The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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43. Tim Thomas – Milwaukee’s Very Own Master Of None

The Stats: Six seasons played in Milwaukee. 12.2/4.2/1.5/0.9/0.5 on 44.2/36.1/76.3.

The Accolades: Played a significant role on George Karl’s best Bucks team in 2001, only six Bucks have made more three-pointers in Milwaukee. 

The Breakdown: Tim Thomas was a role player for most of his career who bounced from team to team on a yearly basis, aside from his long stint with the Bucks. He was never the best player on a Bucks team, but he certainly contributed to the best season Milwaukee has seen since Del Harris last served as head coach.

Thomas was a jack of all trades, but master of none. He could shoot from distance, score inside, pass a little and was an okay defender–all of which are valued skills for a 6’10” forward. The allure of his skills kept him employed for a long time in the NBA, but the fact that no team besides the Bucks kept him around for more than 150 games speaks to his inability to do any one thing very well.

Still, Thomas did shine at times for the Bucks, and also stuck around for a while. He had maybe his best season in 2003, averaging 13.3 points and 4.9 rebounds on 44 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the arc. Much like the rest of his time in Milwaukee, Tim Thomas wasn’t really wowing anybody with his production, but he was pretty good.

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