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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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Two protected second-round picks and Caron Butler vs. Tobias Harris: Bucks – Magic Preview

Two protected second-round picks and Caron Butler vs. Tobias Harris: Bucks – Magic Preview

| January 31, 2014 | Reply

Share What to Watch For: Bucks Naturally, Bucks fans’ eyes will fixate on the Tobias Harris vs. J.J. Redick Gustavo Ayon Ish Smith Caron Butler and two protected second-round picks matchup. Actually, they will just fixate on Harris. (Aside: I never know whether there’s still a need to address last year’s trade. It’s important to remember the calamity for [...]

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Sifting through SportVU: Using Bucks’ data to find the strengths and weaknesses of a team under construction

Sifting through SportVU: Using Bucks’ data to find the strengths and weaknesses of a team under construction

| January 9, 2014 | 17 Replies

ShareTwo months ago, we took our first glance at the new SportVU player tracking data provided by NBA.com/Stats. Using an extremely small sample size of six games, we saw that rookie Nate Wolters was passing well, limiting his turnovers and struggling to score on the drive. Zaza Pachulia was getting a star-level number of touches at [...]

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Q & A: Paul Henning, “Save Our Bucks” spokesman

Q & A: Paul Henning, “Save Our Bucks” spokesman

| December 31, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareLast week, Bucksketball’s Jeremy Schmidt wrote an article detailing the aspects of SaveOurBucks.com that he liked and disliked. A stream of passionate dialogue ensued in the comment section — suggesting that “Save Our Bucks” is a rather polarizing initiative among Milwaukee’s fan base. The month-old website provides an in-depth chronology of Bucks owner Herb Kohl’s tenure and [...]

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Sanders returns and Giannis shines: Nets 104 — Bucks 93

Sanders returns and Giannis shines: Nets 104 — Bucks 93

| December 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 93 Recap | Box Score 104 Brooklyn Nets Ersan Ilyasova, PF Shot Chart 22 MIN | 2-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -7 Larry Sanders wasn’t the only player to return from injury. After [...]

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These guys again? Bucks — Bobcats Preview

These guys again? Bucks — Bobcats Preview

| December 23, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks For the third time in exactly 30 days, the Milwaukee Bucks (6-21) will face the Charlotte Bobcats (13-15). But let’s talk about what’s really important: Miroslav Raduljica. Raduljica has scored in double digits in three of the last six games, including a career-high 14 points in Saturday night’s win over [...]

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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

ShareWhat 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. Ekpe [...]

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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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