Milwaukee Bucks: 5 Best 3-Point Shooters in Franchise History

Matthew SundbergCorrespondent IIJune 1, 2012

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 Best 3-Point Shooters in Franchise History

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    Milwaukee Bucks fans are excited to get to next season, with the high-scoring duo of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis on display.

    Undoubtedly, the two will put on an offensive show, and a lot of that will come from beyond the arc.

    Both have a chance to make their presence felt on the Bucks' all-time three-point shooting records, but they have a few guys to go through first.

    Read on to find out who.

Honorable Mention

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    The Bucks' all-time three-point field-goal leaders are actually littered with current players from around the league.

    This is including the aforementioned Brandon Jennings and current Buck Carlos Delfino, who come in at sixth and seventh in three-point-makes, respectively.

    In 1998, Dell Curry had his best three-point shooting performance in his only season with the Bucks and is currently on top of their three-point percentage list.

    Tim Thomas also makes an appearance in the honorable mention section at fifth all-time in franchise three-point makes.

5. Charlie Bell

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    Many don't consider Charlie Bell to be a remarkable shooter, but he is actually fourth all-time time in three-point makes and three-pointers attempted.

    In six seasons with the Bucks, Bell hit 36 percent of his attempts on his way to 432 makes.

    One of the more forgettable Bucks, Bell hit a career-high 42 percent in the 2005-06 campaign.

    He's currently in Italy playing for Otto Caserta. So, pretty much forgotten.

    But he's on the list.

4. Craig Hodges

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    Mostly known for his days in Chicago in the early '90s, Craig Hodges spent just under five seasons in a Bucks uniform at the beginning of his career.

    One of two Bucks who rank in the top 10 in both three-point percentage and field goals made, Hodges made his mark in Milwaukee history.

    Hodges hit 40 percent of his three-point shots in a Bucks uniform, peaking in 1984 when he drilled almost 50 percent from deep.

3. Glenn Robinson

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    Glenn Robinson only hit about 34 percent of his long-ball attempts in a purple uniform (man do I miss those).

    But when you're third all-time in field goal makes with almost 500, you're on the list.

    A two-time All-Star, Robinson spent eight seasons with the Bucks. He also is in the top 10 in rebounds and free throws and is Milwaukee's No. 2 all-time leading scorer behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    A fan favorite in his own right, Robinson was selected No. 1 overall in 1994 and was selected to the Olympic team in 1996, but had to pass because of injury.

2. Michael Redd

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    One of the most popular Milwaukee Bucks ever, Michael Redd could flat out score.

    You wouldn't teach his release to your own child, but it certainly worked for him. The lefty cock-behind-the-head was deceptively quick, and the Bucks fans loved it.

    An All-Star in 2004, Michael Redd was also selected to the Olympic "Redeem Team" for his ability to spread the floor.

    Redd hit almost 39 percent of his attempts from three-point land, and is second all time in franchise makes with 1,003. Dealing with injury at the end of his career in Milwaukee, he undoubtedly would've been No. 1 in that category had he been healthy.

1. Ray Allen

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    Not only is he the best shooting Buck—he's the best shooter ever.

    Originally drafted in 1996 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ray Allen was immediately traded to the Bucks.

    Allen spent his first six seasons in Milwaukee and is first in three-point field goals with 1,051 and fourth in field-goal percentage at 40.6 percent. He's the only player in Bucks history to rank in the top five in three-point makes, three-point percentage and free-throw percentage.

    He's a 10-time All-Star, with three of those instances coming during his time in Milwaukee.

    When you're the best shooter of all time, you get the number one undisputed spot on any three-point list for any team.

    It's just a rule.