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Category: The Off Season

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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John Henson wants to be good and to be in Milwaukee

John Henson wants to be good and to be in Milwaukee

| July 15, 2013 | 23 Replies

ShareIt’s been hard for Milwaukee Bucks fans to miss John Henson in Milwaukee this summer. If he has it his way, it’ll be hard for the NBA to miss him next season too. He’s been at Summerfest. He’s gone fishing with fans in Lake Michigan. He’s tailgated at Brewer games. He hasn’t made the typical [...]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo conquers Croatia in Estonia

Giannis Antetokounmpo conquers Croatia in Estonia

| July 15, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo did a little bit of everything in Greece’s 77-68 win over Croatia in the FIBA Under-20 European Championship tourney in Estonia.  Antetokounmpo tallied 12 points, 15 rebounds, an assist and a crowd-pleasing six blocks. The Greeks trailed early in the first of four ten-minute quarters, but they quickly pulled back the lead after [...]

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