Dave Babcock Rumors

Babcock said Bucks staff members have seen the top prospects — Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Embiid, Julius Randle and a few more — at least 15 to 20 times in person. “Except for (Dante) Exum,” Babcock said of the Australian point guard. “He’s the only one. He’s been very limited. I saw him last summer for a week; he was at the (Nike) Hoop Summit game (last year) and there was a summer thing two years ago I saw him.” Exum played in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Prague last summer and the Australians finished fourth. The U.S. team led by Smart and Aaron Gordon won the title.
Bucks vice president of player personnel Dave Babcock said the Bucks should have an intriguing summer league team in Las Vegas. The plan is for second-year players Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nate Wolters to play on the squad, and the Bucks’ draft picks also should be there. “In the summer, you can put them (Antetokounmpo and Wolters) in positions they weren’t in last year,” Babcock said. “Giannis can be the focal point of the offense, and Nate can run the show. It’s a lot different.”