The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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25. Monta Ellis – Monta Ellis Have It All

The Stats: Two seasons played in Milwaukee. 18.9/3.8/6.0/1.9/0.4 on 41.9/28.4/77.1

The Accolades: Only ten Bucks have averaged more points per game than Ellis, and just six have averaged more assists per game. 

The Breakdown: So maybe Monta Ellis didn’t have it all in his time with the Bucks. He at least had something. Ellis didn’t stick around in Milwaukee for long, but he had pretty great points and assists per game numbers in the season and a half he was here.

Of course, in retrospect having Stephen Curry come over instead of Ellis in the Andrew Bogut trade might have been a good idea, considering the way Curry is destroying NBA teams one at a time right now. But 2012 Curry was a far cry from 2015 Curry, and there’s no use getting caught up in what-ifs of that type for the Bucks.

Ellis brought energy and excitement to Milwaukee, which was something the franchise was sorely lacking at the time. Sure his Bucks team got steamrolled by the LeBron James-led Miami Heat in 2013, but then again, who didn’t? If he stuck around longer, Ellis would’ve found himself higher on this list. He may not be a champion, but he sure can pile up statistics in a hurry.

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