Bucks Rumors & News

  • Ersan Ilyasova returns to practice, could play vs. Hornets

    Brew Hoop "Ersan Ilyasova was just hitting his stride when a stray elbow from Tristan Thompson on December 2 left him with nasal fractures that have sidelined him for the past three weeks." December 22

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Kidd said Ersan Ilyasova getting closer to return and will be evaluated next week when Bucks return home off 4-game trip.

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Short-handed Bucks hold off Kings, 108-107

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A short-handed Milwaukee Bucks team forgot to count all its missing players on Thursday night. Instead the nine-man gang that showed up to play at Sleep Train Arena dug in and dug out a 108-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Center Larry Sanders was missing due to a one-game suspension..." December 19

  • Larry Sanders suspended one game for push on Nicolas Batum

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has suspended Larry Sanders for one game for a shove of Nicolas Batum in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 104-97 Wednesday night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA announced Thursday in a press release." December 19

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    THE GREEK FREAK! Giannis is good to go. He will start tonight. Tip at 9pm on @fswisconsin. #MILvSAC pic.twitter.com/rxJwBxW0z6

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Source tells me Jabari Parker suffered a "slight" ACL tear.

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable for tonight’s game in Sacramento with a left ankle sprain. #Bucks

  • Blazers closed their short homestand with a 2-0 record after defeating the Bucks, 104-97

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers closed their short homestand with a 2-0 record after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-97, on Wednesday at Moda Center. Damian Lillard finished with a game-high 29 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Portland is now 20-6 this season, 12-2 at..." December 18

  • How will Bucks adjust without Jabari Parker?

    SB Nation "Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks had been one of the most pleasant stories in the NBA this season, winning games and turning heads despite starting off with middling expectations. Just six weeks into his career, Parker looked like a favorite for Rookie of the Year on a team that was rising..." December 18

  • Now what for Milwaukee Bucks? For rookie of the year race?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the fun surprises of the NBA season — the team with the worst record in the NBA last season are 13-12, the six seed in the East and looking like a playoff team. Jason Kidd has got them to play much better defense and helped guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo..." December 17

  • Jabari Parker to miss rest of season with torn ACL, according to report

    SB Nation "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the Bucks' win over the Phoenix Suns Monday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. An announcement has not been made, but Parker has already..." December 17

  • Khris Middleton sinks buzzer beater to burn Suns in 96-94 win

    Brew Hoop "Six lead changes in the final 42 seconds. Six consecutive made baskets to close the game out. One ridiculous buzzer beater. One win for the road team. The Milwaukee Bucks got off to a very sluggish first half against the Phoenix Suns, allowing them to get whatever Phoenix wanted offensively..." December 16

  • Parker will undergo MRI Tuesday, teammates react to injury

    Brew Hoop "The Bucks won 96-94 last night in Phoenix on a wild buzzer-beater from Khris Middleton, but the bigger story was Jabari Parker leaving the game with a knee injury. Parker suffered the injury in the second half as he was trying to eurostep around P.J. Tucker. When Parker planted on his left foot,..." December 16

  • Jabari Parker sprains left knee

    ESPN.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker left Monday's 96-94 win over the Phoenix Suns early in the third quarter because of a left knee sprain and did not return. Coach Jason Kidd said after the game that Parker will be further examined Tuesday. Parker's knee appeared to buckle on a drive to..." December 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is ranked as one of the most improved sophomores in the league this season. The "Greek Freak" turned 20 years old on Dec. 6. He continues to make spectacular plays and electrifying dunks while working to improve some of the basics. "His foundation is..." December 14

  • OKC beats Bucks for third straight victory

    The Oklahoman "The search for consistency continues. But signs began to point toward the Thunder figuring some things out in a 114-101 victory over Milwaukee inside Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. Progress, while slow, appears steady. At the same time, the favorable result again is most..." December 10

  • Jason Kidd gives his players written tests on game days

    Grantland "There is a sense of peace in Milwaukee — a feeling that after years of lurching around NBA purgatory, the Bucks have stumbled upon a long-term path they’re happy to stroll. The Bucks think they have two franchise players, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, super-young combo forwards with..." December 09

  • Parsons has best game for Mavericks in 23-point win over Bucks

    Mavs Moneyball "Chandler Bang shoots 11-of-14 and makes four 3-pointers on Sunday night. Now the Mavs head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Chandler Parsons says he's more than a spot-up shooter. He wants to be more of a playmaker with the ball rather than camp behind the 3-point line. If Sunday is any..." December 08

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Larry Sanders (illness) is listed as probable to play for the #Bucks against Dallas tonight. John Henson and Ersan Ilyasova didn’t travel.

  • Scouts, execs say Jason Kidd is ‘hurting’ Jabari Parker by limiting his minutes

    Pro Basketball Talk "This year’s rookie class is off to its worst start statistically in 10 years, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t first-year players who are making an impact. Jabari Parker was seen by many as perhaps the most NBA-ready player coming out of the draft, and a month or so into the season, he’s..." December 07

  • Monta's buzzer beater lifts Mavs over Bucks 107-105

    Mavs Moneyball "It looked briefly like Milwaukee and not Monta was going to have it all tonight, but Ellis' buzzer-beater avoided yet another overtime, and the Mavericks closed out this road trip with a win over the Bucks. After a double overtime thriller in Chicago, this game seemed destined to be a bit of an..." December 04

  • Cavaliers extend win streak to 4 with a scrappy win over Bucks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A young team that is having success early makes for a fearless, scary opponent. The Cavaliers (9-7) found that out about the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday in a hard-fought 111-108 win at The Q to extend their winning streak to four. The young, scrappy Bucks put up a quality fight as they..." December 03

  • Ersan Ilyasova expected to miss at least next 3 games due to nasal fracture

    NBA.com "Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova was inadvertently struck in the face/nasal area late in the second quarter of yesterday’s game at Cleveland. After being examined in the locker room at halftime, he was taken to the Cleveland Clinic where he underwent a CT scan that revealed a nasal fracture. He also..." December 03

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Bucks will be thin up front vs. #Pistons. Both Zaza Pachulia and John Henson are out. Expect Ilyasova and even Antetokuonmpo as backup 5.

  • Bucks' bench steps up to bash Pistons

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ersan Ilyasova played center and Jared Dudley took a turn at power forward. "Small ball" was a winning strategy for the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night as a short-handed squad hammered out a 104-88 victory over the slumping Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Bucks were..." November 29

  • Strength of schedule skews how NBA bettors view these four teams

    Covers.com "Two months have gone by in the NBA schedule and sometimes what you think you know about a certain team is completely wrong. Easy and hard opening slates can skew the way a team performs, both on the scoreboard and at the sportsbook. Here are four NBA teams who you think you know, but you..." November 28

  • Larry Sanders seems to embrace Bucks' new culture

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was not always clear how much the Milwaukee Bucks missed Larry Sanders' presence in the middle last season. Sanders' reinvigorated play through the first 16 games is showing just how much. The 6-foot-11 center is again becoming the team's defensive anchor while finding his place in the..." November 28

  • Brandon Knight finishes strong as Bucks pull away from Timberwolves

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A struggling Brandon Knight scored just two points and missed seven of eight shots in the first three quarters Wednesday night at the Target Center. But the Milwaukee Bucks point guard showed a finishing touch. Knight used his savvy, speed and skill to get to the free throw line in the..." November 27

  • Bucks cruise past Pistons to start busy week

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A busy week started with a bang for the Milwaukee Bucks. Opening a stretch of four games in five nights, the Bucks pulled away in the second half for a 98-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Brandon Knight finished with 20 points to pace Milwaukee (8-7),..." November 26

  • Young Bucks learning how to compete against top teams

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The progress made by the Milwaukee Bucks over the first month of the NBA season is substantial. But the growth process of a young basketball team is only in its initial stage. If the Bucks needed a reminder of that, they received one last week from the two teams sitting at the top of the..." November 25

  • Bucks' Brandon Knight: No 'bad blood' over contract extension

    Sporting News "Credit Bucks point guard Brandon Knight with this: He understands how the NBA’s restricted free agency works. Knight was eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this offseason, but was unable to reach a deal to stay in Milwaukee before the Oct. 31 deadline. That means he will enter..." November 25

  • Paul Pierce scores 25 as Wizards avoid letdown, beat Milwaukee, 111-100

    Washington Post "Paul Pierce, the Washington Wizards’ resident sage, imparted the warning in the team’s joyous postgame locker room Friday night. Fresh off their nationally televised win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pierce insisted the Wizards’ true statement game would come Saturday in..." November 23

  • NBA corrects scoring error from Raptors’ win over Bucks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Earlier this season, LeBron James had a triple-double rescinded in a way, after the NBA found that both a rebound and an assist from his stat line was credited to him incorrectly by the scorekeeper in Cleveland. The league said at the time that it reviews every game for mistakes like these,..." November 23

  • Jason Kidd and company outlast Nets in triple-OT thriller, 122-118

    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

  • As Kidd returns, NBPA looking at agent rules that helped him leave

    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

  • Bucks have first winning record in 607 days

    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

  • Bucks hang on down stretch to edge Knicks

    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

  • Another struggle for Bosh and Wade as Heat fall to Bucks

    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

  • Victor Oladipo gives Magic energy boost in 101-85 win over the Bucks

    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

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    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

  • Milwaukee gets ugly win over Oklahoma City to get back to .500

    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

  • Bucks’ Khris Middleton ‘shocked’ to receive DNP-CD against Pistons

    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

  • Brandon Knight's shot helps Bucks hand Grizzlies first loss of season

    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

  • Pistons hold off Bucks to win second straight

    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

  • Bulls earn gutsy 95-86 win over Bucks, improve to 4-1

    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

  • Strong bench effort helps Bucks hold off Pacers for road win

    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

  • Mikhail Prokhorov on Jason Kidd: 'Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you'

    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

  • Mikhail Prokhorov rips Jason Kidd for leaving Nets: ‘Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you’

    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

  • Jason Kidd responds to Mikhail Prokhorov comments, challenges him to a one-on-one

    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

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