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Bucks Extend John Hammond As GM Through 17-18

Jun 30, 2016 5:34 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have finalized a contract extension with John Hammond through the 17-18 season.

Hammond became general manager of the Bucks in 2008.

The Bucks hired a general manager in waiting this offseason in Justin Zanik.

Hammond will stay on as a consultant after 2018.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Nets Interested In Kent Bazemore

Jun 29, 2016 10:14 PM

The Atlanta Hawks would like to re-sign Kent Bazemore but he'll receive significant interest in free agency.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets are three teams that will pursue Bazemore.

Bazemore has emerged as a productive two-way wing over the past two seasons with the Hawks.

Bazemore began his career with the Golden State Warriors.

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Warriors Buy 38th Pick From Bucks For $2.4 Million, Select Pat McCaw

Jun 23, 2016 11:23 PM

The Golden State Warriors paid $2.4 million to the Milwaukee Bucks to acquire the 38th overall pick.

The Warriors used the selection to pick Pat McCaw out of UNLV.

McCaw has agreed to sign a guaranteed two-year deal with the Warriors at the minimum.

Shams Charania, Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Bucks Expected To Trade Greg Monroe

Jun 22, 2016 12:21 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to trade Greg Monroe this offseason.

Monroe signed with the Bucks last offseason, choosing them over the likes of the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.

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

“I’d be shocked if Monroe was on the Bucks’ roster next season," said an agent familiar with the Bucks' thinking.

“They not going to get a lottery pick for him, not even a late lottery pick,’’ a general manager said of Monroe.

Gery Woelfel/Racine Journal Times

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Celtics Shopping No. 3 Pick For Butler, Hayward, Parker, Middleton

Jun 22, 2016 12:04 AM

The Boston Celtics have been pursuing a number of established veterans, building a trade package around the third overall pick in Thursday's draft.

The Celtics have been working to put together a package for either Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Jabari Parker or Khris Middleton.

Boston, so far, has been unable to make any progress with the Bulls, Jazz or Bucks, respectively.

The Celtics acquired the third overall pick from their 2013 trade with the Brooklyn Nets, giving them the rare opportunity to be a playoff team with such a high draft pick.

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Jason Kidd Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Extension With Bucks

Jun 13, 2016 8:59 PM

Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks have finalized a three-year, $18 million contract extension.

Kidd will make $5 million in the final season of his original contract before the extension begins in 17-18.

Bucks ownership hinted to reporters in Milwaukee at the end of the season that the coach was going to receive an extension.

"At the end of the day, Jason is our coach," co-owner Marc Lasry told reporters back in April. "... We think he's done a great job. He's our guy."

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Jason Kidd Finalizing Three-Year, $15M Extension With Bucks

Jun 13, 2016 4:16 PM

Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks are finalizing a deal worth more than $15 million over three seasons. 

Kidd became head coach of the Bucks in 2014 after one season with the Brooklyn Nets. 

Kidd led the Bucks to the playoffs in his first season before they regressed in 15-16 and he took several weeks off following hip surgery.

The Bucks recently hired Justin Zanik as general manager in waiting.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Justin Zanik Hired By Bucks As Assistant GM

Jun 9, 2016 1:46 PM

The Milwaukee have named Justin Zanik the team’s new assistant general manager. In his role within the organization, Zanik will participate in all areas of day-to-day basketball operations management. Zanik joins Milwaukee after spending three years as the assistant general manager for the Utah Jazz, where he helped facilitate contract negotiations, managed the team’s salary cap and oversaw the scouting of international prospects, among other duties.

“We are thrilled to welcome Justin Zanik to our basketball operations department,” Bucks General Manager John Hammond said. “He is a proven executive who brings a diverse background and wealth of basketball knowledge to the Bucks family. We look forward to his contributions to our organization.”

Zanik has been involved in all aspects of athlete representation for the past 15 years, and has been a certified agent for the National Basketball Players Association since 2003. Prior to his experience with the Jazz, he served as Vice President of ASM Sports, where he oversaw all levels of career management for ASM’s basketball clients.

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Dunc'd On: Warriors/Cavs Game 1, Bucks Offseason

Jun 3, 2016 3:44 AM

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.

At the 34:00 mark, previewing the offseason for the Milwaukee Bucks. What are their team needs around core players Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jabari Parker, and how can they fill them with their projected $21 million in cap space? Can and should they trade Greg Monroe, and how will Giannis' extension talks affect their 2017 cap space?

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGMThe Athletic and the Sporting News    (@DannyLeroux).   


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Nylon Calculus' Seth Partnow Hired By Bucks

May 31, 2016 1:09 PM

Seth Partnow of Nylon Calculus has been hired by the Milwaukee Bucks as a consultant.

Partnow has emerged as one of the most well-respected voices in the NBA media on advanced analytics.

Partnow will contribute proprietary data to the Bucks.

"I’d say this was a dream job, but that would imply that I had considered such a thing possible when I started doing this as a hobby a few years back," wrote Partnow. "I have to give a hearty thanks to the Bucks organization and specifically to Mike Clutterbuck, the team’s Director of Analytics, for this opportunity."

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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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

Zach Lowe/ESPN

76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd
The 76ers, Lakers and Celtics are in the top-3 of the NBA Draft Lottery.

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Carter-Williams Believes Giannis At PG Has Been 'Blown Out Of Prorportion'
Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged this season playing point guard but Michael Carter-Williams isn't willing to concede the role.

Matt Velazquez/Journal Sentinel

Jason Kidd's Tenure With Bucks On Shaky Ground
Jason Kidd's coaching abilities and player personnel decision-making have been questioned.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

John Hammond Could Move From Bucks To Pelicans In Offseason
The Bucks somewhat surprisingly reached the playoffs in 2015 but regressed in 2016.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

Giannis Antetokounmpo To Remain Bucks' Point Guard Next Season
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have played better since he moved to point guard.

Charles Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hammond: Giannis Is A 15-Foot Jumper, Corner-3 Away From Becoming All-Star
John Hammond acknowledges the Bucks were lucky in drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Matt Barnes Runs After John Henson In Tunnel After Ejections
In the closing seconds of the Grizzlies' loss to the Bucks, Matt Barnes had a lay-up blocked emphatically by John Henson.

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Bucks Release Renderings Of New Arena (Photos)
The exterior design for the new arena is inspired by Milwaukee's proud architectural heritage and bold outlook, coupled with the region's natural environment of rivers, lakes and forests.

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Bucks Use Hardship Exception To Sign Jared Cunningham To 10-Day
Jared Cunningham most recently played for the Stampede of the NBA D-League, where he appeared in three games and averaged 17.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game.

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Jared Cunningham Likely To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bucks
Jared Cunningham has been playing for Idaho of the D-League.

Marc Stein/ESPN

O.J. Mayo Out For Season With Fractured Ankle
O.J. Mayo may need surgery to repair the fracture.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Bucks Have 109.1 Offensive Efficiency With Giannis Antetokounmpo At Point
Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 19.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game in the nine games since the All-Star break.

Jake Fischer/Sports Illustrated

Michael Carter-Williams To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Left Hip
Michael Carter-Williams has averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, a team-high 5.2 assists and 1.48 steals in 30.5 minutes.

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Blazers Pursued Trade With Bucks For Greg Monroe Before Deadline
The Blazers could explore a trade for Greg Monroe again in the offseason with the assets of their first round pick, a young player on a good contract and cap space.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Steve Novak Out For Season With Sprained MCL
Steve Novak underwent an MRI examination this morning that revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament.

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Bucks Using Giannis Antetokounmpo At Point Guard
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals and four blocks in their win over the Lakers.

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