Milwaukee Bucks who would have thrived in their prime – Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol was primarily known for his days with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he also clocked very solid stints with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs after that. When he was cut by the Spurs during the 2018-19 NBA season, the 38-year-old center inked a contract with the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks, who were taking the league by storm at that point by dominating opponents.
At 38, Gasol was never expected to be a difference maker for Milwaukee, but his stint with them still did not go quite as planned. The big man appeared in just three games, which were the last of his career, as he battled an injury that required surgery. Fans mostly remember this move for who the team released to get Gasol, which was Christian Wood, who has turned into a decent player.
Prime Pau Gasol would have been an incredible Buck. He was one of the best big men back in the day and a walking double-double. Between 2001-2016, he averaged 18.2 points while shooting 51 percent from the floor, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game while winning two championships. There’s no questioning his status as a soon-to-be Hall of Famer.