Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking top 5 point guards of the last 10 seasons

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday
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Top 5 Milwaukee Bucks point guards of the last 10 seasons – No. 2: Eric Bledsoe

For all the bad feelings that Eric Bledsoe may have left with fans following his playoff disappointments, there is no doubt that there is a gap between him and the players on this list before him.

He played the most games of all the point guards in the last 10 seasons at 210. In those games, Bledsoe averaged 16.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. In terms of efficiency, he had a 57.8 true shooting and a 54.0 percent effective field goal percentage. His 19.2 win shares are easily the most of any Bucks point guard in the last 10 seasons as he was a borderline All-Star in multiple seasons.

Bledsoe was named to the All-Defense team twice in his Bucks tenure, once each on the first and second teams. He was easily the best defender of the Bucks’ point guards that came before him and made fans believe they had solved their point guard problems.

If it weren’t for some ill-timed playoff disappointments, Bledsoe absolutely could have been at number one. However, that would also mean the man at number one may never have been a Milwaukee Buck at all.

Top 5 Milwaukee Bucks point guards of the last 10 seasons – No. 1: Jrue Holiday

Despite playing the fewest games of all the point guards listed, there is little doubt that Holiday is the best point guard the Bucks have had in a long, long time. Although this is only the last 10 seasons, you could go back even further and not find a point guard as good as Holiday.

In 59 games last year, Holiday had one of his best overall seasons, averaging 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and 1.6 steals. Due to his career-high 39.2 percent 3-point percentage, his efficiency numbers were predictably great, with a 59.2 percent true shooting and 57.0 percent effective field goal percentage; both career-highs. He also posted the highest single-season box plus/minus of any Bucks point guard since 2011-12. Although he wasn’t first in win shares or VORP, he would certainly have been if he had not missed games due to COVID.

It was no surprise to anyone who watched the Bucks at all that Holiday was named first-team All-Defense for the second time in his career and finished eighth in Defensive Player of the Year voting, something he could absolutely win in his career. Then there was “Playoff Jrue,” as his defense seemingly got even better as the playoffs went on.

Very few players get a defensive playoff highlight tape, but that’s how special Holiday was at that end. He’s locked up for many more seasons to come and will solidify his spot as the best Bucks point guard of the last 10 seasons but also one of the best to ever play the position for the franchise.

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And yes, I did classify Malcolm Brogdon as a shooting guard, so you’ll see him ranked there when the shooting guard rankings come out.