StaTuesday: Ray Allen’s legacy with the Milwaukee Bucks
Ray Allen, who officially retired from the NBA on Tuesday, hasn’t played for the Milwaukee Bucks since he was surprisingly traded in the middle of the 2002-03 season.
However, Allen remains one of the most popular players in Bucks history. He also remains heavily populated on Milwaukee’s all-time leaderboards.
Acquired by the Bucks in a 1996 draft-day trade, Allen played nearly seven seasons with Milwaukee — the most of any of the four teams for which he played.
Allen is in the top 10 of a myriad of statistical categories, most notably 3-points made, where he is the franchise’s all-time leader.
Here’s a sampling — OK, a big sampling — of some of the major categories in which Allen is among the best in team history:
3-point field goals
Free throw %
In addition to the above, Allen also ranks second in 3-point attempts, fourth in 3-point field-goal percentage, sixth in minutes per game, seven in free throws, ninth in points, ninth in minutes, 10th in field goals and 10th in field-goal attempts in team history.
Among advanced stats, in addition to player efficiency rating which we included above, he is second in offensive box plus/minus, third in value over replacement player, fifth in offensive win shares, sixth in true shooting percentage, 10th in usage percentage and 10th in offensive rating.
Phew. That’s quite the legacy.
Statistics courtesy basketball-reference.com
Dave Heller is the author of the upcoming book Ken Williams: A Slugger in Ruth’s Shadow as well as Facing Ted Williams Players From the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived and As Good As It Got: The 1944 St. Louis Browns