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Preston is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is majoring in journalism and history. (Twitter: @pdschmitt1)

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Milwaukee plays a team it somehow beat already: Bucks – Cavaliers Preview

Milwaukee plays a team it somehow beat already: Bucks – Cavaliers Preview

| December 20, 2013 | 3 Replies

Share What to Watch For: Bucks When the Bucks beat the Cavaliers (9-15) in early November, circumstances were a bit different. Gary Neal and O.J. Mayo combined to score 51 of Milwaukee’s 109 points. Nate Wolters and Zaza Pachulia started. The latter went 10-10 from the free throw line, en route to a near triple-double. [...]

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Let’s consume some NBA basketball: Bucks – Bobcats Preview

Let’s consume some NBA basketball: Bucks – Bobcats Preview

| November 29, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks The Bucks (2-12) hosted the Bobcats (7-9) six days ago. The Bucks lost by 24. The Bucks have lost 10 games in a row. The Bucks have the second-worst winning percentage in the NBA. The Bucks have the second-worst offensive rating (93.4). The Bucks have the fifth-worst true shooting percentage (50.3 [...]

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Keep calm and tank on: Pacers 104 — Bucks 77

Keep calm and tank on: Pacers 104 — Bucks 77

| November 15, 2013 | 7 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 77 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Indiana Pacers Ekpe Udoh, PF 15 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -5 After starting at center against the Magic, Udoh stayed in the lineup [...]

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Wolters drives, Pachulia at the elbow, Udoh as a rebounder and more fun with SportVU data

Wolters drives, Pachulia at the elbow, Udoh as a rebounder and more fun with SportVU data

| November 15, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareIf stats never lie, then SportVU player tracking data ought to be the keepers of truth. Thanks to NBA.com/Stats, some data that were only accessible by NBA teams subscribing to STATS’ SportVU are now available to the public. Per its website, SportVU’s data revolve around four essential measures: speed, distance, player separation and ball possession. [...]

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Brandon Knight believes he is a starting point guard – stats, so far, do not

Brandon Knight believes he is a starting point guard – stats, so far, do not

| October 7, 2013 | 7 Replies

ShareAt his press conference in early August, Brandon Knight wanted to clear something up. “I’m definitely a point guard,” Knight said. “There’s no question in my mind.” Knight, the centerpiece of the Brandon Jennings sign-and-trade, believes he is a point guard who is capable of playing off the ball — not the other way around. At [...]

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A new Milwaukee Bucks season, with the same Milwaukee Bucks goals

A new Milwaukee Bucks season, with the same Milwaukee Bucks goals

| October 2, 2013 | 14 Replies

ShareFrom the players’ faces to the general atmosphere, Bucks Media Day was hardly recognizable from last year. Gone were the questions of whether a team could win with two undersized, high-usage guards and whether a team could stay together given the lame-duck statuses of its players, coaching staff and general manager. Instead, those were replaced [...]

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Translating to success: From Madison to Milwaukee to China, the story of Matt Beyer

Translating to success: From Madison to Milwaukee to China, the story of Matt Beyer

| September 30, 2013 | 5 Replies

ShareMatt Beyer was just 22 years old when he started traveling with world-class athletes, flying on the Milwaukee Bucks’ private plane, gaining VIP all-access to various establishments and visiting every NBA city. No, he wasn’t a player. He was merely a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – one who also happened to be an [...]

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Trading futility for flexibility: John Hammond as the Milwaukee Bucks general manager thus far

Trading futility for flexibility: John Hammond as the Milwaukee Bucks general manager thus far

| July 25, 2013 | 40 Replies

ShareStruggling small market teams don’t need to tank. They need to be smart, they need to have a plan, and they need to stick to that plan. The sudden rise of the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets should give Bucks fans a glimpse of hope that a team stuck in mediocrity can make it out of NBA [...]

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Report: Bucks interested in another Greek small forward

Report: Bucks interested in another Greek small forward

| July 12, 2013 | 5 Replies

ShareAfter drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Bucks are trying to acquire another Greek, according to EuroHoops.net. The Bucks recently lost out on the Andrei Kirilenko sweepstakes — if, indeed, they were even involved — so their search for a starting-caliber small forward remains priority number one (or two, [...]

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