Best Milwaukee Bucks Players Ever
Fresh off their second NBA championship, this list is breaking down the best Milwaukee Bucks ever! This will account for overall tenure on the team as well as impact.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – While he left to the Lakers after only 6 seasons, he was responsible for their first NBA championship in 1971. Both his stats and accolades jump off the page as this is one of the best NBA players of all-time.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – At only 26 years old, Giannis is a back-to-back MVP winner who transformed this franchise. Without him the Bucks would have had no chance to win their second championship.
Oscar Robertson – The man just as responsible as Kareem for the Bucks first NBA championship. He played the majority of his career for the Cincinnati Royals, but finished his career strong for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Sidney Moncrief – Many will call for Ray Allen to be on this 2nd tier, but Moncrief belongs in this class alone. He may not be the popular name, but he was an elite defender becoming the first ever player to win the Defensive Player of the Year.
Marques Johnson – Another unsung hero for the Bucks franchise. He was an extremely well rounded player who currently sits 4th all-time in points per game for the Bucks franchise.
Bobby Dandridge – Despite being the third fiddle behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, he was still instrumental in the Bucks 1971 NBA Championship run.
Terry Cummings – Beginning his career as the 1983 Rookie of the Year, he was soon traded to the Bucks. Injuries derailed his career, but this was a Power Forward with a diverse set of skills.
Ray Allen– The name I’m sure most of you were waiting for. Ray Allen was the best 3-point shooter of all-time until Stephen Curry came and stole his thunder. He holds a lot of the Bucks records due to his famously smooth jump-shot.
Glenn Robinson – While he was underwhelming for a first overall pick, Glenn Robinson was the best the Bucks had for most of his tenure. If it weren’t for the expectations of being that first overall pick, he would have been more respected.
Bob Lanier – While he is most remembered for his time with the Pistons, he did have a strong finish to his career with the Bucks.
Khris Middleton – When he joined the team in 2012, this team was bad and Middleton was far from refined. He stuck with them for 9 seasons and it payed off as he had career high stats and won the franchises’ second NBA Championship.
Flynn Robinson – His time with the franchise only lasted 146, but he had quite the impact. He helped turnaround the Bucks franchise with a 29-win improvement.
Vin Baker – He started off very promising with the Bucks, but alcohol addiction derailed his career. Reports have said that he is now sober and took up becoming a preacher.
Michael Redd – Another player who had injuries cut their career short. This was an elite scorer who could have become a very special player if he didn’t tear his ACL and MCL.
Quinn Buckner – The numbers below are far from impressive, but he was a very reliable defender who knew how to play to his role. Call him a pickpocket because that was his specialty.
Brian Winters – He had a slow start to his career with his Bucks but became a lights out shooter around the early 80s.
Jack Sikma – Somebody needs to rebound. He saw a decline in scoring, but was always a solid defender and rebounder.
Sam Cassell – He was infectious. The motor who never stopped. He played his best basketball with basketball as an all-around offensive threat.
Paul Pressey – Another player with numbers that aren’t too impressive, but stats can’t represent just how good they were as a defender.
Jon McGlocklin – Another player who was not a stud for his team, but played an instrumental role in the 1971 NBA Championship victory.
Junior Bridgeman – The current record holder for most games played by a Bucks player. He only started 52 of those games, but his numbers still hold their own.
Ricky Pierce – Don’t sleep on the sixth man. Ricky Pierce knew his role and came off the bench with fire. As a matter of fact, he holds the record for most points per game in a season without starting a single game for his team.
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