The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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5. Bob Dandridge – The Greyhound

The Stats: Nine seasons played in Milwaukee. 18.6/7.3/3.2/1.5/0.5 on 48.7/00.0/77.0.

The Accolades: Drafted 45th overall by the Bucks in 1969. All-Star in 1973, 1975 and 1976. All-Rookie First Team in 1970. Was the third-best player on the Bucks championship team in 1971. Fifth among all Bucks in points scored, second in rebounds, eighth in assists and 14th in steals. Led the 1976 Bucks in win shares. Has his #10 retired by the Bucks. 

The Breakdown: Bob Dandridge was part of Milwaukee’s original Big 3. Although not usually addressed as such, it’s hard to imagine media reaction if players the caliber of Dandridge, Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all joined up today. Oh, wait…

Anyway, Dandridge was an incredible player in his own right, despite being the third-best on Milwaukee’s 1971 title team. He and Robertson must have been an incredible tandem to watch, considering they both could shoot, rebound and pass like nobody’s business.

Dandridge would leave for the Washington Bullets a few years after Milwaukee’s championship and proceed to win one with the Bullets as well. The Greyhound would eventually return home, to retire with the Bucks in 1982. Much like Bridgeman’s return, it just felt right when Dandridge came back to retire in Milwaukee.

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