Bucks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Wizards use balanced attack to knock off the Bucks

    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

  • O.J. Mayo's 25 points boost Bucks to victory in home opener over 76ers

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Milwaukee's extension talks with Brandon Knight have ended, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Knight plans to enter restricted free agency in July.

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    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

  • Hornets return in dramatic style, beat Bucks 108-106 in OT

    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

  • Dudley starts at SF: Giannis off the bench

    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

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    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

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks coach Jason Kidd not releasing lineup for opener yet. Main question is whether Giannis starts at 3 spot or comes off bench.

  • Sources: Bucks guarantee contract of point guard Kendall Marshall

    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

  • Larry Sanders hopes to be in season opener

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Energized O.J. Mayo making most of preseason

    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

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    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

  • Jason Kidd: Nets letting me go to Milwaukee showed truth in rumors they wanted me fired in December

    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

  • Jason Kidd discusses Nets' tenure

    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

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders has 'minor' surgical procedure, out for preseason

    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

  • Steve Ballmer considered buying Bucks, commuting to and from Seattle

    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

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    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

  • Bucks Exercise Rookie Scale Contract Options on Antetokounmpo and Henson

    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

  • Kidd: Bucks had sincere interest in Ray Allen homecoming

    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

  • Bucks experimenting with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard on Tuesday

    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

  • Bucks reserve center Johnny O’Bryant likely out 6 weeks at least with knee sprain

    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

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Nate Wolters practiced Monday and said he hopes to play Tuesday. Has missed last 2 games with sore right ankle.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    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

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Note that Inglis is not available yet while still recovering from broken foot.

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Khris Middleton returned to practice today. Ready to #OwnTheFuture pic.twitter.com/mWY1TQHEMu

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