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Milwaukee Bucks: Can They Still Make the Playoffs?

The Milwaukee Bucks took a gut punch when starting shooting guard Khris Middleton tore his hamstring, an injury that will keep him out for at least 6 months. Are the Bucks’ hopes for a playoff run still alive? In 2014-15, Milwaukee was the darling in the East, the counterpart to New Orleans in the West. After each unexpectedly made the playoffs, a groundswell for another leap...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Translations: Should we call Giannis Antetokounmpo a Point Guard?

One of the great Bucks debates of 2016 has centered around Giannis Antetokounmpo’s position. Well, maybe that debate has only happened here at Brew Hoop, but still. Throughout the summer, our Locked on Bucks podcast has debated whether or not Giannis Antetokounmpo should be called a “point guard” or a “point forward” or a “small forward” or a “power forward.” So...
Via Brew Hoop
2 hours ago

Milwaukee Bucks: How Will The Starting Five Look?

With just a few days left before the preseason opener, let’s take a look at which five players will step onto the court first to represent the Milwaukee Bucks this coming season. At the end of last season, it was pretty clear that there were going to be three locks for the starting lineup in […] Milwaukee Bucks: How Will The Starting Five Look? - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind...
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3 hours ago

PODCAST: Giannis and Jabari’s scoring upside, missing Middleton, Thon Maker’s spirit animal

NBA regular season basketball may still be four weeks away, but we’re just two days away from getting our first taste of what the 16/17 Milwaukee Bucks will look like on a basketball court. Having spent the first week of training camp in Madison, the Bucks return home to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for their annual free open scrimmage and fan fest at 12:30 on Sunday, followed...
Via Brew Hoop
4 hours ago

Jason Kidd, John Stockton And The Art Of Running The Floor

Jason Kidd has always tried to teach the art of running the floor to his players. Now he’s brought in an assistant professor in John Stockton. It’s easy to forget that Jason Kidd is one of the best point guards the NBA has ever seen. Milwaukee Bucks fans are so used to seeing him as […] Jason Kidd, John Stockton And The Art Of Running The Floor - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind...
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6 hours ago

Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Khris Middleton Undergoes Successful Surgery

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the Bucks announce Khris Middleton‘s surgery in New York on Wednesday was successful. Welcome back to Milwaukee Bucks Daily. If this is your first time joining us for the daily roundup, the idea of this piece is generally to help keep you up to date on the best of all […] Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Khris Middleton Undergoes Successful...
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8 hours ago

PODCAST: Bucks going up-tempo with more pick-and-roll? SURE!

If there’s one thing we know about training camp, it’s that all NBA teams are remarkably similar. Every team is undefeated, and every coach is intent on playing faster, making defense a priority, and playing along with whatever buzzwords the media seems to want to hear (Three pointers are a big deal now? MOAR PLZ!). The Bucks have been no different in their first week of...
Via Brew Hoop
1 day ago

Khris Middleton expected to miss six months after surgery

The recovery timetable of Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is finally beginning to take shape, and it’s none too encouraging. The team announced on Thursday that Middleton underwent successful surgery to repair his ruptured left hamstring and is expected to miss approximately six months. The 25-year-old was hurt earlier this month in preseason workouts. Training camp is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bucks president softens criticism of Milwaukee as 'racist'

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin (FAY'-gun) says he did not intend to characterize Milwaukee as ''overtly racist.'' Feigin said in a statement Tuesday that Milwaukee is ''a terrific community with wonderful people'' and he is ''proud to be a part of it.'' Last week, the Wisconsin State Journal reported that Feigin called Milwaukee the ''most segregated, racist...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks president calls Milwaukee “most segregated, racist place” he’s ever experienced

Like many professional sports franchises, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to build from the ground up and re-energize a dormant fan base. Comments by team president Peter Feigin suggest the team has a cultural barrier to break through in order to do so, and the Bucks are committed to be leaders by example in the community to help do that. Of course, they have quite a bit to overcome...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks prepare for training camp after Middleton's injury, Beasley trade

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a very busy week, and they haven't even started training camp.In the span of a few days, the team locked up one of their franchise forwards to a long-term extension; lost their best guard for much of the year to a hamstring injury; and added a veteran scorer to a promising frontcourt.It is up to coach Jason Kidd to start figuring...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Central Division Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

Projected Conference Finish: 7th Best Move of Offseason: Yes! They get it! Point Giannis is a real thing. So they went out and found a point guard who works with him specifically as a jump shooter and defender of opposing 1’s. The Cavs were significantly better by nearly every statistical measure when Matthew Dellavedova was on the floor last season and he’s a brilliant fit...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks trade for Michael Beasley in effort to replace Khris Middleton

With Khris Middleton’s return to the court unknown after tearing his hamstring on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to find a way to replace the production of the Bucks’ 2015-16 leading scorer. The mission to fill Middleton’s void was started Thursday. Milwaukee traded point guard Tyler Ennis to the Houston Rockets for forward Michael Beasley, according to Woj and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams will return for one final season

Cleveland Cavaliers veteran point guard Mo Williams wants a part of the championship defense. Williams announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he will be returning for one more NBA season. Coming back #onemoreyear — Mo Williams (@mowilliams) September 22, 2016 The former All-Star also told Chris Haynes of ESPN that this next season will be his last one in the league. I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks G/F Khris Middleton suffers torn hamstring

The Milwaukee Bucks are already behind the proverbial eight-ball and training camp hasn’t even started. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo’s The Vertical, up-and-coming wing Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery. Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery, league sources told The Vertical. Story...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Khris Middleton suffers torn hamstring, needs surgery

Milwaukee Bucks guard/forward Khris Middleton suffered a torn hamstring and will need surgery, according to a report. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported the news about Middleton on Wednesday and says the Bucks' emerging star will undergo an operation. Charania says the Bucks have already begun making calls about potential trades to fill the void with Middleton out. The former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks sign Antetokounmpo to extension

The Milwaukee Bucks made a relatively big move for their future on Monday, signing all-everything wing Giannis Antetokounmpo to a four-year, $100 million extension. Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed on a four-year, $100M contract extension, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) September 19, 2016 This extension is...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 18th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: Oh my God, point Giannis...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks hire analytics writer Seth Partnow as director of basketball research

The trend of sports teams hiring statistical analysts continues, with the latest move along those lines being the Milwaukee Bucks tabbing Seth Partnow as their director of basketball research. Here’s the part of their release on him: Partnow, 39, most recently was the editor of The Nylon Calculus, a preeminent basketball statistical analysis website. His work has been featured...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker is the X-Factor for Milwaukee

The 2016 deer hunting season is about to open in Wisconsin, but the Deer are hunting a return to the playoffs. Milwaukee is one of the most intriguing teams in the entire NBA. Heading into the 2016-17 season, they boast one of the most freakishly athletic players in the entire world, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The team also features breakout guard Khris Middleton and forward Jabari...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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