With historically great players and years of success in their past, which Milwaukee Bucks players would help out the most on this current-day team?
Since 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks have put together powerhouses and competitive groups as a marquee franchise for the NBA. They’ve been home to some of the all-time greats like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, and now, Giannis Antetokounmpo, only have one ring to show for it.
This season is arguably their best opportunity to go out and compete for another championship since the won it in 1971. Though there are some talented teams and All-NBA caliber players to battle against on the road there, Milwaukee has been the best team in the East and is the most likely candidate to reach the NBA Finals.
Had they entered the season with just one more piece, they may have gone on to post a historic regular-season record and etched themselves in the history books. Granted, we didn’t get to see how the rest of this season plays out, but to this point in the 2019-20 slate, they have the highest win percentage for a season in Bucks history.
Though this team is fantastic, it’s not perfect and there are a handful of players from the past who could’ve been amazing under head coach Mike Budenholzer. For this exercise, I’m eliminating any player who is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as well as anyone in the Bucks’ top-10 all-time scoring list.
Today, we’re going to celebrate players who pitched into the greater success of this team, whether it be as a go-to contributor or a rotational player off the bench. This franchise has been home to a ton of talent including many players who’ve gone unrecognized, but not all of them are cut out for the modern NBA.
Everyone selected has a skill set that not only translates to the way the sport is played today, but to the greater construction of the 2019-20 Bucks roster.