Slimmer OJ Mayo kicks off season with Bucks

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) O.J. Mayo has very few memories of last season. It's probably a good thing, considering he played in just 52 games - only 23 starts - for the Milwaukee Bucks and finished with career lows in just about every offensive category. He spent most of the second half of the Bucks' 15-67 season watching from the bench thanks to a conditioning issue. But that...
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Fresh Mayo: Guard looking ahead, says last year 'dead and buried'

O.J. Mayo has no desire to talk about his disastrous first season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Between weight and conditioning issues, an illness and an ankle sprain, Mayo played in just 11 of Milwaukee's final 39 games during the 2013-14 season. Mayo was unavailable at the team's media day Monday due to a physical exam but spoke to reporters following Milwaukee's first...
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Fresh Mayo: Guard looking ahead, says last year 'dead and buried'

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- O.J. Mayo has no desire to talk about his disastrous first season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Between weight and conditioning issues, an illness and an ankle sprain, Mayo played in just 11 of Milwaukee's final 39 games during the 2013-14 season.   Mayo was unavailable at the team's media day Monday due to a physical exam but spoke to reporters following...
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Milwaukee Bucks season preview: Roster analysis

The Milwaukee Bucks had a great offseason, and the addition of the highly anticipated Jabari Parker is the highlight. Larry Sanders is healthy and hoping to bounce back from an incredibly disappointing 2013-’14 season. Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a full NBA season under his belt with playing an average of 24.6 minutes per game. There are a lot of positive things for the future...
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NBA 30 teams/30 days preview: Milwaukee Bucks

Editor's note: This is the second of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 seson. Coach Jason Kidd's hiring (and former coach Larry Drew's firing) was just weird. That's something on which almost everyone in the NBA agrees -- that new ownership made a major misstep in how it handled bringing Kidd on board. But PR nightmare or not, Kidd is here...
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Notebook: Bucks prepare for position battles in camp, preseason

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- One by one, the majority of the Milwaukee Bucks' roster sat on an elevated podium and addressed the media Monday afternoon in the laid back setting of the team's annual media day. Come Tuesday morning when training camp gets underway, the atmosphere inside the Cousins Center will be totally different. Following a 15-win season and with an entirely new...
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Parker adjusting quickly as Bucks prep for camp

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) Rookie forward Jabari Parker is anxious for training camp to get started with the Milwaukee Bucks. The first practice is Tuesday under new coach Jason Kidd. He is leading a team in transition with a new cornerstone in Parker, who was the second overall pick in the NBA draft. Kidd said at the team's media day Monday that defense will be the focus of the...
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Rajon Rondo to the Bucks?

Alex Trautwig/Getty Images A couple of months ago, the Bucks were reportedly interested in trading for Jeremy Lin. But, they missed the chance to acquire Lin, as he ended up in Los Angeles. Now, the Bucks have set their sights on yet another NBA star. Rajon Rondo has been the heart and soul of the Boston Celtics for a few years now. He went from being an unknown starter in Boston...
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NBA GMs on the hot seat

When a general manager’s job is believed to be in jeopardy, it can be a moment of dramatic decisions and wildly diverging forks in the road for an NBA franchise. Picture this: let’s say that the team’s 12th man believes that his job is in jeopardy. Suddenly, that 12th man is very uninterested in whether his team wins or loses—instead, he is totally interested in putting...
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D.J. Stephens To Sign Camp Contract With Pelicans

Free agent swingman D.J. Stephens has reached an agreement on a training camp deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, leagues sources told RealGM. A freak athlete who recorded a 46-inch vertical as an NBA draft prospect in 2013, Stephens signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks last season. In three NBA games, Stephens scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds. Stephens...
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Star on team under Kidd: We practiced, but not really

How’s this for an indictment of the way Jason Kidd coached the Brooklyn Nets? At Nets media day on Friday, Nets guard Joe Johnson was asked about the practice styles of former Nets head coach Jason Kidd and the team’s new coach, Lionel Hollins. Johnson says Hollins cares a lot about practice. As for Kidd, […]
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Milwaukee Bucks: Why Jabari Parker Will Be The Rookie of the Year

Milwaukee Bucks: Why Jabari Parker Will Be The Rookie of the Year By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… This isn’t just because I think that Jabari Parker was the best player in this draft, but Jabari Parker will be the Rookie of the Year this season and it won’t be close. The 2nd pick in an elite draft, Parker is the best offensive player from this draft and is the...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Breaking Buck YouTube mix is amazing

There might not be a more intriguing player in the Eastern Conference than Milwaukee Bucks second-year star Giannis Antetokounmpo. We all know that he can do amazing things on the basketball court and if you wanted a pump-up video to get in you in the mood for Giannis, the below clip might be just what you need. Check out Giannis Antetokounmpo “Breaking Buck” mix created by YouTuber...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Past and possibly present draft blunders

The Milwaukee Bucks have had some really bad drafts in the past. The team has been stuck in the early to middle first round draft pick spots for years due to the players they mistakenly have chosen. One of the worst draft picks for the franchise was in 2007 when the Bucks drafted Yi Jianlian from China. Jianlian was selected No. 6 overall before players such as Joakim Noah, Thaddeus...
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Gary Payton won’t be mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo after all

Jason Kidd is the new head coach of the Bucks, and has plans to turn one of the team’s longest players in Giannis Antetokounmpo into a point guard — something he seems capable of doing, given the way he handles the ball and can get up and down the floor with ease. So, when a report surfaced quoting Gary Payton as saying he would be acting as a “special advisor” in Milwaukee...
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Bucks player profile: Brandon Knight

  This is the seventh profile in a 16-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Brandon Knight has spent his first three seasons trying to prove he can be an effective starting point guard in the NBA. While the question of true position continues to linger, Knight took advantage of an opportunity with...
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The Milwaukee Bucks are considering letting Giannis Antetokounmpo play point guard this season

If you don’t know about Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, you will by midseason. The legend of Antetokounmpo continues to grow as the season get closer. After growing two inches during last season, Antetokounmpo now stands at 6’11 but has the handles and quickness of a guard. The Bucks have noticed the type of matchup problem Antetokounmpo creates and now are considering...
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OJ Mayo Should Seek A Restraining Order Against This Reddit User Immediately

Milwaukee Bucks guard OJ Mayo did an AMA on Reddit today and, as with any... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Jabari Parker Wants to Play Power Forward for Bucks

After years of incompetence and losing, the Milwaukee Bucks are suddenly one of the most talented young teams in the NBA. Their star of the future is undoubtedly Jabari Parker, the number two overall pick in this past June’s draft. There have been plenty of questions of where the high-scorer will be playing. While Parker played mostly the four at Duke, his size and skill-set are...
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Bucks' Jabari Parker: 'I'm more comfortable with the 4 position'

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this past June's draft, told Sirius XM NBA on Wednesday that he sees himself as a power forward, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles F. Gardner. "As of right now I'm more comfortable with the 4 position," he told interviewer Nancy Lieberman. "That's where I played previously,...
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'Greek Freak' excited about point guard duties

Antetokounmpo embracing move to point guard — Over the course of last season, Milwaukee Bucks phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo quietly amazed with his all-around skill set and ability to play frontcourt and backcourt positions despite being 6-foot-11. As was reported last week, Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton plans to help mentor Antetokounmpo as he is coached by another (future...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jared Dudley brings veteran role to young team

Jared Dudley was acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Los Angeles Clippers via trade in what seems to be the Bucks’ last off-season move. The Clippers also traded a 2017 protected first round pick to the Bucks in return for Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second round pick. From the Bucks’ perspective, Milwaukee seems to have the better end of the deal, which...
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Bucks player profile: Damien Inglis

  This is the sixth profile in a 16-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. The Milwaukee Bucks feel Damien Inglis is a first-round talent who fell to them in the second round because of an unfortunately timed injury. Much like Giannis Antetokounmpo last season, Inglis is an unknown coming into his...
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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...
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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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