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Nylon Calculus' Seth Partnow Hired By Bucks

May 31, 2016 1:09 PM

Seth Partnow of Nylon Calculus has been hired by the Milwaukee Bucks as a consultant.

Partnow has emerged as one of the most well-respected voices in the NBA media on advanced analytics.

Partnow will contribute proprietary data to the Bucks.

"I’d say this was a dream job, but that would imply that I had considered such a thing possible when I started doing this as a hobby a few years back," wrote Partnow. "I have to give a hearty thanks to the Bucks organization and specifically to Mike Clutterbuck, the team’s Director of Analytics, for this opportunity."

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Bucks, Jason Kidd Working On Contract Extension

May 29, 2016 12:22 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks are working on a contract extension with Jason Kidd.

Kidd led the Bucks to the playoffs in his first season with the team but they took a step backwards in 15-16 after re-signing Khris Middleton and also signing Greg Monroe in free agency.

Kidd also took some time off during the middle of the season to undergo hip surgery.

Kidd is entering the final season of his current contract with the Bucks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Bucks To Hire Justin Zanik As GM In Waiting

May 28, 2016 9:36 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager.

Zanik has been serving as assistant general manager of the Utah Jazz.

Zanik was previously a player agent and has since developed a strong reputation as a front office executive.

Hammond was part of the Bucks' ownership process that identified Zanik as a candidate and then recruited him.

A timetable on the succession plan is still unclear.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Financial Data Of Bucks' Players Compromised In Scam

May 19, 2016 3:39 PM

In an email sent to players of the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the franchise termed the issue as a “serious security incident” and took responsibility for an employee distributing 2015 IRS W-2 documents in an email scam in which team president Peter Feigin was impersonated, sources said.

The W-2 information included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, compensation information and dates of birth. 

The NBA and NBPA have been involved in investigating.

Player representatives with clients on the Bucks during the 2015 fiscal year are working to secure the safety of their players’ finances.

“The communication received on this major security breach is unacceptable,” one agent with a client on the Bucks told The Vertical. “The players need to know the exact measures being taken by the Bucks and the FBI to ensure each and every player's identity and financial information will not be compromised. There needs to be accountability for such a mistake, details on the steps taken to rectify it and a process put in place to make sure this never happens again.”

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Raptors' Bobby Webster Interviewing For Bucks' Assistant GM Job

May 18, 2016 11:12 AM

Bobby Webster is among the candidates interviewing for the Milwaukee Bucks' assistant GM job.

Webster is currently the Toronto Raptors' vice president of basketball management and strategy.

Webster is a former cap and CBA expert for the NBA league office.

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76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd

May 17, 2016 8:22 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery while the Los Angeles Lakers get to keep their pick at No. 2 and the Boston Celtics will draft third.

For the second straight season, the team with the worst record in the NBA won the lottery after the Wolves won it in 2015. The NBA had 10 straight seasons of a team moving up before Minnesota.

1. Philadelphia 76ers

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn)

4. Phoenix Suns

5. Minnesota Timberwolves 

6. New Orleans Pelicans 

7. Denver Nuggets (swap with Knicks)

8. Sacramento Kings 

9. Toronto Raptors (from Knicks via Denver swap)

10. Milwaukee Bucks

11. Orlando Magic 

12. Utah Jazz

13. Phoenix Suns (from Washington)

14. Chicago Bulls

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Carter-Williams Believes Giannis At PG Has Been 'Blown Out Of Prorportion'

Apr 15, 2016 12:26 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged this season playing point guard but Michael Carter-Williams isn't willing to concede the role.

The Milwaukee Bucks lost Carter-Williams due to a torn labrum in his left hip for the final 23 games.

Jason Kidd has named Antetokounmpo as the Bucks' point guard heading into next season.

"I think this Giannis playing point guard next year got a little out of hand," Carter-Williams said during exit interviews Thursday. "I think he is definitely going to control the ball a lot more, but he's not going to guard a point guard. I'll be guarding the point guard."

Carter-Williams believes he and Antetokounmpo can coexist.

"I think that whole, 'What am I going to do now because Giannis is the point guard,' thing is a little bit blown out of proportion," Carter-Williams said.

"To be honest I don't think too much is going to change. Giannis is a talented guy, he's a potential star in this league. I think if it helps the team with him getting the ball through the offense more than that's what we want to do."

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Jason Kidd's Tenure With Bucks On Shaky Ground

Apr 11, 2016 9:42 PM

Jason Kidd has received some criticism privately from the owners of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Marc Lasry, one of the Bucks' tri-majority owners, is a close friend of Kidd and brought him to the franchise.

Some believe Kidd's heart isn't into coach and were disappointed he scheduled hip surgery for the middle of the season when it could have been done in the offseason.

Kidd's coaching abilities and player personnel decision-making have been questioned.

The Bucks haven't been the same since they traded Brandon Knight in a deal for Michael Carter-Williams.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

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John Hammond Could Move From Bucks To Pelicans In Offseason

Apr 11, 2016 9:00 PM

John Hammond could soon be fired or step down as general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Hammond received a one-year extension from the Bucks a year ago.

Hammond is expected to end up in a similar position with the New Orleans Pelicans to reunite with Joe Dumars.

The future of Jason Kidd is also in doubt as he hasn't endeared himself to the ownership of the Bucks beyond Marc Lasry.

The Bucks somewhat surprisingly reached the playoffs in 2015 but regressed in 2016.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

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Giannis Antetokounmpo To Remain Bucks' Point Guard Next Season

Mar 29, 2016 2:07 PM

Jason Kidd has said Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the Milwaukee Bucks' point guard heading into next season.

Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have played better since he moved to point guard.

"We're going to go forward with (Giannis) handling the ball," said Kidd. "You can call him point guard, point forward, point center.

"With him having the ball and the pressure he puts on the defense and his ability to find guys, it's been a plus for us."

Charles Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Hammond: Giannis Is A 15-Foot Jumper, Corner-3 Away From Becoming All-Star
John Hammond acknowledges the Bucks were lucky in drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Matt Barnes Runs After John Henson In Tunnel After Ejections
In the closing seconds of the Grizzlies' loss to the Bucks, Matt Barnes had a lay-up blocked emphatically by John Henson.

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Bucks Release Renderings Of New Arena (Photos)
The exterior design for the new arena is inspired by Milwaukee's proud architectural heritage and bold outlook, coupled with the region's natural environment of rivers, lakes and forests.

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Bucks Use Hardship Exception To Sign Jared Cunningham To 10-Day
Jared Cunningham most recently played for the Stampede of the NBA D-League, where he appeared in three games and averaged 17.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game.

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Jared Cunningham Likely To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bucks
Jared Cunningham has been playing for Idaho of the D-League.

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O.J. Mayo Out For Season With Fractured Ankle
O.J. Mayo may need surgery to repair the fracture.

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Bucks Have 109.1 Offensive Efficiency With Giannis Antetokounmpo At Point
Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 19.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game in the nine games since the All-Star break.

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Michael Carter-Williams To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Left Hip
Michael Carter-Williams has averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, a team-high 5.2 assists and 1.48 steals in 30.5 minutes.

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Blazers Pursued Trade With Bucks For Greg Monroe Before Deadline
The Blazers could explore a trade for Greg Monroe again in the offseason with the assets of their first round pick, a young player on a good contract and cap space.

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Steve Novak Out For Season With Sprained MCL
Steve Novak underwent an MRI examination this morning that revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament.

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Bucks Using Giannis Antetokounmpo At Point Guard
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals and four blocks in their win over the Lakers.

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Bucks Turned Down Jeff Teague For Khris Middleton Offer From Hawks
The Hawks had interest in moving Jeff Teague to the Bucks for Khris Middleton.

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Bucks Expected To Sign Steve Novak
Steve Novak played collegiately at Marquette and also went to high school in Wisconsin.

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Bucks, Wolves Unable To Gain Traction On New Ricky Rubio Talks
The Wolves have been reportedly considering moving on from Ricky Rubio to acquire a point guard who is a better perimeter shooter.

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Bucks Interested In Mirza Teletovic
The Bucks' largest trade exception is just $5.2 million while Mirza Teletovic's salary is $5.5 million.

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Bucks Rule Out Trading Greg Monroe
Teams have placed calls to the Bucks on Greg Monroe, but the conversations didn't advance with the message being there was zero chance of a trade.

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Bucks, Knicks Have Interest In Ricky Rubio
Jason Kidd has long been enamored with Ricky Rubio.

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Pelicans, Bucks Have Discussed Greg Monroe Trade
Greg Monroe is originally from Louisiana and could be a good fit beside Anthony Davis.

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Bucks Rejecting Trade Calls On Jabari Parker But MCW Remains Available
The Bucks acquired Michael Carter-Williams before the 2015 trade deadline.

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76ers Had No Interest In Brandon Knight For MCW Straight-Up
The Bucks and 76ers had a stalemate on their talks but that broke when the Suns entered the picture as they owned the Lakers' pick.

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