Found February 21, 2013 on
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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks had Brooklyn on the ropes for the second straight night.
But as they did just 24 hours earlier, the Bucks let a chance at beating a team ahead of them in the standings slip through their fingers.
Up 15 points in the third quarter, Milwaukee just stopped scoring. The Nets took full-advantage and came away with a 97-94 victory after Monta Ellis missed all three free throws with 2.4 seconds left.
Losses to the Nets in back-to-back nights dropped the Bucks to under .500 for the first time since Dec. 5. Milwaukee's win over Philadelphia last Wednesday is its only one in its last eight games and the Bucks are now just 10-11 under Jim Boylan.
"We should have won both of these games and we let them get away," Ellis said. "It's tough right now. We have a few days to really sit back and think about what we've got to do if we are going to make the playoffs."
Energy is usually the deciding factor in back-to-back games, especi...
BEST OF MAXIM
Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis is expected to decline his $11 million player option for the 2014 season and become a free agent this summer, according to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe.Fellow Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is also set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. Washburn reports that the Golden State Warriors elected to part ways with Ellis, as the team...
Josh Smith reportedly would like to play with both Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings.
DOING IT OUR WAY
In a amusing little video from the marketing wizards at the NBA, Milwaukee Bucks stars and presumed best buddies Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis have been likened to the two most famous residents of Milwaukee, fictional or perhaps even otherwise, save for maybe Jeffrey Dahmer (but why would I go there, for crying out loud?): Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney. For all of you...
The Milwaukee Bucks have the assets to make a major trade. The Bucks have a lot of assets -- Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova and a ridiculous number of expiring contracts -- to get a deal done. One of those assets, Ellis, has piqued the curiosity of the Atlanta Hawks, who are more and more likely to move star forward Josh Smith.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported...
Milwaukee and Atlanta are "seriously" discussing a deal that would send Josh Smith and Devin Harris to the Bucks and Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, among other players, to the Hawks, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
One of those other players may be Beno Udrih. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that a trade sending the backup point guard to the Dallas Mavericks...
The closer the calendar gets to Thursday's NBA trade deadline, the more rumors get thrown against the wall, with only a fraction of them actually sticking.
Everything heard this time of year must be taken with heavy skepticism, but those plugged in around the league can usually pinpoint the teams making the most phone calls. This year, three teams have been listed by many as...
Good thing the NBA waited until a day after the trade deadline to release this new Laverne & Shirley themed BIG commercial featuring the Bucks starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis – both of whom were tossed around in trade scenarios. It’s a fun commercial, definitely worth a watch:
Brandon Jennings wants out, but he’s a restricted free agent next summer. So he’s got less room to move, as opposed to Monta Ellis. Ellis may very well leave $11 mil on the table in order to become a free agent next season. This is huge, and best believe Ellis can be a legitimate contributor to a true contender next season. The Bucks are on the verge of losing their anchors.
Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh are amongst the players discussed that would go the Hawks for Josh Smith and Devin Harris.
The Milwaukee Bucks are thinking big -- if rumors are to be believed.
With Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline quickly approaching, Milwaukee's future is coming to a pretty quick head. Both Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis will be free agents this summer and it is largely expected that only one will remain with Milwaukee heading to the future. Considering that Jennings is...
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, Pass the Pill will be keeping you up to date with the latest NBA trade deadline rumors. This post will be updated regularly, so keep checking back to see the hottest buzz.
Updated: Tuesday February 19, 3:55 PM
Two of the hottest names that have been thrown around in recent weeks, Monta Ellis and Josh Smith, may actually be involved in...
The Bucks would only trade for J.J. Redick if they can find a deal involving Monta Ellis.