Bucks Rumors & News

  • Bucks GM on Jason Kidd firing: “This is a performance-based thing”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season the Bucks went 42-40 in the regular season and were up 2-1 in their first-round playoff series against Toronto before ultimately losing in six. This season, expectations were high. Before the season there was talk from the team of a 50-win team (Las Vegas oddsmakers set the..." January 23

  • Kidd: Giannis Called Before Firing Trying to Save My Job

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, but it reportedly was star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who told him and offered to try to save his job, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Shelburne provided a breakdown of the conversation Kidd and Antetokounmpo had before the official..." January 22

  • Report: Monty Williams expected to be favorite for Bucks job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks may have already had a replacement candidate in mind when they fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday. Sam Amick of USA TODAY reports that former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is a “name to remember” for the now-vacant Bucks position. Chris Mannix of Yahoo!..." January 22

  • Reports: Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks have fired their head coach Jason Kidd, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty will take over as interim coach, according to the report. He will coach the Bucks against the Phoenix Suns tonight. Kidd hasn’t been officially informed of his..." January 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly ‘devastated’ by Jason Kidd firing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks made a somewhat shocking decision to fire head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, and the franchise’s most important player is reportedly unhappy with the move. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, reporters caught wind of Kidd’s firing before Kidd was officially informed by the..." January 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo To Miss Next Two Games

    NBA.com "After consulting with the Bucks performance staff, All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. By not playing in tonight’s game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a..." January 20

  • Antetokounmpo, Brogdon listed as out for Saturday's game vs. 76ers

    WTMJ "A knee problem is keeping the Milwaukee Bucks' All-Star starter out of Saturday's game. The Bucks say that Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the team's game in Philadelphia Saturday night (6:10 p.m. on WTMJ) due to knee soreness. The Bucks also say Malcolm Brogdon will miss the game due to a..." January 19

  • Steph Curry Wants Giannis on His All-Star Team

    The Sports Post "Yesterday, first-ever captains for the NBA All-Star game were announced. Of course, by now we know LeBron James and Steph Curry will lead their respective All-Star teams. But Curry already knows who he wants. And it’s for an extremely understandable reason. “I don’t know who the reserves are..." January 19

  • Jason Kidd says Milwaukee not very good because players aren’t 25 yet

    Clutch Points "Saying the Milwaukee Bucks have disappointed after the halfway point of the season might be an understatement. The Jason Kidd-led Bucks currently sit 7th in the Eastern Conference standings. Detroit is half a game back, and the Sixers are one game back. The expectations were even higher after the..." January 18

  • Bucks interested in DeAndre Jordan but aren't front-runners

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Clippers may consider moving DeAndre Jordan before the deadline, and the Milwaukee Bucks would like to make Wisconsin his new home. However, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times notes the Bucks are “keenly interested” but currently not the front-runner for Jordan. That..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Bucks forward Jabari Parker hopes to return within two weeks before All-Star game

    NBA.com "Already trying to take a step up the Eastern Conference ladder, the Milwaukee Bucks may soon get a boost from a much-missed member of their frontcourt. Jabari Parker, who has been out since Feb. 8, 2017, with a torn ACL, told Scott Grodsky CBS 58 (Milwaukee) on Monday that he hopes to make his..." January 16

  • Bucks to sign Marshall Plumlee

    Fanrag Sports "It is now safe to say that Marshall Plumlee is no longer in hot water… The center, who has been playing for the G League’s Agua Caliente Clippers, will be signing with the Milwaukee Bucks. According to a Monday afternoon report from Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, it is a two-way contract for..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Bucks SG Tony Snell not happy teammates are always on their phones in locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Snell is apparently a millennial in name only. In an interview with Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that was published Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard lamented about how his teammates are always on their phones when they are in the locker room. “I go into the..." January 13

  • Ushers remove fan for shouting obscenities at Klay Thompson

    ESPN "A fan was escorted from his front-row baseline seat for shouting obscenities at Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. The All-Star guard told ESPN that the fan called him a "b----." "It was just unnecessary," Thompson told ESPN. The incident happened midway through the fourth quarter..." January 13

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Bucks forward Jabari Parker expected back before all-star break

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For months, the recurring answer to inquiries about Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker's potential return from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament has been a general one. The response, regardless of whom you asked, almost always boiled down to the same conclusion — sometime in..." January 11

  • Pelicans To Sign DeAndre Liggins To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Liggins was waived by the Bucks last Sunday to open a roster spot. Liggins, 29, appeared in 31 games for Milwaukee, providing a jolt on the defensive end, per Wojnarowski. He averaged 1.8..." January 10

  • Bucks, Others Eyeing Andrew Bogut

    Hoops Rumors "At least two teams have reached out to Andrew Bogut‘s camp this week to express interest in the veteran center, reports Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times. According to Woelfel, the Bucks weren’t one of those two clubs, but Milwaukee also has interest in Bogut, and the front office has..." January 09

  • Bucks’ Mirza Teletovic expected to be out until late in regular season

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few weeks ago, the Bucks announced Mirza Teletovic was out with blockages in his lungs. They didn’t reveal much about his timeline, but word is trickling out. Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box: But two sources close to the Bucks claim Teletovic won’t be returning anytime soon...." January 08

  • Bucks converting Kilpatrick's 2-way contract to guaranteed deal

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "While it was an off-day in terms of activity on the court, the Milwaukee Bucks had a busy day Sunday ahead of their contest Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. The moves are enough to make your head spin. The team finalized its release of guard DeAndre Liggins, moved forward Joel..." January 07

  • Wall calls Bucks' Dellavedova a dirty player following flagrant on Beal

    The Sports Daily "Wizards guard John Wall was not happy about the cheap shot Matthew Dellavedova put on Bradley Beal during Saturday’s game. The play in question happened in the fourth quarter of the game, when Beal received a pass on the wing, and attempted to drive the lane, headed for the basket. Dellavedova,..." January 07

  • Bucks To Waive DeAndre Liggins

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks plan to waive guard DeAndre Liggins before Sunday’s deadline to guarantee his salary for the season, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Liggins played 31 games for Milwaukee and had his greatest impact on defense, Wojnarowski notes. He averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 15.5..." January 07

  • Thon Maker's Brother Matur to Skip College, Apply for 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Matur Maker, the brother of Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker, will reportedly skip college and pursue a professional playing career. According to 247Sports' Evan Daniels, Matur plans to apply for the 2018 NBA draft in the spring since he will be 19 years old and one year removed from high..." January 06

  • Antetokounmpo says he’d pick James first in All-Star draft ‘so we can have a good relationship for the free agency’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo, not LeBron James, surprisingly led Eastern Conference players in All-Star voting. That puts Antetokounmpo in line to serve as a captain under the new format. If his lead holds, whom would he pick first? Antetokounmpo: If my teammates are available, I’m going..." January 05

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ahead of LeBron James after first 12 days of All-Star fan vote

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo leads All-Star balloting after the first 12 days of the fan vote. Antetokounmpo is ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James by nearly 7,500 votes and leads Kyrie Irving by more than 50,000 votes. Antetokounmpo, James and Irving round out the top..." January 04

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Report: Bucks recall Jabari Parker from G League

    Clutch Points "NBAReport: Bucks recall Jabari Parker from G Leagueby Andrew SalmiJanuary 2, 2018Jabari Parker Get excited, Milwaukee Bucks fans. The return to an NBA court of former No. 2 overall pick in forward Jabari Parker just got that much closer on Tuesday afternoon. According to a post from the Bucks’..." January 02

  • John Henson is finding his spots and finishing on offense for the Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson will likely always be known for his favorite shot, the left-handed hook. It's become part of his identity, with 'Hook' becoming his nickname over the years. That may be his most identifying shot and the one he still goes to most often, but Henson has showcased..." January 01

  • L2M report confirms Giannis stepped out before game-winning dunk

    Bleacher Report "The NBA acknowledged Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped out of bounds before his game-winning dunk Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Saturday, the league released its Last Two Minute Report for the game at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and it..." December 30

  • Thunder upset over referees missing call on final play

    Larry Brown Sports "Several members of the Oklahoma City Thunder were upset after the officiating crew blew a call on the play that gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 97-95 victory against them on Friday night. With the game tied at 95 in the final seconds, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo drove baseline for the winning..." December 30

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 19-year-old brother is looking huge

    Larry Brown Sports "The Greek Freak could soon be getting out-freaked by his own brother. On Monday, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo posted an Instagram photo of himself at a taping of WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” along with his family. In it, Antetokounmpo’s younger brother Kostas (second from the right)..." December 27

  • Warriors, Bucks have discussed frontcourt trade

    Yardbarker "Could the Golden State Warriors be looking to sell off some of their frontcourt pieces before next February’s trade deadline? Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reported Monday that the Warriors have discussed a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have asked about bigs Zaza Pachulia and JaVale..." December 26

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Hornets due to right knee soreness

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won't play against the Hornets Saturday night in Charlotte due to right knee soreness. Although it's the second game this season that he has missed due to the ailment, Antetokounmpo said he isn't worried. "Oh no, I'm definitely not worried," he..." December 23

  • Nike Announces Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook Signature Shoes

    Bleacher Report "Nike CEO Mark Parker announced Thursday the company is planning to release a signature shoe for Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook in 2018 and will also increase its promotion of Milwaukee Bucks emerging sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brandon Richard of Sole Collector passed..." December 22

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Bucks coach Jason Kidd has some really bad ideas about protecting late leads

    Pro Basketball Talk "Remember when Jason Kidd appeared to be in completely over his head as coach of the Nets? Kidd, now coaching the Bucks, has come a long way since. But not too far. With the Bucks up three and 1.4 seconds left in their win over the Cavaliers last night, Kidd ordered Khris Middleton to..." December 21

  • Jabari Parker Targeting February Return

    SLAM Online "Bucks forward Jabari Parker is aiming to make his return to action next month, a year after undergoing season-ending knee surgery. Parker practiced for the second time with Milwaukee’s G League squad Tuesday. The 22-year-old averaged 20.1 points in 51 games last season before getting hurt." December 20

  • Giannis on the new Milwaukee Bucks arena: 'It's going to be really cool.'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo gave a big thumbs up to the $524 million arena that will be the team's new home starting next season. "I think when it's all said and done it's going to be really cool," Antetokounmpo said in a video posted by the Bucks. Antetokounmpo toured the..." December 19

  • The Bucks Recalled Jabari Parker From The G League As He Inches Closer To A Return

    Dime Magazine "The Milwaukee Bucks have flashed encouraging signs in recent days and the addition of Eric Bledsoe to a team that already features Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton provides a strong recipe for success. However, Jason Kidd and company have been without an intriguing piece for quite some..." December 19

  • Bucks To Waive Gary Payton II, Sign Sean Kilpatrick

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks will waive Gary Payton II and plan on signing Sean Kilpatrick. Payton's 45 days of service as a two-way player are coming to an end. " December 18

  • Bucks Assign Jabari Parker To The Wisconsin Herd

    NBA.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have assigned forward Jabari Parker to the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. The Herd are scheduled to practice in Milwaukee today and tomorrow at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center." December 18

  • Bucks' three-point shooting struggles coincide with Tony Snell's absence

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "First Mirza Teletovic went down with a right knee injury and then Matthew Dellavedova a few days later with left knee tendinitis. More recently, Jason Terry strained his left calf and Tony Snell was sidelined by left patellar tendinitis, missing the past five games for the Milwaukee Bucks. As a..." December 18

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Bucks' Mirza Teletovic sidelined for second time in career with blood clots in lungs

    CBS Sports "The Bucks have been without forward Mirza Teletovic for the last 16 games due to arthroscopic knee surgery. Unfortunately, they won't be getting him back any time soon. Milwaukee announced Thursday that Teletovic will be sidelined indefinitely after doctors discovered blood clots in both of the..." December 14

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Will Bucks make big splash with DeAndre Jordan deal?

    Sporting News "Not all is well in Clipperland. Los Angeles is 5-13 since the start of November, and with Patrick Beverley out for the season and Blake Griffin likely stuck on the bench until late January, the Clippers could be a team ready to sell ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Taking a look at the..." December 11

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