6 – Eric Bledsoe
Some may think Eric Bledsoe is too high on the rankings, but I think many forget as to how good he was and how important he was in the Bucks getting in a position to win. Yes, his playoff struggles are what he was mostly remembered for, but before the NBA Bubble in the 2019-20 season, after 60 games, the Bucks sat on a record of 52-8.
The playoffs were the issue for Bledsoe. Shooting .254 from deep is very poor, and overall his game never seemed to translate from the regular season to the postseason. Had he got his act together, the Bucks could have won multiple championships, and the trade to get Jrue Holiday may have never happened.
Of course, he went to New Orleans in that trade, moved on to the Clippers and since last year has been playing for the Shanghai Sharks out in China. A shame for someone that was so integral for the Bucks to be out of the league three years on
As I mentioned at the beginning, this may seem too high, but you can’t deny he was a huge part of the Bucks and was a big part of the team as Giannis Antetokounmpo continued to rise to be the best player in the world.