The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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33. Jack Sikma – Master of the Free Throws

The Stats: Five seasons played in Milwaukee. 13.4/7.9/2.9/1.0/0.9 on 44.7/35.2/88.4.

The Accolades: Led the NBA in free throw percentage in 1988 at 92.2 percent. 16th in points scored and eighth in rebounds grabbed among all Bucks. Led the Bucks in win shares in 1988 and 1989. 

The Breakdown: Jack Sikma is a verifiable NBA legend, but unfortunately most of his best years came when he was a Seattle SuperSonic. Sikma did have a lot left in the tank for the Bucks in the late 1980s and early 1990s though.

Sikma was the full time starter for almost the entirety of the Del Harris era in Milwaukee. Although Harris never quite reached the levels of success his predecessor, Harris is still easily one of the best four coaches the Bucks have ever had. Sikma has a lot to do with that.

Although his individual statistics aren’t eye-popping, having a reliable, tough presence in the paint every single game is huge for a basketball team. In his time with the Bucks, Sikma played 392 out of a possible 410 games, or 95 percent of all games. That’s even higher than his free throw percentage in 1988!

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