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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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Buck Hits: Excitement, Arenas, Optimism, Bowling

Buck Hits: Excitement, Arenas, Optimism, Bowling

| March 8, 2013 | 7 Replies

Share This was a good week for the Milwaukee Bucks, even with Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Brandon Jennings learned how to pass, totaling 48 assists in three games. Monta Ellis learned how to shoot, making 61.1 percent of his shots. And J.J. Redick single-handedly propelled the Bucks to victory in overtime against [...]

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Buck Hits: LARRY SANDERS!, Mayor Barrett on the Bucks, and comments from Beno

Buck Hits: LARRY SANDERS!, Mayor Barrett on the Bucks, and comments from Beno

| March 1, 2013 | 17 Replies

ShareWelcome to March, the last full month of the NBA regular season. At the moment, the Milwaukee Bucks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, a game and a half behind the Boston Celtics for the seventh seed and three and a half games behind the Chicago Bulls for the sixth seed. Both the [...]

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Buck Hits: Trade Edition

Buck Hits: Trade Edition

| February 23, 2013 | 3 Replies

ShareThere are a lot of links this week so I won’t bore you with a long, unnecessary introduction to this post that would be nothing more than my pointless drivel about what I think the state of the team is and how I personally feel about the Milwaukee Bucks’ trade for J.J. Redick because that [...]

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J.J. Redick vs. a mid-first round draft pick: Who is more valuable?

J.J. Redick vs. a mid-first round draft pick: Who is more valuable?

| February 20, 2013 | 10 Replies

Share Scuttlebutt scuttlebutt scuttlebutt. That’s all there’s been over the past 72 hours and that’s all there will be until 2PM tomorrow. The Milwaukee Bucks are in the middle of many of these rumors, and one that was offered up yesterday by Ken Berger of CBS was with Orlando for J.J. Redick. The trade would [...]

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Buck Hits: Jennings hoopla, PUJIT and the Medallion Stallion

Buck Hits: Jennings hoopla, PUJIT and the Medallion Stallion

| February 15, 2013 | 12 Replies

ShareWelcome to the all-star break. The Milwaukee Bucks sit in the illustrious 8th seed with a record of 26-25. They’re four games ahead of the 9th seed Philadelphia 76ers and one-and-a-half games behind the 7th seed Boston Celtics. We’re six day away from the trade deadline and the Bucks are reportedly “very active” in the [...]

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Jennings and Ellis lead the league in “bad shooting nights”

Jennings and Ellis lead the league in “bad shooting nights”

| February 12, 2013 | 24 Replies

ShareThis post was inspired by this tweet: ‘Bad Shooting Night’ – player with 15+ FGA and <40% FGM. Among All-Stars: Westbrook 17; Harden 16; Kobe 14; ‘Melo 10; Durant 6…LeBron 1 — NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) February 11, 2013 I wondered how many times our lovelies Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis had  “bad shooting nights” of [...]

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Buck Hits: Basically everyone’s on the block, flying balloons, and more LARRY SANDERS!

Buck Hits: Basically everyone’s on the block, flying balloons, and more LARRY SANDERS!

| February 8, 2013 | 4 Replies

ShareLast night’s loss in Utah proved how important LARRY SANDERS! has become to the Milwaukee Bucks. The defense looked lost, couldn’t box out and played like a shell of its normal, slightly above average self. The absence of Sanders was eerily reminiscent to the absence felt when Andrew Bogut would miss games. I applaud Sanders [...]

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Buck Hits: Throwback jerseys, the potential of Tobias, and more LARRY SANDERS!

Buck Hits: Throwback jerseys, the potential of Tobias, and more LARRY SANDERS!

| February 1, 2013 | 10 Replies

ShareIt’s February! That happened quick! What happened to January!? Where’d it go?! I have no idea. It’s also 2013, guys. That’s crazy. It’s the future. And because it’s the future, anything is possible. Like flying cars! Or instant pizza! Preferably instant pizza because pizza is pizza and I wouldn’t trust a stinkin’ flying car. You [...]

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Buck Hits: Trade rumors, LARRY SANDERS! and John Hammond’s extension

Buck Hits: Trade rumors, LARRY SANDERS! and John Hammond’s extension

| January 25, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareLast week during Buck Hits I suspected that the Milwaukee Bucks would be buyers at the February 21 trade deadline since it seems impossible that they won’t make the playoffs. This week, most of the links are about the Bucks acquiring talent (being buyers) at the deadline. Am I a prophet? Am I John Hammond? [...]

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