Bucks Rumors & News

  • Tyler Ennis undergoes shoulder surgery, will miss summer league

    Brew Hoop "The Milwaukee Bucks' season may be over, but the injury jinx continues to haunt the team's rookies. The Bucks announced via press release on Tuesday that rookie point guard Tyler Ennis had shoulder surgery earlier in the day, with no specific timetable for his recovery. Milwaukee Bucks..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Ennis says trade to Bucks was very beneficial

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Tyler Ennis had moments during his rookie season in which he showed why he was the 18th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. A midseason trade from Phoenix to Milwaukee led to additional playing time, but more often than not, Ennis appeared as if he could have used more seasoning in college. "I think..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Bucks could be in the mix for Brooks Lopez

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just a notch below the Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge tier of this summer’s free agents is Nets center Brook Lopez. Lopez bounced back from an injury-plagued 2013-14 season and played 72 games this year, reestablishing himself as one of the best offensive big men in the NBA. Lopez can opt out of..." May 12

  • Antetokounmpo plans to spend his summer honing his post moves and three point shot

    Brew Hoop "Every young player talks about getting better in the offseason, but any fan who's been around a while knows that some skills just never come. Remember Andrew Bogut's mid-range jumper, Luc Mbah a Moute's corner three or John Henson's right hand? Yeah, neither do I. Still, Giannis Antetokounmpo..." May 11

  • For Bucks, quick success. Now, it gets harder

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The first step for these revitalized Milwaukee Bucks was a bold and brilliant one. Primary owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan were not sure how good their new team would be on the court, but they had high hopes while keeping an eye on the future. Stunningly, success happened during..." May 11

  • Finding Khris Middleton Before He Costs A Fortune

    Real GM Basketball "When the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks swapped point guards two seasons ago, with Brandon Jennings going to Detroit and Brandon Knight going to Milwaukee, most observers didn’t know what to make of the deal. The two Brandons had been drafted in the lottery and neither had lived up to..." May 07

  • Will arena be 50-50 public-private deal? Details will tell

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "From the very beginning, the plan for a $500 million downtown Milwaukee arena has been sold as a 50-50 public-private partnership. But with any deal of this magnitude, the key is how that breakdown is measured. Subsidies, tax exemptions and what degree of control a proposed sports and..." May 06

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Bucks Looking to Make Big Splash in Offseason?

    Basketball Insiders "The Bucks can use some more perimeter shooting and a presence in the paint. Armed with approximately $15 million in cap space this summer, Milwaukee hopes to shop in free agency. New owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan will certainly want to fill a new proposed arena with the best product..." May 06

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Jared Dudley can become a free agent, but says 80 or 90 percent chance he’ll return to Bucks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers could sure use a veteran presence like Jared Dudley on their bench this postseason, but Doc Rivers traded him to the Bucks last summer. And to hear Dudley’s explanation of his final season in Los Angeles, it seemed as though the decision by Rivers was somewhat personal. “Here’s the..." May 03

  • Bucks' Parker on schedule to return next season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jabari Parker has plans for the summer. Big plans. The Milwaukee Bucks forward had his promising rookie season cut short when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in mid-December. But the 20-year-old Parker is looking forward to rejoining his teammates on the court and..." May 03

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended one game

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy avoided a suspension for the shot to the neck he gave to Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams early in Game 6, but Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t as fortunate. Giannis tackled Dunleavy in retaliation, and was immediately ejected for his actions. He’s also been suspended..." May 03

  • Bulls dominate Bucks to win series and head for showdown in Cleveland

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cleveland has never been a “vacation’’ destination for Joakim Noah. He made that very clear back in 2010, when he declared “Cleveland really sucks.’’ That’s why the Bulls big man even surprised himself with what came out of his mouth following the close-out game against the Milwaukee Bucks..." May 01

  • Bucks shock Bulls in Chicago, force a Game 6

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "That Milwaukee Bucks slogan heard so often needs a serious revision. "Own the Future" is sounding so much like yesterday's theme. How about "The Present is Looking Mighty Good." Or something like that. The Bucks clearly were relishing their 94-88 playoff victory in Game 5 over the Chicago..." April 28

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Derrick Rose welcomes blame for mistakes and final play of Game 4 loss

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose took the blame for the team's 92-90 loss at the buzzer to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night. Rose had a chance to win the game -- and close out the series -- in regulation but had the ball stripped..." April 26

  • Bucks stun Bulls on Bayless' buzzer-beating layup in Game 4

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This one was for the veterans. Facing elimination on their home court Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks rode a huge effort from their bench to grab a pulsating 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls. It was fitting that Jerryd Bayless scored the game-winner just before the buzzer off an inbounds..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler combine for 58 points, Bulls send Bucks to brink of elimination

    Chicago Sun-Times "The collision course has always seemed inevitable. Since the Eastern Conference playoff seedings were set, few were expecting it to be anything other than Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers in Round 2. Thursday was just one step closer. Not an easy step, but definitely one step closer. Thanks to..." April 24

  • Bucks president says team could leave if arena deal isn't reached 'in next 10 days'

    Sporting News "The Bucks are in a 2-0 playoff hole, but the city the franchise calls home may have a bigger issue on its hands. Bucks President Peter Feigin said a financing deal from the City of Milwaukee for a new arena must be finalized in the next ten days, according to the Milwaukee..." April 22

  • Bulls show they can take a punch against Bucks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Going into Game 2, there was a lot of talk about ‘‘adjustments.’’ Bucks coach Jason Kidd wasn’t interested in wimpy strategy talk. ‘‘They’re going to make their adjustments,’’ Kidd said before the game. ‘‘For us, our adjustment is to play well. That’s it.’’ The ‘‘adjustment,’’ though,..." April 21

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    While Parker is progressing nicely, he made it quite clear he won't play in Summer League.

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Bucks owner tells Bulls fans planning to come to Milwaukee: 'Stay Home'

    Chicago Sun-Times "t’s not an interesting first-round series until shots are fired. And they were fired. Milwaukee Bucks primary owner Jamie Dinan is well aware of the hostile takeover headed for his arena next week when Bulls fans make their usual migration north and treat the Bradley Center as if it were..." April 19

  • Derrick Rose centerpiece of Bulls' 103-91 victory over Bucks in Game 1

    Chicago Tribune "He blew his standard pregame kiss to his mother, Brenda. His brother, Reggie, sat courtside, just as he did that fateful April 28, 2012, day. His childhood friends and high school teammates, there for him through thick and thin, sat in a row near the end of the Bulls' bench, like they do most..." April 19

  • Antetokounmpo fired up about playoffs

    Racine Journal-Times "Just two years ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was playing in relative obscurity, plying his craft in tiny gymnasiums in Greece. Saturday night, the Milwaukee Bucks’ precocious 20-year-old forward will be playing before more than 23,000 fans in the madhouse known as the United Center and a..." April 18

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    All Bucks available for Game 1. Kirk Hinrich (hyperextended left knee) is out.

  • 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