Bucks Rumors & News

  • Jason Kidd moves toward contract extension with Bucks

    wtmj.com "A report says the Milwaukee Bucks are getting their long-term plans for coach and general manger set. Yahoo Sports reports that the Bucks are hiring Utah Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik to take over the same role in Milwaukee, and they have agreed he will be the long-term successor to current..." May 29

  • Bucks hiring Jazz's Justin Zanik as GM-in-waiting

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager. Zanik has been serving as assistant general manager of the Utah Jazz. Zanik was previously a player agent and has since developed a strong reputation as a front office executive." May 29

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Giannis and Thanasis want to play for Greece in pre-Olympic tournament

    EuroHoops.net "From Thessaloniki, Greece, after the second “Antetokounbros” event which was proven to be a smash hit both Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke once more about their whish to play with the Greek national team in the pre-olympuc qualifying tournament in Turin, Italy. Thanasis whose name..." May 23

  • Bucks players’ financial data compromised in scam

    Yahoo! Sports "After a security breach with the Milwaukee Bucks in which players’ financial documents were released, the franchise has involved the NBA and National Basketball Players Association to investigate the scam that compromised private information, league sources told The Vertical. In an email sent..." May 19

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Bucks considering backcourt options with first-round pick

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's no secret the Milwaukee Bucks need backcourt help as they look to the future. They may get it in free agency this summer or through a trade. But they also have a chance to improve through the NBA draft. Milwaukee has the No. 10 pick pending Tuesday's draft lottery, with a chance to move..." May 15

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Vasquez trade isn't looking good

    Racine Journal-Times "The Milwaukee Bucks paid a steep price to acquire Greivis Vasquez last summer. The Bucks acquired the veteran guard from the Toronto Raptors for not only a 2017 No. 1 draft pick -- which the Bucks acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers -- but also a second-round choice in the 2015 draft, which..." April 25

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Upbeat Plumlee says he wants to return to Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Miles Plumlee went from an end-of-the-bench guy to a major contributor in a matter of a few weeks. The 6-foot-11 center was upbeat on Thursday as the Bucks took their year-end physicals and pondered the future. "I'm just really thankful for the opportunity to get out there and play," Plumlee..." April 18

  • Kings win tiebreaker over Nuggets, Bucks for 8th-best lottery odds

    The Score "With a number of teams deadlocked in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season, the NBA held a coin flip Friday to determine tiebreaking scenarios for the upcoming draft lottery. The Sacramento Kings won a three-way tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, slotting..." April 15

  • Bucks owners confident in Jason Kidd after second of 3-year deal

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A disappointing season came to an inglorious end for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night as they lost, 97-92, to an Indiana Pacers team resting its starters for the playoffs. As they met with reporters before the season finale at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, primary owners Wes Edens, Marc..." April 14

  • Pacers wrap up regular season with win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There were two teams on the court Wednesday night at the Bradley Center; one locked into its playoff seeding and headed for the postseason; the other running out the string on a disappointing season full of underachievement. And while the scoreboard might suggest a competitive..." April 13

  • Bucks set June 18 for arena construction start

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With Wednesday's approval of the Milwaukee Bucks arena lease, the basketball club has set June 18 as the construction start for the $524 million project. The lease agreement, between the Bucks and arena owner Wisconsin Center District, was the latest in a series of steps leading to the project..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Ilyasova leads Magic past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- This was the kind of game that Ersan Ilyasova expected to have more often this season. Ilyasova hit 10 of 13 shots, scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in leading the Orlando Magic to a 107-98 victory over one of his former teams, the Milwaukee..." April 11

  • Novak shooting for second chance to show Bucks his long-range skills

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Steve Novak never thought his on-court time with the Milwaukee Bucks would last fewer than 20 minutes. The former Marquette star is hoping he might get a second chance with the Bucks next season, but there are no guarantees as the well-traveled 6-foot-10 forward will be a free agent this..." April 11

  • Bucks hand 76ers 70th loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Khris Middleton's big night nearly took a back seat to the Philadelphia 76ers' big rally. Middleton scored 36 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a critical block as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks held off the Sixers 109-108 in overtime on Sunday night, breaking a..." April 10

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Greg Monroe will have a rest day. Starting lineup: Jabari, Giannis, Khris, Miles Plumlee and Tyler Ennis.

  • Zeller helps Celtics move into a tie for third in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics enter their final three games of the regular season with a very real chance to finish third in the Eastern Conference. Friday night's 124-109 drubbing of the depleted Milwaukee Bucks moved the Celtics back into a tie with the Atlanta Hawks in the conference and..." April 08

  • NBA's Chris Copeland Sues NYC Club Over Stabbing

    New York Post "Chris Copeland is suing the Chelsea hotspot 1Oak where he was stabbed last year after arguing with a fellow club-goer. Copeland was partying at the W. 17th Street nightclub on April 8, 2015 with fellow NBA player Thabo Sefolosha when he got into an argument with Shevoy Bleary-Murdock as he was..." April 08

  • A summer workout with LeBron James would mean the world to Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is already one of the most versatile players the NBA has to offer. He's a 6-11 triple-double waiting to happen. His game still needs some fine-tuning, but the third-year forward is oozing with potential. LeBron James, another versatile player,..." April 06

  • Bucks arena design wins unanimous Plan Commission approval

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The new Milwaukee Bucks arena's proposed design received its first city approval Monday, helping prepare the $500 million project for a planned construction start this summer. The Plan Commission voted 4-0 to recommend approval. The detailed plan development also needs Common Council..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Butler's clutch shots lift Bulls past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't just a game on the line Sunday evening for the Chicago Bulls; their postseason hopes were hanging in the balance, too. Fortunately for the Bulls, Jimmy Butler answered the call. Butler hit two clutch shots in the closing minutes as the Bulls held off a furious..." April 03

  • Anteotkounmpo's triple-double ignites Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The legend 'point-Giannis' reached another level Friday night, when Giannis Anteotkounmpo set a Milwaukee Bucks franchise record with his fifth triple-double of the season, finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Milwaukee's 113-110 victory over the Orlando Magic at..." April 01

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    Aron Yohannes @AronYohannes

    Jerryd Bayless (knee) is doubtful for tonight's game vs. Orlando. Tyler Ennis is questionable because of a strained shoulder. #Bucks

  • Opportunistic Bucks stop Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Phoenix Suns interim coach Earl Watson didn't need to think too long when trying to figure out where his team went wrong Wednesday night. He needed to look at only one column on the stat sheet. The Suns committed 24 turnovers against the Milwaukee Bucks, who converted..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Bucks announce Giannis Antetokounmpo as PG next year

    Sportsnaut "The Greek Freak is about to show just how freakish he can be on the basketball court. According to Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, the 6-foot-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the team’s starting point guard next season. Yes. You actually did read that right It’s an assumption more..." March 30

  • Pacers eliminate 3 teams from playoff contention by beating Rockets

    The Score "Thanks to the Indiana Pacers, the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, and Milwaukee Bucks have officially been eliminated from postseason contention. With Sunday's 104-101 win over the Houston Rockets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers extinguished the last glimmer of hope the three teams had..." March 28

  • No medical clearance yet for Vasquez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bucks guard Greivis Vasquez was on the floor taking shots with his teammates following shootaround Friday morning at Philips Arena. But Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said Vasquez has yet to receive medical clearance to return to action. Vasquez has been sidelined since undergoing right ankle..." March 26

  • Hawks find a way to defeat Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks couldn't find their rhythm from long range, but it was the Milwaukee Bucks who came up short. Jeff Teague scored eight straight points in one minute during the fourth quarter, helping Atlanta fight off Milwaukee 101-90 on Friday at Philips Arena. The Hawks..." March 25

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Cavs roll past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For the second time in as many games, the Cleveland Cavaliers shared the basketball instead of drama. Now with 11 games left in the regular season, the top team in the East is hoping their charitable ways continue. Kevin Love returned to the lineup with 24 points and 10 rebounds..." March 23

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Drummond, Pistons tip Bucks in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- All-Star center Andre Drummond retreated to the bench early in the third quarter because his coach didn't think he was playing hard enough. When Drummond returned, he got back to what he does best. The league's top offensive rebounder scored on a tip-in with 2.1..." March 21

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21