Bucks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Antetokounmpo gets triple-double in Bucks' win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo is still learning about the concept of "winning time," but fortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks' young star in the making, he has the perfect teacher in veteran Jason Terry. Terry gave Antetokounmpo a valuable lesson Monday night, scoring 15 points off the..." April 10

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo on the verge of making NBA history

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t simply having a great season. He’s on the verge of making NBA history. The Greek Freak currently ranks in the top-20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. The list of people who have done that in a season is not a long one...." April 10

  • Antetokounmpo helps Bucks clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- As he sat in the Wells Fargo Center's visiting locker room late Saturday night, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had one question for teammate Tony Snell, who was standing nearby. "So we did it?" Antetokounmpo asked. "We did it," Snell said, "the hard..." April 08

  • Brogdon asks Bucks to donate to charity in lieu of ROY campaign

    USA Today "Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon - who goes by the nickname "The President," and who you may also know as the rookie who posterized LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in the same game - had an awesome request for his team as franchises around the league start up their Rookie of the Year..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • George guides Pacers to double-digit win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Fighting for their playoff lives, the Indiana Pacers turned to the energy provided by recently signed Lance Stephenson, the potent offense of Paul George and some of their most impressive defense this season to secure a huge victory. George had 23 points and 10 rebounds as..." April 06

  • Westbrook ties triple-double record in win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Shortly after Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th assist Tuesday night, the game was stopped. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard walked over to his bench to get some water. Westbrook just earned his 41st triple-double to tie Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson's record for the..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Gary Payton II to sign with Milwaukee Bucks

    Oregonian "Former Oregon State guard and two-time Pac-12 defensive player of the year Gary Payton II will sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Payton, who went unselected in the 2016 NBA draft, has spent the season in the NBA Development League playing for the Rio..." April 02

  • Barnes paces Mavericks past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Dallas Mavericks arrived in Milwaukee with a four-game losing streak and had already been officially eliminated from the Western Conference playoff picture. But they looked nothing like a team that might have given up on the season Sunday afternoon, riding a 31-point effort..." April 02

  • Bucks waive Terrence Jones after 3 games, sign Gary Payton Jr. to multi-year deal

    CBS Sports "A once promising young big man, Terrence Jones’ career has hit another dead end. Saturday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks waived Jones after the Kentucky product played just six minutes over three games with the team. Via the Bucks’ press release: The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers..." April 02

  • Bucks rally to defeat Pistons in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton will get the credit for knocking down a game-winning 3-pointer in the waning moments of the Milwaukee Bucks' 108-105 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the Bradley Center, but it almost certainly would not have been possible without a hustle play..." April 01

  • Bucks request waivers on Terrence Jones

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on forward Terrence Jones, general manager John Hammond announced on Saturday. The 25-year-old was originally inked to a contract on March 4, and appeared in three games for the Bucks, who enter the weekend at 40-36. Jones played a grand total of 5:22..." April 01

  • Bucks knock off Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Back on Feb. 8, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a torn ACL and was lost for the season, taking his 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game averages with him to his offseason. In that same game, Khris Middleton returned after missing the first 50 games with a hamstring..." March 29

  • Bucks blow past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Milwaukee Bucks are in a fight for playoff positioning, and they knew they needed to bounce back after a 15-point home loss to Chicago on Sunday. That's precisely what they did, and the result was an emphatic 118-108 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Mirotic, Butler, Bulls too strong for Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Bulls' up-and-down season flipped again. Fresh off an embarrassing 10-point home loss to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, the Bulls shot the lights out and used a big second half to cruise to a 109-94 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon at the Bradley..." March 26

  • John Henson expected to miss week with left thumb sprain

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson is expected to be sidelined for approximately a week with a left thumb sprain, a league source told ESPN. Henson, 26, sustained the injury at some point during the team's 93-90 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday and missed the next two games...." March 25

  • Antetokounmpo on Track to Hit New NBA Record

    Black Sports Online "The debate over who will be named NBA regular season MVP revolves around James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who are both enjoying a spectacular season. It looks to be a straight fight between this pair, with Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James tipped as having a slim outside chance. While the debate..." March 25

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