Milwaukee Bucks: Meet the 1990s All-Decade Team

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Milwaukee Bucks, Glenn Robinson
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Milwaukee Bucks: Meet the 1990s All-Decade Team – Glenn Robinson

Throughout their 52-year history, the Bucks have only had the first overall pick in the NBA Draft four times. And of those four, no one comes close to matching the entrance of the NBA’s all-time scoring leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

With that said, the Bucks pinned their hopes on a franchise savior 25 years after the selection of Abdul-Jabbar through Purdue forward, Glenn Robinson.

After all, Robinson was fresh off of compiling one of the greatest individual seasons in the history of college basketball where he averaged double figures in both points (30.1) and rebounds (10.1) while averaging a 57.8 true shooting percentage and racking up a number of major awards in the process.

The great expectations that were pinned on Robinson when the Bucks officially took him first overall in the 1994 NBA Draft were made complicated even before he played a minute in a Bucks uniform, due to his high-profile holdout where he was seeking a $100 million contract as a rookie.

The former Boilermaker may have never been able to shake expectations that he was able to spur on an instant turnaround in Milwaukee, but Robinson still remained a productive figure and a natural scorer all throughout his eight seasons in the Cream City.

That included entering the NBA and averaging 21.9 points per game for the 1994-95 season, which rightly earned him a spot on the All-Rookie First Team. Robinson certainly kept up his scoring ability all throughout the decade and like Allen, it wasn’t until the Bucks experienced success for the smooth scoring forward to earn the first of his two All-Star appearances when the decade turned over into the 2000s.

And it’s only fitting that Robinson and Abdul-Jabbar have some ties together to this day as Robinson is second in Bucks history with total points scored, with his 12,010 points only trailing Abdul-Jabbar’s 14,211.

In his 568 appearances with the Bucks, Robinson averaged 21.1 points on a .463/.340/.812 slash line, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals across 37.4 minutes per contest.