Bucks Rumors & News

  • Powell helps Raptors take 3-2 lead over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Raptors coach Dwane Casey calls Norman Powell an "X factor" in Toronto's series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Powell filled in that X with a solid number, 25 points, Monday night when the Raptors defeated the Bucks 118-93 to take a 3-2 lead in an Eastern Conference first-round..." April 24

  • Tucker: 'I don't know if anybody in the league can stop' Giannis

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Raptors guard P.J. Tucker is an elite defender and is spending plenty of time trying to slow down Antetokounmpo. The Raptors had success on Saturday while holding Antetokounmpo to 14 points, including 0-of-7 shooting in the second half. "We just tried to beat him to spots and not give him..." April 24

  • DeRozan, Raptors rebound from tough outing, jolt Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan was not going to be shut out again. Held to eight free throws while missing all eight of his shots from the field two nights earlier, DeRozan proved that performance was merely an aberration Saturday afternoon. DeRozan scored 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting to..." April 22

  • Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘better than I am’

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has the distinction of being one of the NBA’s best all-time point guards. So anything he says about guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, a rising star, carries some weight. At 6-foot-11 with the wingspan of an albatross, he can do things Kidd never dreamed of,..." April 22

  • Bucks blow out Raptors for 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was no easy way to sum up how badly things went Thursday night for the Toronto Raptors, but Kyle Lowry sure came close. "We got our (butts) bust," Lowry said after his Raptors' squad was blown out 104-77 by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 of their first-round Eastern..." April 21

  • Bucks’ Thon Maker making an impact well ahead of schedule

    Sportsnet "A year ago, Thon Maker was a rail-thin high school basketball player, watching the NBA playoffs with his teammates in Orangeville, Ont., hanging on to every turn of the Toronto Raptors‘ tumultuous path to the Eastern Conference finals like anyone else. Three months ago, Maker was a suspect..." April 21

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Raptors even series behind DeRozan, Lowry

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry was held to four points in the Toronto Raptors' Game 1 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Raptors coach Dwane Casey knew that his All-Star point guard would be out to make amends Tuesday night in Game 2. "It's just his competitive edge," Casey said. "I've seen him in..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Ray Allen reveals why he never made a comeback to play for an NBA contender

    CBS Sports "It's been several years since the NBA was graced with the presence of Ray Allen. Allen, one of the best shooters in NBA history, hasn't stepped on the floor since he left the league following the 2013-14 season with Miami. And while there were rumors of his return to contenders like the Cleveland..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Bucks knock off Raptors in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- There is something about the first game of the playoffs for the Toronto Raptors. They just do not play well in series openers. They were at it again Saturday, putting in a lethargic effort against the Milwaukee Bucks in the opener of a best-of-seven first-round playoff..." April 15

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Celtics defeat Bucks, earn No. 1 seed in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Stevens knows the Boston Celtics don't play for playoff berths, Atlantic Division championships or even the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They play to win championships. Still, the Celtics coach appreciates those accomplishments. "I think there's a pride in..." April 12

  • Stats freak: Antetokounmpo's numbers put him among NBA's elite

    USA Today "It’s becoming a two-way most valuable player race in the NBA this season, a classic showdown between Houston’s James Harden and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Both players have dazzled fans with their stunning play, and Westbrook has averaged a triple-double while breaking Oscar Robertson’s..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Antetokounmpo gets triple-double in Bucks' win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo is still learning about the concept of "winning time," but fortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks' young star in the making, he has the perfect teacher in veteran Jason Terry. Terry gave Antetokounmpo a valuable lesson Monday night, scoring 15 points off the..." April 10

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo on the verge of making NBA history

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t simply having a great season. He’s on the verge of making NBA history. The Greek Freak currently ranks in the top-20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. The list of people who have done that in a season is not a long one...." April 10

  • Antetokounmpo helps Bucks clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- As he sat in the Wells Fargo Center's visiting locker room late Saturday night, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had one question for teammate Tony Snell, who was standing nearby. "So we did it?" Antetokounmpo asked. "We did it," Snell said, "the hard..." April 08

  • Brogdon asks Bucks to donate to charity in lieu of ROY campaign

    USA Today "Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon - who goes by the nickname "The President," and who you may also know as the rookie who posterized LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in the same game - had an awesome request for his team as franchises around the league start up their Rookie of the Year..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • George guides Pacers to double-digit win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Fighting for their playoff lives, the Indiana Pacers turned to the energy provided by recently signed Lance Stephenson, the potent offense of Paul George and some of their most impressive defense this season to secure a huge victory. George had 23 points and 10 rebounds as..." April 06

  • Westbrook ties triple-double record in win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Shortly after Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th assist Tuesday night, the game was stopped. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard walked over to his bench to get some water. Westbrook just earned his 41st triple-double to tie Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson's record for the..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Gary Payton II to sign with Milwaukee Bucks

    Oregonian "Former Oregon State guard and two-time Pac-12 defensive player of the year Gary Payton II will sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Payton, who went unselected in the 2016 NBA draft, has spent the season in the NBA Development League playing for the Rio..." April 02

  • Barnes paces Mavericks past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Dallas Mavericks arrived in Milwaukee with a four-game losing streak and had already been officially eliminated from the Western Conference playoff picture. But they looked nothing like a team that might have given up on the season Sunday afternoon, riding a 31-point effort..." April 02

  • Bucks waive Terrence Jones after 3 games, sign Gary Payton Jr. to multi-year deal

    CBS Sports "A once promising young big man, Terrence Jones’ career has hit another dead end. Saturday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks waived Jones after the Kentucky product played just six minutes over three games with the team. Via the Bucks’ press release: The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers..." April 02

  • Bucks rally to defeat Pistons in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton will get the credit for knocking down a game-winning 3-pointer in the waning moments of the Milwaukee Bucks' 108-105 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the Bradley Center, but it almost certainly would not have been possible without a hustle play..." April 01

  • Bucks request waivers on Terrence Jones

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on forward Terrence Jones, general manager John Hammond announced on Saturday. The 25-year-old was originally inked to a contract on March 4, and appeared in three games for the Bucks, who enter the weekend at 40-36. Jones played a grand total of 5:22..." April 01

  • Bucks knock off Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Back on Feb. 8, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a torn ACL and was lost for the season, taking his 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game averages with him to his offseason. In that same game, Khris Middleton returned after missing the first 50 games with a hamstring..." March 29

  • Bucks blow past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Milwaukee Bucks are in a fight for playoff positioning, and they knew they needed to bounce back after a 15-point home loss to Chicago on Sunday. That's precisely what they did, and the result was an emphatic 118-108 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Mirotic, Butler, Bulls too strong for Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Bulls' up-and-down season flipped again. Fresh off an embarrassing 10-point home loss to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, the Bulls shot the lights out and used a big second half to cruise to a 109-94 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon at the Bradley..." March 26

  • John Henson expected to miss week with left thumb sprain

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson is expected to be sidelined for approximately a week with a left thumb sprain, a league source told ESPN. Henson, 26, sustained the injury at some point during the team's 93-90 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday and missed the next two games...." March 25

  • Antetokounmpo on Track to Hit New NBA Record

    Black Sports Online "The debate over who will be named NBA regular season MVP revolves around James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who are both enjoying a spectacular season. It looks to be a straight fight between this pair, with Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James tipped as having a slim outside chance. While the debate..." March 25

  • Antetokounmpo fuels Bucks past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo has become one of the hottest young stars in the NBA because of his ability to do just about everything on the basketball court. And Friday night, he did. Antetokounmpo slammed home a thundering windmill dunk early, finished with 34 points and capped..." March 24

  • Bucks end strong road trip with win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the Milwaukee Bucks departed last week for their longest trip of the season, they were still looking up at a playoff spot. Eleven days later, they are returning with their most victorious trip in nearly three decades. They aren't looking up, either. "We just..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Middleton, Bucks finish strong in Portland

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nothing came easily for the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night at Moda Center. The Milwaukee Bucks did all they could to make it so. In the end, that was just enough to ensure the Bucks a 93-90 victory. Khris Middleton had 26 points, and Milwaukee (35-35) scored..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Barnes helps Warriors surge past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors were so desperate in the wake of Kevin Durant's knee injury earlier this month, they turned to a Sacramento Kings castoff for help. For 12 minutes Saturday night, it appeared to be a brilliant move. Veteran Matt Barnes contributed seven..." March 19

  • Greg Monroe, Nick Young, D'Angelo Russell Fined After Lakers, Bucks Altercation

    Bleacher Report "The NBA handed out fines following an incident during the Milwaukee Bucks' 107-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night. The league docked Bucks big man Greg Monroe $35,000, and Lakers guards Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell were fined $25,000 and $15,000, respectively. HoopsHype's Alex..." March 19

  • Bucks win tussle with Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A scuffle late in the third quarter briefly sparked the Los Angeles Lakers, but in the end the Milwaukee Bucks prevailed and continued their bid for the NBA playoffs. Khris Middleton scored 30 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 26 points, eight rebounds and five..." March 18

  • D'Angelo Russell's cowardice in Lakers-Bucks fight made Draymond Green angry

    Sporting News "As if Friday night's shove match between the Lakers and Bucks could not get more embarrassing, Warriors forward Draymond Green, who of course had nothing to do with the altercation, on Saturday pointed out arguably its most embarrassing aspect. That would be Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell's..." March 18

  • Luke Walton criticizes officials, Bucks staffer over on-court melee

    ESPN "After two of his players were ejected in a third-quarter skirmish with Milwaukee Bucks players in Friday's 107-103 loss at Staples Center, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton harshly criticized the officials and alleged that a Bucks employee involved in the on-court scuffle "put his hands" on one..." March 18

  • Bucks beat Clippers for seventh win in eight games

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The ball bounced the right way for the Milwaukee Bucks and allowed them to end a road drought against the Los Angeles Clippers. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points apiece, and the Bucks held on to beat the Clippers 97-96 on Wednesday night. Blake..." March 16

  • Carter gets a start, helps Grizzlies win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It wasn't vintage "Vin-sanity" but it did border on perfection. When the struggling Memphis Grizzlies needed a boost, 40-year-old Vince Carter, one of the game's premier players in his prime, provided one and helped the team snap a season-long five-game losing streak...." March 13

  • Bucks hold off Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Once again, defense saved the day for the Milwaukee Bucks, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games Saturday night with a 102-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Bradley Center. The Bucks recorded six defensive stops over the final 2:48 to hold..." March 11

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