Drew Timme is on his way to the Badger State and working to make the Milwaukee roster. He’ll try to prove himself in Las Vegas in the NBA Summer League alongside the 36th pick, Andre Jackson Jr. from UConn, and the 58th pick, Chris Livingston from Kentucky.
Milwaukee is bringing in the former first-team All-American and 2x WCC Player of the Year on an Exhibit 10 deal (a one-year, minimum-salary NBA deal that allows the franchise to convert the contract to a two-way deal if that change is made before the start of the regular season).
Timme averaged 21.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.4 APG, and 1.0 BPG this past season as well as 17.2 PPG, 6.7 RPG, and 2.4 APG over his Gonzaga career but that still wasn’t enough to get himself drafted. It’s a known fact that NBA teams are staying away from traditional big men. A few of last season’s best power forwards/centers in the college game went undrafted along with Timme (Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe and UConn’s Adama Sanogo).
It’s unclear whether the Bucks will be re-signing Brook Lopez or Khris Middleton. The only other center listed on Milwaukee’s current roster is Meyers Leonard.
The Gonzaga star will have to prove that he is ready for the speed of the NBA game and continue to develop his jump shot to go along with his spectacular post moves.
Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho