Bucks Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Giannis vows to stay with Bucks as long as they're title contenders

    ESPN "In late November, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks teammates had just finished practicing at the University of California in Berkeley. On the walk back to the team bus, Antetokounmpo was approached by a few autograph seekers holding portraits of him. The 6-foot-11 forward obliged..." February 19

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo explains why he is fine with fans selling autographed gear

    Larry Brown Sports "One thing many professional athletes have to deal with is the fact that many of the people asking them for autographs will turn around and sell what they get signed. This is a frustration for many stars, but Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is not one of them, saying he signs items..." February 18

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Giannis: I want LeBron to join Bucks next season

    Wisconsin State Journal "Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted LeBron James to join the Milwaukee Bucks next season. According to this story, Antetokounmpo was asked again who he'd pick if he had the opportunity to draft an All-Star team by Eurohoops' Nikos Varlas. "I would pick LeBron,” the..." February 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I Want To Work With Kobe This Summer’

    SLAM Online "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he hopes to spend time with Kobe Bryant this summer in order to pick his brain. In a story by ESPN’s Eric Nehm, Giannis said he wants to learn Kobe’s mindset more than anything else." February 16

  • Jabari Parker says free agency is out of his control

    Clutch Points "Now fully healed from his second major knee injury in three years, Jabari Parker is pumped that he’s back on the hardwood playing ball. He recently caught up with EuroHoops.net to talk about his overall thoughts on his long-awaited return: “It feels good… It feels nice to be back playing..." February 15

  • Report: Bucks offered Jabari Parker contract extension worth $18 million annually

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jabari Parker reportedly wanted a max contract extension. That obviously didn’t happen. But how much did the Bucks offer before the rookie-scale-extension window closed? Zach Lowe of ESPN: The Bucks were prepared during those October talks to offer a three-year deal worth around $54..." February 13

  • Brandon Jennings Signs G League Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran NBA guard Brandon Jennings has signed a G League contract, league sources tells Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days (Twitter link). Having signed a G League deal, Jennings will be available on waivers, with the Wisconsin Herd – Milwaukee’s affiliate – currently holding the No. 1 priority,..." February 13

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • NBA Fines Lakers After Magic Johnson’s Comments About Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Hot New Hip Hop "Magic's praise of Giannis costs Lakers $50,000. The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Lakers $50,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rule. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson was previously fined $500,000 for violating the same rule after a league investigation..." February 06

  • Matthew Dellavedova Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova has been diagnosed with a grade 3 right ankle sprain and is expected to be sidelined for the next three or four weeks, league sources tell ESPN’s Chris Haynes (Twitter link). Dellavedova suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against..." February 06

  • Report: Bucks, Sixers, Thunder Interested In Dewayne Dedmon

    SLAM Online "The 16-37 Atlanta Hawks are in “full-scale sell mode” ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Big man Dewayne Dedmon, who is averaging 10.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in just 23.3 minutes, is apparently the “most coveted” of Atlanta’s available..." February 05

  • Bucks trade guard Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick to Nets for center Tyler Zeller

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks traded Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for center Tyler Zeller on Monday night. According to ESPN, the second-round pick that is part of the trade is Milwaukee's 2018 selection. It will go to the Nets if it falls between pick Nos. 31-47. If..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo twists ankle, doesn't think he'll miss time

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo twisted his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 109-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets and did not return. Antetokounmpo did not seem concerned that the injury would keep out of action moving forward. "At first you feel the pain and then you're..." February 04

  • The Bucks Should Call the Cavs About LeBron, Who Must Be Thinking About Waiving No-Trade Clause

    The Big Lead "LeBron James has made the NBA Finals for seven straight seasons, but the Cavaliers are sputtering out of control and their season honestly doesn’t look salvageable. NBA teams on the brink of contention should be calling the Cavs to see if somehow, some-way they could pry LeBron away, get him to..." February 04

  • Jason Kidd firing will not cause ‘lingering rift’ with Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to fire head coach Jason Kidd was not a simple one. Despite reasons to justify the move, also to concern was Kidd’s relationship with Giannis Antetokounmpo, which was obviously so solid that Giannis even offered to go to bat for Kidd 15 minutes before the news..." February 03

  • Bucks' Brogdon out 6-8 weeks with torn quad

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon has been diagnosed with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon, which according to a team announcement will keep him out for six to eight weeks. The injury happened during the second quarter of Milwaukee's 108-89 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on..." February 02

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo seen limping after game because of twisted ankle

    Larry Brown Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo was seen limping after the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, adding insult to injury. Bucks reporter Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported after the game that Antetokounmpo said he twisted his ankle in the fourth..." February 02

  • Bucks Prepared Three-Year, $54M Extension Offer To Jabari Parker

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks were prepared to offer Jabari Parker a three-year, $54 million extension before the start of the season. Parker sees himself as a max player and talks didn't lead anywhere even as he was recovering from the second torn ACL in his career." February 01

  • Report: Bucks Interested In Trading For Hassan Whiteside

    SLAM Online "Looking for an upgrade at the center position, the Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly interested in trading for Hassan Whiteside. According to Basketball Insiders‘ Steve Kyler, Milwaukee would need to include Jabari Parker in any offer for Whiteside." February 01

  • Bucks Discussed Dennis Schroder Trade Before Eric Bledsoe Became Available

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks discussed a trade of Dennis Schroder before Eric Bledsoe became available in October. The Bucks traded Greg Monroe and a future first round pick to the Suns for Bledsoe" February 01

  • Police: No charges to be filed against Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "No charges will be filed against Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown after officers arrested and used a Taser on him last week, Milwaukee police said Monday. After an internal review and viewing police body camera footage, police officials decided not to refer Brown to prosecutors for..." January 30

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s relationship with team remains solid after Jason Kidd firing

    Clutch Points "When the Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd, Giannis Antetokounmpo was quite upset. He reportedly called Kidd before he was officially informed to see if there was anything he could do to prevent the firing. But Kidd’s firing went through, the team named an interim coach, and the..." January 29

  • Jabari Parker cleared to make season debut

    Fanrag Sports "Jabari Parker received the green light to return to game action, and the Milwaukee Bucks have scheduled that for this week. The former No. 2 overall pick will return to the court on Friday when the Bucks host the New York Knicks. Parker has been on the shelf for nearly a year because of his..." January 29

  • Rumor: Cavs, Bucks expected to have to go ‘all-in’ if they want DeAndre Jordan

    Cavs Nation "L.A. Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan has heard his name tossed about in several trade scenarios in recent days. Several teams are said to have interest in his services, including the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers. If the Cavs truly want to see Jordan in a wine and gold uniform,..." January 29

  • Report: Bucks forward Jabari Parker could make season debut as early as Friday

    Woelfel's Press Box "Parker, the Milwaukee Bucks talented young forward who has been rehabbing from his second left ACL tear, said he is feeling good and ready to roll … once Bucks officials give him the green light. Before Sunday’s game in Chicago against the Bulls, Parker said he expected to get an official date..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Jason Kidd wanted to leave Bucks to coach Suns

    Pro Basketball Talk "As Nets coach, Jason Kidd sought front-office control then, when that gambit failed, engineered his exit to the Bucks. Did Kidd, whom the Bucks fired this week, try another wild ploy in Milwaukee? Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times: Coinciding with the erosion of his influence in the..." January 26

  • Report: Hassan Whiteside could be trade candidate for Bucks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks need some interior help, and that could lead them to take a walk on the Whiteside. According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Thursday, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside could be a trade candidate for the Bucks before the Feb. 8 deadline (though there..." January 26

  • Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown arrested, Tased by Milwaukee police over parking incident

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee police arrested and used a Taser on Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown overnight Thursday. State arrest records show Brown was arrested by Milwaukee police on a tentative misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer. A law enforcement source also confirmed to the..." January 26

  • Bucks tab Joe Prunty as head coach for rest of season

    Fanrag Sports "The Jason Kidd era in Milwaukee is over, which means the longterm solution for the team’s head coach is still cloudy. As for the short-term goal, the Milwaukee Bucks are now stable — at least for the rest of the season. The team formally announced on Friday that interim head coach Joe Prunty will..." January 26

  • Jason Kidd reportedly tried to trade Jabari Parker after his first ACL tear

    Clutch Points "Jason Kidd’s three-plus-year tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks had its share of bumps on the road, and among them was his rocky relationship with several of his players. Among them, one of the names with the most weight is the team’s second-leading scorer, Jabari Parker, who has sat out the..." January 25

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • Rumor: Jason Kidd, Jabari Parker weren’t speaking when Bucks fired coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "I don’t trust Jason Kidd when he said Giannis Antetokounmpo offered to try to stop the Bucks from firing the coach. Maybe Antetokounmpo said it just like that. But Kidd isn’t a reliable source for Antetokounmpo’s words, which – as Kidd relays – just so happen to flatter Kidd. However, Kidd..." January 25

  • Giannis wishes Jason Kidd conversation was kept private

    Fanrag Sports "Shortly after news emerged of Jason Kidd being ousted as the Milwaukee Bucks‘ head coach, Kidd revealed to ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne parts of a conversation between he and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo did not confirm what was said to Kidd shortly before the coach received official..." January 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo 'uncomfortable' over Jason Kidd firing

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo talked publicly Wednesday for the first time since Jason Kidd's firing as coach Monday, saying he wishes what they'd discussed had remained silent. Antetokounmpo acknowledged calling Kidd about 15 minutes before the Bucks officially notified him of his..." January 24

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Why Bucks Considered Firing Jason Kidd After Last Season

    NESN "Jason Kidd was on thin ice long before he plunged into unemployment. The Milwaukee Bucks considered axing Kidd as head coach after last season due to his “old-school” coaching style and poor communication with players and management, Sports Illustrated’s Jared Zwerling reported Tuesday, citing..." January 23

  • Bucks GM on Jason Kidd firing: “This is a performance-based thing”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season the Bucks went 42-40 in the regular season and were up 2-1 in their first-round playoff series against Toronto before ultimately losing in six. This season, expectations were high. Before the season there was talk from the team of a 50-win team (Las Vegas oddsmakers set the..." January 23

  • Kidd: Giannis Called Before Firing Trying to Save My Job

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, but it reportedly was star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who told him and offered to try to save his job, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Shelburne provided a breakdown of the conversation Kidd and Antetokounmpo had before the official..." January 22

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