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  • Bucks Sign Ike Nwamu, Waive Travis Trice

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks continued an active week of roster moves by swapping one player for another on their 20-man roster. According to RealGM’s official transactions log, Milwaukee signed Ike Nwamu, cutting Travis Trice to create the necessary opening. Nwamu, a 6’5″ guard, went..." September 19

  • Bucks Cut Two Players, Sign James Young

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks continue to tweak their offseason roster, officially waiving two players and signing two more today. Jordan Barnett and Brandon McCoy have been released by Milwaukee, with James Young and Robert Johnson taking their spots on the..." September 18

  • Rookie Guard Robert Johnson Joins Bucks In Camp

    Hoops Rumors "Former Indiana University guard Robert Johnson has agreed to a training camp deal with the Bucks, Nicola Lupo of Sportando tweets. The news was confirmed by Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops. The undrafted Johnson played with the Hawks’ summer league team, appearing in seven games and..." September 17

  • One officer involved in arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown fired, chief says

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "One of the Milwaukee police officers involved in the arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown has been fired, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said Thursday. Erik Andrade was fired for violating social media policy — not for his conduct the night Brown was tased and arrested, Morales..." September 14

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Ray Allen Was Never Close To Returning To NBA

    Real GM Basketball "For several seasons after Ray Allen left the NBA in 2014, he was linked with a return. While Allen received interest, he says he was never close to actually playing again. "I was never close to coming back, man," Allen told The Athletic. "Nobody presented anything..." September 05

  • "I'm going to have his back no matter what" says Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sterling Brown arrest

    CBS 58 in Milwaukee "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is saying he has his teammate's back following the controversial arrest of Sterling Brown.  "At the end of the day, I'm always going to have my brother's back. That's all that matters. I had a chance to talk to him..." September 04

  • Report: Bucks shopping several players in hopes of making a deal

    247 Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks were a playoff team last season and could be postseason bound once again in the Eastern Conference. However, that doesn't mean that the team is content with the current roster that they have in place. According to Gery Woelfel of Woelfel's Press Box,..." August 31

  • Bucks respond to Milwaukee city attorney with continued support for Sterling Brown

    SI "After Milwaukee city attorney Grant Langley released a statement saying that officers did nothing wrong when they utilized a stun gun during the January arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown, the team released a statement expressing their full support of..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • City attorney denies tasing of Bucks guard Sterling Brown violated his rights

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After video of officers tasing Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown was released earlier this year, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales and Mayor Tom Barrett apologized for the officers’ inappropriate behavior and pledged their commitment to improving police-community..." August 26

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Brandon Jennings Expected To Play In Russia

    Hoops Rumors "Having been waived by the Bucks earlier this month, longtime NBA guard Brandon Jennings is expected to head overseas for the coming season to play for Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg, according to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops. Veteran agent Misko..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Bucks GM: Brook Lopez, Ersan Ilyasova “really fit way” Budenholzer wants to play

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Milwaukee Bucks got 24.7 percent of their offense from three last season, the third-lowest percentage in the NBA. They were 25th in the NBA in three pointers attempted last season and 22nd in three-point percentage. That will change with Mike Budenholzer as..." August 20

  • Bucks set to bring in summer-league standout Christian Wood

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks are bringing in Christian Wood, a center who starred for Milwaukee during Las Vegas summer league, sources confirmed to the Journal Sentinel on Tuesday. He is expected to join the Bucks for training camp with the opportunity to compete for a roster..." August 15

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Shabazz Muhammad working on deal to compete for Bucks roster spot

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Shabazz Muhammad came to Milwaukee this spring looking for a chance to rejuvenate his career. Now, the 25-year-old wing is close to returning to the Bucks for a shot at earning a spot on their 2018-'19 roster. The Bucks and Muhammad are working on a deal — it's close,..." August 14

  • Eric Bledsoe mocks DeMarcus Cousins wearing Warriors shorts

    247 Sports "One of the biggest surprises of the offseason was when DeMarcus Cousins chose to sign with the Golden State Warriors. The move came way out of left field because Cousins wasn't receiving a ton of interest in free agency. In a video on Eric Bledsoe's Instagram story,..." August 13

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: “I felt I was the next chosen one since I arrived in the NBA”

    EuroHoops.net "The Antetokounbros spend their summer working on their game and also organized for the first time the  “Antetokounbros 5K run” in Athens. Before the event, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his older brother, Panathinaikos forward..." August 12

  • How Giannis Antetokounmpo Can Improve On Offense Without Becoming Better From Three

    Dime Magazine "While the rest of us are going on vacation and enjoying the warm weather, the summer is a crucial time for individual skill development in the NBA. Whether it’s getting stronger and leaner, working out the weaknesses in their game, or adding an entirely new skill to the arsenal of..." August 10

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Bucks will play game on Christmas for first time since 1977

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For the first time since 1977, Milwaukee sports fans will get a dash of basketball with their newly-opened jerseys on Christmas. The Bucks will travel to face the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 25, one of five games on the day that serves as the NBA's marquee..." August 08

  • Brook Lopez calls Giannis Antetokounmpo best player in East

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James’ decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers opened the title of best player in the Eastern Conference. Brook Lopez believes it belongs to Giannis Antetokounmpo. During an interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, the veteran center shared his praise for the..." August 08

  • Bucks' Brook Lopez: 'We’re very confident that we can win the East'

    Hoops Hype "On Tuesday, as two teams from India competed in the Jr. NBA World Championship at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, the squads had a recognizable fan sitting on their bench. Former All-Star center Brook Lopez was in attendance to root for the 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds, whom he..." August 08

  • Report: Hawks’ Kent Bazemore’s list of suitors include Bucks, Rockets

    Clutch Points "Kent Bazemore’s name has been dripping into the trading block well for some time now. The 29-year-old Atlanta Hawks swingman has reportedly been involved in trade talks as the team is looking to rebuild the roster with Trae Young at the helm. Rumors have..." August 08

  • Bucks Sign Jordan Barnett

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have signed Jordan Barnett to a training camp contract, per an official release from the team. Alec Lewis of Yahoo Sports first reported back in June that Barnett would receive a camp invite from Milwaukee. Barnett, 22, appeared in all..." August 08

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Bucks waive Brandon Jennings, per reports

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Bucks have waived point guard Brandon Jennings, according to multiple reports. The Bucks had signed Jennings to a two-year, non-guaranteed contract last season after giving him two 10-day deals. Prior to rejoining Milwaukee last season, Jennings had played for..." August 02

  • Bucks Sign Pat Connaughton

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have officially signed Connaughton, the team announced today in a press release. “Pat is a talented wing player with a tremendous work ethic and great character,” GM Jon Horstsaid in a statement. “We believe he will continue to grow and..." August 01

  • Bucks Sign Brandon McCoy To Camp Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks announced a series of signings today in a press release, adding Jaylen Morris on a two-way deal and inking a pair of players to training camp contracts. While we already knew that the signings of Morris and Travis Trice were official, the club’s confirmation that undrafted..." July 31

  • Jaylen Morris Expected To Sign Two-Way Deal With Bucks

    Hoops Rumors "Less than a week after he finalized a deal with Italian team Fiat Torino, former Hawk Jaylen Morris may have decided against playing overseas. According to international basketball reporter David Pick (Twitter link), Morris is opting out of his contract with Fiat Torino and..." July 26

  • Bucks Sign Trevon Duval To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have signed undrafted rookie Trevon Duval to a two-way contract, reports Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Twitter link). A former Duke point guard, Duval left the Blue Devils after his freshman season, declaring for the 2018 draft this spring. In 37 college..." July 24

  • Travis Trice Signs Camp Deal With Bucks

    Hoops Rumors "Point guard Travis Trice has signed a training-camp deal with the Bucks, Keith Smith of RealGM.com tweets. Trice has played for Milwaukee’s summer-league squad the last two years. He averaged 8.8 PPG and 4.0 APG in five games this summer in Las Vegas. The 6’2” Trice..." July 23

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • Bucks can't afford more mistakes with Giannis' clock ticking

    The Score "The Milwaukee Bucks shrugged off the loss of Jabari Parker like it was no big deal, as if the fifth-smallest NBA market can just afford to waste No. 2 picks. Parker diminished in importance when Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged as a franchise player, and..." July 15

  • Jabari Parker headed to the Chicago Bulls

    Clutch Points "After the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their offer to the forward, Jabari Parker has accepted a two-year, $40 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. This is obviously a huge move for several reasons. The biggest of which is the addition for the Bulls, but also the idea — in theory..." July 14

  • Jabari Parker, Bulls making progress on offer sheet

    ESPN "Restricted free-agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on an offer sheet deal, league sources told ESPN on Friday. A deal could be finalized as soon as Saturday, league sources said. Parker, a Chicago native, isn't expected to have an offer..." July 14

  • NBA rumors: Jabari Parker receiving ‘last-minute interest’ from other teams

    Clutch Points "If the Chicago Bulls think that they have Jabari Parker virtually in the bag, then they could be in for a shock. According to Gerry Woelfl of The Journal Times, while the Bulls and Parker are seemingly headed towards an inevitable partnership, there are other..." July 13

  • Report: Jabari Parker wants to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls

    Hoops Hype "Restricted free agent Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, is reportedly interested in joining the Chicago Bulls.

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  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Bucks coach acknowledges relief when LeBron James left East

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James had reigned over the East for more than a decade, and Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer isn’t torn apart about LeBron leaving the conference. Asked by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski whether he felt relief when LeBron announced his decision to join the Los..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11