12. Michael Redd
Long before Giannis Antetokounmpo came along, few players made you think of the Milwaukee Bucks more than Michael Redd. A certified bucket getter, Redd spent 11 seasons with that franchise, and was even named an All-Star in 2003-04. For seven straight seasons, he scored over 20 points per game.
Fans of the “NBA Live” games of around 2005 will remember Redd as being one of the best players in the game. He was not a superstar scorer who made it all look so cool in the way Carmelo Anthony did, but for a Bucks franchise that didn’t have much to cheer about, they were happy to have Redd.
In all he played 578 regular season games for them, but the Bucks only made the playoff three of the seasons he was on the team. Those 16 postseason games tell their own story, although Redd did average a ridiculous 27.2 points in his final playoff appearance, in 2005-06.
The Suns signed him, at only 32-years-old, for one season in which he put up 8.2 points in only 51 games played for the team. The Suns, helmed by Alvin Gentry, went 33-33 in what was a lockout shortened season and then — Redd was gone from the league entirely. He was never going to recapture the glory days of the Bucks, but the Suns expected a little bit more from the player.