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Author Archive: Jon Hartzell

Jon Hartzell is a Bucks fan trying to be more optimistic. Larry Sanders is wonderful. During the Fear the Deer run he was a ball boy for the team and was constantly yelled at by Kelvin Sampson. He’s currently a student at UW-Madison and writes for NBA.com, DIME Magazine, and (formerly) A.V. Club Milwaukee.

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Bucks and Hawks tie for least televised team in NBA

Bucks and Hawks tie for least televised team in NBA

| October 29, 2013 | 2 Replies

Share It’s that time of year again. The Bucks, thanks to a 72-game deal with FS-Wisconsin, find themselves on the top (bottom?) of my now annual non-televised games ranking. Outside of the Grizzlies, not many surprises on the chart. The Hawks experienced the greatest increase in non-televised games going from four last season to seven [...]

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How young are the Bucks? Pretty young!

How young are the Bucks? Pretty young!

| October 25, 2013 | 7 Replies

ShareIt’s no secret that the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks are young. Their oldest player, Caron Butler, is just 33 years old, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the youngest player in the league and I think Ersan Ilyasova is aging backwards. But how young are these Bucks compared to the last ten seasons? OH. LOOK. HERE’S A GRAPHIC WITH [...]

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Bucks remain unranked in Bill and Jalen’s previews and YouTube commenters are confused

Bucks remain unranked in Bill and Jalen’s previews and YouTube commenters are confused

| October 17, 2013 | 11 Replies

Share Grantland’s Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose decided to spend the last few weeks of the offseason breaking down each NBA team based on a ranking created by Simmons. They’ve covered the bottom fifteen teams in the league so far and guess what? The Bucks still aren’t on the list! This means one of two things: [...]

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Recap: Bucks Fan Fest 2013

Recap: Bucks Fan Fest 2013

| October 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks’ first annual Fan Fest took place on Saturday with autographs, photos, and little children in inflatable plastic balls being the main attractions. While this was all fun and good, the real entertainment started when the team held a three-quarter scrimmage for the fans. It may seem pointless to analyze the performance of [...]

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Introducing the BuX-Men

Introducing the BuX-Men

| October 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareThe basic concept of the X-Men BuX-Men is that under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant win-now sentiment, Professor Xavier  Drew created a haven at his Westchester Milwaukee mansion practice facility to train young mutants basketball players to use their powers for the benefit of humanity Senator Kohl, and to prove mutants Bucks can be heroes [...]

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Fear the Deer (and other animals): Part II

Fear the Deer (and other animals): Part II

| September 6, 2013 | 4 Replies

ShareI broke the Internet last November with Fear the Deer (and other animals): Part I. The mass appeal and critical acclaim of the first installment practically begged for a new edition after the Bucks overhauled their roster this summer. So here are the images you need/want/desire/love. Don’t have TOO much pun! HAHAHAHAHA. Starters Caribou Butler [...]

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Report: Bucks Nearing Deal with Gary Neal

Report: Bucks Nearing Deal with Gary Neal

| July 27, 2013 | 30 Replies

ShareHearing: Bucks closing in on completing signing of Gary Neal after sources say Neal's agent David Bauman no longer in negotiations w/Hawks — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2013 MIL & ATL were top two pursuers after Spurs withdrew qualifying offer to make Neal unrestricted free agent. Deal w/Bucks now expected today — Marc Stein [...]

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O.J. Mayo is not Monta Ellis

O.J. Mayo is not Monta Ellis

| July 6, 2013 | 13 Replies

Share The Milwaukee Bucks have begun their last three seasons with three different starting shooting guards since the departure of Michael Redd’s knees. Monta Ellis. Stephen Jackson. John Salmons. And now the Bucks fourth shooting guard in the last four seasons will be O.J. (Ovinton J’Anthony) Mayo after he reportedly agreed to sign a 3-year/$24 [...]

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Global domination with Giannis Antetokounmpo

Global domination with Giannis Antetokounmpo

| June 28, 2013 | 14 Replies

ShareAre we having fun yet?! The Milwaukee Bucks selected Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th pick in last night’s NBA Draft. Antetokounmpo, a 6-9 forward from Nigeria via Greece, is unquestionably the biggest risk in the draft. He’s 18-years-old, has never played at a level of basketball close to the NBA, and his arms are skinnier than [...]

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