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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 11 points in FIBA opening game (VIDEO)

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 11 points in FIBA opening game (VIDEO)

| August 31, 2014 | 1 Reply

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in Greece’s 87-64 win over Senegal yesterday.  He made both of his field goal attempts — a pair of transition dunks — while also converting 7 of 8 free throw attempts (for a total of 11 points on 2 field goals attempted). More than that, though, he was a legitimate influence [...]

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Can Brandon Knight keep playing like he did last season and lead a productive offense?

Can Brandon Knight keep playing like he did last season and lead a productive offense?

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Replies

ShareThe one question that seemed like it needed answering more than any last season, a season spent on player development and moving away from the idea of just making the playoffs being good enough, was whether or not Brandon Knight had what it took to be a point guard in the NBA. After a season long commitment [...]

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Zaza Pachulia’s numbers aren’t dazzling, but maybe they don’t need to be

Zaza Pachulia’s numbers aren’t dazzling, but maybe they don’t need to be

| August 7, 2014 | 6 Replies

ShareA detailed look at the numbers reveals that Zaza Pachulia is more or less exactly who we thought he was. The native of Tbilisi, Georgia and his 3-year, $16-million contract did not turn the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks into a playoff team, even though that seemed to be the goal of general manager John Hammond when [...]

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The Curious Case Of O.J. Mayo

The Curious Case Of O.J. Mayo

| August 6, 2014 | 22 Replies

ShareWhen you think about O.J. Mayo’s first season in Milwaukee  - which I’m sure you do on a daily, if not hourly, basis – what comes to mind? Conditioning issues? Mid-play shoe-tying? General disappointment? All of the above are acceptable answers. The biggest offseason splash for a team that returned only five players, Mayo was [...]

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What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

| August 5, 2014 | 5 Replies

ShareAs the Milwaukee Bucks’ new owners continue their march toward a new facility, the elephant in the room grows: How will the Bucks and the local community find another $200 or $300 million to fund a new arena? Two alternatives to a Miller Park-like sales tax that have been floated around lately – most recently [...]

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He’s through Year 2, so where can John Henson go from here?

He’s through Year 2, so where can John Henson go from here?

| August 5, 2014 | 19 Replies

ShareSince the Milwaukee Bucks have approximately 4300 forwards on their roster as they begin preparing for the 2014-15 season, we’ll continue Synergy Week (and wrap up North Carolina Days) with a look at Kendall Marshall‘s former-and-again teammate, John Henson. In his second season with the Bucks, Henson (along with most of the team) had an [...]

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Kendall Marshall: Milwaukee’s best passing guard and Milwaukee’s worst scoring guard

Kendall Marshall: Milwaukee’s best passing guard and Milwaukee’s worst scoring guard

| August 4, 2014 | 12 Replies

ShareI didn’t realize it at the time, but now I know I’ve spent far too many hours justifying Brandon Jennings‘s ability to play point guard in my life. Virtually for as long as he was with the Milwaukee Bucks, I remember having conversations about his assist numbers and offensive productivity. It wasn’t that he was a bad [...]

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Buck hits: Bucks name new CFO, investors are divulged and Jerryd Bayless is around

Buck hits: Bucks name new CFO, investors are divulged and Jerryd Bayless is around

| July 31, 2014 | 9 Replies

Share According to a report from the Milwaukee Business Journal, new Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens have sold $84.5 million to various local minority investors. The investors, whose names were not previously disclosed, include six Milwaukee-area businessmen: The biggest name disclosed so far, as far as Milwaukee-area business assets, is Ted Kellner, the executive [...]

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Report: Greg Foster joins Jason Kidd’s staff as an assistant coach

Report: Greg Foster joins Jason Kidd’s staff as an assistant coach

| July 31, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareAccording to SBNation, former NBA center and Philadelphia Sixers assistant coach Greg Foster will join Jason Kidd’s staff in Milwaukee as an assistant coach next season. In a move that shocked many with the Sixers, Greg Foster left Philly for a “big promotion” to a full Assistant Coach with Milwaukee. — Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) July [...]

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