The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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39. Moses Malone – The Nearly-Retired Chairman of the Board

The Stats: Two seasons played in Milwaukee. 14.3/8.5/1.1/0.8/0.8 on 46.7/37.5/78.5.

The Accolades: Lead the 1992 Bucks in win shares, 14th overall in rebounds per game among all Milwaukee Bucks.

The Breakdown: Clearly, nobody remembers Moses Malone as a Milwaukee Buck. He is an NBA Hall of Famer, but it wasn’t because of his 15.6/9.1 season with the Bucks in 1992. However, just because he enjoyed more success with the Rockets, 76ers and Bullets doesn’t invalidate his good run in Milwaukee.

Although Malone was at the end of his career, he still brought it in his healthy season with the Bucks. The old Chairman managed to score 30 points twice in 1992, including a 30 point, 19 rebound performance against the Seattle Supersonics.

Aside from injuries that kept him out for most of 1993, the most unfortunate part of Malone’s Milwaukee tenure is that the Bucks just weren’t good while he was there. Malone could still ball in his first Bucks season–it would’ve been something special to watch him work in the playoffs that season.

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