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Category: The Off Season

Uncovering the Bucks’ Mystery Man

Uncovering the Bucks’ Mystery Man

| July 27, 2013 | 10 Replies

Share The Bucks signed Miroslav Raduljica to a two-year contract yesterday, coming to terms with the Serbian center one day after waiving Gustavo Ayon.  According to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the 7-foot-1, 280 pound Raduljica got a contract for $3 million over two years with a non-guaranteed third year — leaving [...]

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Report: Bucks Nearing Deal with Gary Neal

Report: Bucks Nearing Deal with Gary Neal

| July 27, 2013 | 30 Replies

ShareHearing: Bucks closing in on completing signing of Gary Neal after sources say Neal's agent David Bauman no longer in negotiations w/Hawks — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2013 MIL & ATL were top two pursuers after Spurs withdrew qualifying offer to make Neal unrestricted free agent. Deal w/Bucks now expected today — Marc Stein [...]

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Gustavo Ayón: You Go, Savant

Gustavo Ayón: You Go, Savant

| July 26, 2013 | 12 Replies

Share The Bucks requested waivers on center Gustavo Ayón, General Manager John Hammond announced yesterday. The 6-10 center appeared in a dozen games for the Bucks last season, averaging 4.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists. The numbers are based on low-ish minute totals, obscuring the fact that, for a big man, he was a decent [...]

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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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Value in Vegas: A look at the key Bucks from Summer League

Value in Vegas: A look at the key Bucks from Summer League

| July 22, 2013 | 18 Replies

ShareAs of last Tuesday morning, everything in the Milwaukee basketball universe beamed brightly. In Estonia, Giannis Antetokounmpo had a major role in leading Greece to six consecutive wins in the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.  The Summer Bucks had sewn together back-to-back wins in their first two outings in Las Vegas.  John Henson showed flashes of [...]

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What a difference a year makes for Larry Sanders in Las Vegas

What a difference a year makes for Larry Sanders in Las Vegas

| July 17, 2013 | 9 Replies

ShareWe’re really not far removed from the disastrous trip Larry Sanders took to Vegas a year ago., but I don’t know how that could feel any more distant when you speak to Larry Sanders today. He literally fouled out of a game in which he was given 10 fouls to work with. He’s gone from [...]

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The undefeated Vegas dream is over: Warriors 84 – Bucks 72

The undefeated Vegas dream is over: Warriors 84 – Bucks 72

| July 16, 2013 | 3 Replies

ShareThe perfect run is over. After fairly handily winning their first two games, the Milwaukee Bucks dropped a Tuesday evening battle with the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas 84-72. There’s little shame in losing to a Warriors squad that’s now won 11 straight summer league games spanning multiple years and ultimately the wins and [...]

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VIDEO: Antetokounmpo propels Greece to Sixth Consecutive U20 Win

VIDEO: Antetokounmpo propels Greece to Sixth Consecutive U20 Win

| July 16, 2013 | 1 Reply

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo continued his impressive all-around play in the Under-20 European Championship tournament. He helped Greece to a dominant 70-47 win over Montenegro with a 12-point, 12-rebound, 7-assist performance. (FIBA scorers are stingy in awarding assists, so I won’t consider it cheating if you picture a triple-double in your head.) Today’s glimpses of Giannis include: [...]

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Working hard: Ish Smith

Working hard: Ish Smith

| July 16, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareThe Tobias Harris trade has been written off as a colossal failure. The Milwaukee Bucks parted ways with a young, intriguing prospect the team had drafted only two years before and got 28 uninspiring games out of J.J. Redick before seeing him leave for a paltry pair of second round picks. A trade like that [...]

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