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It's approaching the one-year anniversary since the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks made a deal both hoped would lead their respective teams back into the playoffs.
That didn't happen for either one last season, but that could very well change for both in 2012-13.
Golden State center Andrew Bogut could face his former team for the first time on Saturday night when former Warrior Monta Ellis and the Bucks go for the season sweep.
With Golden State ranked 13th in the Western Conference and Milwaukee tied for eighth in the East, these teams pulled the trigger on a five-player swap on March 14 that sent Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Bucks for Bogut and Stephen Jackson, who was dealt to San Antonio a day later for Richard Jefferson.
Coincidentally, Ellis' first game in a Bucks jersey was March 16 in Oakland, where he finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 120-98 rout of his former team.
Milwaukee won nine of 13 after Ellis' a...
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It turns out the story about Warriors guard Klay Thompson living on an allowance doled out by his dad, ex-NBA player Mychal, was all a big joke.
Point guard, Brandon Jennings, says if there is no “lucrative” deal reached with the Bucks this summer then he expects to leave the franchise come 2014. He’s also insisting that the Bucks make “championship caliber” roster changes or else you can expect him to sign a one-year qualifying offer this summer worth $4.5 million which would allow him to leave the following summer...
Monta Ellis has long been expected to opt out this offseason.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has stepped up his game of late, both on and off the court. Here is an impromptu trick shot by Curry taken before Wednesday night's game as he throws it up from behind the Warriors bench before heading into the tunnel:
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The Warriors had reportedly been hoping to add a veteran through free agency to hopefully help the team make its playoff push through the stretch run of the regular season.
There were hopes of Jermaine O’Neal or Dajuan Blair or Timofey Mozgov, among others, being cut or bought out by their teams after the trade deadline. But nothing substantial to the Warriors came to fruition...
Brandon Jennings had 31 points and 10 assists, Monta Ellis scored 26 points against his former team and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late to beat the Golden State Warriors 103-93 on Saturday night.
Ellis added five assists and five rebounds, and J.J. Redick finished with 15 points and seven assists while hitting some big shots in the fourth quarter to carry the Bucks to their...
You sure that’s all you want Brandon?
Jennings has never been the bashful type, in fact his cockiness is one of his most endearing traits, but while he’s a talented player, he has never supplanted himself amongst the NBA’s top point guards.
In an interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Jennings talks about a variety of topics including his future in Milwaukee, his contract...
Dreams do come true kids. If a wish is on your heart, put it out to the universe and it will deliver. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at the case of Milwaukee Bucks big man Ekpe Udoh. Udoh has been searching for actress Betty White since last year. Apparently the flame was ignited early in life when he used to watch the “Golden Girls” with his mom.
The Bucks were in LA this...
The Thunder sought Klay Thompson and a pick for James Harden, but the Warriors wanted to unload a burdensome contract with concerns on the 2014 tax.
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Wild Rush: In Monta Ellis’s return to Oakland, it was Brandon Jennings that exploded for 31 points (10 of 16), 6 of 11 from beyond the arc and 10 assists in the win over the Golden State Warriors. Monta Ellis wasn’t too bad himself, going for 26 points (10 of 19), 5 boards and 5 dimes against his former teammates. The shooting woes of the Warriors...
Monta Ellis had 29 points and nine assists for the Milwaukee Bucks, who held off the Sacramento Kings for a 115-113 win on Sunday night.
The Bucks survived a late comeback by the Kings to earn their second straight victory and sixth in seven games. Before the current hot streak, Milwaukee had dropped nine of 11 games.
Mike Dunleavy made four 3-pointers and scored 14 of his 16 points...