Bucks Rumors & News

  • Bucks shock Bulls in Chicago, force a Game 6

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "That Milwaukee Bucks slogan heard so often needs a serious revision. "Own the Future" is sounding so much like yesterday's theme. How about "The Present is Looking Mighty Good." Or something like that. The Bucks clearly were relishing their 94-88 playoff victory in Game 5 over the Chicago..." April 28

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Derrick Rose welcomes blame for mistakes and final play of Game 4 loss

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose took the blame for the team's 92-90 loss at the buzzer to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night. Rose had a chance to win the game -- and close out the series -- in regulation but had the ball stripped..." April 26

  • Bucks stun Bulls on Bayless' buzzer-beating layup in Game 4

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This one was for the veterans. Facing elimination on their home court Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks rode a huge effort from their bench to grab a pulsating 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls. It was fitting that Jerryd Bayless scored the game-winner just before the buzzer off an inbounds..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler combine for 58 points, Bulls send Bucks to brink of elimination

    Chicago Sun-Times "The collision course has always seemed inevitable. Since the Eastern Conference playoff seedings were set, few were expecting it to be anything other than Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers in Round 2. Thursday was just one step closer. Not an easy step, but definitely one step closer. Thanks to..." April 24

  • Bucks president says team could leave if arena deal isn't reached 'in next 10 days'

    Sporting News "The Bucks are in a 2-0 playoff hole, but the city the franchise calls home may have a bigger issue on its hands. Bucks President Peter Feigin said a financing deal from the City of Milwaukee for a new arena must be finalized in the next ten days, according to the Milwaukee..." April 22

  • Bulls show they can take a punch against Bucks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Going into Game 2, there was a lot of talk about ‘‘adjustments.’’ Bucks coach Jason Kidd wasn’t interested in wimpy strategy talk. ‘‘They’re going to make their adjustments,’’ Kidd said before the game. ‘‘For us, our adjustment is to play well. That’s it.’’ The ‘‘adjustment,’’ though,..." April 21

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    While Parker is progressing nicely, he made it quite clear he won't play in Summer League.

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Bucks owner tells Bulls fans planning to come to Milwaukee: 'Stay Home'

    Chicago Sun-Times "t’s not an interesting first-round series until shots are fired. And they were fired. Milwaukee Bucks primary owner Jamie Dinan is well aware of the hostile takeover headed for his arena next week when Bulls fans make their usual migration north and treat the Bradley Center as if it were..." April 19

  • Derrick Rose centerpiece of Bulls' 103-91 victory over Bucks in Game 1

    Chicago Tribune "He blew his standard pregame kiss to his mother, Brenda. His brother, Reggie, sat courtside, just as he did that fateful April 28, 2012, day. His childhood friends and high school teammates, there for him through thick and thin, sat in a row near the end of the Bulls' bench, like they do most..." April 19

  • Antetokounmpo fired up about playoffs

    Racine Journal-Times "Just two years ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was playing in relative obscurity, plying his craft in tiny gymnasiums in Greece. Saturday night, the Milwaukee Bucks’ precocious 20-year-old forward will be playing before more than 23,000 fans in the madhouse known as the United Center and a..." April 18

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    All Bucks available for Game 1. Kirk Hinrich (hyperextended left knee) is out.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes coronary bypass surgery

    UCLA "UCLA Health is issuing this statement at the request of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this week with cardiovascular disease, and he underwent quadruple..." April 18

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Celtics beat Bucks 105-100 in regular-season finale

    CSN New England "And so the regular season ends for the Boston Celtics just how it began – with a victory - as the Celtics continued on its winning ways with a 105-100 victory at Milwaukee. The Celtics (40-42) close out the regular season with six straight wins. And their winning streak in the second of..." April 16

  • Parker sets no timetable for return to Bucks; Redd says be '130 percent' ready

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Michael Redd knows exactly what Jabari Parker is going through. The former Milwaukee Bucks star twice went through the rigors of rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, with the second tear all but ending his NBA career after 12 seasons. Redd's main message to Parker? Don't rush to come..." April 14

  • Michael Carter-Williams powers Bucks in his return to Philadelphia

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Michael Carter-Williams was in familiar territory when he entered the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. He was applauded by the Philadelphia faithful, signed autographs and posed in selfies, nothing new for the second-year point guard. This time, though, the 2013-'14 NBA rookie of the year is..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Bucks unveil new logo, color scheme

    CBSSports.com "Just as the Bucks get ready to return to the playoffs, the team has announced a new logo and color scheme. And they're pretty great. Behold, the evolved Buck. Bigger antlers are supposed to signify a more "mature" Bucks team (no kidding). The move to cream, blue and green moves the Bucks..." April 14

  • Bucks clinch playoff berth in rout of Nets

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It seemed fitting that the Milwaukee Bucks clinched their playoff spot Sunday by playing hustling, smart defense. That's what coach Jason Kidd has preached to his team from the start of training camp. The Bucks swarmed all over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and broke open a close game in the..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Carter-Williams expects 'a little edge' when Bucks visit 76ers

    Philly.com "Midseason trades require a multitude of adjustments for an NBA player. New teammates, new coaches and new philosophies must all be adapted to and mastered. And then there are those pesky pronouns. "A lot of things are different," Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams said Friday..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Bucks win with inspired performances over Knicks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "That playoff berth is so close the Milwaukee Bucks can taste it. The Bucks did their part on Friday night by defeating the New York Knicks, 99-91, at Madison Square Garden. But they needed help from Detroit, Cleveland or Washington to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot and struck out..." April 11

  • Cavaliers clinch East's No. 2 seed and Central Division title in 104-99 win against Milwaukee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers put an exclamation point on a night when they clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and captured the Central Division title, finishing the evening with a 104-99 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs entered the game needing either a win against the Bucks..." April 09

  • Kidd Declines To Explain Decision To Bench Antetokounmpo

    Real GM Basketball "Jason Kidd decided to sit Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday without explanation. "He didn't tell me," Antetokounmpo said when asked if Kidd told him he would sit. "No, he didn't tell me." Antetokounmpo wasn't told why he was benched. "I don't know,"..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Bucks sign Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year deal

    Brew Hoop "The Bucks announced today that they have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year deal. Gutierrez had previously served two 10-day stints with the Bucks earlier this season, appearing in seven games including one start against the Raptors in Toronto. More from the team's..." April 07

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks say Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nasal contusion and is available to return.

  • Dudley fights back pain, determined to tough it out

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jared Dudley's back issue will not go away for the rest of the season and the Bucks' expected trip to the playoffs. But the 29-year-old Bucks forward is determined not to miss this chance to help his younger teammates reach the post-season. Dudley scored 10 points and hit 4 of 7 shots while..." April 04

  • Bucks avoid season sweep by Bulls

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Chicago's home away from home took an unfriendly turn Wednesday night. The Milwaukee Bucks, fighting to secure an Eastern Conference playoff spot, went all in and emerged with a hard-fought 95-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Not only did the Bucks end..." April 02

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker does on-court work before game

    SI.com "Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker participated in an on-court workout at the BMO Harris Bradley Center before Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls, the first time he has been seen doing so since having surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee in January. Parker sustained..." April 02

  • Hawks still have something to play for in win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Don’t tell DeMarre Carroll and the Hawks there is nothing left to play for in the final games of the regular season. With the Hawks locked into the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the forward had a game-high 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots in a 101-88 victory..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Bucks hang on after building early lead over Pacers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A foul-filled game came down to the final moments Thursday night. This time a game-tying three-point attempt by Indiana's George Hill spun out, and the Milwaukee Bucks survived with a 111-107 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks never trailed after leading by as many 23 points..." March 27

  • Bucks need to clean up turnovers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Getting a handle on the turnovers has proved a slippery problem for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks defense has saved the team many times this season, the latest example coming Tuesday night when it held Miami to nine fourth-quarter points in Milwaukee's 89-88 victory, achieved on Khris..." March 26

  • Khris Middleton's buzzer-beating three gives Bucks a crucial victory over Heat

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everything looked bleak when the Milwaukee Bucks trailed by 16 points early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Miami seemed in complete control and ready to send the Bucks to a seventh straight loss in a game filled with playoff implications. But wait a second here. A final-quarter..." March 25

  • Cavaliers finally wake up to put an end to Bucks, winning 108-90

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took the Cavaliers three quarters to wake up, but once they did, they were finally able to do away with the pesky Milwaukee Bucks, 108-90 Sunday at BMO Harris Bradley Center. LeBron James led a late charge by Cleveland (46-26), ending the third quarter on an 8-0 run to send the Cavs into the..." March 23

  • Bucks disrespected JR Smith's range and LeBron James made sure they paid

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If LeBron James and JR Smith didn't wake up in the second half of the 108-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliers would still be sleeping peacefully. It took a while for Cleveland to shake the early tip. And the quiet, undersold Bradley Center didn't help matters from an..." March 23

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    Aron Yohannes @AronYohannes

    Jason Kidd says that Jared Dudley and OJ Mayo are both out this afternoon vs. Cleveland.

  • Jason Kidd on the Nets: “I don’t really pay too much attention (to them)”

    The Brooklyn Game "He’s back again. For the second time this season, the Nets welcomed former coach & player Jason Kidd to town, as his Milwaukee Bucks took on the Nets at Barclays Center. After most pre-season predictions put the Bucks firmly in the lottery, Kidd’s Bucks currently hold the sixth seed in the..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Hot-shooting Spurs top Bucks, roll 114-103

    Pounding The Rock "After the debacle that was the Knicks game on Tuesday night, a good showing and victory for the Spurs was just what the team and their fans needed. San Antonio's offense was superb all night against the league's second best defense and they finished the game having shot 50% from the field and 40%..." March 19

  • Anthony Davis unable to dominate, still helps Pelicans get 85-84 victory against Bucks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis didn't have a breakout performance on Tuesday night like he did a week ago against the Milwaukee Bucks when he matched his career-high 43 points. He also didn't flirt with a potential quadrupal-double like he did during last Sunday's double overtime loss to..." March 18

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Is Obama proposal the end of taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums?

    USA Today "If President Obama has his way, the nation's taxpayers would not help finance a new arena proposed for the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Nor would taxpayer-financed, tax-free bonds be used to help finance a new stadium being discussed in St. Louis for the NFL Rams, or in Oakland..." March 17