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Getting to know the Bucks' Chris Copeland

On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks added free-agent forward Chris Copeland, signing him to a one-year contract. Just who is the latest addition to Milwaukee? Here's the skinny: FRONTCOURT MAN: The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Copeland played mainly small forward with the Indiana Pacers last season with a sprinkling at power forward. Two seasons ago, he saw more time at power forward. He's...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antetokounmpo: "Thank God Jason Kidd came to our team"

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is more talented than most in the NBA, but he's quick to credit second-year Bucks coach Jason Kidd with spurring his development. 2014-2015 was Antetokounmpo's second season in the NBA, and the Greek forward took great strides to improve his game, particularly making plays with the ball in his hand. Kidd, he said, deserves praise for...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star Vin Baker now working at Starbucks?

As the ESPN documentary “Broke” taught us, professional athletes can lose all of their earnings in the blink of an eye. One person who knows that path well is former NBA big man Vin Baker, who saw his basketball career fizzle out due to alcoholism and surrounding himself with the wrong people. As a result, while working occasionally as an ordained minister and trying to find...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin state Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay $250 million toward the cost...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin state Assembly to approve $500 million Bucks arena deal

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay $250 million toward the cost...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Assembly leader: New Bucks arena has votes to pass

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A $500 million plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena has enough votes to pass the state Assembly with help from Democrats, Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Monday. If approved without any changes by the Assembly, the bill would then head to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration. Under the proposal up for a vote Tuesday, half of the $500...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Bucks have become a playoff contender

The Milwaukee Bucks recently signed forward Chis Copeland to a one-year, $1.1 million contract as they continue to improve their roster this offseason.  He is yet another addition to the Bucks and will be a significant contributor this season.  He is a capable scorer and great defender.  Copeland will end up being a great addition to the semi-revamped Milwaukee Bucks and they...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Chris Copeland Signing Grade

(Nov. 28, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 1.1 million Looking the Milwaukee Bucks stats as a team from this past season, I was surprised to see they ranked 7th in the league in three point shooting percentage. Khris Middleton was excellent from beyond the arc at 40.7 percent and...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

Recently, I was watching John Oliver’s piece about stadiums in the United States and he mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks were threatening to move to Seattle - the former home of the Supersonics. This week we'll be giving the Emerald City a reason to stop crying into their Kevin Durant Sonics jerseys and a glimpse into what a future team in Seattle will look like.  The threat...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Bucks' summer-league stint in Las Vegas

Strictly speaking from a wins and losses standpoint, the Milwaukee Bucks had little to show for their recent stay in Las Vegas. The Bucks went 1-5 in summer-league play, averaging just 83.8 points per game in the process. Of course, NBA summer-league action isn't about wins and losses. It's about recent draft picks finding their footing in the NBA, and franchises perhaps unearthing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Greek Freak wants to be a Buck forever

Good news for Milwaukee Bucks fans:  Giannis Antetokounmpo said in a recent article on eurohoops.net that he wants to stay with the Bucks for a long time. Antetokounmpo, 20, was drafted 15th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Bucks.  In two seasons, he has already made a name for himself with a tall six-foot, 11-inch frame that is athletic enough to play on the wing.  Antetokounmpo...
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks are frontrunners for Chris Copeland

The Milwaukee Bucks are the frontrunners to sign forward Chris Copeland, reports Gery Woelfel. Some NBA officials in Vegas tell me they believe Bucks are the frontrunners for Chris Copeland, who could give them potent scorer off bench — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 17, 2015 Copeland has spent time playing for the Knicks and Pacers in his NBA career.  If he signs with the...
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks get arena deal passed. What’s next?

Although the Milwaukee Bucks got their new arena deal passed today, it was not necessarily breaking news. It was announced Tuesday that the deal was likely to pass in the Wisconsin state senate, and going into the final vote on Wednesday, Republican leaders anticipated that just a few Democrats needed to be in favor of the proposal. Now that the team has what they need to stay in...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin State Senate passes bill to fund new Bucks arena

It was just last week that Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin told Wisconsin lawmakers that short of the state funding $250 million for a new arena, the team would likely end up playing in either Seattle or Las Vegas. Not taking such a threat idly, the Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill to fund a new Bucks stadium in Milwaukee: Wisconsin Senate just passed a bill to fund...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Henson, Bucks Closing in on Contract Extension

The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA last season, and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs despite not being given much of a chance by the media. Jason Kidd did an excellent job in his second season as a head coach and the Bucks played excellent fundamental basketball. Johnson Henson is a big piece of their puzzle heading into the 2015-16 season, and...
Via Hoops-Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks trade Jared Dudley and Zaza Pachulia

The Milwaukee Bucks have dealt out two more players from last year’s roster. Jared Dudley and Zaza Pachulia have been traded to the Washington Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks, respectively. Both players were traded for future second round draft picks, and opened up more salary cap space for re-signee Khris Middleton and newcomer Greg Monroe, whose contracts were both made official...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Monroe in Milwaukee, Bucks Future Looks Bright

Free agent forward-center Greg Monroe left the Detroit Pistons in search of a new home this offseason. He didn’t go to New York or Los Angeles or any other team with cash to burn. The news was equally parts exciting for small market teams and legitimate interest in the Monroe fit with the Bucks. The first thing to consider is the contract itself. Monroe, as a player, could end...
Via The Lottery Mafia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks fans tweak after Michael Carter-Williams tweets about Las Vegas

The Bucks are looking to build a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, and team president Peter Feigen created a stir on Monday when he revealed that the franchise could be moved to Seattle or Las Vegas if Wisconsin legislature doesn’t approve public financing in the very near future. Feigen’s goal was obviously to invoke some...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks president threatens move to Vegas, Seattle

Everything seems to be headed in the right direction for the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks. Fresh off a playoff appearance this past season, Milwaukee was able to add a top-end free agent in the form of Greg Monroe to an already talent-laden roster. Unfortunately, politics in the state of Wisconsin could potentially dampen the good feelings around the organization in recent months...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks announce 1st preseason game at Kohl Center since 1999

The Milwaukee Bucks today announced that the team will return to Madison this fall, first for a week of training camp from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, and then to host a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This year’s events will mark the first full-team appearance by the Bucks in Madison since a preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks at the...
Via Madtown Badgers
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to be named general manager of Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond has been one of the most integral members of the organization in its turnaround from bottom feeder to playoff team over the past couple seasons. According to Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com, Hammond is on the verge of being rewarded by finding himself replaced by Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who will reportedly be named the team’s general...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

To the surprise of no one, the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to re-sign Khris Middleton just a few hours after free agency opened early Wednesday. The Bucks, armed with significant cap space after a series of moves over the past few months, rewarded Middleton for a breakout season with a five-year, $70 million contract. Oddly enough, Middleton's contract mirrors the one Brandon Knight...
Via RealGM - NBA
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks in position to take next step forward

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of just a few playoff teams that have both a promising future and a pivotal offseason. After a .500 regular season record and an admirable effort against the Chicago Bulls in the postseason, the Bucks are armed with significant cap space, a mid-first round draft pick and several tradable contracts as they enter the new league year. Already with sizable...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The State Of The Bucks

Building a team from the ground-up is no easy task, but navigating the slog of the middle and taking the next important jump to contention is even trickier. The Milwaukee Bucks are at precisely that crucial crossroads in their team-building process: they need some sizable progressions from their budding foundational pieces, or they could end up back again in the purgatory that is...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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