All-Time Bucks Starting Five – Worst Team in the NBA?

Sam Cassell – PG

I struggled to find a point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks. I even considered Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has only played “point guard” one year for the Bucks. Nevertheless, I went with Sam Cassell. He averaged about 19 points and 7 assists during his five years in Milwaukee, while also playing as a part of the Bucks’ “big three” of him, Glenn Robinson, and Ray Allen. Before and after playing with the Bucks, he shifted through many other teams, never playing more than three years with another team.

Sidney Moncrief – PG/SG

17 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists might not jump out at you as the best player of the history of a franchise. However, Sidney Moncrief played almost his entire career in Milwaukee and was a great two player for a long time. He made an All-NBA team five times and was a two time defensive player of the year. Looking at his stats and play style, he reminds me a lot of Jimmy Butler. He is most well-known for shutting down another Chicago Bull, Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan once said, “When you play against Moncrief, you’re in for a night of all-around basketball. He’ll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court. You just expect it.” Anytime the best player of your generation praises you in that way, you should earn yourself a spot with the greats.

Bob Dandridge – SF

I didn’t know a whole lot about Dandridge other than that he played for the Bucks. I looked up a couple highlight reels, and he really seems to me like he was playing in the wrong era. The way he plays really reminds me of a nonathletic Russell Westbrook or James Harden. His mixture of playmaking ability, effort on the boards, and his understanding of where everyone is on the court all times looks a lot like someone from 2017 playing. He averaged about 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists over nine years in Milwaukee.

Glenn Robinson – SF

Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson was a fan favorite in Milwaukee for the eight seasons he played there. He could score from literally anywhere on the court. He was a great shooter, a great post player, a great cutter, a great slasher, and of course one of the best athletes in the league. His son, Glenn Robinson III recently won the 2017 NBA Dunk Contest, and will hopefully follow in his father’s footsteps with the Pacers.

Andrew Bogut – C

Unfortunately, the Bucks won’t have the best scorer in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on their team. They do get the next best thing however, in Andrew Bogut (not really). Bogut was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and was a vital part of the 2015 Golden State Warriors’ championship run. As a Buck, he averaged 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks per game. After being traded to the Warriors for Monta Ellis is 2012, he was forced to take less of a scoring role.

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