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

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3. Marques Johnson - 21.2

If we're speaking on underappreciated Milwaukee Bucks, Marques Johnson needs his respect.

Long before he was rocking the headset and calling games, Johnson was a first-round selection by the Bucks in 1977. It was clear immediately that Milwaukee had a player on their hands as Johnson hit the ground running and finished tied for 10th in the MVP race as a rookie. His game only improved after that, with Johnson quickly establishing himself as one of the NBA's top forwards.

During his seven years with Milwaukee, Johnson was named an All-Star on four separate occasions and named to an All-NBA team three times while averaging 21 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals per matchup. He was among the first "point forwards" in the game, helping usher in a new era of basketball due to his incredible versatility.

Michael Jordan, arguably the best player to ever lace them up, was quite fond of Johnson, having a poster of him in his dorm room in college and wanting to initially sign with Adidas because that is who Johnson was with. Jordan has been very public with his praise of Johnson over the years, highlighting the impact he had on up-and-coming players at the time.

The Bucks rightfully retired Johnson's No. 8 jersey in March of 2019, sending it to the rafters forever.