Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking the 5 best players drafted at 24th overall

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Milwaukee Bucks: Sam Cassell
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Ranking the 5 best players drafted 24th overall: #4 – Sam Cassell (HOU)

Let’s keep things going with a former Buck and a pretty dang good one at that. Sam Cassell was drafted in 1993 by the Houston Rockets and played a total of 993 games with eight different teams but some of his best years were with the Bucks.

In 313 games with Milwaukee (the most of any team in his career), Cassell averaged 19 points on 55.1 percent true shooting, 4.0 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 1.2 steals. Overall, Cassell averaged 15.7 points on 54.4 percent true shooting, 3.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He was a decent shooter for the era, shooting 33.1 percent on a couple of attempts per game.

He won three titles in his career (two with Houston and one with the Boston Celtics) and was an All-Star and an All-NBA player in 2003-04 with the Minnesota Timberwolves when he scored nearly 20 points per game and dished out over seven assists at age 34!

He was a vital role player for a championship Rockets team in his sophomore season when he played all 82 games and averaged 23 minutes per game.

I don’t know about you all, but if the Bucks could land someone who made an impact that quickly to a championship team like Cassell did with the Rockets then I’d be pretty pleased with that. They could sure use some help at the backup point guard spot and a guy like Cassell was in his early years would fit the bill perfectly.