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Brandon Knight, Bucks End Extension Talks

Brandon Knight and the Milwaukee Bucks have broken off extension talks.

Knight plans to enter restricted free agency in 2015.

Knight was acquired by the Bucks from the Detroit Pistons in 2013.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bucks Guarantee Contract Of Kendall Marshall For 14-15 Season

The Milwaukee Bucks have guaranteed the contract of Kendall Marshall for the 14-15 season.

The Bucks could have waited until January to make a decision on Marshall, but he made a strong impression in training camp and earned the backup point guard job.

The Bucks acquired Marshall on a waiver claim in July after being released by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bucks Waive Micheal Eric

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Micheal Eric.

Eric, 26, was signed to Milwaukee’s training camp roster on Sept. 27. He appeared in four games this preseason for the Bucks and averaged 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

GMs Predict Spurs' Title, LeBron For MVP, Jabari For ROY

The NBA has released its annual survery of general managers with the San Antonio Spurs receiving 46.2 percent of the votes for which team will win the 2015 Finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers came in second with 15.4 percent, followed by the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City tied for third at 11.5 percent. The Golden State Warriors received 3.8 percent of the vote.

LeBron James is the expected winner of MVP with 67.9 percent, followed by Kevin Durant at 21.4 percent. 

James is also the player most GMs would choose to build a franchise around with 50 percent of the vote, though that is down from 89.7 percent last season. Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant each received 25 percent of the vote.

Jabari Parker is a heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year with 75 percent of the vote, followed by Andrew Wiggins at 17.9 percent.

Gregg Popovich is considered the best head coach in the NBA with 92.9 percent of the vote.

Via John Schuhmann/NBA.com

Thunder, Bucks Join 76ers In Opposing Lottery Reform

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in opposing the NBA's proposed changes to the draft lottery system, according to a report from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports that the Milwaukee Bucks will also oppose the proposal.

Sam Presti has attempted to warn other small-market executives that changing the system is a risky proposition for their franchises.

Uner the proposed new system, the worst four teams have a 12 percent chance at the first pick, No. 5 has an 11.5 percent chance, No. 6, 10 percent, and on down.

The changes have been triggered by a response to the 76ers' pursuit of high draft picks in successive seasons.

Presti's belief is that the changes would give big market teams another advantage.

"Everyone is too focused on Philly, on one team in one situation," said one sympathetic GM. "The only chance for a lot of teams to ever get a transformational player is through the draft, and eventually we are all going to be in the lottery, in that spot. The teams that'll drop from two to eight, or three to nine – that's just going to take the air out of those fan bases and franchises. They'll get little, if any chance, to improve.

"We are going to see more big-market teams who just missed the playoffs jump up and get a great young player at the top of the draft. And people are going to go "What the [expletive] just happened?"

The 76ers and Thunder need six more teams to join them in opposing the rule change before Wednesday's vote.

As one Western Conference GM said, "Then there will be no going back. I hope we know what we're doing with this one."

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kidd Denies Seeking More Power From Nets

Jason Kidd was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason after a reported failed power move.

Kidd returns to New York to face the Knicks on Monday, and he denied seeking additional power. Kidd was traded for two second-round picks.

"No, I don't need any power," Kidd said. "My [job] is to learn how to be a coach and be the best coach that I can be."

"Did I want to be traded? I think once [the Nets] OK'd the talk to Milwaukee, that just showed, whatever you want to call it, rumors or no rumors that they wanted to fire me in December had to have some legs."

Meanwhile, Paul Pierce told NBA.com that the Nets did not offer him a contract in free agency because the team "wanted to cut costs, they felt like they weren't going to be a contender."

"I believe it," Kidd said when asked about Pierce's comments about not being offered a contract. "I mean, if they don't offer [Pierce] a contract worth what a first-round pick is, then why did we do the deal [last year for Pierce and Garnett]?"

Via Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Larry Sanders Expected To Return For Start Of Season After Minor Surgery

Larry Sanders underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure Friday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks announced.

Sanders will miss the remaining three preseason games but is expected to be available for the start of the regular season.

In three preseason games this season, Sanders, 25, has averaged 10.7 points, a team-high 10.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bucks Exercise 15-16 Options On Antetokounmpo, Henson

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the third-year contract option on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the fourth-year contract option on John Henson.

Antetokounmpo, 19, appeared in 77 games last year during his rookie season and averaged 6.8 points with 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per contest. 

Henson, 23, played in 70 games last season and ranked among the league leaders in blocks per game (1.7, 9th) and field goal percentage (.538, 13th). 

Bucks Waive Chris Wright, Elijah Millsap

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Chris Wright and Elijah Millsap.

Wright, 26, appeared in eight games for the Bucks in 2013-14 and averaged 6.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Millsap, 27, appeared in one game for the Bucks this preseason, recording four points, one rebound and one assist in seven minutes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Milwaukee Bucks Archives

Bucks Expressed Interest In Ray Allen But Were Declined

Ray Allen played his first 6 1/2 seasons with the Bucks.

Johnny O'Bryant Rehabilitating Grade III MCL Strain

No surgery is required, and Johnny O’Bryant has already begun the rehabilitation process.

Bucks To Start Giannis Antetokounmpo At Point Guard In Next Game

Giannis Antetokounmpo will start with Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker on the wings, Ersan Ilyasova at power forward and Zaza Pachulia at center.

Bucks Hire Peter Feigin As Team President

Peter Feigin has previously worked for the Knicks and will join Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens with the Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Increased Confidence, Height Since Last Season

Giannis Antetokounmpo has grown two inches since arriving in the NBA a year ago, shooting up from 6'9 to 6'11.

Bucks Interested In Negotiating Long-Term Deal For Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight will make $3.75 million this season in the last year of his rookie-scale deal.

Micheal Eric To Sign Deal With Bucks

Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Bucks, league sources told RealGM.

Bucks Expect To Keep Larry Sanders Part Of Future Plans

Larry Sanders will start his four-year extension this season.

Elijah Millsap Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Bucks

Elijah Millsap has signed a non-guaranteed deal to attend training camp with the Bucks, his agent told RealGM.

Wes Edens Primarily Responsible For Running Bucks

While Marc Lasry is a co-owner of the Bucks with Wes Edens, Lasry said it was Edens who is the managing partner of the team.

Damien Inglis Signs Multi-Year Deal With Bucks

Damien Inglis was the 31st overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Clippers Trade Jared Dudley, 1st Round Pick To Bucks For Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica

The Clippers have traded Jared Dudley to the Bucks, according to a source.

Bucks Expected To Soon Sign Damien Inglis

Damien Inglis expected to be a first round pick before he broke his foot in a workout in Oklahoma City Thunder.

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

Kendall Marshall was previously waived by the Lakers.

Bucks To Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Bucks will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers, according to sources.

Bucks Close To Deal With Jerryd Bayless

Jerryd Bayless finished this past season with the Celtics following a trade from the Grizzlies.

Julyan Stone In Discussions With 76ers, Kings, Bucks

Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the 76ers, Kings and Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.

Bucks Hire Joe Prunty As Top Assistant Coach

Joe Prunty was an assistant coach last season with the Nets.

76ers, Bucks Interested In Trading For Jeremy Lin

The Rockets plan on trading away Jeremy Lin in order to free up cap space.

Bucks, Nets Reach Deal On Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd will become head coach of the Bucks, replacing Larry Drew.
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