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  • 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    Clutch Points "After the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their offer to the forward, Jabari Parker has accepted a two-year, $40 million deal with the Chicago Bulls.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

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Donte DiVincenzo ready for his first NBA paycheck

    Yardbarker "Going from being an amateur athlete to the professional ranks isn’t necessarily the easiest of transitions. The spotlight is more on you as an athlete. You’re now a professional, and your lifestyle will forever change. Just ask former Villanova Final Four hero Donte..." July 10

  • Bucks had 'great conversations' with Jabari Parker

    The Sports Daily "One of the best remaining free agents in this class is Bucks forward Jabari Parker. Currently, Parker is a restricted free agent who has not been sought after by any other teams so far. But, Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst states that Parker and the Bucks look to be moving in the..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Jabari Parker unfollows Giannis Antetokounmpo on IG, blocks fan page

    Clutch Points "Heading into the offseason, the Milwaukee Bucks have a major situation to address concerning their one of their young core pieces with forward Jabari Parker, who is now a restricted free agent. There has yet to be any clarity to whether the team plans on bringing him back on a..." July 09

  • Bucks will reportedly sign veteran center Brook Lopez

    WTMJ "The Milwaukee Bucks will have reinforcements at the center position in the 2018-19 season. First reported by Yahoo! Sports reporter Jordan Schultz and ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Bucks will welcome veteran free agent Brook Lopez into the fold. Bucks beat writer Matt..." July 08

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has extremely high praise for Luka Doncic

    Sportsnaut "Many who watch the NBA would likely say that Giannis Antetokounmpo is the most exciting young player the Association has to offer. But according to the Milwaukee Bucks superstar, an incoming rookie might even be ready to overtake him as the best international player. That incoming..." July 08

  • Brandon Jennings Ignites Neighborhood War ... Cops Called 30-40 Times!

    TMZ "Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings is the most HATED man in his neighborhood -- with neighbors telling TMZ Sports they've called police between 30 AND 40 TIMES on the guy.  Here's the deal ... law enforcement tells us cops were called to Jennings' L.A...." July 07

  • Kings face roadblocks to adding Zach LaVine or Jabari Parker. Here's what could be next

    Sacramento Bee "The NBA moratorium on free agent signings ends Friday, and the Kings have been silent. They have looked to make deals, but are determined to avoid multiyear contracts that would affect next year's salary cap or don't fit with the team's long-term vision of adding younger..." July 06

  • Pelicans, Bucks, Others To Be Hard-Capped

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA salary cap is somewhat malleable, with various exceptions allowing every team to surpass the $101.869MM threshold when that room is used up. In some cases, teams blow past not only the cap limit, but the luxury-tax limit as well, with clubs like the Thunder, Warriors, and Nuggets..." July 05

  • Giannis: ‘I Would Never Leave for L.A.’

    SLAM Online "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he would never leave Milwaukee to join the Los Angeles Lakers. While guesting on the The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Monday, Giannis said he has unfinished business in Milwaukee. Would you ever leave Milwaukee if the Lakers came..." July 02

  • Kings no longer pushing for Jabari Parker

    Yardbarker "The Kings are no longer believed to be pursuing restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker, a league source tells Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Reports from last week indicated that Parker was one of several free agents on the radar for the Kings, who were also linked to Zach..." July 02

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Officially Revealed As 'NBA 2K19' Standard Edition Cover Athlete

    Forbes.com "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the cover athlete for the standard edition of NBA 2K19. Thanks to a leak that spread via Twitter on June 24, that news is a bit anticlimactic. Nonetheless, Antetokounmpo's rise to stardom seems perfect for the "They Will..." July 02

  • Thon Maker Was Involved In A Massive Brawl During FIBA World Cup Qualifying

    Uproxx "While much of the NBA world was focused on free agency and the upcoming Summer League, Milwaukee Bucks big man Thon Maker and the Australian National Team were taking part in a FIBA World Cup Qualifying contest against the Philippines on July 2. That isn’t out of the ordinary this time of..." July 02

  • Bulls have interest in Jabari Parker

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls reportedly have interest in restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker. Parker, currently of the Milwaukee Bucks, is a Chicago native, and the Bulls are looking at the 23-year-old as a potential addition, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. It’s..." July 01

  • Bucks To Guarantee Brandon Jennings’ Salary

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks can get off the hook for Brandon Jennings‘ 2018/19 salary if they waive him today, but they won’t do so, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link). By keeping him on their roster through July 1, the Bucks will guarantee Jennings’ $2,222,803 salary..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Ersan Ilyasova reportedly reuniting with Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The new NBA year kicked off at 11:01 p.m. Saturday night and the Milwaukee Bucks were quick to make a move that will bring a familiar face back to Milwaukee. Ersan Ilyasova is returning to the Bucks on a three-year, $21 million deal, according to an ESPN report. The..." July 01

  • Jabari Parker Likely To Leave Bucks?

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are just one of the teams expected to make a run at Jabari Parker, and some executives within the league view the former No. 2 overall pick to be among the small tier of players below stars such as LeBron James and Paul George. “Hey, he’s a good player; I mean..." June 30

  • Jabari Parker Reportedly Receives Qualifying Offer from Bucks; Will Be RFA

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly extended a qualifying offer to forward Jabari Parker, ensuring he will be a restricted free agent when the new league year begins July 1, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Matt Velazquez. The Bucks will now retain the right..." June 29

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers, Kings, Jazz among potential Jabari Parker suitors

    Woelfel's Press Box "Toward the end of the 2017-2018 season, the Sacramento Kings dispatched a player personnel official to Milwaukee. The Kings employee didn’t go to Milwaukee to file a report on the Bucks as the Kings weren’t going to play them again the rest of the season. More likely, the..." June 29

  • Khris Middleton likely to turn down extension from Milwaukee

    Clutch Points "Khris Middleton’s stock has massively risen in the past couple of seasons, coming up as one of the league’s premier sharpshooters, and it seems that he intends to cash in on every bit of that improvement. ESPN’s Zach Lowe said on his podcast, The Lowe Post, that..." June 27

  • Bucks To Hire Josh Longstaff As Assistant Coach

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Longstaff is nearing a deal to become an assistant with the Bucks under new head coach Mike Budenholzer, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Longstaff, who is currently head coach of the Hawks’ G League affiliate in Erie, has served as a player..." June 26

  • NBA Rumors: Bucks Tried to Deal Eric Bledsoe, Matthew Dellavedova

    Bleacher Report "Although no NBA veterans were traded during the 2018 NBA draft last Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks were at least trying to complete a deal. On Sunday, Gery Woelfel reported on Woelfel's Press Box that the team attempted to trade guards Eric..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Enes Kanter Hasn't Decided on Option, Bucks Interested in Center

    Bleacher Report "Enes Kanter may have his choice of suitors this offseason if he declines his 2018-19 contract option to remain with the New York Knicks. Per ESPN's Ian Begley, Kanter hasn't decided if he will opt in to his $18.6 million deal. If he elects to become a free agent, the Milwaukee..." June 24

  • Mavs drafted Kostas Antetokounmpo with an eye on Giannis?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks selected Giannis Antetokounmpo’s younger brother Kostas with the No. 60 overall pick in this year’s draft, and one prominent NBA figure believes that the choice was hardly a coincidence. During NBA TV’s coverage of the draft this week, former..." June 23

  • Brandon McCoy, Jordan Barnett To Join Bucks

    Hoops Rumors "Following the conclusion of last night’s NBA draft, the Bucks quickly scooped up a pair of undrafted rookies. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), Milwaukee reached an agreement with UNLV’s Brandon McCoy. Meanwhile, Alec Lewis of Yahoo Sports..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Bucks Select Donte DiVincenzo With No. 17 Pick in 2018 NBA Draft

    SI "The Bucks selected Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo with the No. 17 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.  The junior was named Final Four Most Oustanding Player after his 31-point outburst in the National Championship game helped Villanova capture its second national title in three years...." June 21

  • Bucks reportedly looking to move Matthew Dellavedova on draft night

    Sportsnaut "Picking 17th overall on Thursday night, the Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly looking to use that pick to move Matthew Dellavedova’s bloated contract. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, Milwaukee is interested in moving said pick in a trade-down scenario..." June 21

  • Sterling Brown: Cop Joked About Beating J.R. Smith

    TMZ "Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown claims one of the cops involved in his violent arrest later joked about unleashing a similar beating on J.R. Smith ... this according to Brown's lawsuit.  Brown is suing the Milwaukee PD and all of the officers who responded to the..." June 19

  • Michael Porter Jr. Says He's a Mix of Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Complex "Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. entered the college hoops season as one of the most prized prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft pool. Porter, however, played in only three games as he suffered a back injury in Missouri’s first game of the season. Nonetheless, teams are..." June 19

  • Bucks rookie Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee police, saying tasing violated his civil rights

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown filed a federal civil rights suit Tuesday against the Milwaukee Police Department and the city, claiming wrongful arrest and excessive force during an altercation outside a Walgreens store.  Milwaukee police violated his Fourth..." June 19

  • Bucks could be looking to trade Eric Bledsoe, Jabari Parker

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks could be looking to package two of their star players in recently-acquired point guard Eric Bledsoe and injury-plagued forward Jabari Parker, according to fantasy guru Chris Sheridan of GetMoreSports. “I expect the Bucks to move Eric Bledsoe..." June 18

  • Khris Middleton believes he’s been underrated his whole career

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks talent Khris Middleton is probably as underrated a player in the NBA as there is, and he actually knows it. In a solid Q&A with Sports Illustrated, Middleton was asked if he felt like was one of the more underrated players in his career, after the writer..." June 14

  • Lopez could be a good fit for Bucks if the budget permits

    Yardbarker "Brook Lopez‘s ability to space the floor would make him a good match with the Bucks, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. Lopez’s 3-point shooting would open up the floor for Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, the Bucks are already over the projected salary-cap limit and would thus..." June 09

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Five Hawks assistants join Budenholzer with Bucks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Mike Budenholzer got the band back together – most of it anyway. The former Hawks and new Bucks head coach will bring five of his six assistant coaches with him from Atlanta to Milwaukee.  Darvin Ham, Taylor Jenkins, Ben Sullivan, Patrick St. Andrews and, as..." June 07

  • Bucks receive occupancy permit for new arena less than two years after groundbreaking

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Less than two years after groundbreaking, the Milwaukee Bucks can start moving into their new $524 million arena. The milestone was reached when the city on Thursday issued a certificate of occupancy which allows the Bucks to move into some parts of the building. The..." June 06