10 Greatest Bucks in franchise history ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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5. Sam Cassell - 21.2

While Ray Allen will get the most recognition for the success of those early 2000s Milwaukee Bucks teams, Sam Cassell also deserves his flowers.

Similarly to Bledsoe and Holiday, Cassell came in via trade as the point guard to round out the Big 3, which was built around Cassell, Ray Allen and Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson. Cassell always possessed the talent, but he struggled to stick wherever he played early in his career, bouncing around from team to team. It was with the Bucks that he truly showed the type of player he could be.

After being acquired in 1999, Cassell spent the next five years in Milwaukee and played some of the best basketball of his lengthy NBA career, becoming a key cog. During his stay in Milwaukee, Cassell averaged 19 points, 7.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest across 313 regular season games, developing himself into a top floor general.

Cassell's time in Milwaukee served him well, as after being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves the same year Allen was dealt, the guard had the best individual season of his career, earning an All-Star selection. Perhaps Cassell's time in Milwaukee helped prepare him to play alongside another strong trio, this time comprised of Kevin Garnett and Latrell Sprewell.