Top pick for the Bucks! Milwaukee gets #2 pick in NBA Draft
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee has been awarded a coveted top-two selection in the NBA Draft on June 26. The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the #2 pick.
It’s an exciting time for Bucks fans, and the team is inviting the city of Milwaukee to get on board for the future and take advantage of a special season ticket offer that will be available for a limited time.
The first 200 fans who purchase a 2014-15 full-season ticket plan in the 200-level will receive a meet-and-greet with the Bucks’ No. 2 pick as well as his replica jersey.
To take part in this great offer, log on to Bucks.com/Tickets or call (414) 227-0599.
The No. 2 slot has yielded historically great NBA players.
Since the league introduced the Lottery system in 1985, there have been 10 NBA All-Stars from the ranks of the second-overall selection, including 10-time All-Star Jason Kidd, nine-time All-Star Gary Payton and seven-time All-Star Alonzo Mourning.
Both Payton and Mourning have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Additionally, reigning 2014 NBA MVP and four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant was selected second in the 2007 NBA Draft.
The No. 2 pick has produced four Rookie of the Year winners over the last 20 years, and interestingly enough, since 1985, players picked second overall have enjoyed the longest careers of any top-4 picks, averaging 664 games per player.
Entering the Lottery, the Bucks had a 21.49 percent chance of landing the No. 2 pick.
This is the first time in team history that Milwaukee will make a selection in the second slot.
Additionally, the Bucks hold the 31st, 36th and 48th picks in the second round of the Draft.
Earlier Tuesday, May 20th, the Bucks launched 2014 Draft Central on the recently redesigned Bucks.com.
The page, which can be accessed directly at Bucks.com/draft, will provide extensive coverage of the Bucks draft process leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26.
Features on the site will include extensive coverage of last week’s NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery, behind the scenes photos and video of prospect workouts at the Bucks training facility, and analysis of current prospects and Bucks draft history from Bucks.com writers Alex Boeder and Truman Read.
On Draft night, the site will also feature a live feed of the Bucks’ post-Draft press conference and exclusive video of Milwaukee’s first round pick.