6. Paul Pressey
Pressey could just as easily have slotted in at small forward here, which when you consider he’s perhaps best known for playing a point forward role speaks volumes about the versatility that the former Tulsa Golden Hurricane offered.
Going with his classification on Basketball Reference as a shooting guard for the majority of his career in Milwaukee, instead Pressey makes this list. At a time when the likes of Moncrief and Marques Johnson negated the need for a traditional point guard, Pressey was one of a number of influential creators at Milwaukee’s disposal.
Having been selected by the Bucks as the 20th overall pick of the 1982 Draft, Pressey spent the majority of his career with the team. Throughout that time, Pressey often selflessly played a role that suited the team more than it did him. In spite of being a skilled scorer, it was Pressey’s passing that was most valuable to Don Nelson‘s Bucks squads.
In his time as a Buck, Pressey averaged 11.9 points, 5.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds, while making the playoffs in each of his eight seasons with the franchise.
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