Found May 09, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Bucks’ Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders reportedly nearly got into a fight following April 25th’s Game 3 loss to the Heat when Sanders spoke out in the locker room, telling his team to start playing together and stop worrying about next year. Monta Ellis took exception, assuming Sanders was singling out himself and Brandon Jennings, who are soon-to-be free agents. According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports: After the Bucks lost 104-91 to the Heat in Milwaukee on April 25, Sanders vented in the locker room and said in a fiery speech, “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. Correctly assuming that Sanders’ comments were directed primarily at him and backcourt mate Brandon Jennings, who both are prospective free agents, Ellis approached Sanders an...

Report: Bucks’ Monta Ellis, Larry Sanders Almost Came To Blows After Loss To Heat

The Milwaukee Bucks had a rough go of it during their first round sweep at the hands of the Miami Heat. 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...

Ellis, Sanders Were Physically Separated Following Game 3

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...

Larry Sanders, Monta Ellis Almost Fought

credit: 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...

Redick Plans To Consult With Krzyzewski On Free Agency Decision

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...

Report: Monta Ellis, Larry Sanders Near Confrontation After Heat Loss

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...

Prospective Kings' Owner Interested In Monta Ellis

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.

Mark Jackson Says Monta Ellis’ Departure Changed Warriors Culture For The Better

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 “It helped change the culture. Obviously it was easier to pull the trigger because we knew...

Report: Bickerstaff to interview for Bucks head coaching job

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...

Redick faced 'uphill battle' in crowded backcourt

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...

Mark Jackson: Trading Monta Ellis Helped Change Warriors' Culture

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: Season Review and Awards

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...
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