Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking Top 10 Draft Picks In Franchise History

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#6 – Vin Baker

Vin Baker was a steal at eighth overall in the 1993 NBA Draft, and went on to have a great if short-lived career in the Association. Much of his career happened outside of Milwaukee, but three of his absolute best years came when Baker was a Buck.

Despite playing just four of his 13 NBA seasons in Milwaukee, Baker should always be remembered as a Buck. He scored 12,000 of his 25,000 points and grabbed over half of his 5,800 rebounds in Milwaukee, despite playing in the Cream City for just a third of his career.

The Bucks may not have won much with Vin, but he sure made an impression in his time in Milwaukee. Baker averaged 18 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals in his four Milwaukee seasons. Baker was an All-Star for his last three seasons with the team.

Sadly Baker struggled with alcoholism both during and after his playing days, costing him the chance to truly leave his legacy in the Association. Happily, Baker is now clean and making a living working at a Starbucks. Maybe Baker could be the next ex-Buck to come back in some capacity to the team. He did help coach Milwaukee’s Summer League team this past summer…

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