Milwaukee Bucks Mount Rushmore: Giannis’ Squad
Currently one of the top teams in the NBA, the Bucks have figured out the formula to success. The franchise had endured a 50-year title drought, but thanks to consistent MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and others, they were brought back up to the top. Since their first title in 1971, the team had been unable to make it back to the top, but have had some incredible talents, as highlighted by this Bucks Mount Rushmore list.
Let’s start with the man whom many consider to be one of the greatest players of all-time. Although Kareem only spent 6 years with the franchise, his averages of 30.4 points per game and 15.3 rebounds per game are numbers only legends are made of. Those stats leave him first all-time in Bucks total points, rebounds, and field goals made despite the short time frame. Along with the help of Oscar Robertson, Kareem helped the Bucks to their first ever title back in 1971, putting up an insane 25.6 total win shares over the course of that entire season.
Although his statistics were never too flashy, Moncrief contributed greatly during his time with the Bucks, which ended up being the first 10 years of his 11-year career. Moncrief ranks fourth all-time in Bucks points, third in assists, and third in steals. He made the All-Star team 5 times, averaging 21 points per game during that 5-year span, and is a member of the Basketball Hall-of-Fame today. Although he never reached the NBA Finals with the Bucks, the team made the playoffs ever single year he was around.
Dandridge spent the first 8 years of his career with the Bucks, and was a consistent star throughout. He is sixth on the franchise’s all-time points list, third in rebounds, and fifth in win shares, making the most out of his time with the club. He helped the Bucks to their first ever title in 1971, averaging 18.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game during that regular season. Another Hall-of-Famer, the history of the Bucks simply can’t be told without his name.
A very obvious selection to this list is the man who is on pace to be #1 in nearly every statistical measure by the time he retires. Giannis currently ranks inside the top 3 all-time in Bucks points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and win shares, and he is still just 27 years old, with many years in his prime still to come. He has become to face of the franchise, and in return, the franchise has built teams that fit perfectly around him. The sky is the limit for Giannis and the Bucks moving forward, and he very soon will sit atop this list as the best Buck ever.