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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

Share Giannis 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 [...]

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Bucks trade with Clippers to acquire a future 1st-round pick

Bucks trade with Clippers to acquire a future 1st-round pick

| August 26, 2014 | 9 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks have acquired a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers. The full swap details from the team’s press release: The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Jared Dudley and a 2017 conditional first round draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for forward Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica and a [...]

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2 dribbles, 70 feet: A short video history of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long strides

2 dribbles, 70 feet: A short video history of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long strides

| August 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo did that thing again this week where he goes many feet in few bounces. This time, he pummeled Turkey in a pre-FIBA tuneup with a 70-foot, 2-dribble dunk. Giannis has done a lot of this so far, and there’s no reason not to expect more as the 19-year-old gets older and stronger. From [...]

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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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Carlos Delfino will not play in the FIBA World Cup

Carlos Delfino will not play in the FIBA World Cup

| July 25, 2014 | Reply

ShareCarlos Delfino will not play in the FIBA World Cup after all. Per his personal website, Delfino has opted out because the recovery from his broken foot and the subsequent surgery has not progressed to the point where he could play for Argentina’s national team. Argentina had included Delfino on a preliminary roster a month [...]

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Bucks officially claim Kendall Marshall off waivers

Bucks officially claim Kendall Marshall off waivers

| July 20, 2014 | 22 Replies

Share The Bucks have officially obtained the rights to Kendall Marshall.  Per the team’s press release: The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall (6-4, 195) on a waiver claim, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18. Appearing in 54 games [...]

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Buck Hits: New owners, Kidd talks about his roster, lots of Giannis, and a new lottery?

Buck Hits: New owners, Kidd talks about his roster, lots of Giannis, and a new lottery?

| July 17, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareDespite the activity at the Las Vegas Summer League, there are a number of stories relevant to the Bucks away from Vegas, starting with a slate of new owners. Bucks.com Wednesday night, Adam Silver announced that a new slate of owners had been approved by the NBA’s Board of Governors earlier that day. On Thursday, [...]

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Summer Spurs 100 – Summer Bucks 71: A lot of Giannis, a little of Jabari and precious little else

Summer Spurs 100 – Summer Bucks 71: A lot of Giannis, a little of Jabari and precious little else

| July 16, 2014 | 13 Replies

Share The Summer Bucks continued to flounder in the Las Vegas Summer League, dropping a 100-71 loss to the summer version of the San Antonio Spurs. Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 20 points as he continued his adventures as the offensive creator for Milwaukee’s offense. Some may go so far as to call him [...]

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If he grows, Giannis Antetokounmpo could be the NBA’s first 7-foot point guard

If he grows, Giannis Antetokounmpo could be the NBA’s first 7-foot point guard

| July 16, 2014 | 1 Reply

ShareJason Kidd was a tall point guard. Last season, the most successful coaching decision Kidd made involved an even taller point guard. Now Kidd is in Milwaukee tinkering with the player who may become the tallest point guard of all: Giannis Antetokounmpo. “With (Brandon) Knight and Giannis, we have additional playmakers and when we have that [...]

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