Bucks Rumors & News

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Daughter of Bucks owner tries to recruit Knicks' Porzingis on Twitter

    New York Post "The Kristaps Porzingis trade talk has not escaped Mallory Edens. Following Knicks president Phil Jackson’s shocking admission Wednesday, confirming the team is listening to offers ahead of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens took to Twitter to make her plea for..." June 22

  • Greg Monroe Reportedly Exercises Bucks Contract Option, Will Make $17.88 Million

    Bleacher Report "Greg Monroe has reportedly decided to exercise his player option, sticking with the Milwaukee Bucks for at least another season. Shams Charania of The Vertical first reported the decision, with Chris Haynes of ESPN confirming the Bucks had been notified of Monroe's choice. The 27-year-old..." June 21

  • Bucks owner takes shot at Sixers' 'process,' gets shut down by Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid continued his social media dominance when he made a swift, but blunt response to Bucks owner Wes Edens Monday night. At a press conference introducing new Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst, Edens threw some shade at the Sixers, saying rather than talking about "the process" he..." June 20

  • Bucks honing in on director of basketball ops Jon Horst for GM

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The search for the Milwaukee Bucks' next general manager has taken a late turn. After the withdrawal of Arturas Karnisovas, who the Denver Nuggets promoted to their GM position on Wednesday, it looked like Milwaukee's assistant general manager, Justin Zanik, was the last finalist remaining for..." June 16

  • Nuggets Promote Karnisovas, Scramble Bucks’ GM Search

    Hoops Rumors "Arturas Karnisovas, one of the finalists for the Bucks’ vacant GM position, has accepted a promotion from the Nuggets, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Denver owner Stan Kroenke has promoted Karnisovas to general manager and made GM Tim Connelly the new president of basketball..." June 14

  • Bucks GM Search Down To Two Candidates?

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks will likely choose between their assistant GM, Justin Zanik, and Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas as their next GM, league sources informed Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Milwaukee could announce its choice as early as this week, Stein adds (Twitter links). The position opened up when..." June 13

  • Bucks to play one game at historic MECCA to celebrate 50th anniversary next season

    CBS Sports "The 2017-18 season will be a historic one for the Milwaukee Bucks, as they'll celebrate their 50th anniversary as an NBA franchise, dating back to 1968, when they joined the league as an expansion club. As any team would, the Bucks want to celebrate this achievement, and honor their history,..." June 11

  • Wes Wilcox the frontrunner to become Bucks GM?

    Larry Brown Sports "Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens may be bringing another Wes aboard. According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Saturday, former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox made a “strong impression” in his interview for the same position with the Bucks and may have become the..." June 11

  • Report: Three finalists emerge in Milwaukee Bucks' search for general manager

    CBS Sports "Bucks assistant general manager Justin Zanik was supposed to succeed John Hammond after the 2017-18 season in Milwaukee. That plan went out the window, however, when Hammond decided to take the general manager job with the Orlando Magic a couple weeks ago. Zanik is still in contention for the..." June 07

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Bucks finalizing list of GM candidates

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks are finalizing their list of GM candidates with interviews expected to start Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Assistant GM Justin Zanik remains a strong candidate to replace John Hammond, who left to become GM of the Magic. Sources tell Wojnarowski that Zanik..." June 04

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Bucks receive permission to interview Heat's, Pistons' assistant GMs

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have received permission to interview Adam Simon and Pat Garrity for their general manager vacancy. Simon currently works for the Miami Heat, while Garrity is in the front office of the Detroit Pistons." June 02

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Bucks GM search includes former Hawks GM Wes Wilcox

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks are widening their general manager search. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the franchise has added four names to its interview-request list, including recently displaced Hawks GM Wes Wilcox. The Bucks requested permission to speak with Wilcox, the Pacers’ Pete..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Bucks interested in hiring David Griffin away from Cavaliers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to land the architect of the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Bucks are interested in hiring Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to the same position, but Cleveland won’t give him permission to interview until the NBA Finals are..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Bucks to launch full search for new general manager

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to commission a broad search for a new general manager, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that Bucks consultant and longtime NBA executive Rod Thorn will lead the search on behalf of Milwaukee ownership, which is hopeful of attracting..." May 24

  • Magic hire Bucks GM John Hammond for same role

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond is leaving the organization to take the same role with the Orlando Magic. The Magic announced Wednesday that Hammond -- who interviewed for the Orlando president of basketball operations job that went to Toronto Raptors executive Jeff Weltman -- will..." May 23

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Older prospects draw hope from Brogdon's NBA success

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The votes have already been cast for the NBA's rookie of the year and it's expected that it's a three-player race. As has been well established heading into the announcement at the NBA awards show on June 26, the favorites are Philadelphia's Dario Saric and Joel Embiid, as well as Milwaukee's..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • NBA trade rumors: Knicks' Carmelo Anthony to Bucks?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Carmelo Anthony trade rumors are brought up, the usual suspects typically dominate the conversation. Teams like the Clippers, Celtics, Cavaliers and Lakers are the teams Anthony is primarily connected to among fans and NBA talking heads. Here's one idea that doesn't involve those..." May 10

  • Giannis' Development Made It Easier For Bucks To Sell Thon Maker Pick

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks made a risky pick for Thon Maker in the 2016 NBA Draft that was perhaps made easier by how quickly Giannis Antetokounmpo developed. "Now if you’re talking about the Giannis connection, I think Giannis’ rapid improvement had probably made that pick easier to sell because..." April 30

  • Bucks believe 'something beautiful' is brewing

    USA Today "Signs of progress were everywhere for the Milwaukee Bucks during their just completed season. • Giannis Antetokounmpo blossomed into an all-star starter and a leading candidate for the league’s most improved player award. • Rookies Malcolm Brogdon and Thon Maker made major impacts on a..." April 30

  • Raptors troll Bucks after winning series in six games

    Sportsnaut "The Toronto Raptors closed out the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night, though not without some drama. Afterwards, the team did not hold back in celebrating on Twitter with a solid troll job, releasing a video of their mascot buying the domain name Rapsin6.com. Not only that, but they actually..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • How Norman Powell has helped Raptors adjust to beat Bucks

    Fanrag Sports "Norman Powell is an energizer. The kind of energizer that the Toronto Raptors needed to unleash after a lackluster start to their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Low energy, a typical slow playoff start and the Bucks’ swarming, switchy length and sharp, trapping defense caused..." April 27

  • DeRozan helps Raptors eliminate Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- All through their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors were reminded of their not-so-sparkling playoff history. So when the Bucks routed them in Milwaukee in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead, it seemed the script was..." April 27

  • Powell helps Raptors take 3-2 lead over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Raptors coach Dwane Casey calls Norman Powell an "X factor" in Toronto's series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Powell filled in that X with a solid number, 25 points, Monday night when the Raptors defeated the Bucks 118-93 to take a 3-2 lead in an Eastern Conference first-round..." April 24

  • Tucker: 'I don't know if anybody in the league can stop' Giannis

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Raptors guard P.J. Tucker is an elite defender and is spending plenty of time trying to slow down Antetokounmpo. The Raptors had success on Saturday while holding Antetokounmpo to 14 points, including 0-of-7 shooting in the second half. "We just tried to beat him to spots and not give him..." April 24

  • DeRozan, Raptors rebound from tough outing, jolt Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan was not going to be shut out again. Held to eight free throws while missing all eight of his shots from the field two nights earlier, DeRozan proved that performance was merely an aberration Saturday afternoon. DeRozan scored 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting to..." April 22

  • Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘better than I am’

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has the distinction of being one of the NBA’s best all-time point guards. So anything he says about guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, a rising star, carries some weight. At 6-foot-11 with the wingspan of an albatross, he can do things Kidd never dreamed of,..." April 22

  • Bucks blow out Raptors for 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was no easy way to sum up how badly things went Thursday night for the Toronto Raptors, but Kyle Lowry sure came close. "We got our (butts) bust," Lowry said after his Raptors' squad was blown out 104-77 by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 of their first-round Eastern..." April 21

  • Bucks’ Thon Maker making an impact well ahead of schedule

    Sportsnet "A year ago, Thon Maker was a rail-thin high school basketball player, watching the NBA playoffs with his teammates in Orangeville, Ont., hanging on to every turn of the Toronto Raptors‘ tumultuous path to the Eastern Conference finals like anyone else. Three months ago, Maker was a suspect..." April 21

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Raptors even series behind DeRozan, Lowry

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry was held to four points in the Toronto Raptors' Game 1 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Raptors coach Dwane Casey knew that his All-Star point guard would be out to make amends Tuesday night in Game 2. "It's just his competitive edge," Casey said. "I've seen him in..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Ray Allen reveals why he never made a comeback to play for an NBA contender

    CBS Sports "It's been several years since the NBA was graced with the presence of Ray Allen. Allen, one of the best shooters in NBA history, hasn't stepped on the floor since he left the league following the 2013-14 season with Miami. And while there were rumors of his return to contenders like the Cleveland..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Bucks knock off Raptors in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- There is something about the first game of the playoffs for the Toronto Raptors. They just do not play well in series openers. They were at it again Saturday, putting in a lethargic effort against the Milwaukee Bucks in the opener of a best-of-seven first-round playoff..." April 15

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Celtics defeat Bucks, earn No. 1 seed in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Stevens knows the Boston Celtics don't play for playoff berths, Atlantic Division championships or even the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They play to win championships. Still, the Celtics coach appreciates those accomplishments. "I think there's a pride in..." April 12

  • Stats freak: Antetokounmpo's numbers put him among NBA's elite

    USA Today "It’s becoming a two-way most valuable player race in the NBA this season, a classic showdown between Houston’s James Harden and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Both players have dazzled fans with their stunning play, and Westbrook has averaged a triple-double while breaking Oscar Robertson’s..." April 12

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