Milwaukee Bucks: 30 Greatest Scorers In Franchise History

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5. Ricky Pierce

When I think of the word scorer, it’s players like Ricky Pierce who immediately spring to mind. They may not be the most complete players on the floor, in fact they may do very little aside from scoring, but they just have a special instinct and ability to sniff out opportunities and seize them.

As his Sixth Man awards in 1987 and 1990 testify to, there were very few players around the league capable of having a greater influence on the game coming off the bench than what was regularly displayed by Pierce. The Texan gave his teams the luxury of always knowing that they had instant offense in reserve.

Pierce arrived in Milwaukee having done very little during his first two seasons in the league, but instantly blossomed with the influence of strong coaching and quality players around him as a Buck. When teams would be hoping to get a break after matching up with Milwaukee’s talented first unit, Pierce would come in and go straight for the jugular.

In his final full season with the Bucks, Pierce averaged a whopping 23 points off the bench. For his career in Milwaukee, the scoring mark sits at an average of 16.5 points, which isn’t that impressive until you consider it was achieved in 26 minutes per game. Per 36 minutes, Pierce averaged 22.6 points as a Buck.

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