Bucks Rumors & News

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes coronary bypass surgery

    UCLA "UCLA Health is issuing this statement at the request of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this week with cardiovascular disease, and he underwent quadruple..." April 18

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Celtics beat Bucks 105-100 in regular-season finale

    CSN New England "And so the regular season ends for the Boston Celtics just how it began – with a victory - as the Celtics continued on its winning ways with a 105-100 victory at Milwaukee. The Celtics (40-42) close out the regular season with six straight wins. And their winning streak in the second of..." April 16

  • Parker sets no timetable for return to Bucks; Redd says be '130 percent' ready

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Michael Redd knows exactly what Jabari Parker is going through. The former Milwaukee Bucks star twice went through the rigors of rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, with the second tear all but ending his NBA career after 12 seasons. Redd's main message to Parker? Don't rush to come..." April 14

  • Michael Carter-Williams powers Bucks in his return to Philadelphia

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Michael Carter-Williams was in familiar territory when he entered the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. He was applauded by the Philadelphia faithful, signed autographs and posed in selfies, nothing new for the second-year point guard. This time, though, the 2013-'14 NBA rookie of the year is..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Bucks unveil new logo, color scheme

    CBSSports.com "Just as the Bucks get ready to return to the playoffs, the team has announced a new logo and color scheme. And they're pretty great. Behold, the evolved Buck. Bigger antlers are supposed to signify a more "mature" Bucks team (no kidding). The move to cream, blue and green moves the Bucks..." April 14

  • Bucks clinch playoff berth in rout of Nets

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It seemed fitting that the Milwaukee Bucks clinched their playoff spot Sunday by playing hustling, smart defense. That's what coach Jason Kidd has preached to his team from the start of training camp. The Bucks swarmed all over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and broke open a close game in the..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Carter-Williams expects 'a little edge' when Bucks visit 76ers

    Philly.com "Midseason trades require a multitude of adjustments for an NBA player. New teammates, new coaches and new philosophies must all be adapted to and mastered. And then there are those pesky pronouns. "A lot of things are different," Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams said Friday..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Bucks win with inspired performances over Knicks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "That playoff berth is so close the Milwaukee Bucks can taste it. The Bucks did their part on Friday night by defeating the New York Knicks, 99-91, at Madison Square Garden. But they needed help from Detroit, Cleveland or Washington to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot and struck out..." April 11

  • Cavaliers clinch East's No. 2 seed and Central Division title in 104-99 win against Milwaukee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers put an exclamation point on a night when they clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and captured the Central Division title, finishing the evening with a 104-99 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs entered the game needing either a win against the Bucks..." April 09

  • Kidd Declines To Explain Decision To Bench Antetokounmpo

    Real GM Basketball "Jason Kidd decided to sit Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday without explanation. "He didn't tell me," Antetokounmpo said when asked if Kidd told him he would sit. "No, he didn't tell me." Antetokounmpo wasn't told why he was benched. "I don't know,"..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Bucks sign Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year deal

    Brew Hoop "The Bucks announced today that they have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year deal. Gutierrez had previously served two 10-day stints with the Bucks earlier this season, appearing in seven games including one start against the Raptors in Toronto. More from the team's..." April 07

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks say Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nasal contusion and is available to return.

  • Dudley fights back pain, determined to tough it out

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jared Dudley's back issue will not go away for the rest of the season and the Bucks' expected trip to the playoffs. But the 29-year-old Bucks forward is determined not to miss this chance to help his younger teammates reach the post-season. Dudley scored 10 points and hit 4 of 7 shots while..." April 04

  • Bucks avoid season sweep by Bulls

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Chicago's home away from home took an unfriendly turn Wednesday night. The Milwaukee Bucks, fighting to secure an Eastern Conference playoff spot, went all in and emerged with a hard-fought 95-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Not only did the Bucks end..." April 02

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker does on-court work before game

    SI.com "Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker participated in an on-court workout at the BMO Harris Bradley Center before Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls, the first time he has been seen doing so since having surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee in January. Parker sustained..." April 02

  • Hawks still have something to play for in win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Don’t tell DeMarre Carroll and the Hawks there is nothing left to play for in the final games of the regular season. With the Hawks locked into the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the forward had a game-high 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots in a 101-88 victory..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Bucks hang on after building early lead over Pacers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A foul-filled game came down to the final moments Thursday night. This time a game-tying three-point attempt by Indiana's George Hill spun out, and the Milwaukee Bucks survived with a 111-107 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks never trailed after leading by as many 23 points..." March 27

  • Bucks need to clean up turnovers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Getting a handle on the turnovers has proved a slippery problem for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks defense has saved the team many times this season, the latest example coming Tuesday night when it held Miami to nine fourth-quarter points in Milwaukee's 89-88 victory, achieved on Khris..." March 26

  • Khris Middleton's buzzer-beating three gives Bucks a crucial victory over Heat

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everything looked bleak when the Milwaukee Bucks trailed by 16 points early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Miami seemed in complete control and ready to send the Bucks to a seventh straight loss in a game filled with playoff implications. But wait a second here. A final-quarter..." March 25

  • Cavaliers finally wake up to put an end to Bucks, winning 108-90

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took the Cavaliers three quarters to wake up, but once they did, they were finally able to do away with the pesky Milwaukee Bucks, 108-90 Sunday at BMO Harris Bradley Center. LeBron James led a late charge by Cleveland (46-26), ending the third quarter on an 8-0 run to send the Cavs into the..." March 23

  • Bucks disrespected JR Smith's range and LeBron James made sure they paid

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If LeBron James and JR Smith didn't wake up in the second half of the 108-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliers would still be sleeping peacefully. It took a while for Cleveland to shake the early tip. And the quiet, undersold Bradley Center didn't help matters from an..." March 23

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    Aron Yohannes @AronYohannes

    Jason Kidd says that Jared Dudley and OJ Mayo are both out this afternoon vs. Cleveland.

  • Jason Kidd on the Nets: “I don’t really pay too much attention (to them)”

    The Brooklyn Game "He’s back again. For the second time this season, the Nets welcomed former coach & player Jason Kidd to town, as his Milwaukee Bucks took on the Nets at Barclays Center. After most pre-season predictions put the Bucks firmly in the lottery, Kidd’s Bucks currently hold the sixth seed in the..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Hot-shooting Spurs top Bucks, roll 114-103

    Pounding The Rock "After the debacle that was the Knicks game on Tuesday night, a good showing and victory for the Spurs was just what the team and their fans needed. San Antonio's offense was superb all night against the league's second best defense and they finished the game having shot 50% from the field and 40%..." March 19

  • Anthony Davis unable to dominate, still helps Pelicans get 85-84 victory against Bucks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis didn't have a breakout performance on Tuesday night like he did a week ago against the Milwaukee Bucks when he matched his career-high 43 points. He also didn't flirt with a potential quadrupal-double like he did during last Sunday's double overtime loss to..." March 18

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Is Obama proposal the end of taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums?

    USA Today "If President Obama has his way, the nation's taxpayers would not help finance a new arena proposed for the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Nor would taxpayer-financed, tax-free bonds be used to help finance a new stadium being discussed in St. Louis for the NFL Rams, or in Oakland..." March 17

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    Bucks PR @BucksPR

    Bucks have re-signed forward Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract

  • Big payday awaits Middleton

    Racine Journal-Times "While Khris Middleton is having the time of his NBA life, one couldn’t fault him if he entertained thoughts about this summer when things could get even better for him. Middleton, the Milwaukee Bucks’ third-year pro, has been raising eyebrows around the league this season with his stellar..." March 15

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) and Jerryd Bayless (ankle) both went through Bucks shootaround in Memphis today. Game-time decisions on both.

  • Pacers use overtime run to beat Bucks for seventh straight win

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers needed an extra period to put the Milwaukee Bucks into the loss column, but coming away with the 109-103 win was not lack of reward given the flow of the game and the difficulties Indiana had with turnovers and foul trouble. The Pacers committed 20 turnovers on the night, eight..." March 13

  • Clutch plays lift Bucks past Magic, 97-91

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A poor first-half defensive effort was threatening to put the Milwaukee Bucks in a bad way Wednesday night. Then the Bucks decided to play the brand of defense that has marked their season, limiting the Orlando Magic to 34 second-half points to escape with a 97-91 victory at the BMO Harris..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Anthony Davis' 43 points match career high as Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis' brilliance as a clutch performer was on full display Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored eight of his team's 10 points in the final 3 minutes, 35 seconds to lead the Pelicans to a 114-103 victory at the Bradley Center. Davis..." March 10

  • Bucks will pay Larry Sanders for next 7 years

    Racine Journal-Times "The Milwaukee Bucks have put Larry Sanders their rear view mirror, but his contract isn't going anywhere any time soon. Just over two weeks ago, the Bucks and the beleaguered veteran center agreed to a buyout on his guaranteed, four-year, $44 million contract. Since then, there have been..." March 08

  • Bucks sign D-League's Chris Johnson to 10-day contract

    Brew Hoop "The Bucks filled their open roster spot today, as Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that they have signed Chris Johnson out of the D-League to a 10-day contract. This is the Bucks' second dip into the D-League this season and fifth in the last two seasons. Johnson, the former Dayton Flyer, has..." March 07

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    O.J. Mayo (right hamstring soreness) is out tomorrow against Washington. Jared Dudley (left knee) is questionable. Both didn't practice.

  • Warriors run away in fourth, dispatch Bucks

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry spent Wednesday night on a search. He was searching for teammates, which he frequently found. He was searching for his shot, which did not locate until fourth quarter. It just so happens that's also when the Warriors intensified their defense. As for Draymond Green, well, he..." March 05

  • The Bucks stop here. Gallo and the Nuggets win!

    Denver Stiffs "Friday night, I watched the beginning of the Denver Nuggets game and once we were down 17-3, said, "F*** you, Nuggets!" Somewhere tonight, Brian Shaw was drinking a beer, watching the Nuggets play the Milwaukee Bucks, and once we were up 13-2, I pictured him saying, "F*** you,..." March 04

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks coach Jason Kidd said O.J. Mayo did not practice due to hamstring injury and will be out Tuesday.

  • Bucks' guard Tyler Ennis happy with more playing time

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tyler Ennis was excited about coming to the Milwaukee Bucks in the three-team trade deadline deal last week. Who can blame him? He went from not playing in Phoenix — and a nine-game D-League stint in Bakersfield, Calif. — to regular playing time with the Bucks. In his first four games with..." March 01

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