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  • Mike Budenholzer emphasizes team effort after Game 3 win over Pistons

    Clutch Points "For once, Giannis Antetokounmpo was mortal. The Milwaukee Bucks might have crumbled in that scenario a year ago. Under Mike Budenholzer this season, though, the Bucks have developed the team-wide cohesion necessary to withstand the relative struggles of their best player and come away..." April 21

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo says Bucks have ‘done a great job responding all year’ after poor first halves

    Clutch Points "Superstar swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo says the Milwaukee Bucks have “done a great job responding all year” after poor first halves. The Bucks had the best record in the NBA during the regular season. There weren’t too many times when Milwaukee played poor in the..." April 19

  • Mike Budenholzer says ‘small’ chance Tony Snell returns for Game 3 vs. Pistons

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks have taken a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Detroit Pistons. It appears head coach Mike Budenholzer is optimistic about shooting guard Tony Snell’s status moving forward. Snell has been sidelined since mid-March with an ankle injury. According to..." April 19

  • Khris Middleton doesn’t care about not getting much recognition

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It’s kind of bizarre. And it happens pretty often. Take Wednesday night, for example, when the Milwaukee Bucks played the Detroit Pistons in Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff series. Giannis Antetokounmpo did his usual thing, leaving tread marks on..." April 19

  • Is going all-out on both ends of the court taking a toll on Giannis Antetokounmpo?

    USA Today "Considering his recent right ankle sprain and right knee soreness, any sign that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo appears to be laboring can trigger alarms that something meaningful could be bothering him. Did he tweak his ankle yet again? Is he experiencing pain in his..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: Warriors got lazy in historic loss to Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors set a playoff record by blowing a 31-point lead in Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the LA Clippers on Monday night, and Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks he knows what went wrong. Antetokounmpo, whose Milwaukee Bucks hold the top seed in the..." April 17

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Report: NBA executives project Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon gets 4-year, $60+ million ‘Marcus Smart+’ deal

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is still progressing through a plantar fascia injury in his left foot that could see him miss another two to four weeks, but regardless of his health, the former Rookie of the Year is bound for an upcoming free-agent deal. According to Sean..." April 15

  • Andre Drummond Got Ejected From Game 1 For Shoving Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Dime Magazine "Going into the Bucks-Pistons’ first-round series, we knew it was going to be an uphill battle for Detroit, who just eked into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season and are without their best player in Blake Griffin as he continues to battle knee soreness and has no time..." April 15

  • Mike Budenholzer used Wiffle ball, flag football to boost Bucks to NBA's best record

    USA Today "In less than a year since taking over as head coach, Mike Budenholzer has totally transformed the Bucks. They went from being one of the worst defensive teams to the best in the NBA. They rebound at a high level, they don't foul and they punish opponents with a potent offensive..." April 14

  • Thon Maker discusses challenges of guarding former teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Michigan Live "Thon Maker figures to have flashbacks to countless one-on-one battles with Giannis Antetokounmpo when he steps onto the court Sunday. Those were in practice. Now, Maker must deal with The Greek Freak in games, when the Detroit Pistons face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the..." April 13

  • Bucks' Mirotic expected to play in Game 1 vs. Pistons

    CBS Sports "Mirotic expects to play in Sunday's game against Detroit, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. It was an encouraging update from Mirotic, who's missed the past 11 games due to a fractured left thumb. Upon return, he'll provide valuable spacing..." April 13

  • Bucks' Mike Budenholzer Reportedly Named NBCA 2019 Coach of the Year by Peers

    Bleacher Report "After he led the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in basketball in his first year on the job, Mike Budenholzer has garnered recognition from his peers. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday that Budenholzer has been voted the National Basketball Coach's..." April 13

  • Milwaukee River dyed green to celebrate Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "On Friday, Milwaukee is celebrating the start of the NBA Playoffs the way Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day -- with a bright green river. To commemorate the beginning of what fans hope is a long playoff run for the Milwaukee Bucks, the team partnered with the city..." April 13

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee transforming together as he leads NBA's next generation

    USA Today "To see a transformation happening in real time, look no further than “The House that Giannis Built.” Outside the gleaming new Fiserv Forum, an area that for decades had little to offer beyond concrete parking structures and a few historic restaurants is now thriving...." April 12

  • Could 'desperate' Bucks trade for LeBron James to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo?

    Sportsnaut "According to NBA insider Ric Bucher, the Milwaukee Bucks “are desperate to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo” and could potentially consider a trade for LeBron James to keep him in the fold. Speaking on this subject in a recent appearance on FS1’s “Speak For..." April 11

  • Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer hopeful Nikola Mirotic will be ready for start of playoffs

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer hopes Nikola Mirotic will be available for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Detroit Pistons. Budenholzer also noted that guard Sterling Brown will remain in the starting group — regardless of Mirotic’s..." April 11

  • The Pat Connaughton Cut

    Brew Hoop "Everyone knows Pat Connaughton embraces the dunk. He loves to show off his 44-inch vertical leap and has yammed it home 42 times this season-more than doubling his career high of 20. That’s more than players like Andrew Wiggins, Blake Griffin, Russell..." April 09

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: I Don't Like Being Hollywood

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo has an elaborate and eccentric set of workouts. Antetokounmpo aims to eliminate distractions and unnecessary decisions such as what to wear. "I just want to win," Antetokounmpo said. "All that other stuff takes away from the..." April 09

  • NBA Players Pick James Harden over Giannis for MVP in Amick's Anonymous Poll

    Bleacher Report "NBA players have chosen. James Harden is the MVP. Sam Amick of The Athletic published the opinion of 122 NBA players, 44.3 percent of whom believe Harden should take home his second straight MVP: 1. James Harden (44.3..." April 08

  • Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe reaches 8,000 career points

    Clutch Points "Eric Bledsoe played one of his best games of the season on Sunday. The Milwaukee Bucks point guard scored a season-high 33 points and doled out 11 assists on 12-of-17 shooting overall and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, picking up the slack of a resting Giannis Antetokounmpo to give his team a..." April 07

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play vs. Nets

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play in his team’s game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday due to a sore left calf, coach Mike Budenholzer said. It’s easy to dismiss concerns of Antetokounmpo’s discomfort given Milwaukee has nothing left..." April 06

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo on playing like an MVP: 'Kobe made me change my mentality'

    247 Sports "Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been playing at an MVP-level this season as he has led the Bucks to the league's best overall record, and he credits Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant for helping him develop the right mentality to take his game to the next..." April 06

  • LeBron James no longer alone as best player in NBA — according to '2K'

    Sporting News "LeBron James has stood above the pack in "NBA 2K" player ratings almost exclusively ever since 2010. Over the last nine years, The King has relinquished this crown only once, a two-month stretch during the 2015-16 NBA season in which Stephen Curry held at least a..." April 06

  • The Bucks Are the Most Legitimate Candidates to Dethrone the Warriors

    The Big Lead "Since Kevin Durant signed with Golden State, it has felt like a foregone conclusion that the Warriors would win every championship. So far they’ve done that, though the Rockets did put a scare into them in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals last year, and this season they remain 1-2..." April 06

  • Giannis on Centers Trying to Defend Him: 'That S--t ... Doesn't Work'

    Bleacher Report "As NBA teams look to find ways to slow down Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak is making it clear that putting a center on him is not the answer.  "Now, they put the 4 man on Brook [Lopez]," Antetokounmpo told The..." April 05

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Joel Embiid Downplayed A Potential Rivalry With Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday night, the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers squared off in what hopes to be a playoff preview between two of the East’s top contenders. With their 128-122 win, the Bucks managed to sew up the No. 1 seed in the East and the best record in the league overall, which will..." April 05

  • No, Stephen A Smith did not break up the Bledsoe-Embiid fight

    Larry Brown Sports "A funny video circulating on Twitter suggested that Stephen A Smith had played peacemaker between Eric Bledsoe and Joel Embiid, but sadly, that is not true. Bledsoe was ejected for shoving and then throwing a ball at Embiid a few minutes into Thursday’s Milwaukee..." April 05

  • Echoes of '74: Giannis, Bucks clinch best record

    ESPN "The last time the Milwaukee Bucks ended the regular season with the NBA's best record, they also had the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Forty-five years later, history might be about to repeat itself. Thanks to the latest spectacular performance..." April 05

  • Pau Gasol open to FC Barcelona return but admits door is closing

    Clutch Points "Though he’s currently dealing with a left ankle injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of this season, Milwaukee Bucks big man Pau Gasol says he would like to return to FC Barcelona at some point. However, the Spanish-born star also believes that window..." April 04

  • Bucks General Manager Says They Think About Giannis' Next Contract 'Every Day'

    Complex "For a small market team like the Milwaukee Bucks, having possibly the next face of the NBA is a gift better than anything they could have dreamed. Yet while the team and coaching staff are steading themselves for this year's race towards the NBA finals, Milwaukee's front office is..." April 03

  • Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon looks forward to returning for playoffs after plantar fascia heals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Malcolm Brogdon knew he was taking a risk. The Milwaukee Bucks guard had been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot for weeks, knowing that one step or one cut on the basketball court could cause a tear that had the potential to take him off the court for a few..." April 03

  • Shaquille O'Neal: Giannis 'Better' Than I Was Because He Can 'Showcase More'

    Bleacher Report "Not known for being humble, Shaquille O'Neal has showered praise on Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. During Tuesday's episode of The Big Podcast, O'Neal said Antetokounmpo is "better" than he was because "he has more opportunities to showcase..." April 02

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He Has 'No Time for Drama' amid NBA MVP, Title Chases

    Bleacher Report "On the court, Giannis Antetokounmpo is dominating opponents, putting together an MVP-worthy season. Off the court, the Greek Freak isn't interested in any of the drama that can infiltrate an NBA lifestyle and seep into the locker room. "There's no..." April 02

  • Malcolm Brogdon is off crutches, out of walking boot

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks got a bit of early Sunday morning good news with an update on their injured guard Malcolm Brogdon, who has kicked his crutches to the curb and removed the walking boot from his injured right foot, according to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brogdon has..." March 31

  • Report: Bucks optimistic Giannis returns on road trip

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks star and MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out of Sunday's game against the Hawks in Atlanta due to a lingering ankle injury, but he may be nearing a return very soon.  Antetokounmpo initially sprained his ankle against the Philadelphia 76ers on..." March 31

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Out vs. Trae Young, Hawks with Ankle Injury

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo won't play versus the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday because of a right ankle sprain, according to Matt Velazquez of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Antetokounmpo has steadily developed into one of the NBA's best players..." March 31

  • Giannis shrugs off injured ankle: 'I don't like missing games'

    The Score "The Milwaukee Bucks continue to be struck by injuries, as superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to play through his own ankle ailment with many of his teammates already on the shelf. "Usually when you sprain your ankle, you tweak your ankle, you stay out for two, three,..." March 29

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Scores 34 Points, Leaves Game With Potential Ankle Injury

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo left the Milwaukee Bucks' 128-118 win over the Los Angeles Clippers after suffering an apparent injury in his right ankle. Antetokounmpo went down holding his ankle after dunking the ball in the 4th quarter.  " March 29

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Explained Why He Doesn’t Have A Lot Of Friends Around The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Giannis Antetokounmpo is on his way to being the best player in the NBA, and, along with James Harden, is a front-runner for this year’s MVP award. The Bucks star has gone from a lanky, skinny 18-year-old with mounds of potential to one of the most physically imposing players in..." March 28

  • Michael Jordan 'Excited' as Hornets vs. Bucks Set for Historic NBA Game in Paris

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Thursday its first regular-season game in Paris will take place January 24, 2020, when the Charlotte Hornets will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at AccorHotels Arena. Hornets chairman Michael Jordan said the organization was "proud" to..." March 28

  • Chris Paul: Bucks beating Rockets shouldn't factor into MVP vote

    ESPN "Chris Paul had a message for MVP voters Tuesday night: The Houston Rockets' 108-94 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks shouldn't matter when ballots are cast. Paul admits that he is biased in his belief that his Rockets co-star James Harden should repeat as MVP. But he was adamant..." March 27

  • The Bucks Trolled P.J. Tucker’s Hoodie Calling James Harden MVP With A Giannis Antetokounmpo Photoshop

    Dime Magazine "Tuesday night gave basketball fans a fascinating matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Houston Rockets. The game itself was interesting in that we could see these squads face off with an NBA championship on the line later this season, but for now, all eyes were on MVP frontrunners Giannis..." March 27

  • Bucks take another hit, lose Donte DiVincenzo for rest of season

    Sporting News "The Bucks’ depth has taken another hit. Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo will be sidelined for the rest of the season with bilateral heel bursitis in his right foot, the team announced Tuesday. The 22-year-old is expected to be completely healthy by the start of..." March 27

  • Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo intentionally dodging MVP debate

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the front-runners to win the NBA MVP award this season. Aside from his statistical production (27.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.5 blocks, 58.2 percent shooting from the field), he has led the team to..." March 26

  • Bulls coach Jim Boylen believes Rockets’ James Harden is the MVP

    Clutch Points "The 2018-19 NBA MVP race has mostly been narrowed down to just three players in recent weeks, with James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George taking center stage. Giannis’ line of 27.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists has paced the Milwaukee Bucks to the best..." March 24

  • Bucks Waive Trevon Duval

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have waived rookie guard Trevon Duval, who spent the season on a two-way contract, the team announced on Twitter. Duval played most of the year in the G League, averaging 12.5 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 38 games with the Wisconsin Herd. He got into three games..." March 24