Replay: Milwaukee Bucks pick Tyler Smith in NBA draft second round; MU's Kolek to Knicks, Ighodaro to Suns (2024)

It's Day 2 — and the second round — of the NBA draft Thursday afternoon and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters Jim Owczarski, Ben Steele and Wynton Jackson will kept you up-to-date on the highlights, interesting developments, who the Milwaukee Bucks select (and/or trade) and if Marquette's Tyler Kolek and Oso Ighodaro are drafted.

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Phoenix Suns trade up for Oso Ighodaro at No. 40

The New York Knicks facilitate another trade involving a Marquette star. This time, they give away the No. 40 overall pick to the Phoenix Suns, who select forward Oso Ighodaro. Ighodaro, a Phoenix native, gets to return home and play alongside Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal.

The Suns could use all 6-foot-9 of Ighodaro as they determine a starting center. He averaged 6.9 rebounds at Marquette and posted four double-doubles.

TRENDING:Jae Crowder welcomes Marquette's Oso Ighodaro to the NBA after he ends up with the Suns in second round

New York Knicks trade to get Tyler Kolek at No. 34

The Marquette University star thought he might be a first-round pick -- and might go to the Big Apple -- during the first round of the NBA draft on Wednesday. He had to wait a little while longer as he was officially drafted by Portland at No. 34 overall in the second-round and was traded to the Knicks for a trio second-round picks.

Kolek joins a Villanova-heavy Knicks squad in what should make the Big East season quite entertaining off the court in New York.

TRENDING:Social media reacts to Marquette’s Tyler Kolek going to the New York Knicks in the second round

Bucks select Tyler Smith of the G League Ignite in second round

The Bucks selected Tyler Smith of the G League Ignite with the 33rd pick in the 2024 NBA draft on Thursday. The 6-foot-9 forward was the third selection in the second round.

Smith, 19, was ranked by ESPN as the No. 8 player in the 2023 high school class.

TRENDING:Social media reacts to Bucks selection of Tyler Smith in second round of 2024 NBA draft

Oso Ighodaro will be in green room for the second round

According to the NBA, Oso Ighodaro will be in the green room for the second round of the NBA draft.

Thursday's second round will be held at ESPN's Seaport Studios. The first round was at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

MU's Tyler Kolek is planning on hosting a watch party for the second round. Both Kolek and Ighodaro were in the stands at Barclays Center during the first round on Wednesday.

Second-round mock draft picks for Tyler Kolek and Oso Ighodaro

Marquette's Tyler Kolek might not be available for long during Thursday's second round.

The Athletic and ESPN published updated mock drafts for the second round, and both of them have Kolek getting picked by the San Antonio Spurs at No. 35.

In The Athletic's mock draft, writer Sam Vecenie has MU's Oso Ighodaro going to the Bucks at No. 33, citing Ighodaro's defensive versatility as a fit for head coach Doc Rivers.

ESPN predicts Ighodaro going to Indiana at No. 49, with his ball-handling and decision-making being valued by the go-go Pacers.

Bucks open to trade No. 33 pick

Bucks general manager Jon Horst met with the media late Wednesday night after drafting AJ Johnson No. 23, and he spoke about how that selection — along with an overnight and some 15 hours before the second round begins — could inform what he does with the No. 33 pick today.

Horst: “I think there is a component of roster balance to it, and asset management. This is a little bit new for all of us having this amount of time in-between. I expect a number of phone calls and text messages by the time I get back on 33. We like the group of players that are available right now at the top of the draft tomorrow and we’re at the top of the draft, which is a great position to be.

"I think positionally informs it to some extent and asset management, the fact that we used the asset for a player that’s going to be on our roster next season informs it. We really do like some players that are there. I could see us taking one of those players.

"I’m sure there’ll be some opportunities to kind of chop up the asset or kick it down the curb or do different strategic things with our roster we’ll like also. We’ve got less than 24 hours to figure it out and we will.”

When is the NBA draft?

The second round starts at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Replay: Milwaukee Bucks pick Tyler Smith in NBA draft second round; MU's Kolek to Knicks, Ighodaro to Suns (2)

How do I watch the NBA draft?

The second-round coverage is on ESPN.Note: There will be four minutes between picks in the second round instead of two.

Where is the NBA draft?

The second round will be held at ESPN’s Seaport District Studios in New York.

What second-round draft pick do the Milwaukee Bucks have?

The Bucks own the No. 3 pick in the second round (No. 33 overall)

What's the NBA second-round draft order?

31. Toronto(from Detroit via New York and LA Clippers)

32. Utah(from Washington via Detroit and Brooklyn)

33. Milwaukee(from Portland via Sacramento)

34. Portland(from Charlotte via Denver, Oklahoma City and New Orleans)

35. San Antonio

36. Indiana(from Toronto via Philadelphia, LA Clippers and Memphis)

37. Minnesota(from Memphis via Los Angeles Lakers, Washington and Oklahoma City)

38. New York(from Utah)

39. Memphis(from Brooklyn via Houston)

40. Portland(from Atlanta)

41. Philadelphia(from Chicago via Boston, San Antonio and New Orleans)

42. Charlotte(from Houston via Oklahoma City)

43. Miami

44. Houston(from Golden State via Atlanta)

45. Sacramento

46. LA Clippers(from Indiana via Memphis and Milwaukee)

47. Orlando

48. San Antonio(from Los Angeles Lakers via Memphis)

— Philadelphia(forfeited)

49. Indiana(from Cleveland)

50. Indiana(from New Orleans)

51. Washington(from Phoenix)

52. Golden State(from Milwaukee via Indiana)

53. Detroit(from New York via Philadelphia and Charlotte)

54. Boston(from Dallas via Sacramento)

55. Los Angeles Lakers(from LA Clippers)

56. Denver(from Minnesota via Oklahoma City)

57. Memphis(from Oklahoma City via Houston and Atlanta)

— Phoenix(from Denver via Orlando;forfeitedby Phoenix)

58. Dallas(from Boston via Charlotte)

Which Marquette players are likely to be selected?

Two Marquette players are projected to be drafted.

Tyler Kolek, a 6-foot-3 point guard, was a second-team all-American and first-team all-Big East selection who averaged 15.3 points, 7.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds this season.

Oso Ighodaro, a 6-11 post player, was a second-team all-Big East selection who averaged 13.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists this season.

Replay: Milwaukee Bucks pick Tyler Smith in NBA draft second round; MU's Kolek to Knicks, Ighodaro to Suns (2024)


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