The Milwaukee Bucks are approaching the home stretch of one of the worst seasons in franchise history. The silver lining is the 25 percent likelihood to select the first pick in the loaded 2014 NBA Draft. The Bucks have drafted first in talent heavy drafts before. In 1994, the Bucks held the No. 1 pick and selected Glenn Robinson. Was this the right pick?
The 1994 draft featured Glen Robinson, Grant Hill and Jason Kidd. Robinson was an offensive forward who appeared ready to give a NBA team 20 a night, Hill was the seasoned Duke graduate boasting the best overall game, and Kidd’s game resembled a point guard playing a video game. The Bucks chose immediate offense over potential and assists.
Robinson’s success with the Bucks is debatable. Yes, he was a one-dimensional player, but to be fair he was a really good one-dimensional player, averaging at least 20 points per game in seven of his eight seasons with the Bucks. Robinson (along with Ray Allen) gave the team a much-needed jolt back into the spotlight.
Hill and Kidd were better players, but neither stuck around, traded to other teams after only a few years while Robinson continued hitting jumper after jumper for the Bucks. Never one to show emotion on the court, Robinson gave the fans a consistent performance and the Bucks a fighting chance.
Drafting Robinson was the right move for the Bucks and if they have an opportunity to draft someone similar like Jabari Parker, they should jump at the chance.
David is a NBA writer for Rant Sports. Follow David S. Grant on Twitter @david_s_grant