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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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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

Share From 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 [...]

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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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Zaza Pachulia is not the end of the Milwaukee Bucks’ world

Zaza Pachulia is not the end of the Milwaukee Bucks’ world

| July 8, 2013 | 13 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks reportedly agreed to terms with center Zaza Pachulia on a three-year, $15.6 million contract over the weekend. Just like the O.J. Mayo signing, the move will do little to move the franchise’s needle either way. That’s understandably frustrating, but some people seem to be a little too perturbed by the signing. While the amount [...]

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Bucks Summer League roster will feature Henson, Ayón, Ish and Wolters

Bucks Summer League roster will feature Henson, Ayón, Ish and Wolters

| July 4, 2013 | 12 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks announced their Las Vegas Summer League roster yesterday without too many surprises. Three players currently under contract – Gustavo Ayón, John Henson and Ish Smith – will join second-round pick Nate Wolters and a slew of fringe players on the squad. The notable omission is first-rounder Giannis Antetokounmpo, who will not participate due to [...]

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