Dick Cunningham is a somewhat memorable Milwaukee Buck, despite scoring a grand total of zero points in Milwaukee’s first game. Cunningham was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1968 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Bucks before ever playing with the Suns.
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He played seven NBA seasons, including two three-year stints with the Bucks broken up by a sole season spent in Houston. Cunningham never made a huge impact on the court–the 4.6 points per game he scored in his rookie year were the most he ever managed in a single season.
Still, he got minutes with the Bucks on their title-winning team in 1971. Kareem didn’t leave many minutes for Cunningham, but he saw 6.4 of them per game in the 1971 postseason. He added 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds to the Bucks in those very limited looks.
Cunningham may just be a footnote in Milwaukee Bucks history, but he’s still there. He managed to be around for both Milwaukee’s only NBA Championship (to this point) and the Bucks first-ever game.
This group of 11 may not be all household names, but the odd mix they presented was the first team the Milwaukee Bucks ever fielded. Many of these guys were traded away soon after as the Bucks molded their team, but this group is forever the first group of Bucks to take the floor.