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Steve Novak Re-Signs With Bucks

Aug 29, 2016 5:18 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed free agent forward Steve Novak.

Novak, 33, was signed by the Bucks on Feb. 22, but appeared in just three games before a left knee injury (MCL) forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Prior to signing with the Bucks, Novak played in seven games for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2015-16 season. 

The 6-10 forward has appeared in 459 career games (six starts), averaging 4.7 points and 1.3 rebounds, while shooting 43.1 percent from 3-point range in 10 seasons with Houston, the L.A. Clippers, Dallas, San Antonio, New York, Toronto, Utah, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee. The Marquette University product was drafted by Houston with the 32nd overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

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Jason Terry Close To Deal With Bucks

Aug 19, 2016 10:32 AM

Jason Terry and the Milwaukee Bucks are in advanced talks on a contract for the 16-17 season.

The Bucks have identified Terry as a veteran presence their young team needs.

Terry spent the past two seasons with the Houston Rockets.

Terry was teammates with Bucks' coach Jason Kidd with Dallas and he also played for him with Brooklyn.

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Ray Allen In Contact With Celtics, Bucks On Possible Deal

Aug 7, 2016 9:54 AM

Ray Allen has spoken with the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks about a possible deal for the 16-17 season.

Allen is considering an NBA return after not playing two seasons.

Allen has also been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs.

"My decision is predicated on what is available," he said. "I said that I was interested because I never retired for a reason. I've been watching, seeing what teams have been doing and I've been waiting to see if the opportunity presented itself where I think I could fit."

Allen has previously played for both the Bucks and Celtics.

"I would love going back to those places if it worked out," Allen said, "because both teams are good, too. It doesn't necessarily have to be championship-or-bust for me to go back to the NBA.

"I want to be in a situation where I thought I could help, play a little bit and help where they have good young talent."

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Bucks Sign Thon Maker, Malcolm Brogdon

Jul 30, 2016 9:19 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed 2016 NBA Draft picks Thon Maker (10th overall) and Malcolm Brogdon (36th overall).

Maker played two seasons for the Athlete Institute Academy in Mono, Ontario, which plays in the seven-team Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association. Maker was selected League MVP, Finals MVP and First-Team All-Star following the 2015-16 season. He led the Canada Elite AAU team to the title game of the Under Armour 17-and-under league after averaging 16.5 points and 11.8 rebounds during the finals in 2015. The 19-year-old also represented the World Select Team at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit.

In five NBA Summer League games, Maker averaged 14.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game which earned him All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors.

In five NBA Summer League games, Brogdon averaged 10.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.


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Bucks Continue To Shop Greg Monroe In Trade Talks

Jul 19, 2016 11:47 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to have interest in trading away Greg Monroe this offseason.

The Bucks re-signed Miles Plumlee to a five-year, $52 million deal this week.

Monroe signed a three-year, $50 million deal with the Bucks last offseason but he proved to be a bad fit.

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Miles Plumlee, Bucks Agree Upon Four-Year, $52M Deal

Jul 18, 2016 12:14 PM

Miles Plumlee has agreed upon a four-year, $52 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Plumlee has been a restricted free agent this summer.

Plumlee averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game last season with the Bucks. Plumlee also had a PER of 17.4.

Plumlee turns 28 in September.

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Greivis Vasquez Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nets

Jul 11, 2016 12:39 AM

Greivis Vasquez has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets moved quickly on Vasquez after their offer sheets to Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson.

Vasquez spent one season with the Milwaukee Bucks following his trade from the Toronto Raptors.

Vasquez can play either guard position and is coming off surgery on his right ankle.

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Cavs Agree To Trade With Bulls For Mike Dunleavy

Jul 6, 2016 10:07 PM

The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal to send Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Chicago has had to trade away Dunleavy in order to fit Dwyane Wade's contract into their cap space.

LeBron James personally recruited Dunleavy to the Cavaliers during the 2015 offseason.

Cleveland will use their $9.6 million trade exception from the Anderson Varejao trade to acquire Dunleavy's $4.8 million salary.

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Dwyane Wade Meeting With Nuggets, Bulls, Bucks

Jul 6, 2016 11:24 AM

Dwyane Wade is meeting with the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday morning in New York.

Wade will meet with the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls on Wednesday afternoon.

Wade has a two-year offer worth more than $50 million from the Nuggets.

There is no meeting set between Wade and the Miami Heat as of now.

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Dwyane Wade Cancels Free Agent Meetings

Jul 5, 2016 11:31 AM

Dwyane Wade has canceled some of the free agent meetings he had scheduled this week.

Wade and the Miami Heat continue to discuss a new contract. Wade was reportedly offered a two-year, $40 million deal on Monday. Wade has also been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wade had been scheduled to meet with the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets.

Dan Le Batard shed additional light on the situation.

“The problems are real," Le Batard said on ESPN Radio Tuesday. “It’s not something we’re soap-opera manufacturing because we love it. The relationship has never been in a more dangerous place when you consider Golden State going to get Durant with all their players to recruit him and you consider the Spurs going with LaMarcus Aldridge and Pat Riley couldn’t go with Dwyane Wade and Dwyane Wade’s camp leaked before the meeting something that played defense against what the Miami Heat was trying to do in that meeting… but he was in no way helping the franchise with the recruitment of Durant in any way, didn’t make a public comment about wanting Durant. Didn’t reach out in private. Somewhere along the line here and I don’t know how this happened and I don’t know why it happened but somewhere along the line there’s a trust fracture here.

“Dwyane Wade clearly doesn’t trust the Miami Heat to give him X number of million on the front end with the bird rights they can give him at the end of the contract — the parachute of one year, $30 million, $40 million, $50 million — he clearly doesn’t trust them to do that…”

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Cavs Won't Match Matthew Dellavedova's $38M Deal With Bucks
Matthew Dellavedova agreed to a four-year, $38.5 million deal with the Bucks on the opening day of free agency.

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Bucks, Nuggets Continue To Pursue Dwyane Wade
Milwaukee is scheduled to meet with Dwyane Wade after the 4th of July holiday.

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Knicks, Bucks, Mavs, Nuggets, Bulls In Contract Talks With Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade could schedule meetings next week.

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Matthew Dellavedova Agrees Upon Four-Year, $38M Deal With Bucks
Matthew Dellavedova would fit in nicely beside Giannis Antetokounmpo since he can play without the ball.

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Mirza Teletovic Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Bucks
Mirza Teletovic, like so many members of the Bucks, is represented by Jeff Schwartz.

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Jerryd Bayless, 76ers Agree Upon Three-Year, $27M Deal
The 76ers have agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Jerryd Bayless.

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Bucks Extend John Hammond As GM Through 17-18
John Hammond will stay on as a consultant after 2018.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Bucks, Grizzlies, Nets Interested In Kent Bazemore
The Hawks would like to re-sign Kent Bazemore but he'll receive significant interest in free agency.

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Warriors Buy 38th Pick From Bucks For $2.4 Million, Select Pat McCaw
The Warriors used the selection to pick Pat McCaw out of UNLV.

Shams Charania, Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Bucks Expected To Trade Greg Monroe
Greg Monroe was an awkward fit with the Bucks, who went from being a playoff team in 2015 to the lottery in 2016.

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Celtics Shopping No. 3 Pick For Butler, Hayward, Parker, Middleton
The Celtics have been working to put together a package for either Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Jabari Parker or Khris Middleton.

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Jason Kidd Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Extension With Bucks
Jason Kidd will make $5 million in the final season of his original contract before the extension begins in 17-18.

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Jason Kidd Finalizing Three-Year, $15M Extension With Bucks
Jason Kidd joined the Bucks in 2014.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Justin Zanik Hired By Bucks As Assistant GM
Justin Zanik helped facilitate contract negotiations, managed the teamís salary cap and oversaw the scouting of international prospects, among other duties.

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Dunc'd On: Warriors/Cavs Game 1, Bucks Offseason
Golden State handles Cleveland in Game 1. How we feel about the series after one game, why Cleveland had so much trouble scoring on the Warriors' defense, and what adjustments the Cavs can make to improve matters.

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Nylon Calculus' Seth Partnow Hired By Bucks
Seth Partnow will contribute proprietary data to the Bucks.

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Bucks, Jason Kidd Working On Contract Extension
Jason Kidd is entering the final season of his current contract with the Bucks.

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Bucks To Hire Justin Zanik As GM In Waiting
The Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager.

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Financial Data Of Bucks' Players Compromised In Scam
The Bucks took responsibility for an employee distributing 2015 IRS W-2 documents in an email scam in which team president Peter Feigin was impersonated.

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Raptors' Bobby Webster Interviewing For Bucks' Assistant GM Job
Bobby Webster is a former cap and CBA expert for the NBA league office.

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