Found January 04, 2012 on Ball in Europe:
So it’s not quite Kirilenko-to-CSKA, but it’s got BallinEurope on pins and needles. To wit, the ostensible signings of Earl Boykins, a free agent currently listed as the shorter player in the NBA ranks, and fan favorite D.J. Mbenga by Olympiacos. For nearly a week, the story of the Reds signing the 5’5” Boykins has been getting play from American sources to Greece-based Sentragoal, but nothing doing as yet. Akin Akingbala had reportedly been on the Olympiacos radar, but SLUC Nancy is apparently not interested in letting loose the point guard as yet. Boykins actually spent the 2008-09 season in Europe, playing for Virtus Bologna. Meanwhile, it’s no secret that the Reds would like to add a center, “thanks” to the Lazaros Papadopoulos injury. NBA free-agent Mbenga might be an ideal solution, as apparently underwhelming interest exists ‘Stateside, even at the league-minimum salary rate. The Los Angeles Clippers recently held a workout with D.J., though with Solomon Jones now signed, M...

Bucks bring back rookie guard Hobson

MILWAUKEE The Bucks recalled rookie guard Darrington Hobson from the NBA Developmental League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants Wednesday.In three games with the Mad Ants, Hobson averaged 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27 minutes of work. He had 22 points in Fort Wayne's 104-103 victory over Canton on New Year's Day, including the go-ahead basket with 21.5 seconds...

Bucks C Bogut to miss second game with personal issue

Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut will miss his second straight game Thursday with what his manager is calling a "personal problem" in Australia.Bruce Kaider didn't go into details, except to say that Bogut isn't dealing with a physical injury and won't be in the lineup against the Sacramento Kings.Bogut missed Tuesday's loss to the Utah Jazz with the...

Bucks G Udrih dealing with shoulder contusion

Milwaukee Bucks guard Beno Udrih suffered a left shoulder contusion in Monday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Udrih was hurt when he collided with Nuggets point guard Andre Miller. The injury limited him to a season-low 12 1/2 minutes. Udrih is averaging 9.0 points and 2.5 assists per game.

Bogut Expected Back Soon

NBA star Andrew Bogut expects to return to the court in the coming days after taking leave to deal with a personal issue. Bogut missed the Milwaukee Bucks’ clash with Utah on Wednesday (Melbourne time) to turn his attention to the matter that is believed to involve people close to the 27-year-old. His Australian manager, Bruce Kaider, said Bogut did not want to publicise the ”personal...

Utah Jazz taking advantage of Bogut-less Bucks, lead 43-34 at halftime

SALT LAKE CITY ? Not long before Tuesday night's game tipped off, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that former Ute standout Andrew Bogut, as well as Mike Dunleavy and Beno Udrih, would not play against the Utah Jazz . The night, as one could imagine, didn't get any better for the visitors. The Jazz took advantage of the depleted Bucks squad, earning an ugly 85-73 win at EnergySolutions...

Bucks' Bogut leaves team for personal reasons

Andrew Bogut left the Milwaukee Bucks for undisclosed personal reasons and missed Tuesday night's game against the Utah Jazz.

Three Bucks on 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot

Fan voting for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game has just begun and Bucks fans will find three players representing their favorite team on this year's ballot, which was unveiled today at a tip-off event in Orlando, FL, site of the 61st annual midseason classic. The Bucks All-Star Ballot slate is comprised of center Andrew Bogut and guards Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings.

Live Analysis: Andrew Bogut won’t play for Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz

Live Analysis: Andrew Bogut won’t play for Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 3, 2012 06:37PM MDT The Milwaukee Bucks will be short-handed Tuesday night, when they visit EnergySolutions Arena and play the Jazz. Former University of Utah star Andrew Bogut, who averages 14.3 points and 10 rebounds a game, is not with the team because...

Altitude swoon | Late 10-0 run turns the tide for Denver

Denver - The Milwaukee Bucks had a great chance to get their five-game western swing off to a rousing start. But they faltered down the stretch in a 91-86 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at the Pepsi Center. Nuggets coach George Karl went for speed over size as he used 6-foot-9 Al Harrington to defend Bucks 7-foot center Andrew Bogut in the final quarter. And the tactic...

Bucks hit altitude swoon in Denver

DENVER - The Milwaukee Bucks had a great chance to get their five-game western swing off to a rousing start. But...

Utah Jazz: Bucks’ Shaun Livingston perseveres in new role

Utah Jazz: Bucks’ Shaun Livingston perseveres in new role By Tony Jones The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 3, 2012 11:45PM MDT Shaun Livingston remembers his freak knee injury every time he plays basketball. Anyone who saw the footage remembers it, when Livingston, the wispy 6-foot-7 point guard, seemingly had his leg broken in half on a drive to the basket, almost five...

Bucks hope to continue success vs. the Kings

By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer Milwaukee has fared well in Sacramento in recent years. Maintaining that success even against a struggling Kings team, however, could be a major challenge this time around for the short-handed and offensively challenged Bucks. Expected to again be without three key players, the Bucks will try to extend their road winning streak over the Kings...

Bucks visit Jazz in NBA clash

Jan 3, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena Milwaukee Bucks vs Utah Jazz Odds 2-2TEAM RECORD2-3 The Jazz will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bucks tip off at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday in NBA play. The Bucks will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 1-4 ATS. Milwaukee is 1...

Milwaukee Bucks (2-2) at Utah Jazz (2-3), 9 p.m. (ET)

Utah will aim to remain perfect in Salt Lake City on the young season when the club shoots for its 10th consecutive home win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) at Sacramento Kings (2-5), 10 p.m. (ET)

The Kings will resume a torturous stretch of three games in three nights when they return to Sacramento for a date with the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks.
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