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Bucks Sign Marcus Landry

Aug 17, 2015 4:31 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent forward Marcus Landry.

Landry, 29, was undrafted after a four-year collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. A Milwaukee native, Landry has played professionally in the NBA, the NBA D-League and internationally since wearing the Badgers uniform from 2005-09.

Last season, Landry played 49 games for CAI Zaragoza in Spain where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He played parts of the 2013-14 and 2011-12 seasons in Spain, as well as stints internationally in Puerto Rico, China and Venezuela.

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Scott Walker Signs Bill Clearing Public Funds For Bucks' Arena

Aug 12, 2015 8:38 PM

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, approved $250 million in public money to help build an arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Signing the legislation paves the way for a Common Council vote on the proposal next month and a potential groundbreaking as soon as October.

The governor made no changes to the bill with his powerful veto pen.

"This is an important day for the state of Wisconsin. It's not just important for Milwaukee, but the state as a whole," Walker said at Wisconsin State Fair Park. "We think this is a good solid move as a good steward of the taxpayers' money here in Wisconsin."

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

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Chris Copeland Reaches One-Year, $1.1M+ Deal With Bucks

Jul 23, 2015 3:55 PM

Free agent forward Chris Copeland has agreed on a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks worth over $1.1 million, league sources told RealGM.

Copeland had spent the past several days mulling possible deals with the Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder. With the Bucks slowly bringing along Jabari Parker from a torn ACL and his relationship with Jason Kidd, Copeland will compete for a significant role in the team’s rotation next season.

Copeland was stabbed outside a nightclub in New York in early April, and will be fully healthy for training camp in 2015-16.

After a breakout season for the New York Knicks in which he averaged 8.7 points, Copeland signed a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers. In his first season with the Knicks and Pacers, the 6-foot-8 forward shot 42.1 percent and 41.8 percent from three-point land, respectively. He scored 6.2 points a night in 50 games last season.

In three NBA seasons, Copeland is a 6.5 points per game scorer while shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point field.

Copeland, 31, went undrafted in 2006 out of Colorado — playing overseas before joining the Knicks in 2012.

Bleacher Report earlier reported the agreement between Copeland and Milwaukee.

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Chris Copeland Receiving Interest From Bucks, Thunder, Spurs

Jul 21, 2015 8:32 PM

Chris Copeland and the Milwaukee Bucks are finalizing a deal, according to Marc Stein.

Copeland spent the past two seasons with the Indiana Pacers after emerging with the New York Knicks.

Copeland was stabbed outside a New York City nightclub on April 8th.

Marc J. Spears reports Copeland had a strong workout and visit with the Bucks, but that the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs remain in the mix.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Deal Reached For Public Financing Of Bucks' New Arena

Jul 14, 2015 9:33 PM

Public financing for the Milwaukee Bucks' arena plan will pass the Wisconsin state senate on Wednesday.

The state will provide $250 million in public money plus interest for the project.

Senator Lena Taylor told the media that a deal has been reached.

Ben Handelman/WITI

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Wisconsin Senate Hasn't Reached Deal On Bucks' Arena Financing

Jul 14, 2015 11:33 AM

Wisconsin senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Tuesday that he still doesn't have the support needed to bring up a financing measure for the proposed new Milwaukee Bucks arena. 

The state could provide $250 million in public money plus interest for the project.

Fitzgerald said Democrats have been asking about the possibility of building a convention center in addition to the arena but said he's uncertain whether GOP senators could back that. 

Jason Stein/Journal Sentinel

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John Henson, Bucks In Extension Talks

Jul 13, 2015 12:27 AM

John Henson and the Milwaukee Bucks are in advanced talks on an extension.

Henson is widely regarded as one of the league's underrated frontcourt defenders.


One source close to the talks described a Sirius XM NBA Radio report Sunday night that terms have already been agreed to as "premature," since there are still final negotiating hurdles to be cleared.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Mavs, Bucks Agree To Zaza Pachulia Trade

Jul 9, 2015 8:39 PM

The Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks have agreed upon a trade involving Zaza Pachulia.

The Mavericks will use their cap space to acquire Pachulia that became available with DeAndre Jordan backing out of his deal with the team. The Bucks will get a second round pick from Dallas.

Pachulia became an extra big in the Bucks' rotation with their signing of Greg Monroe.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Bucks' President: NBA Will Move Team To Seattle Or Vegas Without Public Money For Arena

Jul 6, 2015 7:08 PM

Peter Feigin, president of the Milwaukee Bucks, said on Monday that the team will relocate to Las Vegas or Seattle if $250 million of public funding isn't approved for a new arena.

Feigin said the Bucks owners' purchase agreement for the team includes a provision that construction of a new arena start in 2015. 

New York City hedge fund executive Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan purchased the team for $550 million in May 2014.

"The window is closing," Feigin said. "We can't wait months, even weeks to start the public process."

Feigin said over the past decade, about 65 percent of financing for arenas across the country has come from the public.

"This is about building a winner and building a brand and a product," Feigin said. "It is similar to what the (Milwaukee) Brewers and (Green Bay) Packers have done."

Mark Kass/Milwaukee Business Journal

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Kidd Gives Freedom On Offense, If You Do Everything Exactly Right On Defense

Jul 6, 2015 12:39 PM

Jason Kidd has successfully turned the Milwaukee Bucks into one of the NBA's best defensive teams along with assistant coach Sean Sweeney.

Jared Dudley spoke of how Kidd implemented his system.

"What J-Kidd kind of instilled when I first came in was a system where we were going to play the right way," said Dudley, who played in Milwaukee last season before being dealt to the Wizards last week. "Offensively, you were going to have freedom. But you were going to have to do everything exactly right on defense to have that freedom."

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Wizards Agree To Trade With Bucks For Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley will help the Wizards replace Paul Pierce.

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Greg Monroe Agrees To Three-Year, $50M Max Contract With Bucks
Greg Monroe has agreed to sign a maximum contract with the Bucks.

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Khris Middleton, Bucks Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
Khris Middleton's deal will include a player option that allows him to return to free agency after Year 4.

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Jared Dudley Exercises $4.25M Player Option With Bucks
Jared Dudley and the Bucks are working on a long-term deal.

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Pelicans, Bucks, Knicks Among Interested Teams For Robin Lopez
The Pelicans, Bucks and Knicks are so far among the strongest suitors for Trail Blazers free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told RealGM.

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Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window
The Thunder and Enes Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Lakers, Bucks, Mavs Interested In Iman Shumpert
LeBron James is known to be a big fan of Iman Shumpert and his defense.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Greg Monroe Plans To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Bucks, Lakers, Blazers
Greg Monroe admits he is out of the Pistons' plans.

Darrell Williams/The Advocate

Raptors Acquire Clippers' 2017 First Rounder, No. 46 From Bucks For Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez is close to a trade to the Bucks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bucks Shopping Henson, Carter-Williams To Move Up
The Bucks could also offer the Clippers' 2016 first round pick.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

Bucks To Pursue Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler is 32 and would give the Bucks a veteran rim protector, while Brook Lopez is still just 27 and would help improve their offense.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bucks Trade Ersan Ilyasolva To Pistons For Caron Butler, Shawne Williams
The acquisition of Ersan Ilyasova gives the Pistons a power forward to replace Greg Monroe.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bucks Release New Uniforms (Image)
The new Bucks uniforms are designed around a modern form that incorporates classic elements and proudly reflects the values of their community.

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Tyler Ennis Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
Tyler Ennis underwent successful labral repair surgery to his right shoulder on Tuesday.

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Bucks Hope To Follow Draft Success In 12-18 Range
The Bucks will have the No. 17 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Exec Predicts Khris Middleton To Get $15M Per Season
Khris Middleton's free agency was compared to Chandler Parsons' from a year ago.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Antetokounmpo Remorseful For Flagrant Foul On Dunleavy
Giannis Antetokounmpo said he will apologize to Dunleavy for the incident and will accept the NBA's punishment.

Andrew Gruman/Fox Sports

2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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Kidd Declines To Explain Decision To Bench Antetokounmpo
Jason Kidd invoked the phrase "coach's decision" six times during his postgame press conference.

Matt Velazquez/Journal Sentinel

Bucks Sign Jorge Gutierrez To Multi-Year Deal
Jorge Gutierrez appeared in seven games for the Bucks earlier this season and averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds while playing 13.4 minutes per game.

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