4. Greg Smith
Although he’s not the first name that comes to mind when people talk about the 1971 championship winning Bucks, Smith was a popular figure within that team and someone whose role has picked up greater significance in time.
Taken in the fourth round of the 1968 NBA Draft, Smith was a part of the Bucks from day one and went on to become a key part of their success in the years that followed. As a power forward who was only 6’5″, Smith brought incredible energy to his performances and endeared himself to his teammates.
Smith was said to have been Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s favorite Bucks teammate, and his trade in the summer of ’71 was highlighted by Oscar Robertson as a big mistake that stopped the Bucks from making further strides the next year.
In four important seasons where he contributed between the bench and the starting unit, Smith averaged 9.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists, while shooting 48.2 percent from the field.