The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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23. Eric Murdock – The Man of Steal

The Stats: Four seasons played in Milwaukee. 14.0/3.2/6.8/2.0/0.1 on 45.0/35.6/79.3

The Accolades: Fifth among all Bucks in assists per game. Top 15 in both total steals and assists among all Bucks. Lead Milwaukee in win shares in 1993 and 1994. 

The Breakdown: Eric Murdock has largely been forgotten as time has passed in Milwaukee, and that’s a shame. In the two seasons Murdock was given the starting point guard position on the Bucks, he led the team in win shares and managed to average 15 points and seven assists per game.

But unfortunately for Murdock, he was surrounded mostly by lesser talent for both of those seasons and the Bucks struggled mightily. That was the beginning of the darkest stretch in franchise history–from 1992-1998 Milwaukee missed the playoffs every single year, meaning the Bucks went seven seasons without getting to the postseason.

Murdock tried hard to push the Bucks forward in his time with the team, but a great point guard surrounded by an ancient Moses Malone, a rookie Vin Baker or Alvin Robertson in his last year with Milwaukee just wasn’t enough to turn things around. Despite peaking in the dark times, Murdock’s greatness should still be remembered.

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