All-Time Worst 10 Milwaukee Bucks Trades

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3. Swen Nater traded to Buffalo for third pick in the first round of the 1977 draft.

This is another trade that doesn’t seem bad at all on the surface. Trading Swen Nater for the pick that turned into Marques Johnson is a home run deal. Marques is one of the best few Bucks ever, so trading a player for him straight up is a good trade.

Until you realize that the Bucks had the first overall pick in 1977 too, and could’ve just drafted Marques there and kept Nater. Those two are a great start to any roster. So who did the Bucks take with that first pick instead?

The guy who is most famous for getting knocked the heck out by Kareem, Kent Benson. Essentially, the Bucks swapped Nater for Benson at center and ended up with Marques too.

Benson lasted just two and a half seasons in Milwaukee before getting traded to Detroit. He never averaged more than 16 points or nine rebounds per game in any season. Nater went on to average 15.5 points and 13.2 rebounds per game the very next season after being traded.

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