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BUCKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wisconsin Assembly leader: New Bucks arena has votes to pass

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A $500 million plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena has enough votes to pass the state Assembly with help from Democrats, Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Monday. If approved without any changes by the Assembly, the bill would then head to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration. Under the proposal up for a vote Tuesday, half of the $500...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Bucks have become a playoff contender

The Milwaukee Bucks recently signed forward Chis Copeland to a one-year, $1.1 million contract as they continue to improve their roster this offseason.  He is yet another addition to the Bucks and will be a significant contributor this season.  He is a capable scorer and great defender.  Copeland will end up being a great addition to the semi-revamped Milwaukee Bucks and they...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Chris Copeland Signing Grade

(Nov. 28, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 1.1 million Looking the Milwaukee Bucks stats as a team from this past season, I was surprised to see they ranked 7th in the league in three point shooting percentage. Khris Middleton was excellent from beyond the arc at 40.7 percent and...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Bucks built their young core

The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the most enticing young cores in all of basketball. There's talent and potential at each position, with players like Giannis Antetkounmpo just scratching the surface of what they may ultimately become.  While many consider the Bucks to have the best collection of young talent in the league, just how did they acquire this core? Here's Dan Sinclair...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Hammond praises Khris Middleton

Here's what Hammond told Truman Reed of Bucks.com about Middleton:“One of the guys that stepped up and played extremely well for us is sitting right over here,” Hammond said, looking to his left. “That’s Khris Middleton. If you saw us play, you saw what he did, and the ability he had to hit big shots for us – game-winning shots.“But more than that, Khris is a pro. He...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

Recently, I was watching John Oliver’s piece about stadiums in the United States and he mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks were threatening to move to Seattle - the former home of the Supersonics. This week we'll be giving the Emerald City a reason to stop crying into their Kevin Durant Sonics jerseys and a glimpse into what a future team in Seattle will look like.  The threat...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Bucks' summer-league stint in Las Vegas

Strictly speaking from a wins and losses standpoint, the Milwaukee Bucks had little to show for their recent stay in Las Vegas. The Bucks went 1-5 in summer-league play, averaging just 83.8 points per game in the process. Of course, NBA summer-league action isn't about wins and losses. It's about recent draft picks finding their footing in the NBA, and franchises perhaps unearthing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Greek Freak wants to be a Buck forever

Good news for Milwaukee Bucks fans:  Giannis Antetokounmpo said in a recent article on eurohoops.net that he wants to stay with the Bucks for a long time. Antetokounmpo, 20, was drafted 15th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Bucks.  In two seasons, he has already made a name for himself with a tall six-foot, 11-inch frame that is athletic enough to play on the wing.  Antetokounmpo...
Via Hoops-Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks are frontrunners for Chris Copeland

The Milwaukee Bucks are the frontrunners to sign forward Chris Copeland, reports Gery Woelfel. Some NBA officials in Vegas tell me they believe Bucks are the frontrunners for Chris Copeland, who could give them potent scorer off bench — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 17, 2015 Copeland has spent time playing for the Knicks and Pacers in his NBA career.  If he signs with the...
Via Hoops-Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks get arena deal passed. What’s next?

Although the Milwaukee Bucks got their new arena deal passed today, it was not necessarily breaking news. It was announced Tuesday that the deal was likely to pass in the Wisconsin state senate, and going into the final vote on Wednesday, Republican leaders anticipated that just a few Democrats needed to be in favor of the proposal. Now that the team has what they need to stay in...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin State Senate passes bill to fund new Bucks arena

It was just last week that Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin told Wisconsin lawmakers that short of the state funding $250 million for a new arena, the team would likely end up playing in either Seattle or Las Vegas. Not taking such a threat idly, the Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill to fund a new Bucks stadium in Milwaukee: Wisconsin Senate just passed a bill to fund...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League recap: Cavaliers 94, Bucks 87 (OT)

Some poor shooting proved costly for the Bucks in summer-league action in Las Vegas on Monday, as Milwaukee fell to Cleveland in overtime by a 94-87 margin. The Bucks, who fell to 0-3 in summer league play, shot just 26.3 percent (5 for 19) from 3-point territory and 64.7 percent (22 for 34) from the free-throw line. One bright spot for Milwaukee, however, was the play of rookie...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Henson, Bucks Closing in on Contract Extension

The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA last season, and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs despite not being given much of a chance by the media. Jason Kidd did an excellent job in his second season as a head coach and the Bucks played excellent fundamental basketball. Johnson Henson is a big piece of their puzzle heading into the 2015-16 season, and...
Via Hoops-Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks trade Jared Dudley and Zaza Pachulia

The Milwaukee Bucks have dealt out two more players from last year’s roster. Jared Dudley and Zaza Pachulia have been traded to the Washington Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks, respectively. Both players were traded for future second round draft picks, and opened up more salary cap space for re-signee Khris Middleton and newcomer Greg Monroe, whose contracts were both made official...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Monroe in Milwaukee, Bucks Future Looks Bright

Free agent forward-center Greg Monroe left the Detroit Pistons in search of a new home this offseason. He didn’t go to New York or Los Angeles or any other team with cash to burn. The news was equally parts exciting for small market teams and legitimate interest in the Monroe fit with the Bucks. The first thing to consider is the contract itself. Monroe, as a player, could end...
Via The Lottery Mafia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks fans tweak after Michael Carter-Williams tweets about Las Vegas

The Bucks are looking to build a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, and team president Peter Feigen created a stir on Monday when he revealed that the franchise could be moved to Seattle or Las Vegas if Wisconsin legislature doesn’t approve public financing in the very near future. Feigen’s goal was obviously to invoke some...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks president threatens move to Vegas, Seattle

Everything seems to be headed in the right direction for the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks. Fresh off a playoff appearance this past season, Milwaukee was able to add a top-end free agent in the form of Greg Monroe to an already talent-laden roster. Unfortunately, politics in the state of Wisconsin could potentially dampen the good feelings around the organization in recent months...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks announce 1st preseason game at Kohl Center since 1999

The Milwaukee Bucks today announced that the team will return to Madison this fall, first for a week of training camp from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, and then to host a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This year’s events will mark the first full-team appearance by the Bucks in Madison since a preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks at the...
Via Madtown Badgers
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to be named general manager of Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond has been one of the most integral members of the organization in its turnaround from bottom feeder to playoff team over the past couple seasons. According to Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com, Hammond is on the verge of being rewarded by finding himself replaced by Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who will reportedly be named the team’s general...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

To the surprise of no one, the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to re-sign Khris Middleton just a few hours after free agency opened early Wednesday. The Bucks, armed with significant cap space after a series of moves over the past few months, rewarded Middleton for a breakout season with a five-year, $70 million contract. Oddly enough, Middleton's contract mirrors the one Brandon Knight...
Via RealGM - NBA
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks in position to take next step forward

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of just a few playoff teams that have both a promising future and a pivotal offseason. After a .500 regular season record and an admirable effort against the Chicago Bulls in the postseason, the Bucks are armed with significant cap space, a mid-first round draft pick and several tradable contracts as they enter the new league year. Already with sizable...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The State Of The Bucks

Building a team from the ground-up is no easy task, but navigating the slog of the middle and taking the next important jump to contention is even trickier. The Milwaukee Bucks are at precisely that crucial crossroads in their team-building process: they need some sizable progressions from their budding foundational pieces, or they could end up back again in the purgatory that is...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mallory Edens rips writer for calling her ‘trophy daughter’

Mallory Edens, the daughter of Milwaukee Bucks owner Wesley Edens, is not pleased with an NBA reporter who referred to her as a “trophy daughter” in a column on Tuesday night. Chris Sheridan, who runs his own NBA website now after working for ESPN and the Associated Press, mentioned how the NBA has instituted a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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