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Milwaukee Bucks take Jabari Parker in 2014 NBA Draft

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Milwaukee had a disappointing campaign last season, but this year's draft was something to look forward to as forward Jabari Parker was picked second overall by the Bucks.

Jabari Parker, a small forward for Duke University, and the freshman has been compared to the likes of Kevin Durant even though the 19-year-old hasn't played an NBA game yet.

Parker will be a threat 

After the Duke freshman was picked, Bucks' general manager spoke to ESPN after the draft and stated that the 19-year-old will cause problems for other teams, whilst adding it was the right move to make for the Eastern Conference franchise.

"He's a matchup problem," Hammond said. He can create a shot for himself, can also go into the post and put his back to the basket."

The Chicago born forward played 35 games for Duke last season averaging 30.7 minutes and 19.1 points a game while scoring a total of 670 points in the entire season, as Duke finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Parker was the second pick of the draft but he wasn't the only player the Bucks brought into their franchise. Pittsburgh freshman Lamar Patterson and Frenchman Damien Inglis from Clemson also signed on.

Head coach Larry Drew will be hoping for a much better campaign this season considering his side finished bottom of both the Central division and Eastern Conference last season, as well as finishing the campaign with the worst record recorded in the NBA.

At the start of the season Milwaukee had the 15th draft pick and chose Giannis Antetokounmpo from Greece, and the small forward featured 77 times for the Bucks, averaging 6.8 points a game in the regular season.

While a number of faces arrived through the draft, some key players left the Bucks through trade, with Monta Ellis, J.J. Redick and Mike Dunleavy all leaving the franchise.

Throughout the season Milwaukee were struggling to pick up any momentum as Drew's men only won 15 games and lost 67, with a winning percentage of 0.183.

Milwaukee's worst run came at the start of the season. In November, the Bucks had only recorded three wins from 15 games, and lost 11 games on the bounce against such teams as Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks.

While on the road Drew's men had only won five games from 35 with their best run coming in December; winning three games from their five matches.

But overall Parker was ecstatic with the chance of getting to play for Milwaukee because it's close to his home town of Chicago, as fans will like to see the future prospect score so me valuable points this season and help the franchise move on from last years' embarrassment.

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