Bucks Rumors & News

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Jason Kidd: Nets letting me go to Milwaukee showed truth in rumors they wanted me fired in December

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the Nets started 10-21 last season, Jason Kidd was reportedly in danger of being fired. But, once Brook Lopez got hurt and Kidd turned to a small-ball lineup, Brooklyn surged into the playoffs. Not only did the Nets fall into something that worked, Kidd appeared to be coaching much better...." October 20

  • Jason Kidd discusses Nets' tenure

    ESPN New York "A year ago, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd and traded three first-round picks for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the sole goal of winning a championship. This season, only Garnett remains in Brooklyn. In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd spoke..." October 19

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders has 'minor' surgical procedure, out for preseason

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders had a "minor outpatient surgical procedure" on Friday and will miss the remainder of the preseason, the team announced. He's expected to be available when the Bucks open the regular season against the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 29. Sanders was previously..." October 18

  • Steve Ballmer considered buying Bucks, commuting to and from Seattle

    CBSSports.com "Before buying the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer tried to buy the Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves in order to relocate a franchise to Seattle. He and partner Chris Hansen offered Bucks owner Herb Kohl "in excess of 650 million," according to ESPN, but Kohl..." October 16

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Bucks Exercise Rookie Scale Contract Options on Antetokounmpo and Henson

    NBA.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the third-year contract option on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the fourth-year contract option on John Henson, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Antetokounmpo, 19, appeared in 77 games last year during his rookie season and averaged 6.8 points with..." October 16

  • Kidd: Bucks had sincere interest in Ray Allen homecoming

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bucks coach Jason Kidd said the team had sincere interest in bringing veteran Ray Allen back to the team during the past summer, but the former Bucks player was not inclined to return. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, still has not signed with any NBA team and has not said if he plans to..." October 15

  • Bucks experimenting with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard on Tuesday

    SB Nation "The nearly seven-foot Bucks forward will make his long-anticipated debut at point guard against the Cleveland Cavaliers. What seemed like a mad Summer League experiment will become a reality Tuesday: Giannis Antetokounmpo will start at point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks when they take on the..." October 14

  • Bucks reserve center Johnny O’Bryant likely out 6 weeks at least with knee sprain

    Pro Basketball Talk "Johnny O’Bryant was already going to struggle to get minutes in Milwaukee. Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will soak up most of the minutes at the four and five spots, where O’Bryant is trying to fit in. But this is a still a setback for the rookie second round pick..." October 14

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Nate Wolters practiced Monday and said he hopes to play Tuesday. Has missed last 2 games with sore right ankle.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Note that Inglis is not available yet while still recovering from broken foot.

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Khris Middleton returned to practice today. Ready to #OwnTheFuture pic.twitter.com/mWY1TQHEMu

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Fresh Mayo: Guard looking ahead, says last year 'dead and buried'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "O.J. Mayo has no desire to talk about his disastrous first season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Between weight and conditioning issues, an illness and an ankle sprain, Mayo played in just 11 of Milwaukee's final 39 games during the 2013-14 season. Mayo was unavailable at the team's media day..." September 30

  • Gary Payton won’t be mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo after all

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jason Kidd is the new head coach of the Bucks, and has plans to turn one of the team’s longest players in Giannis Antetokounmpo into a point guard — something he seems capable of doing, given the way he handles the ball and can get up and down the floor with ease. So, when a report surfaced..." September 27

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker: 'I'm more comfortable with the 4 position'

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this past June's draft, told Sirius XM NBA on Wednesday that he sees himself as a power forward, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles F. Gardner. "As of right now I'm more comfortable with the 4 position," he told..." September 25

  • 'Greek Freak' excited about point guard duties

    NBA.com "Antetokounmpo embracing move to point guard — Over the course of last season, Milwaukee Bucks phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo quietly amazed with his all-around skill set and ability to play frontcourt and backcourt positions despite being 6-foot-11. As was reported last week, Hall of Fame point..." September 25

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks to have 18 players in camp next week including 6-11 center Michael Eric and 6-6 forward Elijah Millsap. Both on non-guaranteed deals.

  • Miroslav Raduljica signs one-year deal with Chinese team

    CBSSports.com "After Jordan Crawford reportedly signed with a Chinese team this week, it looks like Miroslav Raduljica is right behind him. Despite being the second leading scorer on the silver medal winning Serbian team at the FIBA World CUp, Raduljica hasn't had enough interest from NBA teams to keep him over..." September 20

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent center-forward Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Bucks assistant GM David Morway: Larry Sanders 'absolutely' in plans

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager David Morway told HoopsHype's David Alarcon that center Larry Sanders is a part of the team's future: Absolutely. Yeah, yeah. Larry is in our future plans. We are hopeful that this year Larry gets back to being the basketball player that he was two..." September 11

  • Kidd: Dudley can make a difference with young players

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bucks coach Jason Kidd and his wife Porschia mingled with a young crowd on the rooftop of the Milwaukee Athletic Club on Friday night. It's all part of the team's plan to aggressively market its youthful lineup to a new generation of NBA fans. Kidd kept his remarks short but received a warm..." September 06

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Limited interest. Chance of anything "unlikely." RT @javyeffbaby: @Jonathan_Feigen anymore news on Rockets trying to acquire Ramon Session?

  • John Henson to start at center for Bucks?

    Pro Basketball Talk "At the 2012 NBA draft combine, John Henson weighed just 216 pounds. For reference, the 6-foot-4 Dwyane Wade is listed at 220 pounds. Obviously, there were plenty of questions whether the 6-foot-11 Henson had the bulk to play inside in the NBA. Henson’s game dictated he should, at least. His..." August 28

  • Bucks sign second-round draft pick Inglis

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The Milwaukee Bucks signed second-round pick Damien Inglis to a multi-year contract Thursday, general manager John Hammond announced. Inglis, the 31st-overall selection in June's NBA Draft, will come over and play for the Bucks this season. The 19-year-old native of French Guiana played last..." August 27

  • Report: Clippers could waive Delfino to make room; worked out Udoh

    CBSSports.com "USA Today reports that after the Los Angeles Clippers traded Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino Tuesday, LA plans to waive Delfino immediately using the "stretch" provision allowed in the last CBA: Yet according to a person with knowledge of the Clippers' situation, it's..." August 27

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Bucks will send Carlos Delfino and Radiluca to the Clippers for Dudley and a future first-round pick, source tells Yahoo.

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Larry Drew admits to being 'blindsided' by way he was fired by Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Drew said he was "blindsided" by the way he lost his job as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Commenting at length for the first time since he was fired by the Bucks' new ownership June 30, Drew said his firing was "definitely mystifying." The veteran coach lasted just one season in..." August 26

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Houston Rockets are trying to acquire free agent Ramon Sessions in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, per league sources.

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    Charley Walters @Charley_Walters

    Ex-Gopher Joel Przybilla from Monticello retires after making nearly $45 million over 15 seasons in NBA, residing near Milwaukee.

  • Local leaders say arena plans must be in place by new year

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The timetable to meet the ambitious goal Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens have to begin construction of a new multipurpose arena next spring in downtown Milwaukee really begins when the Legislature returns in late January. That's the assessment of Timothy Sheehy, president of the..." August 21

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Damien Inglis - the 31st pick in the draft - terms tbd, also let go of (renounced) Ramon Sessions

  • Jabari Parker says he’s ‘trying not to be that second pick bust’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jabari Parker was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the second overall pick in this year’s draft, but instead of feeling some sense of entitlement given his level of talent and lofty position on the draft board, he’s well aware of how players who were similarly picked at two have fared over the..." August 17

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Former #bucks coach Larry Drew has agreed to join David Blatt's coaching staff with the #cavaliers, an NBA source told the Boston Globe

  • Rookie survey picks Jabari Parker as likely ROY, best career too

    CBSSports.com "Part of the fun of the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot -- aside from the impromptu dunk contests -- is finding out what the rookies think of each other. John Schuhmann of NBA.com has a rookie survey he gives the new players and asks them to pick the rookie of the year, who will have the best career, who..." August 06

  • Jason Kidd's part of attraction for Bucks' Jerryd Bayless

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jerryd Bayless has seen plenty in his six pro seasons with five teams. But something will be new when the 6-foot-3 guard joins the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp in September. Bayless will be playing under future Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd, who will be in his second season as an..." August 02

  • O'Bryant gains confidence from summer league stint

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Johnny O'Bryant is part of the Bucks rookie trio, a group that includes No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker and forward Damien Inglis, taken with the first pick of the second round. The 6-foot-9, 256-pound O'Bryant, selected 36th overall, signed a three-year contract with the team earlier this..." August 01

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks rookie forward Damien Inglis says he hopes to have the walking boot off his right foot in two weeks

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Source confirms Philly reports that assistant Greg Foster leaving 76ers to join Bucks staff under Jason Kidd.

  • Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless

    NBA.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jerryd Bayless, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy. Bayless, 25, split the 2013-14 season between the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics, and averaged 9.3..." July 31

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Gary Payton, a candidate for Bucks coaching staff, is also a candidate for Lakers staff under likely new head coach Byron Scott.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd ‘couldn’t handle’ pressure of coaching in New York

    Nets Daily "In a wide-ranging interview with SovSport, the Russian sports tabloid, Andrei Kirilenko says everyone on the Nets remains focused on a championship for Brooklyn, notes he's happy for Sergey Karasev who he expects will get playing time under Lionel Hollins and offers some telling criticism of Jason..." July 21

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Bucks will be clamining Kendall Marshall off waivers as soon as possible, foiling Lakers' plans of re-signing @KButter5

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo getting his shot at point guard

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It did not take long for Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd to get to the point. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 6-foot-11 athlete dubbed the "Greek Freak," is being given an extended audition at point guard during the NBA Summer League. On Monday night in the Bucks' game against the Utah Jazz,..." July 16

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