Milwaukee Bucks: How do standout Bucks teams since 2000 compare?

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 27: Giannis Antetokounmpo
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15 Dec 2001: R. Allen
15 Dec 2001: R. Allen /

2000-01 Milwaukee Bucks

Depth Chart

Guards – Ray Allen, Rafer Alston, Sam Cassell, Jason Hart, Lindsey Hunter and Michael Redd

Forwards – Jason Caffey, Darvin Ham, Jerome Kersey, Mark Pope, Glenn Robinson and Tim Thomas

Center – Scott Williams, Ervin Johnson and Joel Przybilla

Starting lineup – Cassell, Allen, Robinson, Thomas and Johnson

Sixth Man – Lindsey Hunter

Star Player – Ray Allen (All-Star, All-NBA 3rd Team)

Coach – George Karl

Guards – The undoubted strength of this side lies in their guard rotation. With a starting line up of star Sam Cassell (18.2 points and 7.6 assists) and Hall of Fame candidate Ray Allen (22 points, 43.3 percent from three), this lineup has a clear edge over the 09-10 and 16-17 sides.

These two worked so well in tandem and were largely responsible for the run to the Conference Finals the Bucks had that year. A fun fact from this side, rookie Michael Redd played six games off the bench in an uninspiring start to his illustrious career with Milwaukee.

Forwards – Glenn Robinson (22 points, 6.9 rebounds) clearly stands above the rest as the leader of the Bucks forwards in this side. He in tandem with Hunter (10.1 points, 37.3 percent from three) and Thomas (12.6 points, 41.2 percent from three and 4.1 rebounds) made for a more than adequate forward rotation.

The productivity drops off further down the rotation however, highlighting one of the few weaknesses in this side.

Center – The clear weakness in this side is the Center position, with no clear starter from the three deep rotation. Williams (6.1 points and 5.5 rebounds) started 31 games, Johnson (3.2 points and 7.5 rebounds) started 19 games and Przybilla (0.8 points and 2.2 rebounds) started 13 games in something of a merry-go-round season for Milwaukee’s centers.

While each provided steady rebounding numbers and solid defense, there are no stars in this list and as can be seen by the points per game numbers, they could not be relied upon for consistent scoring, something the 09-10 and 16-17 teams have a clear advantage over them in.