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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo is still a raw, developing talent

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ended last Sunday with Team USA taking the gold medal. While many Bucks fans were cheering on their home country, they were also able to watch the only player from the Bucks in the tournament, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Greece had a strong showing at the FIBA tournament, winning their first 5 games before losing to Serbia in the round of 16. Going into...
Via isportsweb.com
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The Bucks to have first 7-foot point guard with help of Gary Payton

Jason Whitney The Milwaukee Bucks have brought in Gary Payton to help start the transformation of Giannis Antetotokoumpo into the NBA’s first 7-foot point guard. Payton’s childhood friend, Jason Kidd, invited the “Glove” to help with the process. The Greek Freak, as Antetotokoumpo is called, has grown two inches since he was drafted and currently stands at 6-11. […] Sports...
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Bucks player profile: Ersan Ilyasova

  This is the fifth profile in a 16-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Little did Ersan Ilyasova know just how much a sprained right ankle suffered in the first preseason game of 2013-14 would impact the rest of his year. Last season was almost a total loss for the now 27-year-old, as his production...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Giannis Antetokounmpo will be mentored by Gary Payton over playing point guard

After a solid showing at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, many Milwaukee Bucks fans will be excited for the second year of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s career in the league. Recently, there were some rumors that head coach Jason Kidd was tossing around the idea of Giannis playing point guard during games. It appears now that Kidd is planning to do so since has decided to bring in Seattle Supersonics...
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Gary Payton To Advise Bucks PG Giannis Antetokounmpo

The ‘Greek Freak’ in entering his second NBA season. Antetokounmpo made All-Rookie Second Team last season, while averaging 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and nearly 2 dimes again. New Bucks head coach Jason Kidd is intrigued with the idea of making Antetokounmpo a full-time point guard. He’ll do it with the help of hall of famer Gary Payton. Jason Kidd had a vision going to Milwaukee...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks announce 2014-15 game telecast schedule

FOX Sports Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday announced an 80-game telecast schedule for the 2014-15 season -- the most Bucks games ever televised by the regional sports network. The schedule begins on Wednesday, Oct. 29 against Charlotte and continues on Friday, Oct. 31 with comprehensive coverage of the Bucks' return to Milwaukee. Extended coverage of the Halloween...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks player profile: John Henson

  This is the fourth profile in a 16-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. From a pure statistical standpoint, John Henson's first two NBA seasons were productive. But there's a longing for more from the talented power forward. Henson will be facing a critical season in 2014-15, as additions...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Adds 25 Pounds Of Muscle

Brandon Jennings has gained approximately 25 extra pounds of muscle in the offseason. “I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry. Jennings expects the added weight to help on defense, as well as absorbing contact when driving to the basket. Jennings also said Stan Van Gundy reminds him of Scott Skiles, who was his first coach with...
Via RealGM
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Milwaukee Bucks: The future is now with Parker and Antetokounmpo on board

Milwaukee Bucks fans should not just be excited that Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker are on the team now, but that they could stay on the team for a long time. Milwaukee is not the most desirable city to play basketball, but Antetokounmpo and Parker have both expressed their feelings in sticking with the Bucks. I'll never leave the team and the city of Milwaukee till...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Micheal Eric To Sign Deal With Bucks

Free agent center-forward Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told RealGM.Eric, a 6-foot-10 big man who went undrafted in 2012 out of Temple University, has previously signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will go to training camp with the Bucks.In his senior season at Temple, Eric averaged nine points, nearly nine...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams: Surprised by Jason Kidd’s Exit, Hasn’t Spoken to Him Since

After a rough start to his coaching career, Jason Kidd was finally getting the hang of things, turning the Brooklyn Nets into a playoff threat by season’s end. And then left for the Milwaukee Bucks. It appears as though Deron Williams was just as shocked as we were by his departure. According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, D.Will was “surprised” by Kidd’s Nets exit and hasn’t...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams: Haven't Spoken To Jason Kidd Since He Left Nets

Deron Williams said Monday that he has not spoken to Jason Kidd since Kidd left the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks in July. Williams and Kidd had a close relationship at one point. Kidd spent one season as Nets' coach.
Via RealGM
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Jason Kidd Renting Out His Lavish Manhattan Apartment (Photos)

Jason Kidd is putting up his Manhattan diggs for rent for a cool $22,000 a month. Kidd will no longer be requiring the use of the apartment after leaving the Brooklyn Nets for the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this summer. Check out photos of the apartment (via Street Easy), which includes a pool, two-lane bowling alley, dance studio, pilates room, gym, basketball court and squash court...
Via Basketball Bicker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks Rumors: Larry Sanders in future plans

Larry Sanders is a dynamic young athlete that can rebound, protect the rim, and score.  His athleticism and length are attributes that any team in the NBA would desire in a big man to build around.  The Milwaukee Bucks have made Sanders their starting center, and it looks like they intend to keep it that way for the foreseeable future.Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsDavid...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee neighbors made his family brownies

One of the major coaching changes in the offseason happened when Jason Kidd went from being the head coach at the Brooklyn Nets and moving to the Milwaukee Bucks. Recently, Chris Gardener of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel wrote a piece about Kidd’s summer in Milwaukee and one of the interesting portions of the article was story about Kidd’s neighbors: The couple has sampled several...
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Jason Kidd’s Swank Manhattan Apartment With Pilates Room Up For Rent

Jason Kidd isn’t ready to part ways with New York just yet. After a failed power play with the Brooklyn Nets organization this past offseason, Kidd took the head coaching job in Milwaukee, but he’s holding on to his ritzy apartment in Manhattan so he can rent it out for $22,000 per month, according to the New York Post. The 40,000 square-foot apartment, located at the Aldyn on...
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Bucks Expect To Keep Larry Sanders Part Of Future Plans

Larry Sanders missed most of the 2013-14 season due to injuries, but the Milwaukee Bucks still believe in the center as part of their future plans. Sanders will start his four-year extension this season. Absolutely. Yeah, yeah. Larry is in our future plans," assistant GM David Morway said. "We are hopeful that this year Larry gets back to being the basketball player that...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks assistant GM David Morway: Larry Sanders 'absolutely' in plans

Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager David Morway told HoopsHype's David Alarcon that center Larry Sanders is a part of the team's future: Absolutely. Yeah, yeah. Larry is in our future plans. We are hopeful that this year Larry gets back to being the basketball player that he was two years ago. He is a defensive presence and a game changer on the court. So when you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks player profile: Jerryd Bayless

  This is the second profile in a 16-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Jerryd Bayless has been an NBA nomad, playing for five different teams and having been traded four times in his six years in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks will be the 25-year-old's sixth team, as Bayless inked a two...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Jared Dudley Is Ready For A New Role

When the Milwaukee Bucks sent Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Jared Dudley and a 2017 protected first-rounder, most fans understood the reasons why. Both Delfino and Raduljica weren’t going to have a place in the rebuilt Bucks so trading them away and being able to […] Milwaukee Bucks: Jared Dudley Is Ready For A...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidd: Dudley can make a difference with young players

Bucks coach Jason Kidd and his wife Porschia mingled with a young crowd on the rooftop of the Milwaukee Athletic Club on Friday night. It's all part of the team's plan to aggressively market its youthful lineup to a new generation of NBA fans. Kidd kept his remarks short but received a warm welcome from the crowd attending the Newaukee Lunar Series. Alexander Lasry, vice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks player profile: Giannis Antetokounmpo

  This is the first profile in a 16-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. In a year in which there wasn't much excitement surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks, fans watched on a nightly basis to wait for a moment when Giannis Antetokounmpo made their jaws hit the floor. Antetokounmpo was arguably...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wes Edens Primarily Responsible For Running Bucks

While Marc Lasry is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks with Wes Edens, Lasry said it was Edens who is the managing partner of the team and acts as the team's governor at NBA owner meetings. "I'm not the person running the team," Lasry said. Lasry said Edens was spending more time on the Bucks than he was.
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks Identity Concept

Artist Yu Masuda from Tokyo, Japan created this mock concept logo for the Milwaukee Bucks. The post Milwaukee Bucks Identity Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers sign free agents Chris Douglas-Roberts, Ekpe Udoh

  The Clippers have signed free agent forward-guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and forward-center Ekpe Udoh. Douglas-Roberts averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 49 games with Charlotte last season. The five-year veteran has also played for New Jersey, Milwaukee and Dallas. Udoh averaged 3.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 42 games with the Bucks last season. The...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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