Bucks Rumors & News

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant to Giannis Antetokounmpo: Don't stay with Bucks if you're not having fun

    ESPN "Giannis Antetokounmpo has a vision. He looks into his future and sees his jersey being raised to the rafters, ideally next to a new championship banner or two, after an entire career spent playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. "Definitely. That's one of my goals," Antetokounmpo told ESPN..." April 22

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Jabari Parker vows to be ‘better person’ and teammate going forward

    Larry Brown Sports "Jabari Parker has not been given an opportunity to make a big impact with the Bucks through their first two postseason games, and he is clearly frustrated over it. However, the former No. 2 overall pick admits he needs to adjust his mindset going forward. While speaking with reporters after..." April 20

  • Bucks' Parker frustrated by lack of minutes, relationship with Prunty

    SLAM Online "On Thursday afternoon, Bucks forward Jabari Parker voiced his immense frustration with his lack of playing time, via Stephen Watson of WISN 12 News: Through Milwaukee’s first two playoff games (both losses), Parker has averaged 1 point in 12.5 minutes. He will hit restricted free agency this..." April 19

  • Terry Rozier downplays any bad blood with Eric Bledsoe

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any bad blood with Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and suggested that referring to him as "Drew" during a news conference after Game 1 was simply an accident. Following Boston's Game 2 victory Tuesday, Bledsoe replied, "Who?" when asked about..." April 19

  • Jabari Parker and the Bucks Are Headed for a Divorce, Now Let’s Take a Look at Some Good Landing Spots

    The Big Lead "After watching the Milwaukee Bucks lose again to the injury-ravaged Boston Celtics last night, one thing was certain– this team needs to make some moves in the off-season. The second thing I thought of was where the hell is Jabari Parker? Parker played a meager 10 minutes, and has now played a..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • Report: Bucks frustrated at Jabari Parker’s immaturity, jealousy toward Giannis

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks have some soul-searching to do now that they are down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics, and part of it may center around a core player. Yahoo! Sports’ Jordan Schultz reported Tuesday that multiple coaches have said that the Bucks are frustrated with forward Jabari Parker’s..." April 18

  • Bucks' Bledsoe on matchup vs. Rozier: 'Who?'

    ESPN "Despite the fact his team has lost the first two games to the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe stoked the intensity for the rest of the series when asked if he took the matchup with Celtics guard Terry Rozier personally. "Who?" Bledsoe replied, following Tuesday's..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Arduous Free Throw Routine Actually Is A Violation

    NESN "“Man … Giannis Antetokounmpo really takes his time at the free throw line, huh?” That thought may have crossed your mind Sunday while you watched Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round NBA playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks (assuming you can pronounce his last name, of..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Bucks confident they can get more from Jabari Parker, role players in Game 2

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks know there are numerous things they need to clean up heading into Game 2 of their playoff series against the Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. Tuesday at TD Garden. They can't have the 20 turnovers they had in Game 1 and expect to even the series before it heads back to Milwaukee...." April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Says 6th Foul Was Wrong Call in Bucks vs. Celtics Game 1

    Bleacher Report "Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with 13 seconds remaining in overtime of Sunday's 113-107 loss to the Boston Celtics, but the Milwaukee Bucks star disagreed with the call. "I don't think that was a foul," he said after the game, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com. "I grabbed the ball. But the ref..." April 16

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Matthew Dellavedova to return for Bucks tonight against Sixers

    WTMJ "Two key pieces of the Milwaukee Bucks puzzle - particularly their All-Star forward - will be back for the last game of the 2017-18 regular season. The Bucks say forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and guard Matthew Dellavedova will both play tonight when the Bucks play the Philadelphia 76ers on the..." April 11

  • Doc Rivers, Mike Budenholzer have ‘more than a passing interest’ in Bucks head coaching job

    Clutch Points "The NBA regular season is less than a week away from its end and with it is the coaching carousel that awaits in free agency, with reportedly up to 10 teams likely to hire new faces at the helm. The Milwaukee Bucks are perhaps one of the most savory ones that most free-agent coaches are..." April 08

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Malcolm Brogdon among five Bucks out vs. Knicks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Bucks are going to be noticeably short-handed on Saturday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. All-star Giannis Antetokounmpo is out with right ankle soreness, Shabazz Muhammad is out with a right ankle sprain, Matthew Dellavedova remains out with a right ankle sprain..." April 07

  • Bucks announce Malcolm Brogdon could return Saturday

    Sportress of Blogitude "As it stands right now, the Milwaukee Bucks currently are slotted as the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference and could see the return one their key players as early as Saturday night against the New York Knicks. Brogdon got bitten by the injury bug this season, partially tearing his quad..." April 07

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Jason Kidd wore down Bucks with blaming, sudden turns on players, demanding style

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bucks fired Jason Kidd in January. Why? Howard Beck of Bleacher Report: Team officials cringed as Kidd repeatedly blamed the Bucks’ youth for their struggles—an assertion he repeated in mid-January, just days before his dismissal. “It was constantly, ‘Hey, it was the..." April 05

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • The Bucks and Jabari Parker may be headed for a divorce, and both could be better off

    Washington Post "When Jabari Parker was taken by the Milwaukee Bucks with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, it appeared he would be the foundation of a rising power in the Eastern Conference. Paired with another promising young forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Parker felt like a perfect fit for..." April 03

  • Revolution Interrupted: Why Has the NBA's Effort to Hire Female Refs Stalled?

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-one years ago, the NBA broke the gender barrier when it hired Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner, becoming the first major U.S. professional men's league to hire women as full-time officials. But what was once seen as a sign of progress has not ushered in the cultural shift many expected. Today..." April 02

  • NBA Teams That Will Be Most Active on Trade Market This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Trade speculation is rampant during the NBA offseason—for good reason. Every team is, ostensibly, granted a fresh slate each summer. Breaks in the action allow them to decide what's next. Where are they headed? Where do they want to go? Squads can kick around rebuilds. They can chase instant..." April 02

  • Bucks sign Brandon Jennings to multiyear contract

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard Brandon Jennings to a multiyear contract Sunday. Terms were not disclosed. Jennings, 28, had signed two 10-day contracts with the Bucks this season and is averaging 5.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 10 games." April 01

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo says he never heard of ’60 Minutes’ before interview

    Pro Basketball Talk "Who finished 1-2 in All-Star fan voting this year? The logical guess: LeBron James and Stephen Curry, who served as captains by virtue of leading their conferences in voting. But Giannis Antetokounmpo, even playing for the small-market Milwaukee Bucks, actually received more votes than..." April 01

  • Bucks to sign Brandon Jennings for remainder of season

    The Score "After two 10-day contracts, the Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly keeping Brandon Jennings around on a deal for the rest of the season, sources told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports." March 31

  • NBA teams break league-wide 3-point record for 6th consecutive year

    The Score "NBA players are digging the long ball more and more. Teams combined to break a league-wide record for the sixth year in a row Friday night courtesy of the 23,749th made 3-pointer, surpassing the 2016-17 total. With 93 games remaining, players are drilling threes at more than eight percent above..." March 31

  • Ray Allen Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

    CBS Boston "Ray Allen is headed to the Hall of Fame. Allen, who won championships with the Celtics and Heat, was part of the class announced Saturday. He is the NBA’s career leader in three-point field goals made and attempts. He averaged 18.9 points per game in 19 seasons in Milwaukee, Boston, Seattle..." March 31

  • Rick Pitino contacted Bucks, no NBA teams yet have interest

    Hoops Hype "While former Louisville Men’s Basketball head coach Rick Pitino was linked to the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching vacancy, it seems unlikely. Pitino, 65, has not coached in the NBA since his last gig with the Boston Celtics in 2001. He was also a head coach and an assistant coach with the New..." March 31

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: I'm Still the NBA's MVP Favorite

    Bleacher Report "Everything was in place. It was going to be the year of Giannis. Through his first 10 games, Giannis Antetokounmpo was on a tear and the prohibitive favorite to win MVP. Averaging roughly 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while shooting 60 percent from the field, the Greek Freak was..." March 30

  • Steve Kerr compares Giannis Antetokounmpo to Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has a high opinion of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Prior to Golden State’s game against Milwaukee, Kerr compared The Greak Freak to his own player, Kevin Durant. “He’s tremendous. So much fun to watch. Reminds me a little bit of Kevin..." March 30

  • Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo became tired of Jason Kidd’s criticisms

    Clutch Points "Despite a reported strong friendship between former coach and soon-to-be-inducted Hall of Famer Jason Kidd and star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the two had their share of rifts during their time together with the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd was fired in late January after the team had reportedly..." March 29

  • Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

    ESPN "Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Grant Hill have been notified of their inductions into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will come at a Final Four news conference in San..." March 29

  • 'If You Want to Be Great, You Have to Work': Jason Kidd Counters His Critics

    Bleacher Report "Sixty-seven days have passed since Jason Kidd patrolled an NBA court, an excruciating exile for a guy who's spent his entire adult life dribbling, passing or coaching. But that's not his greatest concern just now. It's the boxes in the family room that need unpacking, and the jumbo..." March 29

  • YouTube TV to become first ever presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals

    Awful Announcing "Last fall, YouTube TV served as the presenting sponsor for the World Series, plastering its logo all across the Fox broadcast and using a play-button image behind home plate to create the illusion that the entire game was a YouTube video. Now, the streaming service is at it again, having..." March 26

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to play vs. Spurs after missing game with ankle sprain

    ESPN "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs after missing Milwaukee's most recent game because of a sprained right ankle. Antetokounmpo, the Bucks' leading scorer and rebounder, suffered the injury in Wednesday's loss to the LA..." March 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star out Friday with ankle sprain; return date unknown

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks will be without All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo when they travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls on Friday night. Antetokounmpo sprained his ankle in the Bucks' Wednesday night loss to the Clippers. The good news for the Bucks is that they don't seem concerned the injury..." March 23

  • Giannis doubtful Friday vs. Bulls with ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "Antetokounmpo (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls. Antetokounmpo suffered a right ankle sprain in the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the Clippers and was unable to return. It's unclear exactly how severe the injury is at this time, but there is no doubt that the..." March 22

  • Report: Bucks willing to match offers for Jabari Parker, but not necessarily long-term

    Clutch Points "Consistent with an earlier report by Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Timers, the Milwaukee Bucks explored many options during the trade deadline, but ultimately kept forward Jabari Parker on the roster. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Bucks will likely match offers..." March 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffered A Sprained Right Ankle Against The Clippers

    Dime Magazine "The Milwaukee Bucks are pretty close to securing a playoff berth this season, as they currently hold a 5.5-game lead over the Pistons for the eighth seed in the East and are just a half game behind the Heat in seventh. Things haven’t gone according to plan for the Bucks this season, who entered..." March 22

  • Bucks exec gets into spat with writer over ‘fake news’ Jabari Parker report

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks are here to set the record straight about Jabari Parker. In an appearance Tuesday on 105.7 The FAN in Milwaukee, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reported that the Bucks were very close to trading Parker at this year’s deadline. Additionally, Woelfel believes that..." March 21

  • Jabari Parker Trade Rumors: Bucks 'Very, Very Close' to Dealing Star at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Jabari Parker's tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks was reportedly close to ending leading up to the Feb. 8 NBA trade deadline. During a radio interview on 105.7 The Fan's Chuck & Winkler, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times said Parker was "very, very close to being traded at the..." March 21

  • Bucks VP denies Pitino, McHale coaching rumors: 'There is no list'

    The Score "Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry took issue with a report Tuesday that named several candidates who could potentially take over the coaching reins next season. "The season is still going on," Lasry tweeted in response to a story by the New York Times' Marc Stein. "There are no..." March 21

  • Bucks Have Jeff Van Gundy, Kevin McHale On List Of Head Coach Candidates

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks fired Jason Kidd as head coach in January and elevated Joe Prunty to the job on an interim basis. The Bucks are unlikely to retain Prunty unless they win a playoff series. If the Bucks do move on from Prunty, the belief is they want to make a big splash with their head..." March 20

  • Bucks To Sign Jennings To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks intend to sign Brandon Jennings to a second 10-day contract, reports Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Jennings’ initial 10-day deal with Milwaukee is set to expire on Tuesday night, so the club will be able to make his second contract official on Wednesday. Having spent the first..." March 20

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