Jul 21, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim.
Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18.
Appearing in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest. In his best stretch of the season in January, he tallied at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points in five consecutive games. He ranked fifth in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.18) and shot a career-high 39.9 percent from the 3-point arc. Prior to being called up by the Lakers, Marshall appeared in seven games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League and averaged 19.4 points, 9.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds.
Jul 20, 2014 1:46 AM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers, according to sources.
The Los Angeles Lakers released Marshall on Friday and had reportedly hoped to re-sign him if he cleared waivers.
Marshall will add passing to the Bucks' backcourt.
Jul 16, 2014 11:11 AM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks are close to a deal with Jerryd Bayless.
Bayless finished this past season with the Boston Celtics following a trade from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Jul 09, 2014 7:02 PM EDT
Clearing NBA free agency waivers after his release from the Toronto Raptors, Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.
Stone, one of the tallest pure point guards at 6-foot-7, averaged one point and one rebound in 21 games for the Raptors a season ago.
Stone remains a possibility for the Raptors, a source said.
Jul 09, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Joe Prunty as Jason Kidd's top assistant coach.
Prunty was an assistant coach last season with the Brooklyn Nets.
Prunty was previously an assistant for Byron Scott with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Like Kidd, Prunty is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jul 05, 2014 1:25 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks have expressed interest in trading for Jeremy Lin.
The Houston Rockets plan on trading away Lin in order to free up cap space.
The 76ers and Bucks would acquire Lin along with another asset such as a future first round pick. Both teams also would presumably be facilitating a player going to or staying in the Western Conference.
The Rockets are interested in Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.
Jun 30, 2014 10:51 AM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks will send two future second round picks to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the coaching rights to Jason Kidd.
Kidd will become head coach of the Bucks, replacing Larry Drew.
The Bucks' front office was previously unaware of ownership's interest in hiring Kidd. While Kidd will be hired strictly as head coach, Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the expectation is that he'll eventually control basketball operations.
Howard Beck of Bleacher Report indicates that Kidd and the Bucks are working on a contract that will pay him $4 million to $5 million per season and no less than three seasons. Kidd's contract is not expected to include any clause that gives him final authority over personnel.
Jun 29, 2014 6:33 PM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks have yet to interview any candidates for the positions currently held by John Hammond and David Morway, according to sources. The jobs of those two members of the Bucks' front office are not in danger.
The Bucks are only offering a head coaching position to Jason Kidd.
A source indicated that the Bucks met with Kidd on Friday in New York.
The situation should also be resolved within the next 24 hours.
Jun 28, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
Jason Kidd has received permission to speak with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kidd approached ownership with a series of demands, including the role of overseeing the Brooklyn Nets’ basketball operations department in addition to his head coaching responsibilities.
The source said Kidd didn’t want general manager Billy King to be dismissed, but wanted to be given a title and placed above him in the organizational hierarchy.
Sam Amick of the USA Today reports that the Bucks' front office was unaware of the franchise's interest in Kidd, which suggests it came from ownership.
Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, the Bucks' new owners, are friends with Kidd.
As an interested aside, a message board poster on RealGM broke news of the developing situation with Kidd two days before it surfaced in the media.
Jun 26, 2014 11:38 PM EDT
It was no secret that the Milwaukee Bucks and Jabari Parker shared mutual interest and the relationship became official on Thursday when the club drafted him with the No. 2 pick.
Parker smiled when the Cleveland Cavaliers took Andrew Wiggins first overall, and new Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens spent time at the player’s table in the green room prior to the pick.
“I was just going off what I was given,” Parker said when reminded that he said Wednesday that he expected to be in Milwaukee. “They told me that they’re all in. I can’t go in with any accusations of teams not telling me anything. I just went from what was accurate.”
Parker, who is a Chicago native, will play relatively close to home. He has yet to even put on a Bucks jersey, but moments after being drafted he pledged his allegiance to the rebuilding franchise.
“They’re a young team. I feel like I can contribute right off the bat,” Parker said. “I feel like I’m going to be able to grow with that organization, and I’m trying to be a throwback player, only stick with one team.
“This might bite me in the butt years from now, but right now I just want to stick with whoever’s rolling with me."
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Jabari Parker said that the Bucks told him they would select him at No. 2 if he remains on the board.
Jun 23, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The Bucks will select either Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins depending on who is still available after the first overall pick.
Jun 23, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
One source thought Jabari Parker "tanked" his workout with the Cavaliers.
Jun 10, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The Kings are looking to add a player that can contribute in a meaningful way immediately.
Jun 10, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
Dante Exum will have a workout for the Bucks this weekend.
The Knicks will attempt to trade for a second round draft pick by purchasing a selection.
The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.
There was a push to have an extra thorough vetting process of new owners following the Donald Sterling scandal, according to sources.
Ben Brust, Jake Thomas, Mike Moser and Taylor Braun are prospects for the June NBA Draft.
Brandon Knight wants the Bucks' top pick to have a strong work ethic and be cognizant of the team's 15-67 campaign.
If a deal to build a new arena is not in place by November 2017, the NBA has the right to buy back the Bucks from incoming owners Wesley Edens and Mark Lasry.
Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry acknowledged that they will be inheriting a franchise with the worst record in the NBA, a small market and the need for a new arena.
The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Herb Kohl made keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee a condition of the sale.
Chris Wright has averaged 6 points and 2.1 rebounds in seven games with Milwaukee.
Chris Wright has averaged 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocks in 41 games this season in the D-League with the Red Claws.
D.J. Stephens appeared in three games with the Bucks, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 4.9 minutes.
Larry Sanders’ suspension means he has failed three tests in his career.
Larry Sanders has been sidelined since early February due to an eye injury.
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