Brew Hoop "Three overtimes, 63 minutes, and one undeniably sweet win for Jason Kidd. [Yes, it's OK to exhale] In a roller-coaster game with more ups and downs than anyone wanted, the young Bucks survived three overtimes, the Nets, and even themselves on Wednesday night in Brooklyn, taking down Kidd's..." November 20
CBSSports.com "Much vitriol has been exchanged in the wake of Jason Kidd's clumsy exit from his job as coach of the Nets, a franchise that he led to consecutive NBA Finals as a Hall of Fame point guard -- and one that he left bewildered in his wake after one eventful season as its coach. Nets owner Mikhail..." November 20
Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves haven’t had a winning season in nine years, but they’ve had plenty of moments for their fans to be optimistic in that span. Just last season, Minnesota spent significant portions of the year above .500, in range of a playoff berth. Even the 76ers started 3-0 and hung on until..." November 19
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "One New York team down. One to go. The Milwaukee Bucks took care of the first half of their back-to-back set with a heart-pounding 117-113 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Now it's on to Brooklyn as Bucks coach Jason Kidd faces his former..." November 19
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The groans were back. After each missed jumper. The third-wheel groans of the previous four seasons. The $118 million-contract groans of this offseason. It had been a while. Chris Bosh had made the summer seem sane with his opening two weeks. He was more than he had been those first four..." November 17
Orlando Sentinel "For the first eight minutes Friday night, the Orlando Magic looked as bad as they’ve looked all season. It’s one thing to miss shots, and the Magic did plenty of that against the Milwaukee Bucks. But the Magic did something worse: They began the game lethargically and with little focus. Victor..." November 15
ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13
Brew Hoop "The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 85-78 to get back to .500 and collect their first winning streak in 20 months. Let us celebrate for a small amount of time, and then never speak of this specific game ever again. Though Milwaukee had 15 and 16 point quarters to bookend the..." November 12
Pro Basketball Talk "Khris Middleton began the season as a member of Milwaukee’s starting lineup. After a 1-2 start, head coach Jason Kidd switched things up, installing Ersan Ilyasova as a starter and bringing Middleton off the bench for two straight games. Then Friday night happened, where for reasons unknown,..." November 10
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks knocked the Memphis Grizzlies from the ranks of the NBA's unbeatens Saturday night. Keyed by a big fourth quarter by Giannis Antetokounmpo and a game-turning three-point play by Brandon Knight with 1.1 seconds remaining, the Bucks snapped a seven-game losing streak to the..." November 09
Detroit News "With their two-game winning streak, the Pistons are showing definite signs of improvement, but they still are a team that has trouble coping with prosperity. Friday night's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks gave the latest indication of the young team's growing pains. The Bucks came into the..." November 08
CSN Chicago "Even though Derrick Rose returned, the Bulls were far from healthy in Wednesday’s gutsy 95-86 win over Milwaukee. Without Joakim Noah for the second consecutive night due to illness, it was the Bulls’ frontcourt depth that, again, shined in his absence to improve to 4-1 overall and drop the..." November 06
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Nobody on the current Milwaukee Bucks roster was worrying about the team's 16-game road losing streak, a skid that dated to last season and was the longest current one among NBA teams. And now it's over. This new version of the Bucks put an end to the streak with an 87-81 victory over the..." November 05
SB Nation "Remember when Jason Kidd made a failed power play within the Nets organization and had to leave to become coach of the Bucks? It turns out Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was deeply hurt by Kidd's decision to -- wait, it turns out Prok couldn't give an eighth of a crap:" November 04
New York Daily News "Amongst vows that he will not give up majority control of the Nets and remains “committed to championship,” Mikhail Prokhorov’s first session with the media in 10 months uncovered a new enemy target to join Mark Cuban and James Dolan. “I think there is a nice proverb in English,” Prokhorov said..." November 04
The Brooklyn Game "Former Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd, now with the Milwaukee Bucks, responded to comments made last night by Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Prokhorov said of Kidd’s departure: “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you,” adding “I don’t think we should get mad, I think we..." November 04
Washington Post "The subject was broached as soon as players began filing into Verizon Center for workouts in mid-September. The Washington Wizards failed to understand why they didn’t enjoy the usual home-court advantage of so many other NBA teams. Between the regular season and playoffs, the Wizards went just..." November 02
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A festive home opener had nearly everything the Milwaukee Bucks were hoping for Friday night. Let's count a few of the biggest highlights: A raucous crowd that nearly packed the BMO Harris Bradley Center and was announced as a sellout of 18,717. Check. A sparkling 25-point performance by..." November 01
Milwaukee's extension talks with Brandon Knight have ended, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Knight plans to enter restricted free agency in July.
ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31
Charlotte Observer "Between the sell-out, opening night and the name change, the Charlotte Hornets were an emotional mess Wednesday, especially early. “We were all too amped up,” third-string point guard Jannero Pargo recalled. So Pargo went to work on Kemba Walker’s head, telling him to stop stressing, that..." October 30
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Giannis Antetokounmpo will come off the bench in the Bucks' season opener, coach Jason Kidd said in his pre-game comments at Time Warner Cable Arena. Veteran Jared Dudley will start at small forward but Kidd said Antetokounmpo will play major minutes. The other Bucks starters will be Larry..." October 29
After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29
Bucks coach Jason Kidd not releasing lineup for opener yet. Main question is whether Giannis starts at 3 spot or comes off bench.
Yahoo! Sports "Despite holding the flexibility to wait until January for a decision, the Milwaukee Bucks have guaranteed the contract of point guard Kendall Marshall for the 2014-15 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Marshall had a non-guaranteed contract, but is assured now to make his full $915,000..." October 28
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Sanders is optimistic he will be able to play Wednesday night when the Milwaukee Bucks open the regular season in Charlotte. The Bucks' 6-foot-11 center missed the final four preseason games due to a minor surgical procedure. Sanders did not take part in contact drills Friday but did..." October 25
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "O.J. Mayo is a new man. It certainly looks that way after the Milwaukee Bucks guard lit up Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks in a preseason game Monday night. Mayo, who struggled last season with weight and conditioning issues as the Bucks won a league-worst 15 games, said at the..." October 22
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nate Wolters practiced Monday and said he hopes to play Tuesday. Has missed last 2 games with sore right ankle.
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
Note that Inglis is not available yet while still recovering from broken foot.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Free agent center-forward Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell RealGM.