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Bucks trade with Clippers to acquire a future 1st-round pick

Bucks trade with Clippers to acquire a future 1st-round pick

| August 26, 2014 | 9 Replies

Share The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers. The full swap details from the team’s press release: The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Jared Dudley and a 2017 conditional first round draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for forward Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica and [...]

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2 dribbles, 70 feet: A short video history of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long strides

2 dribbles, 70 feet: A short video history of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long strides

| August 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo did that thing again this week where he goes many feet in few bounces. This time, he pummeled Turkey in a pre-FIBA tuneup with a 70-foot, 2-dribble dunk. Giannis has done a lot of this so far, and there’s no reason not to expect more as the 19-year-old gets older and stronger. From [...]

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Now that we’ve had a few days to look it over … what are the most intriguing Bucks games this season?

Now that we’ve had a few days to look it over … what are the most intriguing Bucks games this season?

| August 18, 2014 | 7 Replies

ShareTwo-and-a-half months before the season, it’s difficult for many teams to sit down, look at the schedule and pick out marquee games. For teams without a true star and in a rebuilding position – much like the one in which the Bucks currently find themselves – big games don’t really exist… at least not on [...]

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The Bucks are trying to make it difficult for you and your friends to not want to buy season tickets

The Bucks are trying to make it difficult for you and your friends to not want to buy season tickets

| August 14, 2014 | Reply

ShareOkay. I’m the last guy who is ever going to tell you to purchase tickets to watch the Milwaukee Bucks play basketball. Actually, I once wrote about how you should actively avoid doing so to send a message that you were unhappy. The crux of that article was that playing for the eighth seed was [...]

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NBA schedule announced: Bucks open in Charlotte

NBA schedule announced: Bucks open in Charlotte

| August 13, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareFor a few teams, the annual release of the NBA schedule is somewhat of a holiday. The Bucks are not one of those teams. While a quartet of Western Conference heavyweights will kick off the season with a double-header on October 28, the Bucks will open up a night later, traveling to Charlotte for the [...]

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Can Brandon Knight keep playing like he did last season and lead a productive offense?

Can Brandon Knight keep playing like he did last season and lead a productive offense?

| August 8, 2014 | 3 Replies

ShareThe one question that seemed like it needed answering more than any last season, a season spent on player development and moving away from the idea of just making the playoffs being good enough, was whether or not Brandon Knight had what it took to be a point guard in the NBA. After a season long commitment [...]

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Zaza Pachulia’s numbers aren’t dazzling, but maybe they don’t need to be

Zaza Pachulia’s numbers aren’t dazzling, but maybe they don’t need to be

| August 7, 2014 | 6 Replies

ShareA detailed look at the numbers reveals that Zaza Pachulia is more or less exactly who we thought he was. The native of Tbilisi, Georgia and his 3-year, $16-million contract did not turn the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks into a playoff team, even though that seemed to be the goal of general manager John Hammond when [...]

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The Curious Case Of O.J. Mayo

The Curious Case Of O.J. Mayo

| August 6, 2014 | 23 Replies

ShareWhen you think about O.J. Mayo’s first season in Milwaukee  - which I’m sure you do on a daily, if not hourly, basis – what comes to mind? Conditioning issues? Mid-play shoe-tying? General disappointment? All of the above are acceptable answers. The biggest offseason splash for a team that returned only five players, Mayo was [...]

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What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

| August 5, 2014 | 5 Replies

ShareAs the Milwaukee Bucks’ new owners continue their march toward a new facility, the elephant in the room grows: How will the Bucks and the local community find another $200 or $300 million to fund a new arena? Two alternatives to a Miller Park-like sales tax that have been floated around lately – most recently [...]

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