Bucks Rumors & News

  • Jon Horst Was 'Reluctant Compromise' For Bucks Ownership

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks hired Jon Horst as general manager after their ownership group was unable to agree upon elevating Justin Zanik. Marc Lasry wanted to elevate Zanik when John Hammond left as they initially planned. But Wesley Edens exercised his veto power." October 20

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Bucks Sign Gary Payton II To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have filled one of their open two-way slots by signing free agent guard Gary Payton II to a two-way contract, the team announced today in a press release. Milwaukee had entered the day as the only NBA team without a player on a two-way deal. Payton, the son of Hall-of-Famer and former..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Bucks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have claimed DeAndre Liggins off waivers. Liggins was waived by the Miami Heat" October 16

  • Report: Bucks' Jabari Parker to test waters in restricted free agency next year

    WTJM "A Milwaukee Bucks' star forward will consider leaving the team after next year, but the Bucks have an ace in the hole to try and keep him. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Bucks and forward Jabari Parker did not come to a long-term contract deal in negotiations, and he will test free..." October 16

  • Richard Jefferson, Bucks Reportedly Have Mutual Interest Once SF Clears Waivers

    Bleacher Report "ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin reported Saturday that veteran forward Richard Jefferson and the Milwaukee Bucks have mutual interest in a contract once he clears waivers. The Atlanta Hawks acquired Jefferson and guard Kay Felder in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on..." October 15

  • Durant: Antetokounmpo's ceiling is 'best player to ever play'

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant's fandom of Giannis Antetokounmpo has been well-documented over the past year, and the reigning NBA Finals MVP heaped more praise on the Milwaukee Bucks stud Friday. In a Q&A video posted to his YouTube page, Durant said Antetokounmpo is his favorite player to watch and..." October 14

  • Bucks Waive Xavier Munford

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have waived Xavier Munford, the team announced on Twitter. The guard had been signed earlier this month after bouncing around NBA circles over the course of the past two seasons." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is ready to be an MVP

    Yardbarker "With a mix of veteran superstars, players on new teams and young players primed to break out, this year’s MVP race should be one of the best we’ve seen in recent years. LeBron James and Stephen Curry have won the award six times in the past decade. Other winners include prime Kobe Bryant, Derrick..." October 09

  • Bucks Waive Kendall Marshall

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Kendall Marshall. Marshall, 26, originally signed with the Bucks on Sept. 21." October 09

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Bucks request waivers on James Young

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard James Young, the franchise formally announced on Thursday morning. The Bucks originally signed Young back on September 6, but he did not play in either of the team’s first two preseason games. The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate..." October 05

  • NBA GMs Choose Towns, Giannis As Players They'd Choose To Build Around

    Real GM Basketball "Karl-Anthony Towns was voted the player general managers would choose to build a franchise around if they were starting from scratch. Towns received 29 percent of the vote. Giannis Antetokounmpo ranked second at 21 percent, followed by LeBron James at 18 percent, Kawhi Leonard at 14 percent and..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father, Charles, passes away from heart attack

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is incredibly close to his family. They grew up very poor in Athens and relied on each other — at points Giannis used to have to work selling trinkets during the day to feed the family at night — which is part of why the family was so tight. They remain close, and..." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker looks ready to play, but he's not rushing back

    Green Bay Press Gazette "As the Milwaukee Bucks wrapped up training camp practice early Wednesday afternoon, two players stayed on the court for extra work with assistant coaches Frank Johnson and Greg Foster. Together, they worked on shooting, finishing in the post, rim-running, pick-and-rolls and more during a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Patience may be a virtue for Giannis and Bucks, but it may be a hindrance next year

    CBS Sports "The most difficult balance for a professional sports franchise to strike is where to fall on the continuum between patience and urgency. Among all the American sports leagues, this question is of singular importance in the NBA. Franchises rise or fall on the procurement of a single elite,..." September 26

  • Milwaukee Bucks sign Anthony, Green to finalize training camp roster

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With media day less than 24 hours away and training camp set to begin Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks unveiled their 20-man training camp roster Sunday evening. The full roster announcement came along with the news that the team had signed veterans Gerald Green and Joel Anthony to training camp..." September 25

  • Bucks Waive Bronson Koenig

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Bronson Koenig. The undrafted rookie from Wisconsin originally signed a Two-Way contract on July 6. " September 22

  • Bucks sign free-agent guard Kendall Marshall

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Free agent guard Kendall Marshall is returning to Wisconsin. The Bucks announced Thursday that they have signed the former first-round pick to a training camp contract. Marshall, 26, has averaged 5.0 points and 4.9 assists per game in 160 career games played. The 13th overall pick in the..." September 22

  • Bucks, Gerald Green Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "With training camps set to begin, teams around the NBA continue to fill up their preseason rosters, and the Bucks are the latest club to agree to terms with a veteran free agent. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Milwaukee has reached a deal to sign swingman Gerald Green. Charania..." September 22

  • BMO Harris Bank to sponsor exclusive club at the new Milwaukee Bucks arena

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "BMO Harris Bank will sponsor a club at the lower level of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, the Bucks and bank officials announced Friday. The all-inclusive area will be the "most exclusive club space in the arena and will have a direct connection to the player tunnel," the Bucks said in a news..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Terry signing 1-year, $2.3M deal to remain with Bucks

    Bleacher Report "Jason Terry is not ready to call it quits just yet. The veteran guard is set to return for his 19th year in the NBA next season. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reported the news. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the one-year contract is worth $2.3 million. Terry has..." September 16

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Bucks, Wolves Interested In Jason Terry

    Real GM Basketball "Jason Terry is receiving free agent interest from the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves. Terry played for the Bucks last season. Terry averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes a game and shot the ball well, connecting on 43 percent from the field and 3-point range." September 11

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Bucks, Jalen Moore go their separate ways

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Jalen Moore on Sunday, ending the forward's two-month tenure with the team after signing a two-way contract in July. While the announcement was something of a surprise, it was something Moore had been pondering for a while. Ultimately, it was his call to..." September 11

  • Extension Talks Underway Between Bucks, Parker

    Hoops Rumors "While agent Mark Bartelstein isn’t commenting on the specifics, he acknowledged to Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times that he has been in contact with the Bucks to begin negotiating a possible contract extension for client Jabari Parker. “We have had discussions; there has been dialogue,”..." September 08

  • Bucks Sign James Young To Camp Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard James Young to a training camp contract. Young, 22, was the 17th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He played in 89 games over three seasons with Boston and averaged 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per contest. " September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

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