Found December 17, 2011 on
St. Francis - It was tough for Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jon Leuer to stand on the sideline and watch.
But that's what the former University of Wisconsin star had to do for the first six days of training camp, while waiting to be cleared by FIBA, basketball's international governing body, from his German contract. Leuer, who played for a Frankfurt-based team in the Bundesliga during the NBA lockout, finally got into the fray Thursday at the Cousins Center. He signed a two-year contract with the Bucks and made a strong first impression in his opening practice.
"He's a smart player," coach Scott Skiles said. "He's got good defensive instincts. Obviously playing where he did in college, he's been well-coached.
"Watching his team in Frankfurt, you could tell they were wellprepared.
And he's a smart player, anyway. You wouldn't have been able to watch practice and pick him out as the guy who just showed up today.
"He got involved wit...
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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. - For all the improvements and additions Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond made to his roster over the summer, none will have a greater impact on the team's fortunes this season as its longest tenured player.
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Stephen Jackson has long bemoaned his contract situation in Milwaukee, and the complaints are only growing louder as the regular season looms. Reports the Racine Journal-Times: “Another Milwaukee Bucks’ practice, another Stephen Jackson absence. For the last several days, Jackson, whom the Bucks acquired in a blockbuster three-team trade last June, has been virtually a spectator...
Facing a charged-up Minnesota team playing under a new coach, the Milwaukee Bucks lost their preseason opener to the Timberwolves, 117-96, on Saturday night at the Target Center.
Jon Leuer, who helped Wisconsin get to the Sweet 16 last season, signed a two-year deal with the Bucks. Then he went out and impressed coach Scott Skiles with his defensive prowess in his first practice.
It's an enticing matchup two years in the making. When Ricky Rubio was selected fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 draft and Brandon Jennings went 10th to the Milwaukee Bucks, basketball fans were eager to see the young point guards face off.