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Mayo leads Bucks to preseason win over Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had 14 points in a reserve role for Milwaukee, and rookie Jabari Parker chipped...
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Mayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107

NEW YORK (AP) Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had 14 points in a reserve role for Milwaukee, and rookie Jabari Parker chipped...
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Mayo leads Bucks to preseason win over Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had 14 points in a reserve role for Milwaukee, and rookie Jabari Parker chipped...
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Jason Kidd sensed Nets wanted to fire him

It is a rare event when a coach gets traded. Then again, Jason Kidd‘s one-year tenure in Brooklyn was anything but normal. Here was a coach fresh off of retirement taking over a veteran team with championship aspirations. The Nets, a team already boasting big expectations even if they were a bit undeserved and a bloated payroll, struggled at the beginning and faced injuries to...
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Jason Kidd sensed Nets wanted to fire him

It is a rare event when a coach gets traded. Then again, Jason Kidd‘s one-year tenure in Brooklyn was anything but normal. Here was a coach fresh off of retirement taking over a veteran team with championship aspirations. The Nets, a team already boasting big expectations even if they were a bit undeserved and a bloated payroll, struggled at the beginning and faced injuries to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd: Nets letting me go to Milwaukee showed truth in rumors they wanted me fired in December

As the Nets started 10-21 last season, Jason Kidd was reportedly in danger of being fired. But, once Brook Lopez got hurt and Kidd turned to a small-ball lineup, Brooklyn surged into the playoffs. Not only did the Nets fall into something that worked, Kidd appeared to be coaching much better. The Nets even won a playoff series. But after the season, everything went haywire. Kidd...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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TLM Podcast Ep. 44 – Random Musings of the NBA Lottery

James and Nick discuss the preseason, the Pelicans playoff chances, why we like the Bucks so much, and why Byron Mullens might be out of a job in China. Happy Monday everyone (said no one ever). Episode 44 of the TLM Podcast is here, though James and myself were convinced it was episode 45 while recording. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This week we had no guest, and no script — the two of us...
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Kidd Denies Seeking More Power From Nets

Jason Kidd was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason after a reported failed power move. Kidd returns to New York to face the Knicks on Monday, and he denied seeking additional power. Kidd was traded for two second-round picks. "No, I don't need any power," Kidd said. "My [job] is to learn how to be a coach and be the best coach...
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Jason Kidd discusses Nets' tenure

A year ago, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd and traded three first-round picks for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the sole goal of winning a championship. This season, only Garnett remains in Brooklyn. In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd spoke about his departure from the Nets after just one season as Brooklyn's coach. Kidd...
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Bucks Injury Update: Larry Sanders undergoes minor surgery

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has had minor surgery and will miss the rest of the preseason. Details of the surgery are not known, however it has been revealed that Sanders should be ready for the team's regular season opener on the 29th. The team has described the surgery as a "minor outpatient surgical procedure".Sanders has only played 94 games out of a possible...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Point guard depth changes player rotation

A good backup point guard is under-valued in the NBA. When the most reliable starters need a rest, a good point guard can take control of a game. They can keep or change the game tempo and even help settle down a rattled team. Good bench production is the kind of thing that helps win championships. While Brandon Knight is the obvious starting point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks,...
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2014-15 Season Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee will struggle again, but the addition of Jabari Parker, the development of Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the return of Larry Sanders gives Bucks fans reasons for optimism. The Milwaukee Bucks took a big step back last season, finishing with the worst record in the league at 15-67. They had the biggest roster turnover of any team, most notably replacing the backcourt duo...
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2014/15 Milwaukee Bucks: Rising Up

(Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our...
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Bucks' Larry Sanders has 'minor' surgical procedure, out for preseason

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders had a "minor outpatient surgical procedure" on Friday and will miss the remainder of the preseason, the team announced. He's expected to be available when the Bucks open the regular season against the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 29. Sanders was previously listed as out with an illness, and he'd missed all of the team's practices this week.
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Bucks say center Larry Sanders has minor surgery

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will miss the rest of the preseason after minor surgery. General manager John Hammond said Friday that Sanders had an outpatient procedure. Sanders is expected to be ready when the regular season begins Oct. 29 against the Charlotte Hornets. Details of Sanders' surgery were not disclosed. The Bucks had already announced that...
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Bucks' Sanders undergoes medical procedure, will miss rest of preseason

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders underwent a minor outpatient procedure Friday morning, the team announced. The procedure, which was performed at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, will cause Sanders to miss Milwaukee's final three preseason games. He is expected to be ready for the Bucks' regular-season opener in Charlotte on Oct. 29. Sanders averaged 10.7...
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Larry Sanders Expected To Return For Start Of Season After Minor Surgery

Larry Sanders underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure Friday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks announced. Sanders will miss the remaining three preseason games but is expected to be available for the start of the regular season. In three preseason games this season, Sanders, 25, has averaged 10.7 points, a team-high 10.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game
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Marshall took strange journey to Bucks, but excited about opportunity

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Either Kendall Marshall was going to get over his fear of failure or the former lottery pick was going to have to accept a short-lived NBA career. But when you have sunk to the bottom, what's the point in worrying about failing? Once basketball was taken away from him, Marshall finally realized he had nothing to lose. All he needed was a team willing to give...
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Bucks add 7 business leaders to franchise

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks have added seven business leaders to its ownership group as it works to rebuild the team and develops plans to replace an aging arena. The Bucks said Friday the additional members include five prominent African-American executives who have been involved in major civic initiatives The five formed Partners for Community Impact this summer to explore...
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Report: NBA owners could split $1.1B if Bucks move to Seattle

The Milwaukee Bucks are under new ownership after Herb Kohl sold the team. The new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry bought the team for $550 million, but there were guidelines that came with the purchase. One of the guidelines is that NBA could buy the team back from Edens and Lasry if construction of a new arena was not ready by 2017. After the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers...
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Bucks Injury Update: Ersan Ilyasova is day-to-day with a knee injury

The Milwaukee Bucks head into tonight's game with a 1-3 record this preseason after coming off a 2013-2014 season in which they struggled to just 15 wins. Ranked 28th in the NBA in scoring, 24th in rebounding and 25th in points allowed, the Bucks need improvement in nearly all phases of the game. One player who could help in all areas is a healthy Ersan Ilyasova, who is day...
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Bucks Exercise 15-16 Options On Antetokounmpo, Henson

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the third-year contract option on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the fourth-year contract option on John Henson. Antetokounmpo, 19, appeared in 77 games last year during his rookie season and averaged 6.8 points with 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per contest. Henson, 23, played in 70 games last season and ranked among the league leaders...
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Bucks Exercise Rookie Scale Contract Options on Antetokounmpo and Henson

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the third-year contract option on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the fourth-year contract option on John Henson, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Antetokounmpo, 19, appeared in 77 games last year during his rookie season and averaged 6.8 points with 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per contest. He ranked among the NBA’s rookie...
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Jabari Parker impressing at Bucks camp

The rebranded Milwaukee Bucks began their quest to return to not only respectability, but simply relevance, with the opening of the team’s 47th training camp on October 3rd. The last six months have been a whirlwind for the venerable franchise. In April the team was sold from long-time owner, former US Senator Herb Kohl, to hedge-fund billionaire’s Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry...
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Bucks Waive Chris Wright, Elijah Millsap

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Chris Wright and Elijah Millsap. Wright, 26, appeared in eight games for the Bucks in 2013-14 and averaged 6.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. Millsap, 27, appeared in one game for the Bucks this preseason, recording four points, one rebound and one assist in seven minutes.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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