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

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Milwaukee Bucks: O.J. Mayo
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Despite having some legendary shooting guards in their history, the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t found much success with the position lately. It’s true that there have been some quality players at the position, but it’s been a bit of a rotating cast of characters for who starts at that spot over the last 10 seasons.

The Bucks seemingly thought they filled that hole last season when they reportedly acquired Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings, but as we all know, the deal fell apart. Thus leaving the Bucks to rely on relatively unproven or less attractive options at the two, but it all worked out in the end.

I have to say, there wasn’t the quality or quantity of options at shooting guard like there was for the top five point guards of the last ten seasons, though it’s still better than the upcoming small forwards ranking. Still, it was fun to remember some of the names that didn’t make the cut but were still fun Bucks shooting guards.

From Jason Terry to Wesley Matthews and Bryn Forbes to Sterling Brown, it has been quite the ride for Bucks fans watching the revolving door of two-guards the last decade or so. Nevertheless, here are the top five shooting guards of the last 10 seasons for the Bucks.

Top 5 Milwaukee Bucks shooting guards of the last 10 seasons – No. 5: O.J. Mayo

I wasn’t lying when I said it wasn’t a tremendously deep pool of NBA players for this ranking, but O.J. Mayo lands at number five. He played three seasons with the Bucks in his eight-year career and they were his final three seasons in the NBA.

Across 164 games, Mayo averaged 10.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and just under one steal per game. His efficiency numbers weren’t great, with a 51.3 percent true shooting percentage and a 48.1 percent effective field goal percentage, both career-lows. However, both numbers were brought down by a pretty bad final season. He still managed to be worth 2.4 win shares in his Bucks career, largely due to a pretty solid 2014-15 season.

Despite being in his prime ages during his Bucks tenure, Mayo earned the nickname “Uncle Juice” for being a mentor to the younger players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jabari Parker. Although his time in Milwaukee didn’t end as well as he would have liked, Mayo did want to return and enjoyed his time with the Bucks. He’s found success now as an overseas player, and hopefully, Mayo is enjoying his time playing abroad.