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Kenyon Martin, Bucks Sign Contract For Remainder Of Season

Jan 29, 2015 11:38 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward/center Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

Martin has appeared in eight games for the Bucks this season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game. Martin signed his initial 10-day contract with the Bucks on Jan. 9, and was signed to a second 10-day deal on Jan. 19.

RealGM's Shams Charnia first reported that Martin and the Bucks had agreed on a deal for the remainder of the season.

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Bucks Plan To Sign Jorge Gutierrez To 10-Day Contract

Jan 28, 2015 12:16 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to sign Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract this week.

Gutierrez played for Jason Kidd last season on the Brooklyn Nets.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Wisconsin Proposes Using Jock Tax To Cover $220M Pledge For Arena

Jan 27, 2015 1:06 PM

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on Tuesday said new growth in income tax revenue from Milwaukee Bucks' players and visiting teams will generate enough money to cover debt payments on $220 million in state-issued bonds for a new Milwaukee arena.

Walker said the plan, simply put, is a "Pay Their Way" proposal.

Recent estimates indicate that the amount of income tax revenue from NBA athletes in 2015 would total $15 million. 

Walker said starting in 2017, the state would lose more than $10 million in revenue annually if the Bucks leave. 


A new arena is expected to cost $400 million to $500 million. Bucks' owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan have pledged at least $150 million toward the new arena.

Don Walker/Journal Sentinel

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Bucks, Hornets, 76ers Interested In Gary Talton, D-League's Assists Leader

Jan 27, 2015 11:09 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers are exploring the call-up candidacy of Gary Talton, the NBA Development League’s assists leader, league sources told RealGM.

Behind 13 games of 10 or more assists, Talton has averaged 13.2 points, 10.2 assists and 40.6 percent three-point shooting this season. He has split the year with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, his current team.

Talton had two 20-assist performances earlier in the season with Rio Grande Valley, where he was surrounded by a bevy of shooters to feed passes. The 6-foot-1 point guard has notched double-doubles in three of his last five games with Fort Wayne.

Talton, 24, finished his collegiate career at UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago), averaging 12.3 points, 4.4 assists, four rebounds and 34.4 minutes per game as a senior. He went unselected in the 2013 NBA Draft, followed by free-agent workouts for teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies.

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NBA Tells Seattle Not To Expect Team Within Next Few Years

Jan 23, 2015 8:04 PM

Adam Silver has told Seattle mayor Ed Murray not to expect an NBA team to move to the city within the next few years.

An agreement for the funding of a Sodo arena between Seattle, King County and Chris Hansen expires in November of 2017.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between them states an NBA team must be acquired for Hansen to receive up to $200 million in city and county bond funding for the proposed venue.

“Their official line, and I think they’re being straightforward with me, is a city grabbing a team or a new (expansion) franchise at this point is not, in their mind, something they see happening,’’ Murray said Thursday of his Monday meeting with Silver and other league officials at NBA headquarters in New York City. “They actually expressed to me that they felt expectations in Seattle had been raised that weren’t consistent with what they had been sharing about a path to get there within the next few years.’’


Murray had believed the Milwaukee Bucks might be a relocation candidate if the franchise can’t get a new arena deal worked out this year.


Silver was clear in that he expects the Bucks to remain in Milwaukee.

Geoff Baker/Seattle Times

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Giannis, Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Confirmed For Dunk Contest

Jan 21, 2015 4:02 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo and Mason Plumlee are three of the participants in the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest.

Another strong possibility is Zach LaVine, who has a 44-inch vertical.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Larry Sanders, Bucks Expected To Eventually Discuss Buyout

Jan 21, 2015 11:03 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected by sources around the NBA to eventually discuss a buyout with Larry Sanders.

Sanders and the Bucks have yet to hold talks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sanders is in the first season of a four-year, $44 million extension.

Sanders is currently on a minimum 10-game suspension for a drug violation. This is Sanders' fourth violation of the NBA's testing rules.

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Kenyon Martin, Bucks Agree On Contract For Remainder Of Season

Jan 20, 2015 1:51 PM

Kenyon Martin signed his second 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, but league sources tell RealGM that he's already agreed in principle on a deal for the remainder of the season.

Martin is poised to sign that deal when his second 10-day deal expires.

Martin has appeared in four games since signing his first 10-day with the Bucks.

Martin turned 37 in December.

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Kenyon Martin Signs Second 10-Day Contract With Bucks

Jan 19, 2015 1:32 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward/center Kenyon Martin to a second 10-day contract.

Martin appeared in three games for the Bucks during his first 10-day contract and averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game.

Martin signed his initial 10-day contract on Jan. 9.

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Larry Sanders Working On Personal Issues, Wants To Resume NBA Career
The Bucks have yet to approach Larry Sanders about his interest in a buyout.

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Kendall Marshall Out For Season With Torn ACL
Kendall Marshall had emerged as the Bucks' backup point guard for Jason Kidd and his injury comes just days after waiving Nate Wolters.

Todd Rosiak/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Larry Sanders Suspended At Least 10 Games For Drug Vioation
Larry Sanders has been suspended at least 10 games by the NBA for a violation of the anti-drug program.

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Ersan Ilyasova Ready To Return From Concussion
Ersan Ilyasova has missed 19 of the last 20 games after suffering a broken nose Dec. 2 and a concussion when he returned Dec. 23.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

Hammond: Bucks Never Had Interest In Trading John Henson
John Henson has shot 58 percent since returning from injury and is playing a Tyson Chandler type of role.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Bucks Waive Nate Wolters
The Bucks waived Nate Wolters to create a roster spot for Kenyon Martin.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kenyon Martin To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bucks
Kenyon Martin signed two 10-day deals with the Knicks during the 12-13 season and then earned a deal for 13-14.

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Larry Sanders Denies He Wants To Quit Basketball, Admits He Must Correct Issues Before Return
Larry Sanders denied a report that he has told Bucks officials that he no longer wants to play basketball.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bucks Need Public Financing To Build New Arena
While a new arena is expected to cost at least $400 million, the new building holds the potential to be a catalyst to more than $1 billion in additional development.

Don Walker/Journal Sentinel

Kidd: Larry Sanders To Return To Bucks Soon
Larry Sanders hasn't played since Dec. 23.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

Damien Inglis Out For Season After Ankle Surgery
Damien Inglis is expected to miss the remainder of the season while he recovers and progresses through his rehabilitation process.

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Pacers Rejected Bucks' Offer Of Sanders, Knight For Hibbert In Offseason
Roy Hibbert was a trade target of the Bucks last summer.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Sentinel

Larry Sanders Tells Bucks He Doesn't Want To Play Basketball Anymore
Larry Sanders is in the first season of a four-year, $44 million extension.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Sentinel

Bucks Cite 'Personal Reasons' For Larry Sanders' Absence From Team
Jason Kidd said there is no timetable for Larry Sanders' return.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Larry Sanders Will Need To Earn Spot In Rotation When He Returns From Illness
Zaza Pachulia and John Henson have played well at center in Larry Sanders' absence.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kenyon Martin To Meet With Bucks
Kenyon Martin was headed to Cleveland on Tuesday morning to meet with Jason Kidd.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Ersan Ilyasova Diagnosed With Concussion
Ersan Ilyasova suffered a concussion in his first game back from a nasal fracture that cost him nine games and required surgery.

Todd Rosiak/Journal Sentinel

Bucks Use Facial Coding Expert To Gain Edge In Roster Decisions
The Bucks hired Dan Hill, a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the team.

Kevin Randall/New York Times

Larry Sanders Suspended One Game By NBA For Pushing Nicolas Batum While Elevated
Larry Sanders has been suspended one game for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward basket on Dec. 17.

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Jabari Parker Expected To Miss Remainder Of Season With Torn ACL
Jabari Parker has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Marc Stein/ESPN