The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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17. Andrew Bogut – The Awesome Australian

The Stats: Seven seasons played in Milwaukee. 12.7/9.3/2.3/0.7/1.6 on 52.2/04.5/57.4.

The Accolades: Drafted first overall by the Bucks in 2005. Led the NBA in blocks per game in 2011. Third all-time among Bucks in blocks, fourth all-time in rebounds, 17th all-time in points scored. Led the Bucks in win shares in 2010 and 2011.

The Breakdown: Andrew Bogut is never going to be the best player on a championship team, but as far as defensive-first, tough centers go it’s hard to do much better. Bogut spent seven years with the Bucks, and unfortunately the team only made the playoffs twice in that stretch.

Postseason success is not what defines Bogut’s time with Milwaukee, though. He was tremendous when he was healthy on the Bucks, and his place on Milwaukee’s points, rebounds and blocks speak to that. He may not have been good enough to guarantee the Bucks would make the playoffs, but Bogut was extremely good at his specialty–defense.

Bogut never really lived up to a lot of Bucks fans expectations for him seeing as he was a first overall pick, but that’s not really on Andrew Bogut. He certainly cannot be called a bust–anytime you draft a player that places in the top five of two stat categories, it’s hard to call that a bad pick.

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