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Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders nearly engaged in a physical confrontation after Game 3 of the Milwaukee Bucks' first round series against the Miami Heat, according to four sources.
The Bucks were swept by the Heat in four games.
The two players had to be physically separated.
One source described the confrontation as “just words between teammates in the locker room.”
Sanders made a speech following a 13-points loss on the Bucks' home floor in an attempt to rally his teammates.
“We need to start playing together as a team and stop worrying about next year,” according to one of the people briefed on the confrontation. “We need to stop being selfish and start worrying about right now.”
Ellis “took umbrage,” according to another person with knowledge of the situation.
Ellis and Brandon Jennings will likely be free agents this offseason.
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The Milwaukee Bucks had a rough go of it during their first round sweep at the hands of the Miami Heat. CBSSports.com is reporting that things got so intense after a game 3 blowout loss, that guard Monta Ellis and forward Larry Sanders almost came to blows, and had to be physically separated.
even though the players had to be separated, the altercation didn’t wasn’t serious...
Very predictably, the Milwaukee Bucks were swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Bucks were clearly not on the same level as Miami, and they were just lucky to get into the playoffs.
Reportedly, there are bigger problems for the Bucks than losing to the Heat. Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders, two of the team’s lead players...
Monta Ellis has yet to decide if he will opt out of his $11 million deal for the 13-14 NBA season, but he could have one potential suitor in the Sacramento Kings.
A member of the Kings' prospective ownership group has worked on a background check on Ellis as a potential player to sign if Tyreke Evans departs in the offseason.
Evans will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
No one said the Playoffs or the NBA, in general, is an easy thing; that matter is actually more difficult when you are swept by the best player in basketball and the Miami Heat. In fact, it can create tension and stress in the locker room and that’s what happened to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Monta [...]The post Report: Monta Ellis, Larry Sanders Near Confrontation After Heat Loss...
J.J. Redick plans to consult with Mike Krzyzewski before making his free agent decision.
Redick will spend the offseason in Texas as he explores his options for the future.
"I don't take anything for granted," Redick said. "If I have one option or four options this summer, I'll be excited about anything. I feel blessed that I made it through my seventh year...
Trading Monta Ellis to the Bucks in March 2012 not only brought in Andrew Bogut, but allowed Klay Thompson to start and emerge as one of the best shooters in the league and helped better the Warriors overall culture, according to Mark Jackson.
According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com:
“It helped change the culture. Obviously it was easier to pull the trigger because we knew...
A day after Kelvin Sampson interviewed with the Milwaukee Bucks for their vacant head coaching position, another Rockets assistant coach is reportedly doing the same Friday.
According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, Houston assistant J.B. Bickerstaff will meet with Bucks officials sometime Friday to interview for the team's head-coaching job.
Bickerstaff, 34, interviewed Tuesday...
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- J.J. Redick was brought to Milwaukee to help the Bucks climb out of the eighth spot and possibly make some noise in the playoffs.
While Redick certainly isn't to blame for the disappointing end to Milwaukee's season, the veteran shooting guard never found his shooting touch and never really fit in with the rest of the Bucks roster.
Acquired from Orlando...
Things weren’t always so peachy for the Golden State Warriors. There was a time not too long ago when losing followed the organization around like a bad stench.
They’ve always been a team who played an attractive style of basketball but who cares when that losing stigma is attached to your team. Well that all changed when the Warriors brought in new minds with a new vision...
Mark Jackson was asked on Thursday how the Golden State Warriors' trade of Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut, which created more opportunities for Klay Thompson.
“It helped change the culture," said Jackson. :Obviously it was easier to pull the trigger because we knew what we had in Klay and it was time for him to be a starting two-guard. And he does everything right.” ...
Milwaukee Bucks: Regular Season Review and Awards
Record: 38-44: 8th in East
Review: The Bucks may have made the playoffs, but they were dominated by the Heat and quickly swept as was expected. The Bucks should not have even made the playoffs with their record, but the bottom of the East playoff bracket is a joke. Although, since they did make the playoffs, the season has to be considered...