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  • NBA says referees missed multiple calls at end of Celtics-Bucks game

    ESPN "The final seconds of the Milwaukee Bucks' victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night was full of drama, intrigue and, as it turns out, several incorrect calls. The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the Bucks' 98-97 win listed three incorrect calls on the final play..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I Would Not Talk About Free Agency’

    SLAM Online "Giannis Antetokounmpo says he would keep things quiet were he in Anthony Davis‘ shoes. Giannis would “focus on just playing basketball” instead of helping feed the narrative.

    February 22

  • Marcin Gortat turned down offers from Bucks and others, focused on signing with Golden State

    Clutch Points "Free agent center Marcin Gortat has reportedly turned down offers from interested teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and other, focusing his efforts on a potential deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to Polish media outlet Sportowe..." February 21

  • Report: Bucks interested in Cavs’ J.R. Smith

    Cavs Nation "The Milwaukee Bucks have shown interest in Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Smith and the Cavs are not close on a buyout, and previous reports have mentioned the team wasn’t interested in..." February 21

  • New Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic settles in, keeps busy during NBA all-star break

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "While his teammates and coaches jetted off to either the All-Star Game, vacations or both during the past week, new Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic stayed in Milwaukee. On and off the court, the 6-foot-10 forward, who was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans two weeks ago at the trade..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Rumors: Bucks’ Khris Middleton is an inevitable target for Mavs

    Clutch Points "With the Dallas Mavericks close to falling out of the playoff race, the Mavs have set their sights toward the offseason. With clear holes in their roster and some money to spend, fans have started to dream about the top tier free agents, including Golden State..." February 20

  • Khris Middleton not interested in talking free agency until summertime

    Yardbarker "Asked after the All-Star Game about his upcoming free agency, Bucks swingman Khris Middleton deflected the question, as Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel relays. “I’ll think about the summertime in the summertime,” Middleton said. “We..." February 19

  • NBA Rumors: Warriors could be thinking about Giannis in 2021

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors are bracing for the departure of Kevin Durant in the summer, a move that could range from possible to inevitable, depending on one’s sense of pessimism. If he does, it won’t be long before the Warriors reload, though, as they could well..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton narrowly miss teammate All-Star scoring record

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo walked into his post-All-Star press conference, held the door open for two of his brothers then pulled two chairs from behind the backdrop. “We’ll make this family-oriented,” Antetokounmpo as he unfolded the chairs and placed them at the..." February 18

  • Kevin Durant Wins MVP as Team LeBron Beats Giannis

    Bleacher Report "Team LeBron is officially on a winning streak at the NBA All-Star Game. The LeBron James-captained side won this year's version of the annual event over Team Giannis 178-164 Sunday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. James' squad defeated a team captained..." February 18

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo details how he was discovered in new documentary

    Sporting News "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo detailed his journey to the NBA and how he was discovered while playing basketball in Greece during a recent documentary.  Titled "Finding Giannis," the 30-minute special aired Saturday on TNT prior to the..." February 17

  • Giannis commits to Greece for Basketball World Cup

    The Score "Giannis Antetokounmpo intends to lace up for the Greek national team this summer at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, according to The Associated Press. Antetokounmpo would undoubtedly be the country's best hope at a deep run. The MVP candidate is averaging 27.2 points, 12.7..." February 17

  • Knicks say they scouted Giannis Antetokounmpo in Greece

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s agent, Giorgos Panou, said the Knicks were the only team not to scout Antetokounmpo in Greece before the 2013 NBA draft. Ian Begley of ESPN. If the Knicks indeed scouted Antetokounmpo that thoroughly, it’s a shame they were smeared for not..." February 16

  • Khris Middleton admits this season has been ‘different, weird’ for him individually

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks may be enjoying one of their best seasons in recent memory, but for Khris Middleton, it’s been a personally “weird” season.  Speaking to Sports Illustrated as part of a profile on the player and his All-Star season,..." February 15

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'I Don't Think There's One Guy That Can Stop Me'

    Bleacher Report "Giannis Antetokounmpo let the basketball world know there isn't a single player who can stop him without help from their teammates after he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 106-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. A reporter asked Antetokounmpo if..." February 14

  • The Knicks Were the Only Team That Didn't Scout Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Complex "During the 2013 NBA draft, Greek player Giannis Antetokounmpo was one of the most promising prospects around. Reportedly, 29 of the 30 franchises at the time took a trip to Greece for scouting reasons, and ESPN's Jonathan Givony revealed this little bit of information in an..." February 13

  • Report: Bucks' co-owner Marc Lasry fined for tampering after comments about Anthony Davis

    WTMJ "A report says that the NBA has fined Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry for tampering in the wake of comments he made about New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. ESPN's Malika Andrew reports that comments Lasry made, as cited by NBCSports.com, were against league..." February 11

  • Raps nearly got Mirotic on Thursday

    TSN "Before the Toronto Raptors made their blockbuster trade for centre Marc Gasol ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, the team reportedly went deep into negotiations with the New Orleans Pelicans on forward Nikola Mirotic who ultimately was acquired by the Milwaukee..." February 09

  • Bucks owner Marc Lasry: ‘We hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis reportedly said he’d re-sign with the Lakers, Knicks, Clippers or Bucks if traded to one of those teams. My theory: Davis put the first-place Bucks on his list, knowing they lacked a viable way to trade for him, to show he cares about winning and not market..." February 08

  • Bucks Owner’s Comments About Anthony Davis Probably Warrant NBA Tampering Fine

    NESN "The Anthony Davis hunt is on, and we’re already about to start throwing around tampering accusations. The NBA trade deadline passed Thursday without a deal for the New Orleans Pelicans star, which means New Orleans will have to wait until the offseason to grant his request to be..." February 08

  • Report: Pelicans trade Nikola Mirotic to Bucks in 3-team deal involving Pistons

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic in a three-team trade with the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Bucks will include center Jason Smith and recently-acquired forward Stanley Johnson,..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Bucks, Pistons Finalizing Stanley Johnson, Thon Maker Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks and Pistons are in the process of finalizing a trade that will send forward Stanley Johnson to Milwaukee and big man Thon Maker to Detroit, a league source tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski (via..." February 06

  • Bucks targeting Pelicans forward Mirotic ahead of deadline

    Amico Hoops "The Milwaukee Bucks are working on a smaller trade or two and have New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic in their sights, according to a report from Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News. Mirotic was reportedly made available in talks late last month, before Pelicans..." February 06

  • Brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. We still have yet to determine the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis, but the rest of the events at All-Star Weekend have been set according to the NBA. On Tuesday, the league announced which players would take part in the 2019 NBA..." February 06

  • In a star-crazed league, the Bucks demonstrate the value of role players

    The Score "Between Anthony Davis requesting a trade, Kristaps Porzingis getting moved to Dallas, the Knicks opening up two future max-salary slots in the process, and Kyrie Irving walking back his preseason pledge to the Celtics, the NBA went superstar mad last week. All the while, the Milwaukee..." February 05

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo May Draft Stephen Curry With 1st All-Star Pick

    SLAM Online "Giannis Antetokounmpo might “return the favor” by making Stephen Curry his first pick for the NBA All-Star Game. The Greek Freak says the rest of his selection process will be more-or-less random.

    February 05

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is next

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo said the Bucks presented him with two choices for his rookie-scale contract extension in 2016: A four-year, $100 million extension A five-year extension that, by rule, would provide a max starting salary with max raises Antetokounmpo took..." February 04

  • Bucks talking to 'several teams' about Thon Maker

    NBC Sports Boston "Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker hasn't played any minutes since Jan. 21, and reportedly requested a trade through his agent last week. Saturday night, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there's a couple of scenarios in play for the uniquely-gifted Sudan native: As..." February 03

  • Bucks' Eric Bledsoe ruled out Saturday

    CBS Sports "Bledsoe (Achilles) is out Saturday against the Wizards, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Despite previously being listed as probable, Bledsoe has been ruled out. " February 02

  • Khris Middleton is the NBA's most unassuming All-Star

    The Score "Khris Middleton sits at his locker, his legs in an air compression massager, watching film of the night's opponent while engaging in a quiet phone conversation. He's mostly stoic, save for the odd smile. Just another night at the office. Only nothing about this night is..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • Report: Milwaukee Bucks enter Anthony Davis sweepstakes

    247 Sports "Anthony Davis has been linked to three teams above all others: the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. Those are the teams with the trade assets necessary to get a deal done, the potential star power to entice Davis and the market necessary to house such a transcendent..." January 29

  • Bucks offering everyone not named Giannis Antetokounmpo in trade for Pelicans’ Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly engaged the New Orleans Pelicans in efforts to acquire Anthony Davis before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. According to Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal-Times, the Bucks have included every player not named Giannis..." January 29

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29

  • Thon Maker discusses link to recent report that he wants to be traded from the Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker went through his regular pregame routine Sunday evening, putting in shooting work with assistant coach Darvin Ham and laughing on the court alongside teammate Jason Smith. Everything was business as usual. There were no signs of discontent..." January 28

  • Eric Bledsoe is finally where he wants to be

    ESPN "IT WAS 2 o'clock in the morning, and Charles Lee could not give his boss a ride home from Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport. Breaking from his usual practice with head coach Mike Budenholzer after road trips, the Bucks assistant coach tossed his luggage in the back of his silver GMC..." January 27

  • Thon Maker Requests to Be Dealt by Bucks

    Bleacher Report "After seeing a reduced role in his third year in the NBA, Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker has reportedly requested a trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Maker wants to play for a team that "would provide a larger role for the former lottery pick." The..." January 26

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to draft Russell Westbrook, Joel Embiid to same All-Star squad to squash beef

    Sporting News "Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid don’t like one another … at all. But nobody likes to see two NBA stars feud (right?), so enter Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo was selected as an All-Star captain on Thursday and said he plans to use his draft powers to bring..." January 25

  • The 2019 NBA All-Star Starters Are Headlined By Captains LeBron And Giannis

    Dime Magazine "The 2019 NBA All-Star rosters officially have their starters. While we won’t know the full 24-man field for this February’s game in Charlotte until the coaches vote is tallied on Jan. 31 and the teams are drafted on Feb. 7, we do know what 10 players will open the game..." January 24

  • 2018/19 Salaries For Two-Way Players Become Guaranteed

    Hoops Rumors "As of today, the 2018/19 salaries for players on two-way contracts will become fully guaranteed. The NBA’s calendar calls for that salary to become guaranteed if a player remains under contract through January 20, so the 57 players currently on two-way deals should be..." January 21

  • Bucks to retire Marques Johnson's number

    WTMJ "The Milwaukee Bucks have announced that five time all-star Maques Johnson will have his number 8 jersey retired. Marques spent the majority of his NBA career in Milwaukee playing over 7 seasons from 1977-1984.  The retirement ceremony will be on March 24th during..." January 20

  • 3 Times Stephen Curry Was Almost Traded From The Golden State Warriors

    Fadeaway World "Stephen Curry has ruined the NBA. Mark Jackson called it, and even Kevin Durant has agreed with him. He’s the best shooter we’ve ever seen and the most unguardable point guard in the history of the game. But, what if we told you that there’s a chance that he would..." January 19