Ranking Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 10 best Bucks teammates of all time

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8 – P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker was the piece that helped the Bucks win it all in 2021. He was a veteran piece that many title-winning teams have tried to add, given his pedigree as a lockdown wing that can hit shots from deep. He played just 20 games in the regular season, but his impact will never be forgotten.

He averaged a career-low in both the playoffs and regular season and didn’t even shoot the ball brilliantly when it came down to it. However, his role was to let Jrue Holiday, Khris Midleton, and Giannis Antetokounmpo do the job offensively so he could take on the opposition’s best player.

In the series with the Brooklyn Nets, he made Kevin Durant earn every single bucket. KD was phenomenal, but you could see Tucker never stopped being physical with him, and this allowed the other Bucks players to use their energy offensively, knowing that Tucker would bring it all defensively.

At 35, his impact on the team was incredible, and he earned himself that ring; you could tell how happy he was during the parade. He has since played for East rivals in the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers but hasn’t had quite the same level of success.

A serious hand in bringing a title back to Milwaukee and P.J. Tucker may well be the most important acquisition in Bucks history.