Bucks Rumors & News

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Bucks hang on after building early lead over Pacers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A foul-filled game came down to the final moments Thursday night. This time a game-tying three-point attempt by Indiana's George Hill spun out, and the Milwaukee Bucks survived with a 111-107 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks never trailed after leading by as many 23 points..." March 27

  • Bucks need to clean up turnovers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Getting a handle on the turnovers has proved a slippery problem for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks defense has saved the team many times this season, the latest example coming Tuesday night when it held Miami to nine fourth-quarter points in Milwaukee's 89-88 victory, achieved on Khris..." March 26

  • Khris Middleton's buzzer-beating three gives Bucks a crucial victory over Heat

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everything looked bleak when the Milwaukee Bucks trailed by 16 points early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Miami seemed in complete control and ready to send the Bucks to a seventh straight loss in a game filled with playoff implications. But wait a second here. A final-quarter..." March 25

  • Cavaliers finally wake up to put an end to Bucks, winning 108-90

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took the Cavaliers three quarters to wake up, but once they did, they were finally able to do away with the pesky Milwaukee Bucks, 108-90 Sunday at BMO Harris Bradley Center. LeBron James led a late charge by Cleveland (46-26), ending the third quarter on an 8-0 run to send the Cavs into the..." March 23

  • Bucks disrespected JR Smith's range and LeBron James made sure they paid

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If LeBron James and JR Smith didn't wake up in the second half of the 108-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliers would still be sleeping peacefully. It took a while for Cleveland to shake the early tip. And the quiet, undersold Bradley Center didn't help matters from an..." March 23

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    Aron Yohannes @AronYohannes

    Jason Kidd says that Jared Dudley and OJ Mayo are both out this afternoon vs. Cleveland.

  • Jason Kidd on the Nets: “I don’t really pay too much attention (to them)”

    The Brooklyn Game "He’s back again. For the second time this season, the Nets welcomed former coach & player Jason Kidd to town, as his Milwaukee Bucks took on the Nets at Barclays Center. After most pre-season predictions put the Bucks firmly in the lottery, Kidd’s Bucks currently hold the sixth seed in the..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Hot-shooting Spurs top Bucks, roll 114-103

    Pounding The Rock "After the debacle that was the Knicks game on Tuesday night, a good showing and victory for the Spurs was just what the team and their fans needed. San Antonio's offense was superb all night against the league's second best defense and they finished the game having shot 50% from the field and 40%..." March 19

  • Anthony Davis unable to dominate, still helps Pelicans get 85-84 victory against Bucks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis didn't have a breakout performance on Tuesday night like he did a week ago against the Milwaukee Bucks when he matched his career-high 43 points. He also didn't flirt with a potential quadrupal-double like he did during last Sunday's double overtime loss to..." March 18

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Is Obama proposal the end of taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums?

    USA Today "If President Obama has his way, the nation's taxpayers would not help finance a new arena proposed for the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Nor would taxpayer-financed, tax-free bonds be used to help finance a new stadium being discussed in St. Louis for the NFL Rams, or in Oakland..." March 17

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    Bucks PR @BucksPR

    Bucks have re-signed forward Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract

  • Big payday awaits Middleton

    Racine Journal-Times "While Khris Middleton is having the time of his NBA life, one couldn’t fault him if he entertained thoughts about this summer when things could get even better for him. Middleton, the Milwaukee Bucks’ third-year pro, has been raising eyebrows around the league this season with his stellar..." March 15

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) and Jerryd Bayless (ankle) both went through Bucks shootaround in Memphis today. Game-time decisions on both.

  • Pacers use overtime run to beat Bucks for seventh straight win

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers needed an extra period to put the Milwaukee Bucks into the loss column, but coming away with the 109-103 win was not lack of reward given the flow of the game and the difficulties Indiana had with turnovers and foul trouble. The Pacers committed 20 turnovers on the night, eight..." March 13

  • Clutch plays lift Bucks past Magic, 97-91

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A poor first-half defensive effort was threatening to put the Milwaukee Bucks in a bad way Wednesday night. Then the Bucks decided to play the brand of defense that has marked their season, limiting the Orlando Magic to 34 second-half points to escape with a 97-91 victory at the BMO Harris..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Anthony Davis' 43 points match career high as Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis' brilliance as a clutch performer was on full display Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored eight of his team's 10 points in the final 3 minutes, 35 seconds to lead the Pelicans to a 114-103 victory at the Bradley Center. Davis..." March 10

  • Bucks will pay Larry Sanders for next 7 years

    Racine Journal-Times "The Milwaukee Bucks have put Larry Sanders their rear view mirror, but his contract isn't going anywhere any time soon. Just over two weeks ago, the Bucks and the beleaguered veteran center agreed to a buyout on his guaranteed, four-year, $44 million contract. Since then, there have been..." March 08

  • Bucks sign D-League's Chris Johnson to 10-day contract

    Brew Hoop "The Bucks filled their open roster spot today, as Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that they have signed Chris Johnson out of the D-League to a 10-day contract. This is the Bucks' second dip into the D-League this season and fifth in the last two seasons. Johnson, the former Dayton Flyer, has..." March 07

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    O.J. Mayo (right hamstring soreness) is out tomorrow against Washington. Jared Dudley (left knee) is questionable. Both didn't practice.

  • Warriors run away in fourth, dispatch Bucks

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry spent Wednesday night on a search. He was searching for teammates, which he frequently found. He was searching for his shot, which did not locate until fourth quarter. It just so happens that's also when the Warriors intensified their defense. As for Draymond Green, well, he..." March 05

  • The Bucks stop here. Gallo and the Nuggets win!

    Denver Stiffs "Friday night, I watched the beginning of the Denver Nuggets game and once we were down 17-3, said, "F*** you, Nuggets!" Somewhere tonight, Brian Shaw was drinking a beer, watching the Nuggets play the Milwaukee Bucks, and once we were up 13-2, I pictured him saying, "F*** you,..." March 04

  • 27d
    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks coach Jason Kidd said O.J. Mayo did not practice due to hamstring injury and will be out Tuesday.

  • Bucks' guard Tyler Ennis happy with more playing time

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tyler Ennis was excited about coming to the Milwaukee Bucks in the three-team trade deadline deal last week. Who can blame him? He went from not playing in Phoenix — and a nine-game D-League stint in Bakersfield, Calif. — to regular playing time with the Bucks. In his first four games with..." March 01

  • Utah Jazz earn 82-75 win over the Milwaukee Bucks

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward missed 18 of 22 attempts from the field. The Utah Jazz scored 11 points in the third quarter, turned the ball over 22 times and had a general lack of execution at times offensively. Earlier in the season, that kind of circumstance would have proved all but insurmountable for..." March 01

  • Anthony Mason dies at age of 48

    CBSSports.com "Former Knicks player Anthony Mason died Saturday at the age of 48 after battling congestive heart failure for nearly a month, a team spokesman confirmed. The 13-year NBA veteran was in the hospital for nearly a month while recovering from multiple heart surgeries and heart attacks, his son,..." February 28

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Going back to hoops, coach Kidd said this am that O.J. Mayo will be out again tonight vs. Lakers. Resting right hamstring injury.

  • Michael Carter-Williams looks good as Bucks beat his old team

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's safe to say Michael Carter-Williams' Milwaukee debut was a rousing success. The Bucks' new point guard showed off his passing skills while playing limited minutes Wednesday night in a 104-88 trouncing of the Philadelphia 76ers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Carter-Williams played for..." February 26

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Coach Kidd: OJ Mayo is out tonight. We’re going to give him the night off to rest.

  • Larry Sanders bravely explains why he walked away from the NBA

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders didn't owe anybody an explanation for walking away from the NBA and accepting a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks, but he decided to tell his side of the story. In a video and a piece for The Players' Tribune, he explained that he's dealing with anxiety and..." February 25

  • Plumlee offers Bucks some insurance at center

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "As he rattled off the future at each position, Jason Kidd pointed out how the Milwaukee Bucks are set with young pieces at point guard, small forward and power forward. "Then we have a committee at the five," Kidd said. While Michael Carter-Williams was the centerpiece and Tyler Ennis the..." February 24

  • Bulls keep No. 3 seed in win only Tom Thibodeau could love

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the NBA season had ended Monday, the Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks would be squaring off in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. There might not be enough blindfolds to go around. In one of the uglier games of the season, the Bulls manhandled the Bucks 87-71 at the United..." February 24

  • Newly acquired Bucks PG Ennis 'in a much better spot now'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "On draft night, the realization of a dream didn't allow Tyler Ennis to spend too much time thinking about the makeup of the Phoenix Suns' backcourt. He would soon realize he had no chance to play. What was a head-scratching pick at the time became more puzzling a month later when the Suns..." February 23

  • Hawks use Bucks to get back on track - again

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There must be something in the water. For the second time this season, the Hawks rebounded from a blowout loss at home with a victory in Milwaukee. The Hawks suffered through a dreadful third quarter, losing a 15-point lead before pulling away for a 97-86 victory over the Bucks at the..." February 23

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Ersan Ilyasova is available for Bucks today and O.J. Mayo reports he is fine after tweaking hamstring on Friday.

  • Larry Sanders, Bucks finalize buyout

    ESPN.com "The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Larry Sanders on Saturday, officially completing the center's buyout. "We believe this decision is in the best interest of our team," Bucks general manager John Hammond said in a statement. "We wish Larry well and remain excited about the future of the..." February 22

  • 36d
    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Ersan Ilyasova practiced today. Feeling better after illness kept him out Friday. Will be available vs. Hawks on Sunday.

  • 36d
    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Bucks listing Michael Carter-Williams (right foot strain) as doubtful vs. Hawks Sunday. #ATLHawks

  • Bucks waive Kenyon Martin to clear roster space for trade additions

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kenyon Martin, who was brought to Milwaukee to provide some depth up front and be a veteran presence in a young locker room, has been let go to make way for more youth. The Bucks added Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee via trades. They already had a full 15-man roster and..." February 21

  • Bucks plan to waive Kenyon Martin

    Yahoo! Sports "After a flurry of trades, the Milwaukee Bucks plan to waive forward Kenyon Martin, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Bucks needed to clear a roster spot after deals to acquire guards Michael Carter-Williams and Tyler Ennis and center Miles Plumlee. Martin, 37, had been signed to..." February 20

  • 38d
    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Source confirms Bucks trade Brandon Knight to Suns; Mke gets Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee in deal

  • Larry Sanders Buyout in Milwaukee is Complete. What's Next?

    The Big Lead "Larry Sanders, the enigmatic forward of the Milwaukee Bucks who had skyscraping highs and rock-bottom lows in five years with the franchise, has been bought out and is now a free agent. Sanders only turned 26 in November. The 6-foot-11 Sanders was the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft..." February 19

    NBA Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 19

  • Bucks get Carter-Williams, Ennis, Plumlee; deal Knight off to Suns

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Bucks made a blockbuster move right at the trade deadline Thursday, trading point guard Brandon Knight to Phoenix and acquiring 6-foot-6 point guard Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia and rookie guard Tyler Ennis and center Miles Plumlee from the Suns in a three-team..." February 19

  • The Milwaukee Bucks Are Looking For A Deal

    Basketball Insiders "With the Milwaukee Bucks closing in on a buyout of big man Larry Sanders, they have turned their attention to the trade market in a significant way. The Bucks have been linked to several notable players including Denver’s Ty Lawson, Utah’s Enes Kanter and even Oklahoma City’s Reggie..." February 19

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Larry Sanders' buyout has been completed for days -- and he is expected to receive $13 million pay out on rest of $40M, source tells RealGM.

  • 39d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that Milwaukee's buyout of big man Larry Sanders is all but done and sides' parting is soon to be made official

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