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10. Bob Dandridge

Bob Dandridge is one of the great unsung players in league history.  On two different occasions he was an important member of championship teams.  Coming from small Norfolk State did not help put Dandridge on the basketball map as he was only drafted in the fourth round of the 1969 draft but quickly showed he belonged.  In 1971 he teamed with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson to lead the upstart Milwaukee Bucks to a championship over the Baltimore Bullets. Of course Jabbar and Robertson received most of the attention for this title but as both would tell you they would not have got there without Dandridge’s contributions.  Dandridge did the same thing later in his career. Traded to those same Bullets he had beaten, Dandridge became a key member of back to back final appearances in 78 and 79. In 78 the Bullets beat the Sonics and in 79 they lost a hard fought series.  Veterans and fellow front court mates Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld received most of the accolades for the Bullets run.  In both series and during his whole career Dandridge was a silent assassin.  His dunk in game 7 of the first Seattle series sealed the victory for the Bullets.

20. Terry Cummings

Terry Cummings was an All-American at DePaul in the heyday of Demon basketball during the early 80's.  He teamed with the likes of Mark Aguirre and Tyrone Corbin to lead dominant teams that never got over the hump during the NCAA tournament although they always seemed to be seeded number one.  Drafted second in 1982 by the San Diego Clippers, Cummings had a brilliant rookie season averaging 23.7 points and 10.4 rebounds a game and deservedly won Rookie of the Year. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks after the 83-84 season and continued to put up impressive numbers.  Cummings was a consistent twenty point scorer and ten rebound guy for most of his career and was one of the most reliable power forwards in the league. 

25. Marques Johnson

Marques Johnson played college basketball at UCLA and was a member of the last championship team of the great Bruin dynasty under legendary coach John Wooden in 1975.  Johnson was a great college player winning the first ever John Wooden college basketball player of the year award in 1977 and gained consensus first team All-American honors.  Selected 3rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, Johnson quickly became a star under Coach Don Nelson.  In his second season he averaged 25.6 points a game which was good for third in the league and earned first team All NBA honors.  Johnson helped the Bucks win 5 straight division titles in the early 80's but they never could get over the hump of beating the dominant Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference to make the Finals. 

39. Sam Cassell

Sam Cassell may never have been the best player on any team he was on, but didn’t it always seem that as soon as he got to a team, they got better? Cassell was a great locker room guy, a good leader, an efficient passer and a feisty defender. He is the only player in NBA history to play over ten years and win a championship in his first and last campaign. Yet, when you play for eight different squads and only appear on one All Star Team (and again was never the go to player), is he really a Hall of Famer? Probably not, but didn’t you want him on your team?

45. Glenn Robinson

Glenn Robinson is a player whose college career seemingly eclipsed his professional career; but if it did, it isn’t by much.  Robinson was the Player of the Year for Purdue in 1994 after leading the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding and taking the Boilermakers to an Elite 8. Professionally, Robinson had to go to San Antonio late in his career to get that coveted championship as a role player, but lest we forget Robinson was one of the most consistent scorers in the league with the Bucks from the time he was drafted number one overall in 1994 until his departure in 2002.  Sure, there were no finals but the Bucks won many games.  He may have only had two All-Star game appearances but he should have had more as his 20.7 point per game will attest to.  Glenn Robinson had one of the best mid range games ever and was a true superstar at both Purdue and Milwaukee.

82. Bob Boozer

Bob Boozer was an unsung and almost forgotten forward who was a two time All-American at Kansas State and a key member of the Milwaukee Bucks championship team run in 1971. Fifteen points a game with eight boards are not incredible but they are solid numbers and his long career should help.  He also sat out the 1959 season playing AAU basketball over the NBA so he could still be eligible for the 60 Olympic Games.  Boozer of course was MVP of the National tournament and led the Peoria Caterpillars to a national championship; that is Hall of Fame worthy isn’t it?

91. Michael Redd

Playing all but one season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Michael Redd came out of Ohio State with a sweet shot and huge potential. Despite being a late pick in the NBA Draft, Redd would be a prolific scorer for Milwaukee until a severe ACL injury rendered him into a shell of his former self. Redd retired with a Points per Game Average of 19.0 with a PER of 19.7 which while decent, may not be Hall of Fame material; especially since he only made one Post Season NBA All Star Team.
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