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Now rebuilding, the Bucks have a pigeonhole problem as the trade deadline approaches

Now rebuilding, the Bucks have a pigeonhole problem as the trade deadline approaches

| February 12, 2014 | 10 Replies

Share Of all the notions of advanced mathematics, one of the easiest to grasp is the Pigeonhole Principle: If n pigeons are placed into m pigeonholes with and n is a number greater than m, then at least one pigeonhole must contain more than one pigeon. This principle is the equivalent to the ‘musical chairs’ of math, where the pigeons are the children [...]

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John Hammond talks Giannis and Kopp’s Frozen Custard on TrueHoop TV

John Hammond talks Giannis and Kopp’s Frozen Custard on TrueHoop TV

| October 22, 2013 | 1 Reply

ShareKevin Arnovitz has long been a proponent of Kopp’s Frozen Custard. So naturally, it was a subject that came up when John Hammond made an appearance on TrueHoop TV with Kevin earlier today. But let’s be honest, there is something more pressing to discuss in Milwaukee these days: Giannis Antetokounmpo! Get Hammond’s thoughts on the [...]

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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

ShareFrom 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 replaced [...]

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Unrealized and unrealistic expectations: Brandon Jennings is gone

Unrealized and unrealistic expectations: Brandon Jennings is gone

| July 31, 2013 | 83 Replies

ShareBrandon Jennings really couldn’t have arrived in Milwaukee at a better or worse time. He was very good immediately. Too good. Jennings was a superstar for his first 11 games in Milwaukee, there’s really no other way to phrase it. But 11 games is just enough time to be dangerous in a city with the [...]

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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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No Allen, Budinger, Redick, Dunleavy or Smith? Let the Accidental Tank commence!

No Allen, Budinger, Redick, Dunleavy or Smith? Let the Accidental Tank commence!

| July 3, 2013 | 28 Replies

ShareThere is no indication that the Milwaukee Bucks had at any point since this off season began made a conscious decision to tank in 2013-14. It’s not the team’s way. Milwaukee wants to be competitive. Wants to make the playoffs and wants to get better every season. The lure of the 2014 draft class is [...]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is everything we’ve asked the Milwaukee Bucks for

Giannis Antetokounmpo is everything we’ve asked the Milwaukee Bucks for

| June 28, 2013 | 44 Replies

ShareIf you didn’t know this post was coming, you know nothing about this site. After a rough couple of years, I’ve been waiting for something to get behind. I hoped for this on Thursday morning and I’m thrilled at this point. Time after time we’ve all criticized the Bucks for worrying too much about right [...]

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Everything you could ever want to know about potential Milwaukee Bucks draft prospects

Everything you could ever want to know about potential Milwaukee Bucks draft prospects

| June 26, 2013 | 11 Replies

ShareIt’s still unclear who the Milwaukee Bucks will select with the 15th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday. While a guard seems likely, John Hammond said on Tuesday he, “won’t rule out [the Bucks] taking center or forward,” according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In order to get a better [...]

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Drafting for talent has been the focus for the Milwaukee Bucks under John Hammond

Drafting for talent has been the focus for the Milwaukee Bucks under John Hammond

| June 25, 2013 | 19 Replies

Share“But at the end of the day, the most important thing is that you’re drafting talent.” – John Hammond, June 2012. The things people say in public aren’t always the things they believe in. Nowhere is that more true in sports. So when John Hammond says that his focus as the general manager of the [...]

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