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Jason Kidd Suspended One Game By NBA

Nov 27, 2015 1:01 PM

Jason Kidd has received a one-game suspension by the NBA for slapping the ball out of a referee's hands and not leaving the court in a timely manner.

The incident occurred with 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game.

Kidd will serve his suspension on Friday when the Milwaukee Bucks play the Orlando Magic.

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Jason Kidd Ejected After Knocking Ball Out Of Ref's Hands

Nov 26, 2015 10:32 AM

Jason Kidd was ejected from Wednesday's game after knocking the ball away from a referee's hands.

Kidd said he was sticking up for himself and protecting his players before he was tossed.

"I walked all the way down to get a timeout," Kidd said, "and then we had our discussion. He gave me the T.

"From there, I'm trying to protect my guys. Understanding we felt we were getting fouled and the whistle wasn't being blown. What happens in this league, you have to stand up for yourself, and my job is to protect those young guys.

"But that wasn't the issue of the game. We gave them warm-up jump shots. They got our temperature, saw we didn't want to play defense and they took advantage of it. That's as easy as it is."

Kidd was restrained by O.J. Mayo and an assistant coach.


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Bucks Appearing On TNT For First Time Since 2002

Nov 18, 2015 11:51 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will appear on TNT for the first time since 2002 when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

When the Bucks were last on TNT, the team featured Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Anthony Mason, Toni Kukoc and Michael Redd.

"I think it's important," said Grant Hill, who will join Marv Albert on the call of Thursday night's game. "It's an indicator of where the (Bucks) franchise is now and where the team is.

"The new ownership group has come in and they have big plans for this franchise. They're a young, exciting team to watch and coached by a Hall of Fame player (Jason Kidd).

"It will be the stars vs. the future stars, the young guys vs. the vets."

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Jabari Parker Skips Bucks' Road Trip With Sprained Foot

Nov 17, 2015 11:30 AM

Jabari Parker underwent an MRI this morning to address discomfort in his right foot. The scan revealed a mid-foot (talonavicular joint) sprain.

Parker will undergo additional testing and did not accompany the team on this week’s three-game road trip. His status will be updated as appropriate.

Parker returned to action on Nov. 4 after missing the final 57 games of the 2014-15 season and the first four games of this season while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee. He has averaged 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game in five appearances this season, including season highs of 12 points and 30 minutes in Saturday’s double-overtime win over Cleveland.

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Wolves Nearly Picked Giannis Antetokounmpo Over Shabazz Muhammad

Nov 17, 2015 10:41 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves nearly picked Giannis Antetokounmpo over Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Antetokounmpo went 15th overall to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Muhammad played well last season before his injury and is playing five fewer minutes per game than Tayshaun Prince.

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Gasol Brothers, Jabari Parker Leave Wasserman Media Group

Nov 6, 2015 3:19 PM

There have been a number of departures from Wasserman Media Group following Arn Tellem's decision to take a job with the Detroit Pistons.

Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Jabari Parker have now left WMG.

Al Horford and Danilo Gallinari previously left the agency as well.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

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Jabari Parker Expected To Make Return From ACL Tear Wednesday

Nov 2, 2015 4:11 PM

Jabari Parker has been cleared to play for the first time since tearing his ACL on Dec. 15th.

In 25 games last season, Parker averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29.5 minutes per game. 


Parker underwent surgery on Jan. 5th.

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Falk: Greg Monroe's Decision About What Milwaukee Already Brought To The Table

Oct 28, 2015 5:27 PM

Greg Monroe signed a three-year, $50 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, picking them over the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.

“It was about what Milwaukee already brought to the table," said David Falk.

“The interest was definitely there (with the Knicks),” Monroe said. “I took an interest in everybody that was willing to meet with me. I don’t like to take anybody’s time for granted. I definitely didn’t take their time for granted. I made a decision based on the things that I was looking for and I wanted.

“At this point, I’d rather not (talk about it). It doesn’t matter anymore. Any questions anybody has, I could honestly not care less. I’m happy with where I’m at. I definitely feel like I made the right decision.”

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

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Bucks Exercise 16-17 Options On Parker, Giannis, Carter-Williams, Ennis

Oct 26, 2015 6:58 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the third-year contract options on Tyler Ennis and Jabari Parker, and the fourth-year contract options on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Michael Carter-Williams.

Antetokounmpo, 20, appeared in 81 games (71 starts) last year during his sophomore campaign and averaged 12.7 points with 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 blocks in 31.4 minutes per contest.

Carter-Williams, 24, appeared in 66 games (63 starts) split between Philadelphia and Milwaukee last season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists (11th in the NBA) and 1.7 steals (15th in the NBA) in 32.6 minutes per game. 

Ennis, 21, split time between Phoenix and Milwaukee last year during his rookie season and averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 12.5 minutes over 33 contests. 

Parker, 20, competed in 25 games (all starts) as a rookie for the Bucks in 2014-15 before missing the remainder of the season due to a left ACL tear. In his 25 games played, Parker averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. 

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Bucks To Use Giannis Antetokounmpo At All Five Positions
Giannis Antetokounmpo will play power forward to begin the season until Jabari Parker returns where he'll slide over to small forward.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

Bucks Waive Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Landry, Josh Powell
The Bucks roster now stands at 15 players.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Milwaukee Bucks Season Preview With Jeremy Schmidt
Can Giannis Antetokounmpo take the next step, how does Greg Monroe fit in, will Jabari Parker return to form, whether the D can maintain its lofty standards from a year ago, and spacing the floor.

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Unnamed West Team Internally Discussing Signing Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders and the Bucks agreed upon a buyout last season in which he took significantly less money to walk away from the game.

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Stan Van Gundy: Balancing Length, Quickness On Defense With Shooting Is Difficult
The Bucks have length at every position and how Jason Kidd organizes his rotations will be one of the NBA's most interesting storylines.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

Bucks Waive Jon Horford, Charlie Westbrook
The Bucks have requested waivers on forward Jon Horford and guard Charlie Westbrook.

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Bucks Become First NBA Team With Alternate Court Design
The Fear the Deer court shares the same design philosophy as the new uniforms, with the logos and color palette stripped down to keep the focus squarely on the team.

John Henson, Bucks Agree Upon Four-Year, $44M Extension
John Henson's deal also includes a signing bonus and front-loaded payments.

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Kidd: Giannis Has The Total Package
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been working on his perimeter shot and he hopes the Bucks allow him to shoot it more often this season.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

John Henson, Bucks Close To Agreement On Extension
John Henson's future with the Bucks became unclear this offseason following the signing of Greg Monroe.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

Bucks Hire Rod Thorn As Special Consultant
Rod Thorn has been a general manager three separate times in the past.

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Jabari Parker Cleared To Practice When Bucks Begin Camp
Jabari Parker is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered on Dec. 15.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bucks Considering Bobby Marks, Ed Stefanski For Assistant GM Role
Bobby Marks and Ed Stefanski are two prominent candidates for the Bucks' assistant general manager position.

Gery Woelfel/Racine Journal Times

Bucks Add Gus Johnson, Marques Johnson To Broadcast Team
Gus Johnson will broadcast approximately 20 games, while Marques Johnson will do 55.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

David Morway Not Retained By Bucks As Assistant GM
David Morway had been assistant general manager of the Bucks over the past two seasons.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bucks Extend Contract Of John Hammond Through 16-17
John Hammond has been general manager of the Bucks since 2008.

Charlie Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Josh Powell Agrees To Non-Guaranteed Deal With Bucks
Josh Powell was waived by the Rockets at the start of last season.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Charlie Westbrook Agrees To Deal With Bucks
Charlie Westbrook played collegiately at South Dakota and most recently played in France.

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Bucks Sign Marcus Landry
Last season, Marcus Landry played 49 games for CAI Zaragoza in Spain where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

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Scott Walker Signs Bill Clearing Public Funds For Bucks' Arena
Scott Walker approved $250 million in public money to help build an arena for the Bucks.

Mary Spicuzza, Jason Stein, Crocker Stephenson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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