The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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27. Giannis Antetokounmpo – The Greek Freak

The Stats: Three seasons played in Milwaukee. 10.7/5.7/2.4/0.8/1.0 on 47.5/29.6/73.8

The Accolades: Drafted 15th overall by the Bucks in 2013. NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2014, BBVA Rising Star in 2013 and 2014, Eastern Conference Player of the Week in February 2015. 

The Breakdown: Ranking current members of the Bucks was the hardest part of this list. It’s much easier to place players around each other in a historical sense than it is to place current players among them. Giannis and one of his teammates are included on this list–Jabari Parker is not. Although all signs point to Parker being a potentially great player, he just hasn’t been around long enough yet.

Anyway, back to Giannis. Antetokounmpo was an important part of the Bucks making it to the sixth seed in 2015 and taking the Chicago Bulls to six games, and also has made an incredible leap in his third year, shooting over 50 percent and scoring more than 15 points per game for the first time. Without that leap, he’d probably be about 10 spots lower on this list.

Giannis is finding himself in historic company for the great statistics he’s averaging across the board in his third season, and will only shoot higher and higher up this list as he stays with Milwaukee. He’s a generational talent, and the Bucks are lucky to have him.

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