The Milwaukee Bucks are currently enjoying the maturation of NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo. The team has enjoyed a rich history of dominant players, too. That list includes two of the top 10 players in NBA history.
As the Bucks continue to ascend the Eastern Conference, we take a look back at the 10 best players in franchise history:
10. Michael Redd
Redd might not have had the most dominant statistics, but he spent 10 years as the face of the franchise from 2001-2011. In that time, he averaged 20 PPG and went to one All-Star Game. Injuries hindered Redd, otherwise he would be higher on this list.
9. Glenn Robinson
Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson had an incredible skillset, earning him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. His tenure in Milwaukee spanned from 1994-2002, where he would go to two All-Star Games. He averaged 20.7 PPG for his career, most of which was spent with the Bucks.
8. Terry Cummings
Cummings was an athletic power forward who was built for the modern NBA. A 16.4 PPG scorer throughout his career, Cummings spent five seasons with the Bucks–two stints. He was an All-Star twice while in Milwaukee, as well as adding All-NBA second and third teams to his resume.
7. Ray Allen
Ray Allen has been a part of a number of teams’ “Top 10” lists, mainly because of his sharpshooting abilities before the three-pointer became all the rage. Allen spent six seasons in Milwaukee with the franchise that drafted him. He teamed with Vin Baker and Glenn Robinson to form a dynamic trio. He also starred in the movie “He Got Game,” based on his prowess with Milwaukee.
6. Marques Johnson
Johnson was the running mate to Milwaukee legend Sidney Moncrief, and he was pretty impressive in his own right. In six seasons with the Bucks, Johnson tallied 21 PPG and 7.5 RPG. He also helped the team win five straight division titles.
5. Bob Dandridge
Before the term “superteam” arrived, there was the 1971 Milwaukee title group. Dandridge joined Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to bring a championship to Milwaukee, and he was every bit as integral along the way. He spent eight seasons in Milwaukee–two stints–and averaged 18.5 PPG for his career.
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Much of Antetokounmpo’s career is still yet to be written, but he’s an NBA star right now. He’s the face of the Bucks’ franchise, and his basketball abilities have led to hours of highlight reels. He’s long, athletic, and can seemingly dunk from anywhere on the offensive end of the floor. The Greek Freak totaled 22.9 PPG, 8.7 RPG, and 5.4 APG with Milwaukee during the 2016-17 season. The future will only get brighter as the team builds around him heading to a new arena in 2019.
3. Sidney Moncrief
Moncrief spent most of his career–11 seasons–with the Bucks. He was a 5-time All-Star and twice won the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Moncrief was truly a two-way player, dominating both ends of the floor. He led the Bucks to three Eastern Conference Finals appearances during his long tenure with the team.
2. Oscar Robertson
Robertson, one of the best point guards to play the game, joins a lofty list of Bucks’ royalty. Robertson finished his career in Milwaukee, playing four seasons with the Bucks. They were a great four years, though. Robertson, who averaged 25.7 PPG and 9.5 APG for his career, helped the Bucks win a 1971 championship.
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Most people only remember the Los Angeles Lakers, but Kareem was a legendary player for six seasons in Milwaukee. He brought the Bucks a 1971 NBA title, and grew into a Hall of Fame player. The two-time scoring champion with the Bucks will go down as one of the five greatest players in league history.