wing who will likely make his name excelling on the defensive end of the court. Beauchamp has great size and fluid mobility, but can definitely stand to enhance in several areas, especially scoring the basketball.

Roles and Opportunities

With a wide range of assorted veteran archetypes, the Bucks again could have a healthy amount of depth on their roster.

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With wing-types like Khris Middleton, Pat Connaughton and Wesley Matthews, it may very well be hard for Beauchamp to slide seamlessly into the lineup. 

But, Beauchamp does offer loads of defensive versatility packed inside his 6-foot-6 frame. Middleton is a mainstay within the starting lineup, but Connaughton and Matthews don’t offer a ton of flexibility defensively. 

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Beauchamp can be an experienced enough player that the rookie sheen won’t last long. At 21-years-old, Beauchamp was certainly one of the older first round draftees, and will make a good impact if he’s capable of see the court.


All things considered, it’s likely Beauchamp won’t see the court a ton for the 2021 NBA champions in yr one.

But being relegated to the G League and playing late minutes for staunch defensive squad teaming with talent just like the Bucks is not all bad.

Beauchamp will likely spend his first season with inconsistent minutes here and there, but within the least profit from Milwaukee’s strong recent developmental stretch.

As a rangy wing, Beauchamp is strictly the kind of player Milwaukee could help blossom right into a hyper-productive piece.

There is a likelihood Beauchamp wows early and may earn some situational play here-and-there, but I would not count strongly on that come Playoffs time.

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