Bucks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Bucks name Zanik assistant general manager

    NBA.com "The Milwaukee Bucks today named Justin Zanik the team’s new assistant general manager. In his role within the organization, Zanik will participate in all areas of day-to-day basketball operations management. Zanik joins Milwaukee following a three-year stint as the assistant general manager for..." June 10

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Jakob Poeltl shows Bucks he's in NBA shape

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Going through a one-on-none workout sounds like it would be a breeze. Jakob Poeltl is here to tell you different after his solo workout for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday afternoon. The 7-foot-1 center from Austria, expected to be a lottery pick in the June 23 draft, showed he was in prime..." June 04

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Jason Kidd moves toward contract extension with Bucks

    wtmj.com "A report says the Milwaukee Bucks are getting their long-term plans for coach and general manger set. Yahoo Sports reports that the Bucks are hiring Utah Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik to take over the same role in Milwaukee, and they have agreed he will be the long-term successor to current..." May 29

  • Bucks hiring Jazz's Justin Zanik as GM-in-waiting

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager. Zanik has been serving as assistant general manager of the Utah Jazz. Zanik was previously a player agent and has since developed a strong reputation as a front office executive." May 29

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Giannis and Thanasis want to play for Greece in pre-Olympic tournament

    EuroHoops.net "From Thessaloniki, Greece, after the second “Antetokounbros” event which was proven to be a smash hit both Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke once more about their whish to play with the Greek national team in the pre-olympuc qualifying tournament in Turin, Italy. Thanasis whose name..." May 23

  • Bucks players’ financial data compromised in scam

    Yahoo! Sports "After a security breach with the Milwaukee Bucks in which players’ financial documents were released, the franchise has involved the NBA and National Basketball Players Association to investigate the scam that compromised private information, league sources told The Vertical. In an email sent..." May 19

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Bucks considering backcourt options with first-round pick

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's no secret the Milwaukee Bucks need backcourt help as they look to the future. They may get it in free agency this summer or through a trade. But they also have a chance to improve through the NBA draft. Milwaukee has the No. 10 pick pending Tuesday's draft lottery, with a chance to move..." May 15

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Vasquez trade isn't looking good

    Racine Journal-Times "The Milwaukee Bucks paid a steep price to acquire Greivis Vasquez last summer. The Bucks acquired the veteran guard from the Toronto Raptors for not only a 2017 No. 1 draft pick -- which the Bucks acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers -- but also a second-round choice in the 2015 draft, which..." April 25

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Upbeat Plumlee says he wants to return to Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Miles Plumlee went from an end-of-the-bench guy to a major contributor in a matter of a few weeks. The 6-foot-11 center was upbeat on Thursday as the Bucks took their year-end physicals and pondered the future. "I'm just really thankful for the opportunity to get out there and play," Plumlee..." April 18

  • Kings win tiebreaker over Nuggets, Bucks for 8th-best lottery odds

    The Score "With a number of teams deadlocked in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season, the NBA held a coin flip Friday to determine tiebreaking scenarios for the upcoming draft lottery. The Sacramento Kings won a three-way tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, slotting..." April 15

  • Bucks owners confident in Jason Kidd after second of 3-year deal

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A disappointing season came to an inglorious end for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night as they lost, 97-92, to an Indiana Pacers team resting its starters for the playoffs. As they met with reporters before the season finale at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, primary owners Wes Edens, Marc..." April 14

  • Pacers wrap up regular season with win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There were two teams on the court Wednesday night at the Bradley Center; one locked into its playoff seeding and headed for the postseason; the other running out the string on a disappointing season full of underachievement. And while the scoreboard might suggest a competitive..." April 13

  • Bucks set June 18 for arena construction start

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With Wednesday's approval of the Milwaukee Bucks arena lease, the basketball club has set June 18 as the construction start for the $524 million project. The lease agreement, between the Bucks and arena owner Wisconsin Center District, was the latest in a series of steps leading to the project..." April 13