15. Andrew Bogut
First and foremost, it’s not Andrew Bogut’s fault that he’s not significantly higher on this list.
Taken with the first pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, Bogut certainly had the tools to become a dominant franchise centerpiece for years to come, but injuries undercut (trust me, no pun intended) his impact as he approached what should have been his prime years as a Buck.
As the 2001 squad dissipated, Bogut was set to be the shining light of the next era of Bucks basketball, and he certainly showed that potential in his first few seasons in Milwaukee. Bogut was a skilled scorer inside, a dominant rebounder, and an outstanding defensive presence around the basket.
Following a gruesome injury suffered against the Phoenix Suns in 2010, the Bucks were forced to reassess the status of Bogut as a central piece and he was ultimately traded to the Warriors in 2012.
With hindsight, Bogut may not have been the perfect option for a Milwaukee team in need of a generational talent in the top pick, particularly as Chris Paul went just a couple of picks later. Bogut was by no means a disappointment, though, and if it wasn’t for misfortune he may even have been an even greater player for the Bucks in the bigger picture.