Bucks Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Embiid's double-double lifts 76ers over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Joel Embiid might have been a bit rusty after sitting out the Philadelphia 76ers' game against the Wizards in Washington on Saturday, but once he finally got going Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks, he wasn't going to be stopped. Embiid finished with 22 points in a 113-104..." January 16

  • Dunleavy's season-high 20 boost Hawks past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta. The 14-year veteran almost sought a buyout when he was acquired by the Hawks in a deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland on Jan. 7. But after he was persuaded to join the club by..." January 15

  • Bucks stifle Heat 116-108

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The last time the Milwaukee Bucks faced the Miami Heat, they put forth their worst offensive showing of the season. When the two teams met again Friday, the Bucks were clicking on all cylinders, taking control from the opening tip and cruising to a 116-108 victory over the Heat..." January 13

  • Brogdon, Beasley help Bucks beat Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Despite little, if any, contribution from ailing team leader Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee found itself within striking range of the San Antonio Spurs in the final minute on Tuesday and the ball in the hands of the Michael Beasley, one of the league's streakiest players...." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) out Sunday against Wizards

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is out for Sunday's game against the Washington Wizards with an illness, coach Jason Kidd announced. Antetokounmpo is leading the Bucks in most statistical categories, with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. He has also played every..." January 08

  • Bradley, Wall lead Wizards over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With their superstar-in-the-making, Giannis Antetokounmpo out with illness, the Milwaukee Bucks needed somebody to step up and pick up the slack Sunday afternoon against Washington. And while Jabari Parker scored 28 points and Malcolm Brogdon set a career-high with 22, a..." January 08

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo And Kyle Lowry Lose All-Star Game Votes Because Of Their Last Names

    Uproxx "Giannis Antetokounmpo should be, by any objective measure, a lock to reach the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. The 22-year-old, do-everything forward is averaging 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game this season while leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a record above .500 and a likely trip to..." January 08

  • Anthony keys Knicks' late surge in win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Every time it seemed like the Milwaukee Bucks were on the verge of turning things into a rout Friday night, the New York Knicks answered, but couldn't seem to get over the hump. But Carmelo Anthony put the Knicks on his back, scoring 12 of his 26 points in the final quarter and..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Bucks' buzzer-beater sinks Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Giannis Antetokounmpo showed why he is the NBA leader when it comes to points in the paint. The Milwaukee Bucks forward drained a step-back jumper in the lane as time expired to lift the Bucks to a 105-104 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden...." January 04

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Most Intriguing Point Guard In NBA History

    SI "On the worst nights, when the fadeaways are short and the pocket passes are late, Giannis Antetokounmpo skips the showers. He storms out of the Bradley Center in full uniform, from home locker room to player parking lot, and hops into the black Explorer the local Ford dealer lent him. He turns..." January 03

  • Bucks take down Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Just about anyone who even remotely follows the National Basketball Association knows what Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook can do, but people still are learning about the talents of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Westbrook put forth his usual contributions..." January 02

  • Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to third straight win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Two of the Milwaukee Bucks well-known young stars sparkled down the stretch on Saturday night. And another might be emerging. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and Jabari Parker added 27 as the Bucks took charge in the second half to pull away from the Chicago Bulls..." December 31

  • Young stars carry Timberwolves past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a game that featured several of the NBA's bright young stars, Minnesota's stars shined just a little bit brighter than Milwaukee's. Led by youngsters Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, the Timberwolves took care of the visiting Bucks by a 116-99 final on..." December 30

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Bucks’ Antetokounmpo is the real deal

    Detroit News "There are more difficult things than trying to figure out how to pronounce Giannis Antetokounmpo’s name. But not many (for the record, it’s “Ah-deh-toh-KOON-boh”) but “Greek Freak” is starting to stick as an alternate moniker. One of those trying tasks might be just trying narrow down which..." December 29

  • Bucks ticket plan: $149 until team wins 10 home games after Jan. 13

    ESPN "For years, NBA teams have sold 10-game plans for fans that don't want to commit to buying a whole season worth of games. On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks will announce that they're offering a 10-win plan. That's right, guaranteed wins. In a package that will go on sale Tuesday through Jan...." December 28

  • Parker helps Bucks cruise past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jabari Parker had a much different feeling about his team on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks forward said his team panicked when it squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead in Washington on Monday. There was no reason for concern in their latest outing, as the..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Porter, Wizards hold off Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Christmas came late for Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards. They were nonetheless excited about unwrapping a revenge-win over the Milwaukee Bucks a day after Santa Claus made his rounds all the same. Porter scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Wizards..." December 26

  • Bucks still looking to deal Monroe

    Sportando "The Milwaukee Bucks are still trying to trade Greg Monroe. The big man is having a better season in Milwaukee than last year but he is still on the trade block. Per Woelfel's Press Box, A league executive told me over the weekend the Bucks are still looking to trade veteran center Greg..." December 26

  • Bucks fans jab John Wall with clever taunt

    Larry Brown Sports "Bucks fans are straight ruthless with opposing point guards. As Wizards point guard John Wall stepped to the free throw line during Milwaukee’s 123-96 victory over Washington on Friday night, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post noticed an amusing chant breaking out amongst the Milwaukee..." December 25

  • Antetokounmpo, Brogdon fuel Bucks past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- A big problem for the Milwaukee Bucks this season has been playing to their level of competition; they've put forth some of their best performances against the league's blue bloods but also have laid some of their biggest eggs against teams buried way beneath them in the..." December 23

  • Khris Middleton is confident he will return this season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Khris Middleton averaged 18.2 points in 79 games for the Bucks last season.(Photo: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) It’s tempting to wonder how the Milwaukee Bucks would look with Khris Middleton back in the lineup. Put him in the starting five with young stars Giannis Antetokounmpo..." December 23

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • James leads Cavaliers to OT victory over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Less than a month after being so thoroughly dominated by the Milwaukee Bucks that he and the rest of the Cavaliers' starting lineup rode the bench for the final quarter, LeBron James got his revenge Tuesday. James hit the game-clinching 3-pointer with 28.1 seconds left in..." December 21

  • James leads Cavaliers to OT win, passes Malone

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Less than a month after being so thoroughly dominated by the Milwaukee Bucks that he and the rest of the Cavaliers' starting lineup rode the bench for the final quarter, LeBron James got his revenge Tuesday. James hit the game-clinching 3-pointer with 28.1 seconds left in..." December 21

  • Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James' reward for making three 3-pointers in 71 seconds was a seat on the bench. After playing 47 minutes in Tuesday's overtime win against these same Milwaukee Bucks, James was fortunate to be in the game at all. Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and passed for a career-high..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Bucks beat Bulls second day in a row

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Just like the night before, the Milwaukee Bucks had little trouble defeating the Chicago Bulls on Friday night at the United Center. The Bucks picked up where they left off Thursday in Milwaukee, handing the Bulls a 95-69 loss for Chicago's biggest margin of defeat this..." December 16

  • Antetokounmpo scores 30 as Bucks top Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With a national television audience getting a rare opportunity to see the Bucks, Milwaukee's duo of young stars put on a strong performance Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Jabari Parker added 28 for the Bucks, who led from..." December 15

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, NBPA Remain Close On New CBA, Discussing Group Licensing

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA continue to work towards completing a new collective bargaining agreement. The final sticking point of the talks has been their group licensing arrangement. The union would like to have control over the licensing of player likenesses." December 13

  • What's the holdup in new NBA deal?

    ESPN "The last several months, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have been quietly working hard on a new collective bargaining agreement to avoid a work stoppage, which took place before a deal was struck in 2011. The negotiations have been building toward this week, when a..." December 13

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