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The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft  

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List Rules Vote based only on career success with the Milwaukee Bucks. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

The history of Milwaukee Bucks first round draft picks in the modern era of the NBA involves both positive and negative results. Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the best players in the NBA right now, is already making a case as the best overall player selected by Milwaukee in the NBA draft.

All-Stars such as Sidney Moncrief and Marques Johnson aren't on the same level as Antetokounmpo, but they are far from joining the list of all-time NBA draft busts, like 2008 first-round Bucks pick Joe Alexander might.

But which of these players stands out above the rest as the top first-round pick in Bucks history? The stats below only reflect the players’ time spent with Milwaukee, and that’s what you should base your vote on. Did this player help contribute to the Bucks?

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 15 (2013)

Stats
465 games played, 18.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 bpg, 1.2 spg

Achievements
3× NBA All-Star (2017–2019)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017)
NBA Most Improved Player (2017)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

2
Marques Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 3 (1977)

Stats
524 games played, 21.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg

Achievements
4× NBA All-Star (1979–1981, 1983)
All-NBA First Team (1979)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1980, 1981)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1978)

3
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 5 (1979)

Stats
695 games played, 16.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.3 spg

Achievements
5× NBA All-Star (1982–1986)
All-NBA First Team (1983)
4× All-NBA Second Team (1982, 1984–1986)
2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1983, 1984)
4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983–1986)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982)

4
Glenn Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (1994)

Stats
568 games played, 21.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.2 spg

Achievements
2× NBA All-Star (2000, 2001)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)

5
Paul Pressey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 20 (1982)

Stats
580 games played, 11.9 ppg, 5.6 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 spg

Achievements
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1985, 1986)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987)

6
Vin Baker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (1993)

Stats
324 games played, 18.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.3 bpg

Achievements
3× NBA All-Star (1995–1997)
All-NBA Third Team (1997)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1994)

7
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (2009)

Stats
305 games played, 16.5 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 spg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)

8
Scott Skiles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 22 (1986)

Stats
62 games played, 13.0 ppg, 7.3 apg, 2.6 rpg

9
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (2014)

Stats
183 games played, 15.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

10
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 9 (1998)

Stats
Never played for Bucks

11
Larry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 15 (2010)

Stats
233 games played, 6.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg

12
Todd Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (1992)

Stats
237 games played, 14.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

13
Lee Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 23 (1992)

Stats
328 games played, 5.3 ppg, 3.3 apg

14
Kenny Fields is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Kenny Fields

Draft selection: 21 (1984)

Stats
133 games played, 5.3 ppg

15
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (2005)

Stats
408 games played, 12.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.6 bpg

Achievements
All-NBA Third Team (2010)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006)

16
John Henson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 14 (2012)

Stats
405 games played, 7.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.5 bpg

17
T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 8 (2003)

Stats
127 games played, 10.0 ppg, 6.5 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2004)

18
Thon Maker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (2016)

Stats
166 games played, 4.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg

19
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (1997)

Stats
Never played for Bucks

20
Jerry Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Jerry Reynolds

Draft selection: 22 (1985)

Stats
194 games played, 6.0 ppg

21
Jeff Grayer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (1988)

Stats
246 games played, 7.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg

22
Ernie Grunfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 11 (1977)

Stats
298 games played, 5.6 ppg

23
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (1996)

Stats
Never played for Bucks

24
Yi Jianlian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 6 (2007)

Stats
66 games played, 8.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg

25
Gary Trent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 11 (1995)

Stats
Never played for Bucks