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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The number was everywhere at the Cousins Center on Tuesday. From the front door to the practice gym, signs reading 43 percent hovered over the Milwaukee Bucks on their first day of practice.
What does the number mean? Well, Bucks forward Caron Butler and center Zaza Pachulia tried to figure it out as soon as they arrived in the morning. Butler eventually had the right idea, as Bucks coach Larry Drew was trying to put the team's defensive field-goal percentage goal in the minds of the players right away.
"I threw it out there and (Zaza) said, 'No, it would be closer to 38 or 39,' " Butler said. "That's a decent number and an obtainable number we can definitely achieve and reach."
Last season, Milwaukee allowed opponents to shoot 45.4 percent from the field, which was 15th in the league. The only teams with a defensive field-goal percentage of 43 percent or lower last season were Indiana (42.0) and Oklahoma City (42.5).
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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- If everything goes according to plan, the Milwaukee Bucks won't be wasting much time in the backcourt this season.
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Michael Jordan knows that when you have a reputation for being the greatest player of all time, people are going to try knocking you off that perch. And when those people come after you talking trash, sometimes you have to teach them a lesson. That’s exactly what happened between Jordan and current NBA player OJ […]
This is the seventh in a 15-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season.
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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Milwaukee Bucks forward Carlos Delfino will likely miss most of training camp after suffering a setback in his recovery from right foot surgery.
Delfino fractured his right foot while playing for Houston in Game 5 of the Rockets' first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City last April. Signed to a two-year deal with a team option for a third season this...
As we continue our Instagram/Vine video look back on NBA Media Day, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo decided to show of his dance moves to a Will Smith classic.
Watch as he does some hand movements and side-to-side action during “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”:
Giannis image courtesy of Getty Images
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With Brandon Jennings going to the Detroit Pistons as a free agent, I can completely understand if Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was a little salty at his former teammate.
However, Sanders decided to provide an epic burn of Jennings during the Bucks Media Day back on Monday.
Check out the below tweet from Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Andrew Gruman:
Larry Sanders when asked for...
The Suns had an experienced NBA small forward Jared Dudley and traded him to the Los Angeles Clippers in July for another accomplished small forward Caron Butler who was traded eight weeks later to Milwaukee.
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