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Creating the Milwaukee Bucks’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Assembling the Milwaukee Bucks' All-Time Starting Lineup

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For an often-overlooked, “small market” franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks have accomplished a lot. In more than 40 seasons, the Bucks have won 13 division titles, played in seven conference finals, made a pair of trips to the Finals, and won a title with two of the 10 best players in NBA history. The Bucks also have had several great players who helped make them successful. Here is the Milwaukee Bucks' all-time starting lineup.

PG: Oscar Robertson

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PG: Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson Bucks
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Oscar Robertson reinvented himself in Milwaukee as a great veteran complement to a young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The 1970 trade that brought the Big O to Milwaukee enabled him to finally win his first championship ring, and come very close to adding a second. Robertson played only four seasons with the Bucks, but made two All-Star game appearances and led the Bucks to four division titles and two NBA Finals appearances, winning one in 1971.

SG: Ray Allen

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SG: Ray Allen

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One of the greatest pure shooters in NBA history, Ray Allen began what will be a Hall of Fame career with the Milwaukee Bucks. Acquired in a draft-day trade in 1996, Allen went on to become a three-time All-Star while leading Milwaukee to the postseason three times. Allen's best season came with Milwaukee came in 2000-01 as he was selected to the All-NBA Third Team and led the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals.

SF: Sidney Moncrief

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SF: Sidney Moncrief

Sidney Moncrief Bucks
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The Bucks' teams in the 1980s made the Eastern Conference Finals three times and their leader was Sidney Moncrief. One of the most underappreciated players not only of his era, Moncrief was a great two-way player. In 10 seasons with the Bucks, Moncrief made five All-Star game appearances, averaged more than 20 ppg four times, and was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1982-83 and 1983-84.

PF: Marques Johnson

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PF: Marques Johnson

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Marques Johnson was selected No. 3 overall by the Bucks in the 1977 draft. This was a good selection, as Johnson went on to become a three-time All-Star, was selected to the 1978-79 All-NBA Team, and was one of best forwards of the early 1980s. Teamed with Moncrief, the Bucks became a contender in the competitive Eastern Conference. In Johnson's 54 playoff games with the Bucks, he averaged 21.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 3.7 apg.

C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bucks
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Arguably the greatest center in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) was a dominant big man for the Bucks. Before starring with the Los Angeles Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar was a six-time All-Star, a four-time All-NBA selection, and a three-time NBA MVP awards in six seasons. The Bucks teams he played on won 56 or more games in each of his first five seasons, capturing four division titles and the 1971 NBA Championship.

Brian Kalchik is a Detroit Lions writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.