The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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19. Quinn Buckner – Milwaukee’s Greatest Thief

The Stats: Four seasons played in Milwaukee. 10.3/5.2/3.3/2.3/0.1 on 46.9/26.9/66.0.

The Accolades: Drafted 7th overall by Milwaukee in 1976. 20th all-time in points, fourth all-time in assists, and first all-time in steals among all Bucks. 

The Breakdown: Quinn Buckner is another great Bucks point guard. Some of the individual lead guards to play in Milwaukee have suffered from the incredible historical depth the Bucks have at that position–it’s hard to remember all these point guards over the nearly half a century the Bucks have been around!

Buckner is one that won’t be forgotten for quite a while though. He was running the show in 1981, Milwaukee’s only non-Kareem 60 win season. Although Buckner split much of the ball-handling duties with Marques Johnson, he still led that team in assists per game and provided a valuable defensive presence.

Buckner was a pesky defender for his entire tenure with the Bucks, and his place firmly atop the franchise steals leaderboard reflects that. Considering the closest active Buck is some 800 steals behind Buckner, that’s not likely to change anytime soon, cementing Buckner in Milwaukee’s history.

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