The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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34. Desmond Mason – The Leaping Buck

The Stats: Four seasons played in Milwaukee. 14.3/4.5/2.2/0.7/0.4 on 46.3/23.4/76.7.

The Accolades: Threw down 170 monster dunks in just 249 games with the Bucks. 

The Breakdown: Although he didn’t come away with many traditional accolades per se, Desmond Mason was fantastic on the Milwaukee Bucks. Like most of the names on this list, Mason lost out by being on some less than great teams, but he still shined individually and did find some team success in his time with the Bucks.

Mason was a tremendous dunker who won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in his rookie season (away from Milwaukee, unfortunately), and continued to throw down for most of his career. He also shined in the same playoff series that Gary Payton did, averaging 13 points and seven rebounds per contest on over 50 percent shooting from the field.

Mason gave the Bucks his prime NBA seasons, and should be remembered fondly for that. He also returned to the Bucks in free agency for the 2008 season despite being traded away a few seasons earlier, and that earns him major loyalty and maturity points.

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