Bucks Rumors & News

  • Greivis Vasquez uncertain for Rio Olympics

    Nets Daily "Sean Marks said Wednesday he anticipates going to Rio de Janiero next month because the Nets will have three players --Bojan Bogdanovic, Luis Scola and Greivis Vasquez-- playing in the Olympics. But he may be only able to see two of his players in Rio. Reports in the Venezuelan press seem to..." July 25

  • Knicks Interested In Greg Monroe?

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are among the teams with an interest in acquiring Bucks center Greg Monroe, who reportedly remains available, Sam Amico of Amico Hoops reports, citing league sources. The Knicks would likely need a third team to help facilitate a trade for Monroe, Amico adds. The Bucks-Monroe..." July 21

  • Bucks reportedly discussed Westbrook trade involving "significant assets," backed off over extension refusal

    Brew Hoop "The Milwaukee Bucks were reportedly among the teams to recently discuss a trade for Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, according to Adam Joseph yesterday on Twitter: The Thunder's asking price remains very high, as expected. Although the Bucks have a few highly valuable assets such..." July 21

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Bucks Continue To Shop Greg Monroe In Trade Talks

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks continue to have interest in trading away Greg Monroe this offseason. The Bucks re-signed Miles Plumlee to a five-year, $52 million deal this week." July 19

  • Larry Sanders is interested in a return and the Cavs should be interested

    Fear The Sword "When Larry Sanders walked away from his contract worth $27 million on February 26th, 2015 it sent shock-waves throughout the NBA community. For a relatively healthy player to give up so much guaranteed money was relatively unheard of, especially one with as much talent and ability as..." July 19

  • Bucks, Plumlee agree to four-year, $50 million deal

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A league source said Monday the Milwaukee Bucks and Miles Plumlee have agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract. Plumlee was a restricted free agent but had indicated after the season he wanted to return to Milwaukee. Bucks coach Jason Kidd and management also said they wanted to sign him to..." July 18

  • Mark Cuban cracks joke about '40-year-old' NBA rookie Thon Maker

    Fox Sports "Just a couple days after racking up 10 fouls in a game, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker led his team with 17 points in a Summer League loss to the Dallas Mavericks Thursday. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was in the building to watch the game and joined the television broadcast, and Cuban was asked..." July 14

  • Report: Warriors not interested in signing Larry Sanders

    The Score "Despite his coded lobbying for NBA work with either the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers, Larry Sanders will reportedly not land with Golden State, according to ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss. The Warriors looked into adding Sanders but decided against it, reports..." July 13

  • Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo Begin Military Terms in Greece

    Bleacher Report "Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Westchester Knicks, respectively, are both working hard on their basketball careers, but in the meantime, duty calls. According to Naftemporiki, the Antetokounmpo brothers started their mandatory Greek military service on Wednesday...." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Milwaukee's Thon Maker was called for 10 fouls in a single game

    Fox Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks' 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Thon Maker scored 10 points in a Summer League loss to the Grizzlies Monday in Las Vegas, but he also racked up 10 personal fouls in 30 minutes. The rules of the Summer League are different than in the NBA. Instead of a six-foul..." July 12

  • Warriors yet to pursue ex-Bucks center Sanders

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors have two available spots on their roster, and with center Andrew Bogut gone to Dallas they’d like to fill one of them with a rim-protecting big man. Larry Sanders, formerly of the Milwaukee Bucks, would fit such a profile. Away from the NBA since December 2014, the 6-foot-11 center..." July 11

  • Larry Sanders trolls fans by hinting he'll sign with Warriors or Cavaliers

    The Score "Larry Sanders may or may not be ready to return to the NBA, but the 27-year-old certainly wants his Twitter followers to think he is. The 6-foot-11 VCU alumnus posted two photos on his social media account on Saturday: one from the film "The Warriors" (Golden State Warriors?) ... ... and..." July 09

  • Greg Monroe to Pelicans for a package revolving around Tyreke Evans

    The Bird Writes "With the signing of Langston Galloway, the New Orleans Pelicans are hovering right around the $90 million mark in total team salary. This figure doesn't even include Buddy Hield or Cheick Diallo and the non-guaranteed contracts of Luke Babbitt and Toney Douglas. Hence, any remaining sizable move..." July 09

  • Jabari Parker to Joe Walsh: “You Ain’t Landing a Single Finger on Barack Obama”

    The Source "LeBron James might have been the biggest, but he wasn’t the only athlete to speak up in recent hours regarding the devastating police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the bevy of responses and debates that have followed. Today, Milwaukee Bucks power forward Jabari Parker, a..." July 08

  • Cavaliers send Dellavedova to Bucks in sign-and-trade

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent guard Matthew Dellavedova in a sign-and-trade to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced on Thursday. In return, the Cavs receive a $4.8-million trade exception, cash, and the rights to Albert Miralles. "We wish Delly the best as he continues his career in..." July 07

  • Can the Portland Trail Blazers pull off a Greg Monroe trade?

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers seem a bit, well, inert during this free agency period. Evan Turner's massive 4-year, $70 million deal is one thing, but it clearly necessitates a second move by God Emperor of Dune President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. My -- and your -- question is: what is..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade meeting with teams in New York

    Yahoo! Sports "Miami Heat free agent Dwyane Wade is meeting with rival suitors in New York, and a decision on his future could come as soon as Wednesday night, league sources told The Vertical. Wade has traveled to New York for meetings that will include the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat,..." July 06

  • Dwyane Wade cancels free agent meeting with Milwaukee Bucks

    Palm Beach Post "As the Heat wait on Dwyane Wade, there’s some news on his future plans. Wade has canceled some free agent meetings with teams he had set up for later this week, according to a report from ESPN on Tuesday. NBA.com’s David Aldridge went on to report that Wade canceled his Wednesday meeting with..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Cavs will not match Bucks' offer to Dellavedova

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers will not match the offer sheet restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova received from the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources informed cleveland.com. Dellavedova, 25, is expected to sign his four-year, $38.5 million deal shortly after July 7, the first day free agents..." July 04

  • Nuggets, Bucks still in the mix for Heat free agent Dwyane Wade

    CBS Sports "The Denver Nuggets "continue to have active interest" in signing free agent guard Dwyane Wade, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, who also reported that the Milwaukee Bucks are still scheduled to meet with him. Wade, who has been a member of the Miami Heat since he was drafted in 2003, is reportedly..." July 04

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Dwyane Wade to meet with Milwaukee Bucks next week

    Brew Hoop "It's the rumor that just won't go away, huh? ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Friday evening that Dwyane Wade is "in contract talks" with the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks, with the possibility that Wade would set up meetings with both teams sometimes next week. Charles Gardner of the..." July 02

  • Matthew Dellavedova agrees to 4-year, $38 million offer sheet with Bucks, per report

    SB Nation "Matthew Dellavedova has reached an agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks on a four-year, $38 million offer sheet, reports ESPN's Zach Lowe. The Cavaliers will have three days to decide whether to match once the moratorium ends on July 7. Dellavedova sought a multi-year deal last summer, but had to..." July 01

  • Bucks, Mirza Teletovic agree on 3-year, $30 million deal

    SB Nation "The Bucks and free agent forward Mirza Teletovic have agreed on a three-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein." July 01

  • Sixers Sign Guard Jerryd Bayless

    CBS Philly "The Philadelphia 76ers have signed guard Jerryd Bayless to a three-year deal worth $27 million, according to an AP source." July 01

  • O.J. Mayo 'disqualified' from the NBA for violating anti-drug program

    The Score "Guard O.J. Mayo has been "dismissed and disqualified" from the National Basketball Association for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced on Friday." July 01

  • Bucks Extend John Hammond As GM Through 17-18

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have finalized a contract extension with John Hammond through the 17-18 season. " June 30

  • Bucks waive Damien Inglis, Johnny O'Bryant

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on forwards Johnny O'Bryant and Damien Inglis, a league source confirmed Wednesday. The moves should give the Bucks some room to add players in free agency, which opens late Thursday night (Central time). O'Bryant was a second-round pick in the 2014..." June 29

  • Bucks may need to trade Greg Monroe to unleash their full potential

    Sporting News "After a playoff berth and the addition of center Greg Monroe, the Bucks had high expectations for the 2015-16 season. While they disappointed in terms of wins and losses, that campaign set the table for another important offseason that pairs financial flexibility with worthwhile draft..." June 29

  • This Australian Passport Might Put The Great Thon Maker Age Conspiracy To Rest Once And For All

    Dime Magazine "The Thon Maker saga may have finally reached its conclusion with the latest information concerning his age. The Milwaukee Bucks’ first-round pick has had his age questioned even before the draft, and the scrutiny only got worse after various photos and videos appeared online of an old yearbook..." June 29

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Report: Bucks plan to make 'substantial' offer to Joakim Noah

    Brew Hoop "Peace out, draft season. Hello, free agency rumor season. Hook it up into my veins. It has begun. According to a report from Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence, the Bucks may be in the running to make an offer to former Chicago Bulls big Joakim Noah. Lawrence lists the New Knicks, Minnesota Wolves,..." June 26

  • Bucks rookie Thon Maker denies rumors about being older than 19

    CBS Sports "The biggest surprise of draft night was certainly the selection of Thon Maker. The loophole preps-to-pros draftee was projected to go somewhere in the 20s or even into the early second round of the draft. Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks selected him at No. 10. There were rumors throughout draft day..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Wizards lead four-team race for Joakim Noah in NBA free agency, sources say

    Sporting News "The summer of crazy spending in the NBA is only days away and it is likely to start in Washington. But we’re not talking about the Wizards’ pursuit of Kevin Durant, which most observers regard as slightly delusional. According to sources, the Wiz are locked in on making a major offer to Joakim..." June 24

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Milwaukee Bucks: Young Core Are Reportedly “Untouchable”

    Behind The Buck Pass "There was understandable uproar among many Milwaukee Bucks fans on Tuesday at the thought of the team trading Khris Middleton, yet that was never really what anybody was suggesting would happen. With the Boston Celtics failing to buy in to any one particular player with the third overall pick..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Celtics Discussing Khris Middleton Deal With Bucks

    NESN "To this point, the trade rumors surrounding the Boston Celtics and their coveted No. 3 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft have revolved around a small handful of players. It appears you can add another player to that list. The Celtics have had discussions with the Milwaukee Bucks about trading their No...." June 21

  • Bucks Pushing Hard To Move Greg Monroe

    Charles in Charge "Second to LaMarcus Aldridge, it could be argued that Greg Monroe was the most sought after free agent last summer. Somewhat curiously, Monroe decided to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks over teams like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. Now, though, it appears that the Bucks are ready to..." June 20

  • Five potential trade destinations for Kevin Love

    Sportsnaut "There are no concrete suggestions that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be placing Kevin Love on the trade block this summer. However, we can read between the lines here. It’s rather obvious that Love is not that third building block for the Cavaliers. That’s been magnified during the NBA Finals,..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Jason Kidd finalizing extension with Bucks

    Yahoo! Sports "Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is finalizing a three-year, $15 million-plus contract extension with the franchise, league sources told The Vertical. Kidd has one year left on his original deal and the extension will take him through 2020. Despite a step back in the 2015-16 season with a..." June 14

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece in Olympic Qualifying Tournament

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo led Greece to an impressive showing in EuroBasket last fall, but the Greeks fell short of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Still, they played well enough to make an Olympic Qualifying Tournament." June 10

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