The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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32. Lucius Allen – The Auxiliary Guard

The Stats: Five seasons played in Milwaukee. 13.8/3.3/4.4/1.8/0.3 on 48.5/00.0/75.6.

The Accolades: Played an important role on the Bucks in the early 1970s, including on the championship team in 1971. 

The Breakdown: Lucius Allen was an integral part of the best Bucks teams in the early 1970s. In his four full seasons with Milwaukee from 1971-1974, the Bucks recorded three of their four 60 win seasons in franchise history. The fourth season Allen spent with Milwaukee he just missed out on yet another 60 win season–that team won 59 games.

Allen played a sixth man sort of role on the Bucks championship team, playing 22.3 minutes per game despite having two legendary guards ahead of him in the rotation. That speaks to just how much respect Allen had on those teams–if he wasn’t seriously good, he wouldn’t have found minutes on the Bucks in 1971.

Allen’s role only grew from there, as he became a starter in the following years. In one of the more unfortunate twists in Bucks history, Allen missed the entirety of the 1974 playoffs. The Bucks still made the NBA Finals that year, but lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games. If Milwaukee had Allen for that series, everything could be different in Bucks history.

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