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Milwaukee Bucks: Can 2nd-Round Pick Doron Lamb Follow Michael Redd's Footsteps?

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Jerry TappSenior Analyst IIIJuly 3, 2012

With their second-round pick in the draft, the Milwaukee Bucks selected University of Kentucky shooting guard Doron Lamb.

The Bucks have generally received favorable marks for their selection of the 6'4" Lamb. In reading some of the comments about the pick, statements like “terrific outside shooter” and “serious scoring threat” have been used to describe Lamb.

For the Bucks, the question is: Can Lamb become a solid contributor for the team in his rookie season? The team would most definitely like to see Lamb have the success that another second-round shooting guard had with the Bucks in recent history—Michael Redd.

Redd was the 43rd overall pick (14th pick in the second round) in the 2000 draft who went on to score 11,554 in a Bucks uniform (fourth on the all-time scoring list). Of all the players drafted by the Bucks in the second round since 1989 (when the NBA went to a two-round draft), Redd has played the most games for the Bucks.

In addition to Redd, the Bucks have also gotten solid contributions from another pair of second-round draft choices, Ersan Ilyasova and Luc Mbah a Moute.

Following are the Bucks' second-round draft picks since 1989 who played the most games in a Bucks uniform in their career.

 

Player, Draft Year, Games with Bucks (Career NBA games)

Michael Redd
Michael ReddJamie Squire/Getty Images

Michael Redd, 2000, 578 games (629)

Dan Gadzuric, 2002, 483 games (527)

Luc Mbah a Moute, 2008, 277 games (277)

Ersan Ilyasova, 2005, 267 games (267)

Steve Henson, 1990, 118 games (238)

Rafer Alston, 1998, 114 games (671)

Ramon Sessions, 2007, 96 games (323)

Frank Kornet, 1989, 89 games (89)

David Noel, 2006, 68 games (68)

Jon Leuer, 2011, 46 games (46)

Jodie Meeks, 2009, 41 games (200)

Jerald Honeycutt, 1997, 41 games (54)

In looking at all of the second-round selections since 1989, there have been several players who have had solid careers in the NBA.

Here’s a rundown of the second-round players from each of the last 23 drafts (1989-2011) that have played in the most NBA games to date.

Nick Van Exel
Nick Van ExelStephen Dunn/Getty Images

 

Draft Year: Player, Team, Career NBA Games

1989: Clifford Robinson, Portland, 1,380

1990: Antonio Davis, Indiana, 903

1991: Randy Brown, Sacramento, 655

1992: P.J. Brown, New Jersey Nets, 1,089

1993: Nick Van Exel, Los Angeles Lakers, 880

1994: Howard Eisley, Minnesota, 786

1995: Eric Snow, Milwaukee, 846

1996: Malik Rose, Charlotte, 813

1997: Stephen Jackson, Phoenix, 794

1998: Rashard Lewis, Seattle, 934

1999: Manu Ginobli, San Antonio, 667

2000: Eddie House, Miami, 717

2001: Earl Watson, Seattle, 806

2002: Rasual Butler, Miami, 638

2003: Kyle Korver, New Jersey Nets, 664

Mario Chalmers
Mario ChalmersMike Ehrmann/Getty Images

2004: Chris Duhon, Chicago, 560

2005: Ryan Gomes, Boston, 482

2006: Paul Millsap, Utah, 462

2007: Glen Davis, Seattle, 338

2008: Mario Chalmers, Minnesota, 289

2009: DeJuan Blair, San Antonio, 227

2010: Landry Fields, New York Knicks, 148

2011: Shelvin Mack, Washington, 64

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