Bucks Rumors & News

  • Giannis posting numbers like an All-Star

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't make this year's All-Star Game, but that doesn't mean he isn't putting up numbers worthy of an All-Star. Four other All-Stars, in fact. In his third NBA season, the "Greek Freak" is starting to come into his own with career highs in pretty much every statistical..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Larry Sanders to ‘look into coming back’ to NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "After accepting a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks to step away from the NBA last season, Larry Sanders told The Vertical he plans to pursue a return to the NBA once his off-court ventures stabilize. "Once my art, music and passions off the court feel stable, I will look into coming back," Sanders..." February 09

  • Utah Jazz beat Milwaukee Bucks, 84-81

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward was patiently waiting for his opening and when he saw it he pounced. With about two minutes left on the clock, Hayward slashed through traffic to the rim and then, fading left to right, hit a tough layup off the glass. The move was a strong one, so the Jazz captain flexed — arms..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Bucks Open To Trading Greg Monroe, Carter-Williams

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have let other teams know that Greg Monroe is available for the right price, and the team is also receptive to trading Michael Carter-Williams, reports Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only Bucks player completely off-limits for a deal, though it would take..." February 04

  • CJ McCollum has 30, Gerald Henderson a big fourth as Trail Blazers beat Bucks 107-95

    CSN Northwest "Now, the hard part. The streaking Trail Blazers won their fifth straight game Tuesday behind 30 points from CJ McCollum, easily dispatching another losing team, this time Milwaukee 107-95 at the Moda Center. In the Blazers' winning streak, all five opponents had losing records, helping the..." February 03

  • Kings own the boards in victory over Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Rudy Gay II was the movie the Milwaukee Bucks did not want to see Monday night. But they were forced to view it as the Sacramento Kings forward led his team to a 111-104 victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee’s final appearance at Sleep Train Arena. All-star center DeMarcus Cousins missed the..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Bucks' Khris Middleton second fiddle no more

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "So often, Khris Middleton was the other story. The sidebar, the subhead, the second thought. When he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in July 2013, some might have considered him the throw-in of the Brandon Knight-for-Brandon Jennings swap. When the 6-foot-8 shooting guard signed his..." January 31

  • Dwyane Wade rescues Heat late in 107-103 victory at Milwaukee

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It started off as Goran Dragic's night. It ended up as Dwyane Wade's. Wade hit the go-ahead jumpshot with 44.5 seconds remaining to lift the Miami Heat to a 107-103 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday at Bradley Center. He finished with a team-high 24 points. It was the Heat's third..." January 30

  • Griz stifle Bucks in 103-83 victory

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies' success over the past month has mostly been due to timely defense at the end of games. There was hardly a delayed reaction Thursday night. The Griz suffocated the Milwaukee Bucks throughout a 103-83 victory in FedExForum. "I thought we did a good job of just taking care of..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

  • 12d
    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

  • 12d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Jerryd Bayless turns the tables as Bucks outlast Orlando

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jason Kidd's return to the bench had a happy ending Tuesday night. But it took eight dunks by Giannis Antetokoumpo, two clutch three-pointers in the fourth quarter by Jerryd Bayless and one crucial assist by Khris Middleton to make it happen. The Milwaukee Bucks survived another barrage of..." January 27

  • 15d
    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Coach Kidd was back at practice today and will coach Tuesday vs. Orlando. Said he will take it day by day.

  • Ryan Anderson scores 23, Pelicans dominate second half to beat Bucks, 116-99

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "During the opening two months of the season whenever the New Orleans Pelicans struggled to make shots early in the game, it usually meant they had trouble winning. Lately, though, the Pelicans are showing they are a much better team. Whether they are shorthanded, start the game poorly or need a..." January 24

  • Bench brings energy, playmaking help in Rockets’ win over Bucks

    Houston Chronicle "The trap came and James Harden and Josh Smith knew just what they wanted to do, what they had done so often, so happily through all those good times together. Smith cut to the top of the key. Harden delivered his pass behind the trap and Smith immediately fired a bullet to the corner. As Trevor..." January 23

  • 18d
    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    More Rockets: I'm told they expect to keep Ty Lawson past Feb. 18 trade deadline. Recent chatter about Bucks, but they're rolling w/ him.

  • 19d
    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

  • 19d
    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Bucks' Jason Kidd to resume coaching duties next week

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is returning to the bench to resume his coaching duties next week, league sources told ESPN on Thursday. Kidd, who underwent hip surgery shortly before Christmas, plans to return next week -- ahead of schedule -- as the Bucks return from a four-game road trip..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Bucks handle Heat for third straight victory

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Box scores often can be deceiving, and a cursory look at the Bucks-Heat final box would not tell much of the story of Tuesday night's game. Milwaukee point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored just seven points, but his defensive pressure from the opening tip set the tone in the Bucks' 91-79..." January 20

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Bucks dominate Hornets inside for back-to-back victories

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Putting two strong performances together is something the Milwaukee Bucks have struggled to do this season. But they did it in impressive fashion Saturday night, following a dramatic overtime victory against Atlanta on Friday with a 105-92 decision over the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner..." January 17

  • Antetokounmpo shoulders the load for Bucks in overtime win over Hawks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Working overtime was just fine with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Milwaukee needed a clutch block from point guard Michael Carter-Williams in the final seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime. Then they dominated the extra period — even getting three-pointers from..." January 16

  • Greivis Vasquez Changes Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Soon-to-be free agent Greivis Vasquez has signed with Octagon agent Alex Saratsis after leaving the Wasserman Media Group, reports Liz Mullen of the SportsBusiness Journal (Twitter link). Darren Matsubara had been the representative for the Bucks backup point guard, and for Joel Embiid, who also..." January 15

  • Bucks Haven't Yet Shopped Greg Monroe

    Real GM Basketball "Greg Monroe is on a two-plus-one contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, meaning he can opt out in 2017. Signing Monroe was touted as a success in free agency for the Bucks, but he hasn't been a great fit with how the team's defense has taken a big step back." January 15

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Washington holds on for 106-101 win over Milwaukee

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards got off to a fast start, jumping out to a quick 23-12 lead. John Wall was picking apart the Bucks' defense with apparent ease, and had 6 assists in the first quarter alone. The Wizards forced turnover after turnover and capitalized in transition. Milwaukee cleaned up their ball..." January 14

  • Dudley says Bucks made right move to trade him

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jared Dudley is a keen observer of the NBA game, whether it be in-game adjustments or how player personalities and personnel moves affect a team's chemistry. So it's not a huge surprise when he says Milwaukee Bucks management did him a favor by trading him to the Washington Wizards in the..." January 14

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo's 29 powers Bucks past Bulls, 106-101

    Brew Hoop "When Giannis Antetokounmpo drove towards the basket, he couldn't be stopped. The Greak Freak led the Bucks with 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting and added 10 rebounds and five assists as Milwaukee dealt the Chicago Bull their third consecutive loss, 106-101 inside a rowdy BMO Harris Bradley..." January 13

  • Report: Milwaukee Bucks among teams interested in Kevin Martin

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin's name has reportedly been surfacing in trade talks for the last month, with Martin missing a number of games as a healthy scratch, and you can apparently add the Milwaukee Bucks to his list of suitors. The Bucks are among the teams interested..." January 13

  • The NCAA is actually considering new NBA Draft rules more favorable for student athletes

    SB Nation "The NCAA will consider a proposal that would push back the date for when men's college basketball players must declare for the NBA Draft, according to NCAA Associate Director of Public and Media Relations Michelle Brutlag Hosick. The current declaration date is the day before the start of the..." January 12

  • Porzingis dazzles with block party in Knicks’ romp over Bucks

    New York Post "In late October, the Bucks served as Kristaps Porzingis’ first NBA test and he passed with flying colors in the Knicks’ season opener with a gritty 16-point, five-rebound night. But even on that night in Milwaukee, nobody could have expected that a little more than two months later, the..." January 11

  • As Kidd, Kerr recover, NBA coaches consider their own health

    USA Today "When Jason Kidd left the bench for the operating table, some NBA coaches understood exactly how he felt. Their bodies hurt, too. The Golden State Warriors have been playing all season without Steve Kerr, who is recovering from back surgery. Kidd joined him on the injured list when he had to..." January 11

  • 30d
    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    O.J. Mayo out tonight, according to interim coach Joe Prunty. Mayo said he wants to play vs. Knicks but does not want to add to injury.

  • Bucks fend off Mavs with late defensive stop

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Defense was the primary topic Thursday during an intense Milwaukee Bucks' practice session. Sure enough, Friday night's game came down to the Bucks needing a defensive stop against Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in the final seconds. Strong defense by Giannis Antetokounmpo and..." January 09

  • Awfully Quiet On The NBA Trade Front

    Basketball Insiders "Normally when the NBA calendar flips to the new year, trade talks and rumors heat up. However, this season the amount of trade chatter has been surprisingly low and the number of consummated trades is equally low. So far since training camp, there have been two trades: Ish Smith was traded to..." January 08

  • The Milwaukee Bucks aren't making the playoffs, but the intrigue around their season is just beginning

    Brew Hoop "The 2015-16 Milwaukee Bucks are not making the NBA playoffs. Depending on your disposition and familiarity with the new and improved Eastern Conference, that sentence probably strikes you as either painfully obvious, overly pessimistic or somewhere in between. But at the moment that's what all..." January 08