Best: Milwaukee Bucks — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem might not be the best Lakers player ever, but he’s definitely it for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo still has a long ways to go to measure up. Kareem began his career in Milwaukee and averaged over 30 points and 15 rebounds a game in six seasons there.
He won three MVP awards in six seasons with the Bucks and helped them win their only championship in franchise history in 1971. Even in just six seasons, Abdul-Jabbar is the Bucks all time leader in points and rebounds, and he would be in blocks too if we had been counting them. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players in NBA history.
Worst: Milwaukee Bucks — Robert Traylor
The Dallas Mavericks actually drafted Traylor with the sixth pick of the 1998 draft, but they traded him almost immediately in a package that included the number nine pick. “Tractor” Traylor was familiar to the locals after dominating the Big Ten, but he was a complete bust for the Bucks, struggling with weight issues and injuries before flaming out.
The pick the Bucks gave to Dallas? That turned into Dirk Nowitzki.