The Milwaukee Bucks have had a number of random players suit up for them throughout the years, and here are five you never knew about.
We have to fill our sports downtime somehow so why not reminisce on the Milwaukee Bucks‘ glory days? Okay, maybe these five players aren’t exactly from the glory days, as you’re more likely to have forgotten they even suited up for the Bucks.
These guys are certainly players you’ll know from around the league, but not necessarily from the Bucks. Part of that might be due to the fact their tenure was forgettable, very short or both! Without further ado, here are five players you forgot ever played for Milwaukee:
5. Scott Skiles
Unfortunately, everyone remembers Scott Skiles as the Bucks’ head coach from 2008-2013. His tenure resulted in one playoff appearance–the Fear the Deer campaign–and ended with him resigning midway through the 2012-13 season.
However, he was drafted by Milwaukee with the 22nd overall pick out of Michigan State back in 1986. He only spent one season there, playing in just 13 games and averaging 3.8 points, 3.5 assists and 2 rebounds a game. Following the season, he was shipped to the Pacers for a second-round pick, so it was certainly a forgettable season.
4. Kenyon Martin
In Kenyon Martin’s heyday, he ran with the likes of Richard Jefferson and Jason Kidd for the New Jersey Nets. It was that same connection with Kidd that landed him a spot in Milwaukee for the 2014-15 season.
Kidd, in his first year as the head coach for the Bucks, recruited Martin to join the team in his final season in the league. He signed with the team in January, initially on a 10-day contract, but ended up finishing the season with them before retiring. Martin barely made an impact on the court, playing in just 11 games and averaging 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.
3. Tyronn Lue
As a player, Tyronn Lue is most known for being stepped over by Allen Iverson following a crossover and a shot from the corner during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout his playing career, Lue played for seven different teams including the Bucks. After signing with the team as a free agent in 2008, he played in 30 games and averaged 4.7 points, 1.5 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game. He was traded in February 2009 to the Magic, who he previously played for, in exchange for Keith Bogans.
2. Jerry Stackhouse
Jerry Stackhouse’s career was limited by injuries, but he still showed out during his brief tenure in Milwaukee. After being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies in the summer of 2009, he took a short hiatus from the NBA. Ultimately, he couldn’t stay away long and signed with the Bucks in January of 2010 for the rest of the season.
He played in 42 regular season games for the Bucks, plus an additional seven in the playoffs, and impacted the team both on and off the court. He was a steady veteran presence that helped the squad push the Atlanta Hawks to seven games in the first round before ultimately bowing out.
1. Dell Curry
The father of current NBA players Stephen Curry and Seth Curry, Dell Curry was a known sharpshooter back in his day as well. He made 40.2 percent of his threes throughout his career, including a career-high 47.6 percent during his lone season in Milwaukee back in 1998-99. Curry signed with the Bucks in January of 1999 and played 42 games for them, averaging 10.1 points and 1.6 threes per game.