The Milwaukee Bucks fortified their defense this week, first by trading for veteran 7-1 center Samuel Dalembert the night before the NBA draft. The trade with Houston had the Bucks give up reserves Jon Leuer, John Brockman and Shaun Livingston along with swapping first round positions with the Rockets. With the 14th overall choice, Milwaukee selected forward John Henson from North Carolina. The 6-11, 220 pound big man, averaged just under 14 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Tar Heels last season. He also blocked three shots a game. Bucks General Manager John Hammond believes the two big men will transform the team's defense. "We've done that, there's no question," said Hammond. In the second round, the Bucks selected University of Kentucky shooting guard Doron Lamb. The 6-4, 200 pound guard averaged 13.7 points a game for the reigning national champions, hitting better than 46% from beyond the three point line. Lamb was the 42nd overall pick.
Marquette senior forward Jae Crowder, the Big East player of the year, was taken 34th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.