Bucks Rumors & News

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Bucks rule Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Suns

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks will be without their star for Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will be sidelined for the contest due to right knee soreness. The forward himself told Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee..." November 22

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Mirza Teletovic out four weeks after surgery on left knee

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to repair cartilage in his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the supervision of Bucks team physician Dr. William Raasch." November 22

  • Eric Bledsoe’s return to Phoenix just another game

    Fanrag Sports "Former Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe is now officially current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe. While infamously parting ways with the Suns after exclaiming that he no longer wanted to be a part of the Western Conference franchise, Bledsoe now remains in line to make his return to..." November 21

  • Kevin Garnett: Thon Maker “is going to be the MVP of the league one day. Mark it down.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Not to get to inside baseball on NBA journalism, but one fundamental truth is player trainers pump up their guys. There usually is some truth in what they say, but it is in their interest to spin the player the best way possible. On and off the record it happens. It’s like asking a political..." November 20

  • Jason Terry explains why Mavs didn’t draft Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks were one of 14 unlucky teams to pass on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2013 NBA draft. The Mavs had the No. 13 overall pick in that year’s draft — two picks ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 15 — which they eventually turned into point guard Shane Larkin after a couple of..." November 19

  • Jabari Parker already looks game ready

    Sportsnaut "The Milwaukee Bucks traded for an All-Star-caliber player in Eric Bledsoe, and they’ll add another one when Jabari Parker returns from injury. According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, Parker is practicing like that moment could be soon. But don’t get your hopes up. “He is running..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Bucks Have Interest In Mindaugas Kuzminskas

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks are among the teams with interest in free agent forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, league sources inform Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). As Scotto notes, Milwaukee doesn’t currently have an open roster spot, so the club would need to make another transaction to clear..." November 17

  • Nuggets Were Close To Eric Bledsoe Trade

    Hoops Rumors "Denver was in the “red zone” on a potential trade for Eric Bledsoe last month, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. Complete details aren’t provided, but Lowe believes Phoenix would have received Emmanuel Mudiay and a first-round pick. Negotiations with the Suns eventually fell apart and the Nuggets..." November 16

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Greg Monroe was ‘blindsided’ by trade to the Suns

    Sportsnaut "When the Milwaukee Bucks signed center Greg Monroe to a three-year, $51.4 million deal back in 2015, it caught a lot of people around the NBA world by surprise. Then a top-end free agent, Milwaukee didn’t necessarily seem like a top destination. The idea for the Bucks was to build their..." November 10

  • Bucks newcomer Eric Bledsoe to start against Spurs

    Fanrag Sports "Eric Bledsoe will finally get his first chance to suit up in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform. As a result, head coach Jason Kidd formally announced on Friday that the newly acquired point guard will get the starting start when Milwaukee travels to take on the San Antonio Spurs. The 27-year-old..." November 10

  • Bucks' Jason Kidd fined $15K for public criticism of officiating

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of officiating, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Thursday. The comments were made following the Bucks' 124-119 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at..." November 09

  • Jason Kidd doesn't agree with Lonzo Ball comparisons: 'Right now, it's a stretch'

    CBS Sports "Given the lofty expectations, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is off to a slow start this season. While his rebounding and assist numbers have been good, Ball has been historically bad when it comes to shooting the basketball. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Ball's 29.5 field-goal..." November 09

  • The Bucks' mini season ticket plan includes an epic Bulls troll

    CSN Chicago "Apparently the Bucks are still upset over the physical playoff series against the Bulls in 2015. Whoever is running the team's website and, more specifically, putting together season ticket packages has a sense of humor when it comes to the Bulls rebuild. Fans pick the games they want to..." November 09

  • Bledsoe: Suns shutting me down healthy last season sparked trade request

    Pro Basketball Talk "Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said Eric Bledsoe requested a trade after Phoenix refused to renegotiate-and-extend the guard’s contract over the offseason. Bledsoe, traded to the Bucks, provided a different reason. Bledsoe, via Chris Haynes of ESPN: “I felt like it was time [to..." November 09

  • Eric Bledsoe: ‘I’ve Never Been a Liar’

    SLAM Online "In his first public comments after getting traded to Milwaukee, Eric Bledsoe defended his own character. Bledsoe referenced his infamous “I don’t wanna be here” tweet, which fast-tracked his exit from Phoenix, and appeared to address Suns GM Ryan McDonough’s decision to banish him from the team..." November 08

  • Bucks' reported trade for Bledsoe leaves Cavs fans in a Twitter spiral of depression

    CBS Sports "For the last few years the Cleveland Cavaliers have basically been the older brother to the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee is just a seven-hour drive across the great state of Michigan from Cleveland, and while the young Bucks have slowly been progressing into a team capable of contending for a..." November 07

  • Here are reported protections of first-rounder in Eric Bledsoe trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bucks made the playoffs in 2013 – then fell to an NBA-worst 15-67 the following year. They rebounded to make the playoffs in 2015 – then stumbled to a disappointing 33-49 the following year. They returned to the playoffs in 2017 – and are an underwhelming 4-5 this year. So, of course..." November 07

  • Report: Milwaukee Bucks finalizing deal for Eric Bledsoe

    NBA.com "The Eric Bledsoe-Phoenix Suns saga may be over. The point guard, who has not played in a game for the Suns since Oct. 21, will reportedly be on the move to the Milwaukee Bucks soon. According to ESPN.com's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks and Suns are finalizing a deal that will move..." November 07

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signs 'long-term partnership' with Nike

    Sporting News "The shoe chase is over for brands wanting the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo after he announced Tuesday that he is re-signing with Nike. The 22-year-old started his career with Nike under a contract for $25,000, but since his four-year contract expired at the end of last season he was forced..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Believes Playing In Small Market Has Helped Career

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo believes playing in one of the NBA's smaller markets has helped him become a better player. “I’m a low-profile guy,” Antetokounmpo said. “I don’t like all these flashy cities like L.A. or Miami. I don’t know if I could be the same player if I played in those..." November 03

  • Bucks would 'love' to add Eric Bledsoe, but unwilling to move key players

    Sporting News "The Suns have enjoyed a quick turnaround following the firing of former head coach Earl Watson and dismissal of Eric Bledsoe, winning three of their last four games under interim coach Jay Triano after starting the season 0-3. But that question of when the Suns will trade Bledsoe still..." November 02

  • Josh Huestis, Brice Johnson, Rashad Vaughn also have team options declined

    Pro Basketball Talk "Players selected in the first round of the NBA draft who sign within three years are given a contract set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement – two guaranteed seasons followed by two team options. Because the team owners and veteran players who negotiate the CBA are incentivized to keep more..." November 01

  • Bucks pick up Thon Maker’s third-year option

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks have picked up the third-year option of forward/center Thon Maker, according to Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Maker didn’t garner much time during his rookie season, but took a kick up in playing time during the playoffs, playing as a hybrid frontcourt..." November 01

  • Bucks center Greg Monroe will miss two weeks with left calf injury

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe is expected to miss two weeks of action with a left calf injury according to coach Jason Kidd. Monroe, who had not missed a game yet this season despite having issues with the calf during training camp, was held out of Sunday's 117-106 win over the Atlanta..." October 30

  • Kyrie Irving Thought Bucks Were Using Original 'Mecca' Court, Not Replica

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expressed concerns about the court the Milwaukee Bucks were using for "Return to the MECCA" at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, appearing to believe the Bucks were bringing back the actual court the Bucks played on at their former arena between 1977-1988. "I'm..." October 26

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Can Be Magic Johnson and KG’

    SLAM Online "The sky is the limit for Giannis Antetokounmpo, and according to Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, the Greek Freak can become some terrifying combination of both Magic Johnson and Kevin Garnett. Kidd says Giannis “lives in the gym,”and compared his work ethic to that of Kobe Bryant and LeBron..." October 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo's Evolution Should Scare the NBA

    Complex "Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo for just a few moments and you’ll likely see things you’ve never seen before. Watch him do those same things several times in a single game and you’ll likely still not believe your eyes. The 6’11” Bucks forward can catch a ball in stride at midcourt and be at the rim in..." October 24

  • Bucks reportedly interested in trading for Eric Bledsoe

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks could be upgrading Giannis Antetokounmpo’s supporting cast. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Monday that the Bucks have expressed interest in trading for Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. A Bledsoe trade appears imminent just one day after the Suns fired head..." October 23

  • Sorry, Trail Blazers fans, Giannis' late steal on C.J. McCollum was not a foul

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks came up with a big win Saturday night over the Portland Trail Blazers, and it was nearly all thanks to their budding superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak dropped a career-high 44 points and also finished with eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals. One of..." October 22

  • Monroe's foul on Rose upgraded to Flagrant 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Derrick Rose was upset following Friday night's 116-97 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, believing a hard hit he took early in the fourth quarter should have been ruled a flagrant foul. Turns out, Rose was correct. On Saturday, following an NBA review,..." October 21

  • Rose says Monroe deserved flagrant for foul that hurt ankle

    ESPN "-- Derrick Rose left the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday with a sprained left ankle stemming from a hit by Bucks center Greg Monroe that the former MVP said should have been called a flagrant foul. "I think I'm the only person in the league that's not getting..." October 21

  • Jon Horst Was 'Reluctant Compromise' For Bucks Ownership

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks hired Jon Horst as general manager after their ownership group was unable to agree upon elevating Justin Zanik. Marc Lasry wanted to elevate Zanik when John Hammond left as they initially planned. But Wesley Edens exercised his veto power." October 20

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Bucks Sign Gary Payton II To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have filled one of their open two-way slots by signing free agent guard Gary Payton II to a two-way contract, the team announced today in a press release. Milwaukee had entered the day as the only NBA team without a player on a two-way deal. Payton, the son of Hall-of-Famer and former..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Bucks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks have claimed DeAndre Liggins off waivers. Liggins was waived by the Miami Heat" October 16

  • Report: Bucks' Jabari Parker to test waters in restricted free agency next year

    WTJM "A Milwaukee Bucks' star forward will consider leaving the team after next year, but the Bucks have an ace in the hole to try and keep him. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Bucks and forward Jabari Parker did not come to a long-term contract deal in negotiations, and he will test free..." October 16

  • Richard Jefferson, Bucks Reportedly Have Mutual Interest Once SF Clears Waivers

    Bleacher Report "ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin reported Saturday that veteran forward Richard Jefferson and the Milwaukee Bucks have mutual interest in a contract once he clears waivers. The Atlanta Hawks acquired Jefferson and guard Kay Felder in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on..." October 15

  • Durant: Antetokounmpo's ceiling is 'best player to ever play'

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant's fandom of Giannis Antetokounmpo has been well-documented over the past year, and the reigning NBA Finals MVP heaped more praise on the Milwaukee Bucks stud Friday. In a Q&A video posted to his YouTube page, Durant said Antetokounmpo is his favorite player to watch and..." October 14

  • Bucks Waive Xavier Munford

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have waived Xavier Munford, the team announced on Twitter. The guard had been signed earlier this month after bouncing around NBA circles over the course of the past two seasons." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

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