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  • Bucks' Khris Middleton: Good to go Monday

    CBS Sports "Middleton (finger) is available to play Monday against the Pistons, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Middleton has been cleared to rejoin the starting five after missing Friday's game against the Cavaliers with a finger injury. " December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Bucks' Khris Middleton: Out with finger injury

    CBS Sports "Middleton is out for Friday's matchup against the Cavaliers due to a right finger sprain. Middleton is a late addition to Friday's injury report, so it's unclear when he suffered the injury. " December 14

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Matthew Dellavedova Had No Idea Where He'd Been Traded After His Call Dropped

    Complex "Much is made of the fact professional athletes make millions of dollars playing what is basically a children's game. But less literature has been produced on how the business of professional sports affects the athletes involved. Never was this more apparent than when guard Matthew..." December 10

  • The oddly dynamic duo of Brook Lopez and Thon Maker

    Brew Hoop "The Milwaukee Bucks may have something special brewing with the pairing of Thon Maker and Brook Lopez. Sometimes true love can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Or, so I’ve heard. While it may be a stretch to say Milwaukee Bucks’ head..." December 10

  • The newest Bucks expect to get up to speed quickly

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "George Hill and Jason Smith were just happy to be in the right place, on time and off an airplane for a little while, anyway. Acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-way trade Friday night, both Hill and Smith completed their physicals in Milwaukee late Saturday before meeting the..." December 10

  • The Wizards are having a difficult time processing the Jason Smith trade

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards didn’t lose Saturday night to the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference because Jason Smith wasn’t there. They didn’t need Smith to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from peaking from the three-point line. Smith wouldn’t have held rookie..." December 10

  • After Trade, George Hill Apologized to Cavs for Missed Free Throw in NBA Finals

    Bleacher Report "George Hill played just a total of 56 games in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, but his time with the team featured one of the most infamous sequences in NBA history. And that's something that has stayed with him even as he leaves town. On Friday, the Cavs traded Hill to..." December 09

  • Giannis: 'Feels Weird' to Work Out with Rivals; Rejected Carmelo, LeBron Invites

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's not interested in working out with fellow NBA players despite offers to do offseason training alongside the likes of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. On Friday, Eric Nehm of The Athletic provided comments from the MVP..." December 08

  • Report: Cavs trade George Hill to Bucks for Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks have completed a trade that will send guard Matthew Dellavedova and center John Henson to the Cavs in exchange for guard George Hill and Sam Dekker. The news was first reported by ESPN’s..." December 07

  • Report: Khris Middleton had multiple blowups with Bucks coaches

    The Score "Khris Middleton's reported blowups with Milwaukee Bucks coaches weren't pretty, multiple sources told Gery Woelfel of WSSP (105.7 FM). Middleton was a late scratch for Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons due to personal reasons, but was..." December 07

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo apologizes for comments about punching Mario Hezonja, but says he ‘meant it’

    Sporting News "Giannis Antetokounmpo regrets some of the things he said about Knicks forward Mario Hezonja. Hezonja finished a dunk and stepped over the 23-year-old Bucks star during the teams' matchup last weekend. Antetokounmpo said after the game he was “going to punch”..." December 04

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • David Fizdale calls Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘the best player in the league’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Is Giannis Antetokounmpo headed to the top of the NBA player power rankings? In the mind of one NBA coach, he’s already there. Speaking before Saturday’s game between the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks, Knicks coach David Fizdale said that he believes..." December 03

  • Middleton benched late in Bucks' loss to Knicks: 'I let them down'

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton played just 18 minutes in their 136-134 overtime loss against the New York Knicks. Head coach Mike Budenholzer opted to leave arguably his second best player on the sidelines for the entire fourth quarter and overtime as the Bucks failed to close out the..." December 02

  • Greek Freak promises payback: ‘I’m going to punch him in his nut’

    New York Post "Giannis Antetokounmpo sounds like he’s ready to go Greek-freaky on Knicks forward Mario Hezonja. “Oh, yeah, I’m going to punch him in his nut next time,” Antetokounmpo declared after the Knicks’ 136-134 overtime win over Milwaukee on Saturday..." December 02

  • Shaq bestows 'Superman' nickname upon Antetokounmpo

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal had a seemingly endless amount of nicknames during his legendary playing career, so he can afford to give one up. The Basketball Hall of Famer has been extremely protective of his "Superman" moniker over the years, and was quick to remind everyone that..." November 30

  • John Henson Undergoes Successful Wrist Surgery

    Real GM Basketball "John Henson had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn left wrist ligament. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the supervision of Bucks team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of..." November 28

  • Doc Rivers Compares Preparing For Giannis Antetokounmpo To Preparing For LeBron James And Kevin Durant

    Dime Magazine "Giannis Antetokounmpo has spent the early part of this season making everyone who picked him as an MVP candidate this season look really, really smart. The Greek Freak has been outstanding through the first 20 games of the year, leading Milwaukee to a 14-6 record while averaging 26.8 points, 13..." November 28

  • Mike Budenholzer acknowledges Bucks' defensive lapses

    Sporting News "While the Bucks have made tremendous strides defensively, coach Mike Budenholzer feels the team experiences occasional lapses. Milwaukee barely edged the Hornets in the season opener, beating them, 113-112. However, Charlotte came out on top Monday in their second meeting,..." November 27

  • What Kind of Whistle is Giannis Antetokounmpo Getting?

    Brew Hoop "It’s been a common refrain among Bucks fans this year as Giannis Antetokounmpo skies to the basket: “That’s a foul! How can you not call that?” Last Saturday night’s win over the Spurswithstanding, there has been plenty of consternation..." November 26

  • Bucks Will Waive Jodie Meeks

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks are waiving guard Jodie Meeks in order to maintain their roster at 15 players, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Meeks’ NBA-mandated suspension, which kept him off the team’s roster count while suspended, ends tonight. " November 24

  • Bucks' Lopez sets NBA record for most 3-pointers without a make

    The Score "Brook Lopez couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat on Friday night. The Milwaukee Bucks center was ice-cold shooting the rock in a 116-114 home loss to the Phoenix Suns. Lopez converted 3-of-16 from the field and missed all 12 of his attempts from behind the arc, setting an..." November 24

  • Lakers reportedly have interest in signing Khris Middleton in free agency

    Silver Screen And Roll "As soon as Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers convinced LeBron James to take his talents to Venice Beach, the search for his second star began. The typical names obviously come to mind (hi there, Kevin Durant!), but the Lakers will have quite..." November 23

  • Roster Move Due Soon For Bucks

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks will have to make a roster move in the coming days to ensure that they’re in compliance with NBA rules. Currently, Milwaukee is carrying 15 players on its standard roster, with a 16th player – Jodie Meeks – on the suspended list...." November 23

  • Report: NBA GM believes Bucks’ Khris Middleton is as good a 2-way wing as Warriors’ Klay Thompson

    Clutch Points "NBA Report: NBA GM believes Bucks’ Khris Middleton is as good a 2-way wing as Warriors’ Klay Thompson by  Kenny Honaker November 21, 2018 Milwaukee Bucks swingman Khris Middleton has improved his game with each..." November 21

  • Bucks' Khris Middleton won't let newfound stardom, max-deal buzz change him

    Sporting News "Bucks forward Khris Middleton offers a wide grin and a chuckle. Normally, he does not say much he’s not supposed to say, keeping his interviews straightforward and plain. But, these days, Middleton has reason to perk up if a certain subject arises — his free agency, which will..." November 21

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo defends brother amid racism controversy

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Just past midnight Thursday, following the Milwaukee Bucks' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo took to Instagram to respond to a recent racial slur directed toward his older brother Thanasis. Thanasis, 26, plays basketball in Greece for..." November 17

  • Report: 4 teams interested in trading for Cavs’ Kyle Korver

    Cavs Nation "Per Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver has piqued the interest of four teams early in the 2018-19 season: the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles..." November 16

  • MVP Candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo Still Only Scratching at the Surface

    Bleacher Report "With just over 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter of a Nov. 14 contest against the Memphis Grizzlies, Giannis Antetokounmpo coolly took the ball up the court after a MarShon Brooks miss. Four dribbles later, he was calmly jogging in the other direction, ready to play defense yet..." November 16

  • John Henson to have wrist surgery, Donte DiVincenzo to miss at least three games

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson has a torn ligament in his left wrist and rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo has a minor left quadriceps strain, the team announced Friday. Henson's injury is the more severe of the two and will require surgery. When that surgery will take place has..." November 16

  • The Optimistic Launch Of The Budenholzer Era Bucks

    Real GM Basketball "There were players on the 2014-15 Hawks. Al Horford and Paul Millsap right in the middle of their primes. DeMarre Carroll before the fall. Kyle Korver fully realized and having the best season of his career. Kent Bazemore, Mike Scott, and a green Dennis Schroder bolstering the rotation. It..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Clippers and Bucks Pay Tribute to Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "They had different uniforms on underneath, but during warmups Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers made a joint statement by wearing the same shirts. The black T-shirts read "ENOUGH." across the front and on the back featured the names of the 12..." November 10

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to develop 3-point shot, Bucks GM says

    ESPN "Giannis Antetokounmpo, nearly unstoppable as an inside force and slasher to the basket, will soon be upgrading to become a dual threat -- and fall in line with many of the other big men of the NBA. Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst, speaking Friday in an appearance on..." November 10

  • The Bucks Made A Major Statement With A 23-Point Road Win Over The Warriors

    Dime Magazine "If there were any questions about whether the Milwaukee Bucks were legit coming into Thursday night’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors, there aren’t anymore. The Bucks, which were already one of the biggest stories in the NBA heading into the game, walked into Oracle Arena and..." November 09

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA’s last folk hero

    SB Nation "If you were to describe Giannis Antetokounmpo to someone who didn’t watch basketball, you’d have to start with a play. Any play will do, really. Each one tells a unique story in the career arc of an evolutionary talent. They each speak of a player testing his physical..." November 08

  • The Bucks’ Success Reminds Steph Curry of The Warriors After They Hired Steve Kerr

    Uproxx "The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a hot start this season, sitting at 8-2 with six wins coming by double digits. Giannis Antetokounmpo is his usual world-beating self, and the offensive and defensive systems installed by new head coach Mike Budenholzer have unleashed the rest of the..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Bucks seek cap relief due to Mirza Teletovic's career-ending injury

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Bucks have petitioned the NBA for an exclusion to clear the remaining $10.5 million on Mirza Teletovic's contract off the team's salary cap, league sources told ESPN. The Bucks are expected to meet the criteria and receive the cap relief based on..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Eric Bledsoe 'living my dream' one year after trade to Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Eric Bledsoe quietly dresses at his locker at Fiserv Forum. He's not the center of attention as members of the media wait for other players to talk following a win over the Toronto Raptors. A year after his arrival in Milwaukee in a major trade – for himself and the..." November 07

  • New Coach Mike Budenholzer has the Milwaukee Bucks ahead of schedule

    Washington Post "Milwaukee Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer has his team dominating the Eastern Conference. And it is more than just the special star quality of Giannis Antetokounmpo: the Bucks have completely turned around their offense and defense during a 9-1 start to the season. Their scheme is..." November 06

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: Bucks played 'C game' in loss to Celtics

    USA Today "The Milwaukee Bucks understand the math. They know three points are greater than two. In fact, over the first seven games of the season, they built their offense around that premise with everyone on the court encouraged to let shots fly from beyond the arc. That math problem was..." November 02

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo cleared from concussion protocol

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics, the team announced. Antetokounmpo missed Monday's win over the Raptors after he was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol. He suffered the injury during..." October 31

  • Bucks Exercising 2019/20 Options On Maker, Wilson

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks will pick up the 2019/20 rookie scale options for former first-round picks Thon Maker and D.J. Wilson, according to Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Twitter). Velazquez suggests that the Bucks “love” both players and consider..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30