Bucks Rumors & News

  • Arena construction key to owner deal

    ESPN.com "The NBA has the right to buy back the Milwaukee Bucks from incoming owners Wesley Edens and Mark Lasry if a deal to a bring a new arena to the city is not in place by November 2017, according to sources briefed on the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the sale agreement announced last week..." April 21

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M

    ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Bucks' Antetokounmpo hopes to build on early success

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A year ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was a relatively unknown, raw basketball talent struggling with his family to get by in Greece. He was preparing for the NBA draft, hoping that he would have a chance to come to America and build a life and career for himself. To say the past season was a..." April 18

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Ersan Ilyasova said he will make a decision on if he'll play for Turkey in the World Cup next month. Says he most likely won't participate.

  • Atlanta wraps up regular season with 111-103 win over Bucks

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up the 2014 regular season Wednesday night with a 111-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Atlanta will open their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Getting a win is nice but the goal coming into Wednesday's game was to get most of the..." April 17

  • Milwaukee Bucks to be sold for $550 million, according to report

    SB Nation "The Milwaukee Bucks won't be leaving town anytime soon. Longtime owner Herb Kohl has agreed to sell his majority stake in the franchise to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Still pending league approval, the deal is worth $550 million and sees the team's first ownership..." April 16

  • Raptors set franchise record with 48th victory

    Toronto Star "Coaches worry about everything because it’s in their DNA — and sometimes part of their charm — and while Dwane Casey was quite fine with the Raptors unfurling a banner to commemorate their Atlantic Division title on Monday night, he was a bit concerned, too. After all, he reasoned, it might..." April 15

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    Jim Paschke @Paschketball

    Brandon Knight back in starting lineup tonight at Toronto. 5:30 Bucks Live on FS Wisconsin. #MilvTor

  • Wizards beat Bucks to remain in No. 6 seed position

    Washington Post "After missing out on the postseason for the last five years, the Washington Wizards know what it is to be in the position of the Milwaukee Bucks, their opponent Saturday at Verizon Center — a team with nothing left to play for but pride and the hope of unhinging the playoff positioning of its..." April 13

  • Bucks take down Cavaliers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Four years ago, John Henson and Chris Wright took the court together at Madison Square Garden in the NIT championship game. Only back then, their jerseys were different colors — Wright was in black representing Dayton and Henson was wearing North Carolina blue. Wright, then a junior, scored 14..." April 12

  • How the NBA decided to let Larry Sanders serve his suspension now

    SB Nation "Back on March 20, Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed to reporters that the team's star center Larry Sanders would miss the remainder of the season due to a fractured bone near his right eye. Sanders had undergone surgery in February after an errant elbow caused the injury; there was little reason..." April 10

  • Chris Copeland game winner lifts Pacers in Bucks as Indiana rests starters

    Indy Cornrows "Given the bad vibes fallout from the Indiana Pacers loss against Atlanta on Sunday, tonight's win against the Milwaukee Bucks was a refreshing detour as the season winds down, but one that has as plenty of potential in terms of shifting the season back in Indiana's direction. News broke earlier in..." April 10

  • Bucks set franchise record with 63 losses

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bucks were the eight seed in the playoffs last season, and despite trading Brandon Jennings in the offseason, made some additional moves to bring in talent in hopes of remaining competitive this year. It was the opposite of what the front office chose to do in Philadelphia, where tanking..." April 06

  • Reports: Bucks owner may be nearing sale of team

    Pro Basketball Talk "For some time now owner Herb Kohl has been public about trying to bring in other investors to the Milwaukee Bucks, ideally someone to take over for him if not now within a few years. That has the sharks circling — buyers looking to purchase the team and move it come 2016 when the lease in..." April 06

  • Raptors set franchise record for road victories with win over Bucks

    Toronto Sun "Outpacing the Pacers on one night, keeping pace with their main rivals the next night, the Raptors continue to flirt with history. With five games left, these Raptors have the chance to set a franchise record for most wins in a season. They’ve already assured themselves of one mark no Raptor..." April 06

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    Bucks PR @BucksPR

    Bucks have signed Chris Wright to a 2nd 10-day contract. Wright averaged 6.0 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 2 gms during his first stint in MKE

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Bucks apparently interested in claiming forward Erik Murphy, who was just released by Bulls.

  • Milwaukee Bucks close to being sold to new ownership

    Fansided "There has been a lot made about the Milwaukee Bucks and the attempt by current owner Herb Kohl to sell the team to a new ownership group. Not a whole lot of movement has been made but it appears things have changed and the Bucks could be moving to a different owner. What fans are wondering is,..." April 05

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders defends his marijuana use

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was apologetic about a five-game drug suspension but also vigorously defended his marijuana use in an interview Friday night before the Bucks played the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Sanders' season-long saga took another wrong turn earlier Friday when..." April 05

  • Bulls lose steam, still drop Bucks, stay tied for 3rd

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls will take Friday’s win, mostly because the scoreboard said so. But feeling good about a 102-90 victory depends on whom you talk to. For the first three quarters, the Bulls treated the Milwaukee Bucks as they should be treated, leading 82-62 with 12 minutes left. Coach Tom Thibodeau..." April 05

  • Larry Sanders suspended five games for violating anti-drug policy

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders, already out for the year with an orbital one fracture, has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBAP Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday. As Sanders is out for the season due to injury, he will serve the suspension..." April 05

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Milwaukee's Larry Sanders suspended for five games for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug program, league says.

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Shorthanded Heat rout Bucks again, retain East lead

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "They might as well have allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to play Wednesday night's game at AmericanAirlines Arena with Ping-Pong balls. That clearly is where their interest rests, maintaining their top overall seed in the NBA Draft lottery. To a degree, that made Wednesday night's final score:..." April 03

  • After humiliating 76ers loss, Pistons bounce back to beat Bucks

    Detroit News "It took a clap of thunder to get the Pistons going during a 116-111 victory over the Bucks Monday night at The Palace. That thunder came from small forward Josh Smith, who threw down a thunderous, teeth chattering, crowd pleasing and momentum shifting dunk and free throw with 3:53 remaining..." April 01

  • Miami Heat routs lowly Bucks as reserves get more action

    Miami Herald "There are plenty of stats, scores and scores actually, of numerical data that explain and put into perspective just how putrid the Eastern Conference really is this season. But here’s one of the best. The Philadelphia 76ers’ inglorious losing streak ended at 26 games on Saturday night, but,..." March 30

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    X-rays were negative on Giannis Antetokounmpo's right ankle. He says he's never had a sprained ankle before in his life. #Bucks

  • Bucks hold off Lakers, 108-105

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Drew admitted it's tough to take any satisfaction in sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers this season. The Milwaukee Bucks achieved that feat with a 108-105 victory over the Kobe-less Lakers on Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. But when the Bucks also finished just 3-27..." March 28

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova Update: Based on this medical recommendation, Ersan is not expected to play the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    O.J. Mayo is out (ankle) tonight. #MILvLAL

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    Bucks PR @BucksPR

    Bucks have signed G/F D.J. Stephens to a 10-day contract. He'll wear #15.

  • Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo learning on the job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Drew brought 33 years of NBA experience to the Milwaukee Bucks when he took over as coach last year. It would take a teenager who didn't speak English very well just one day to pick out a mistake in his playbook. Long before Giannis Antetokounmpo was a bright spot in a bleak season for..." March 26

  • Clippers take their time passing the Bucks but still get 50th win

    Los Angeles Times "All you need to know about the season Milwaukee is having is that Philadelphia is on a 25-game losing streak . . . and still has a better record than that of the NBA-worst Bucks. The Bucks brought their traveling woe show to Staples Center on Monday night and somehow kept things more than..." March 25

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent guard D.J. Stephens will sign a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Bad fourth quarter aside, Kings dominate Bucks

    Sacramento Bee "Somehow, in a game the Kings never trailed, there was reason to be unhappy at the end. Not that beating the Milwaukee Bucks 124-107 on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena was anything to be upset about. After all, the Kings are 25-45 this season, and any win is positive. But after the Kings allowed..." March 24

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Drew said Nate Wolters fitted for cast on broken left hand and will be out rest of season.

  • Warriors hold off lowly Bucks

    Oakland Tribune "Mark Jackson said the Warriors' beating Milwaukee qualified as a good win. The coach said the win was a big one, too. The Warriors might have hung on to a 115-110 victory Thursday against a 13-win team that owns the worst record in the NBA yet made the game close all the way down to the final..." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Sanders is on current West Coast trip with team. Team source said target is mid-April to begin light activity. Big summer ahead for Sanders.

  • Blazers stave off Bucks in overtime, win 120-115

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers nearly gave a game to the worst team in the NBA but were able to hold on by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 120-115 in overtime. Nicolas Batum scored 16 of his 21 points in the opening quarter. He flirted with a triple-double by pulling down nine rebounds and..." March 19

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    Dan Sinclair @dan_sinclair

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar apparently said on CNBC that he's trying to get involved in a new Bucks ownership group.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Ersan Ilyasova will be back in #Bucks lineup tonight at Portland. Coach Drew said he will not play in back-to-back games rest of the way.

  • Raptors 'Tried Frantically' To Acquire Giannis Antetokounmpo On Draft Night

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors "tried frantically" to acquire a top-15 pick in last June's draft in order to select Giannis Antetokounmpo. John Hammond had decided 72 hours before the draft that the Milwaukee Bucks would select Antetokounmpo if he fell to them at No. 15. " March 17

  • Gary Neal rescues the Charlotte Bobcats from a sloppy matinee

    Charlotte Observer "Brandon Knight’s summation of the fourth quarter was short and to the point: “Gary did his job,” Milwaukee Bucks point guard Knight said of his former teammate. In his first trip back to Milwaukee since the trade that sent him to the Charlotte Bobcats, Neal scored 18 points off just six..." March 17

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Ersan Ilyasova is out for the #Bucks today with a right ankle injury. John Henson will start.

  • Knicks blast Bucks for sixth straight

    New York Post "The Zen Master already is having his effect and he hasn’t even started the job. Phil Jackson will inherit a Knicks team that has won a season-high six games when he takes the mantle of team president at Tuesday’s press conference at the Garden. The latest being a 115-94 matinee rout of the..." March 16

  • Bucks sign Chris Wright (Dayton version) to a 10-day contract

    101 Great Goals "The Milwaukee Bucks officially announced the signing of Chris Wright from the D-League’s Maine Red Claws Friday morning. For the second time in the month of March, the Bucks have signed a player who has the same name as another player in a moderately similar situation to a 10-day contract. So,..." March 14

  • Atlanta earns comeback win over Milwaukee, 102-97

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks came from behind to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-97 in Philips Arena on Thursday night. It wasn't the cruise-control win that many expected, but the Atlanta Hawks emerged victorious over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night by a final score of 102-97. Atlanta trailed by..." March 14

  • Timberwolves Come From Behind, Beat Bucks 112-101

    Canis Hoopus "Tonight, the Wolves came back from a double digit deficit to beat the NBA's last-place Milwaukee Bucks 112-101. Kevin Martin had a great night shooting the ball, going 9-18 for 26 points on the night. Kevin Love shook off some early shooting woes to finish with 27 points, 10 boards and 6..." March 12

  • Going small works for Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Just like Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in a big hole in the first half. Just like Saturday, they refused to quit in the second half. Unlike Saturday, the Bucks did enough to win, fighting back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic, 105-98, on Monday night at the..." March 11