Bucks Rumors & News

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Bucks Hire Joe Prunty As Top Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball " The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Joe Prunty as Jason Kidd's top assistant coach. Prunty was an assistant coach last season with the Brooklyn Nets. Prunty was previously an assistant for Byron Scott with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Like Kidd, Prunty is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area." July 09

  • Parker signs rookie contract, will be worth $22.3 million over 4 years

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is signed, sealed and delivered. Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the June draft, and the Bucks finalized his rookie-scale contract Tuesday, a source indicated Tuesday. The 19-year-old Parker is due to receive $22.3 million over the four years of the..." July 09

  • Bucks’ Parker will attempt to join elite group of second overall picks

    NBA.com "Jabari Parker, on the night of June 26, 2014, became the most high-profile draft selection made by the Milwaukee Bucks since 1994, when they chose Glenn Robinson with the first overall pick. “The Big Dog” went on to become the franchise’s second-leading all-time scorer. Only time will tell..." July 08

  • Jason Kidd: Proud to coach Bucks

    ESPN.com ""Over the past couple days, I've been asked: 'Why Milwaukee?' My answer is simple: there is no place I'd rather be," Kidd wrote. "Over my twenty years in the NBA as a player and a coach, I have always been impressed with the level of support that Bucks fans have given this team, in good times and..." July 05

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    In addition to weighing possible trade for Lin, I'm told Bucks are pitching offer sheet to RFA Eric Bledsoe and pursuing PG Greivis Vasquez

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Milwaukee Bucks are shopping O.J. Mayo, according to league sources.

  • Bucks officially name Jason Kidd coach

    ESPN.com "The Milwaukee Bucks hired Jason Kidd as coach Tuesday after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks sent the Nets two second-round picks (one in 2015 and another in '19) for Kidd, who went 44-38 in his only season as Brooklyn coach. "When you list the characteristics that make a..." July 01

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Jason Kidd and Bucks are working on contract: $4 mil-$5 mil a year range, per sources. Length uncertain, but no less than 3 yrs.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Bucks have told forward-center Ekpe Udoh he will not be tendered an offer thus making him an unrestricted free agent, source told Yahoo.

  • Jason Kidd to coach Bucks

    ESPN.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to send two second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the coaching rights to Jason Kidd, sources tell ESPN.com. The Bucks had been offering one second-round pick, but the Nets initially wanted a 2015 first-round pick in exchange, a negotiating chip..." June 30

  • Bucks, Nets talk Kidd compensation

    ESPN.com "Jason Kidd's future as coach of the Brooklyn Nets is uncertain after an attempt to gain more power within the organization led to the team granting him permission to interview with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to sources close to the process. Sources have confirmed a New York Post report that..." June 30

  • Coach Jason Kidd traded to Bucks

    ESPN.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to send two second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the coaching rights to Jason Kidd, sources told ESPN.com on Monday. Brooklyn will receive draft picks in 2015 and 2019 from Milwaukee. The Bucks had been offering one second-round pick, but the..." June 30

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Larry Drew has been formally fired as coach of the Bucks, sources told ESPN

  • NBA coach on Jason Kidd: 'You can't conduct yourself that way'

    Sporting News "There is a certain decorum with which a coach in the NBA — and, indeed, a coach in most any major pro sport in the country — is expected to carry himself. Safe to say that, in the last few days, recently departed Nets coach Jason Kidd has violated several of them. Or, at least, the one that..." June 30

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Realistic compensation for Bucks to deliver Nets: "Bunch of second-round picks," one source says. No doubt Nets pursuing a first-rounder.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Bucks officials under this belief, sources tell Yahoo: Kidd wants Phil Jackson-like president's role with Bucks - perhaps without coaching.

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    Eric Buenning @ericbuenning

    I'm hearing that Jason Kidd is only being considered by the Bucks as the coach. He was never considered for President of Basketball Ops.

  • Jabari Parker wants to be 'throwback player'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "An emotional Jabari Parker had to take some time to compose himself after being selected No. 2 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in Thursday's NBA draft. "I worked so hard, and I'll keep working hard," he said as he wiped away tears while walking down the hallway for his first interviews as a pro..." June 28

    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    I'm told Philly (No. 3) isn't pursuing deals w/ Bucks No. 2).Possibly telling w/ GM Sam Hinkie reportedly pursuing No. 1 for Wiggins w/ Cavs

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo grew two inches this past season

    Brew Hoop "If you thought being 6'9" and that athletic was ridiculous, take a look at where Giannis is now. General Manager John Hammond met with Milwaukee media this afternoon, just a little over 48 hours until the most exciting Bucks draft in recent memory. While plenty of questions were asked about the..." June 26

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    Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

    Well then: Jabari Parker, who looks fit, said he will be the No 2 pick. That's his prediction. Bucks. pic.twitter.com/wN5671suD5

  • Jabari Parker suggests he got a promise from the Bucks

    SB Nation "Jabari Parker said he's not against being drafted first by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but expects he'll be the second overall pick and land with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears. While meeting with the media in preparation for the NBA Draft, Parker said the Bucks have..." June 25

  • Dwyane Wade remains biggest Heat issue; Bucks making deals?

    Sporting News "In the front office of the Miami Heat, news that LeBron James will opt out of the remainder of his contract was met, generally, with yawns and shrugs. When forward Chris Bosh, as is expected, does the same, the reaction will be no different. It is still expected that James will sign back on..." June 24

  • Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry says team won't draft Joel Embiid

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry spoke at a press club and rotary club event on Monday morning, and discussed his team's draft plans, which no longer include Joel Embii. Embiid had surgery on his fractured foot on Friday, and he will be out of action for four to six months. It was..." June 23

  • Bucks have put Ilyasova, Henson, Knight on trade market

    CBSSports.com "The Racine Journal-Times reports that Milwaukee is ready to deal... well, just about everyone on draft night. The biggest target? Forward Ersan Ilyasova. Yet, behind the scenes, the Bucks' brass has been busy. They've been discussing several trade possibilities and, if you believe some NBA..." June 23

  • Report: Larry Sanders expected to enter rehab this summer

    CBSSports.com "Bucks center Larry Sanders was a breakout star two years ago. He became a dominant defender, was shown to be an intelligent, thoughtful guy, and looked like a franchise center for the Bucks. Milwaukee rewarded him with a four-year, $44 million extension, despite the fact that he had locker room..." June 20

  • Rodgers a fan of Bucks, doesn't confirm -- or deny -- possible ownership

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Aaron Rodgers has been a regular at Milwaukee Bucks games for years. Now, the Green Bay Packers quarterback may soon be more than just a fan of the NBA franchise. A recent report from the Racine Journal Times stated that Rodgers had talked to new Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens about..." June 17

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    League sources indicate Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins all will be in Milwaukee for #Bucks workouts this week.

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    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    Correction: Andrew Wiggins will work out for Bucks in Santa Barbara THIS week followed by Sixers next weekend

  • Sanders punched Dunleavy during 2012-13 season, according to report

    Bucksketball "According to a radio interview that Gery Woelfel did with Bill Michaels of WSSP 1250, Larry Sanders reportedly punched Mike Dunleavy, Jr. in a locker room incident during the 2012-13 season. Given the miserable string of incidents that marred Sanders’ 2013-14 season, finding out an extra one..." June 09

  • Parker willing to play in Milwaukee

    Racine Journal-Times "Jabari Parker doesn’t have any qualms about playing in Milwaukee for the Bucks. So says two people who are quite close to him: his father Sonny and former Duke University teammate Rodney Hood. Jabari Parker is a consensus top-three prospect for the June 26 NBA draft and there is a strong..." June 07

  • Durant, LeBron headline 2013-14 All-NBA First Team

    NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04

  • Chad Ford Big Board 11.0

    ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney on Joel Embiid workout last Fri: "It didn't appear there were any signs of issues with his back."

  • Weeding out Celtics' interest in Bucks' Sanders

    CSN New England "With the No. 6 pick in next month's NBA draft, the Boston Celtics are not going to get a rim-protecting big man. With so few available by way of free agency, swinging a trade for one seems to be the most likely route for Boston. But if there are so few and they are so in demand, why would..." May 29

  • Mexico City, London among 2014 NBA Global Games sites

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Mexico and the United Kingdom will host regular-season games as part of its expanded NBA Global Games schedule for the 2014-15 season. The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves will play at the Mexico City Arena on Nov. 12, as..." May 29

  • Exum in play for Bucks and 76ers?

    ESPN.com "Yesterday, we asked whether Australian combo guard Dante Exum could sneak into the top 3 on draft day, and ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman explained that, while doubtful, the notion was certainly possible. ESPN's NBA draft expert Chad Ford backs that up today. Here's the latest on where Exum might..." May 22

  • Bucks officially sold to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens

    CBSSports.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have officially been sold to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, the league announced on Thursday. The NBA board of governors unanimously approved the sale. There was a report earlier this week that the official approval process was "moving quickly" and that has proven to be the..." May 15

  • Source: NBA to approve Bucks sale

    ESPN.com "The $550 million sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to hedge fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry is expected to be finalized by the NBA on Thursday, a source involved in the process told ESPN.com. In the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, there was a push within the league to have an extra..." May 14

  • Bucks sale 'is moving quickly,' source says

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A source with knowledge of the sale process said Monday the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to New York investors Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens "is moving quickly." "It's possible there will be news later this week," the source said. Former senator Herb Kohl is selling the team he has owned since..." May 13

  • Ben Brust shows Bucks his stuff

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ben Brust admitted he's still getting over it. The NCAA Tournament ride for the Wisconsin Badgers was a thriller. Now it's on to new challenges for the sharpshooting guard, who helped his team reach the Final Four with a remarkable postseason run. So here Brust was on Friday afternoon, going..." May 10

  • NBPA VP: Players were prepared to boycott

    ESPN.com "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29

  • Arena construction key to owner deal

    ESPN.com "The NBA has the right to buy back the Milwaukee Bucks from incoming owners Wesley Edens and Mark Lasry if a deal to a bring a new arena to the city is not in place by November 2017, according to sources briefed on the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the sale agreement announced last week..." April 21

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M

    ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Bucks' Antetokounmpo hopes to build on early success

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A year ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was a relatively unknown, raw basketball talent struggling with his family to get by in Greece. He was preparing for the NBA draft, hoping that he would have a chance to come to America and build a life and career for himself. To say the past season was a..." April 18

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Ersan Ilyasova said he will make a decision on if he'll play for Turkey in the World Cup next month. Says he most likely won't participate.

  • Atlanta wraps up regular season with 111-103 win over Bucks

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up the 2014 regular season Wednesday night with a 111-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Atlanta will open their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Getting a win is nice but the goal coming into Wednesday's game was to get most of the..." April 17

  • Milwaukee Bucks to be sold for $550 million, according to report

    SB Nation "The Milwaukee Bucks won't be leaving town anytime soon. Longtime owner Herb Kohl has agreed to sell his majority stake in the franchise to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Still pending league approval, the deal is worth $550 million and sees the team's first ownership..." April 16