All-Time Worst 10 Milwaukee Bucks Trades

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4. Acquired Toni Kukoc, Leon Smith and a 2003 first-round draft choice from Atlanta for Glenn Robinson.

Why do the Bucks always feel the need to trade away their franchise players? Even if Glenn Robinson was past his prime when Milwaukee traded him, it still would’ve been nice to let the Big Dog retire with the Bucks.

Although the haul Milwaukee got for Robinson isn’t terrible, it’s not very good. Leon Smith never played a minute in Milwaukee, and played just 33 minutes in his NBA career. Kukoc played four seasons with the Bucks, but broke ten points per game only once in Milwaukee.

Robinson, meanwhile, scored more points in two years after being traded than Kukoc and Smith did combined for the rest of their careers. Big Dog only played three seasons after being traded, but he was a fairly effective player for two of them.

The draft pick the Bucks got could’ve been valuable, considering it was in one of the three strongest drafts of all time. The Bucks walked away with T.J. Ford. For both basketball and sentimental reasons, giving up Big Dog for Toni Kukoc, Leon Smith, and T.J. Ford really sucked.

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