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Tyler Ennis Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

May 19, 2015 9:47 PM

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

After consultation with Bucks orthopaedist Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. David Altcheck from the Hospital for Special Surgery, the procedure was performed this morning in New York.

Ennis was acquired along with Miles Plumlee and Michael Carter-Williams on Feb. 19 in a three-team deal with Phoenix and Philadelphia.

In 25 games (one start) this season for Milwaukee, Ennis averaged 4.0 points, 2.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game.

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Bucks Hope To Follow Draft Success In 12-18 Range

May 17, 2015 1:41 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will have the No. 17 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft and hope to follow on past success in this position.

"If you look at the history of the draft and you start talking about that 12 to 17 and 18 range, you can miss on those guys," John Hammond said. "We would consider ourselves fortunate when you start mentioning John [Henson], Larry [Sanders], Giannis [Antetokounmpo]. Those guys all have proven to be quality players in this league."

"You look at last year's draft, and when you're slotted at two, you have a grouping of probably three players."

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Exec Predicts Khris Middleton To Get $15M Per Season

May 6, 2015 4:04 PM

Khris Middleton will be one of the NBA's most highly coveted restricted free agent.

Middleton put up a great season and is well-liked by advanced analytics.

One executive predicts Middleton to receive an offer of $15 million per season.

“That’s what Chandler Parsons got, but this guy plays much better defense,” the executive said.

Middleton is a good perimeter shooter and he can defend multiple positions at a high level.


Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tags: Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Antetokounmpo Remorseful For Flagrant Foul On Dunleavy

May 1, 2015 11:20 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo took responsibility for his flagrant foul on Mike Dunleavy Jr. that resulted in his ejection.

“It was a bad play by me. It is not going to happen again," said Antetokounmpo.

“It was national TV. Kids were watching. A lot of people see me as a role model. I’m disappointed in myself."

Antetokounmpo said he will apologize to Dunleavy for the incident and will accept the NBA's punishment.


Andrew Gruman/Fox Sports

Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Fines

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups

Apr 15, 2015 11:30 PM

The following are the matchups for the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

Western Conference
1. Golden State Warriors vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
3. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 6. San Antonio Spurs
4. Portland Trailblazers vs. 5. Memphis Grizzlies

Eastern Conference
1. Atlanta Hawks vs. 8. Brooklyn Nets
2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 7. Boston Celtics
3. Chicago Bulls vs. 6. Milwaukee Bucks
4. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

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Kidd Declines To Explain Decision To Bench Antetokounmpo

Apr 9, 2015 1:43 AM

Jason Kidd decided to sit Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday without explanation.

"He didn't tell me," Antetokounmpo said when asked if Kidd told him he would sit. "No, he didn't tell me."

Antetokounmpo wasn't told why he was benched.

"I don't know," Antetokounmpo said after the game. "It was coach's decision — I don't know — for me not to play today."


Kidd invoked the phrase "coach's decision" six times during his postgame press conference.

"Coach's decision," Kidd said for the fourth time. "It was a coach's decision. I don't know what, you guys can't hear? ...You guys are smart. How about the game?"

Matt Velazquez/Journal Sentinel

Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Sign Jorge Gutierrez To Multi-Year Deal

Apr 7, 2015 6:54 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year contract.

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. He made one start for Milwaukee on Feb. 2 at Toronto, and tied his career high for scoring with 13 points on Feb. 6 at Houston. He signed his initial 10-day contact on Jan. 28 and a second 10-day contract on Feb. 7.

Gutierrez has also played 15 games for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League this season and averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 29.8 minutes per game.

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Bucks Reveal New Color Scheme, 'M' Logo (Image)

Apr 2, 2015 12:08 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks revealed their new color scheme on Wednesday.

· The traditional color of the Milwaukee Bucks – a hallmark of our brand throughout the team’s 47-year history.

· Emblematic of the state’s dense forests and rich agricultural industry.

· Just as the “Cream City” brick is the foundation upon which Milwaukee was built, cream will be the foundational color of the team’s new brand identity.

· Cream will be unique to the Bucks – we’ll be the only team in NBA to feature a cream hue as an official team color.

· Blue underlines the importance of the Great Lakes and multiple rivers in the history and future of our city and state. In fact, some think the word Milwaukee was derived from the Algonquian term “Millioki,” which meant “gathering place by the waters.”

· The addition of blue to our color palette pays homage to the history of professional basketball in Milwaukee, as blue was the primary color of the Milwaukee Hawks, the city’s first NBA team.

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Giannis Expects Shooting Range To All Make Sense Next Season

Apr 1, 2015 10:59 AM

Jason Kidd the Milwaukee Bucks need Giannis Antetokounmpo to attack the paint while keeping the jumper part of his game.

"I think it's big for him to be consistent with being able to knock down that mid-range jump shot," Kidd said. "It gives him another weapon besides getting to the basket and getting to the free-throw line. It's just going to make him that much more difficult to guard."

"Coach (Kidd) told me to shoot with confidence, and he told me even if I find the corner three open, shoot it and knock it down," Antetokounmpo said.

Antetokounmpo attempted 118 three-pointers as a rookie (converting 41) but has tried only 40 this season, making just seven.

"I've been working hard all year, but I think next year and the year after it's all going to make sense," Antetokounmpo said. "I'm trying to be confident in the mid-range but I didn't shoot a lot of threes this year.


"Some people are going to say it's bad. Some people are going to say it's good. I think it's good. I've been working on my threes but I didn't shoot it (in games).

"The first year I made like five mid-range jumpers. This year I'm making more. Next year I'll be more efficient in the mid-range jumper and try to work on the threes. And the fourth year try to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together."

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Bucks To Introduce New Color Scheme

Mar 31, 2015 12:29 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to reveal a new color scheme for their jerseys on Wednesday.

The current color scheme of forest green, red, silver and white has been in effect since the 2006-'07 season, when it replaced a purple and green theme.

The purple theme was introduced by Mike Dunleavy Sr. in 2001.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

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Chris Johnson To Sign With Jazz For Remainder Of Season
Chris Johnson became a free agent after his second 10-day contract with the Bucks expired.

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Heat, Hornets, Cavs Lead In 14-15 Trade Score; Bucks, Mavs Rank Last
J.R. Smith had a -4.3 BPM with the Knicks and +3.4 with the Cavaliers for a difference of +7.7.

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Bucks Sign Chris Johnson To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Chris Johnson has appeared in five games this season for the Bucks, averaging 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 20.0 minutes.

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Bucks Use Stretch Provision On Larry Sanders
The Bucks will pay Larry Sanders in annual increments of $1.9 million over a seven-year period.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

Bucks To Sign Chris Johnson To 10-Day Contract
Chris Johnson has most recently been with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kidd: Khris Middleton Has Accepted Challenge To Get Better
The Bucks would like to re-sign Khris Middleton this summer in restricted free agency.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Suns Were Planning On Pursuing Brandon Knight In Free Agency
Brandon Knight will be a restricted free agent and their chances of re-signing him are significantly higher than if they were to pursue him in the open market.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Larry Sanders Explains Decision To Leave Basketball
Larry Sanders revealed he had checked himself into a clinic Rogers Memorial Hospital, a program for anxiety, depression and mood disorders.

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Larry Sanders Officially Bought Out By Bucks
Larry Sanders is not expected to play again this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kenyon Martin Waived By Bucks
Kenyon Martin had been signed to consecutive 10-day contracts earlier this season before Milwaukee guaranteed his deal for the season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns, Bucks, 76ers Agree Upon Knight, Carter-Williams Trade
Brandon Knight and Michael Carter-Williams were traded just before the deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Mavericks Considering Pursuit Of Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders is represented by Happy Walters, who has a strong relationship with the Dallas front office and also represents Amar'e Stoudemire.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Larry Sanders To Receive $13M Of Remaining $40M On Buyout
Larry Sanders is expected to receive $13 million on the rest of his $40 million contract, according to RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Larry Sanders, Bucks Near Agreement On Buyout
Larry Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension in 2013.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bucks Seek Buyout Of Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders is not expected to play for the Bucks again.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Antetokounmpo, Westbrook Named NBA Players Of The Week
Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 19.5 points (.633 FG%), 11.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 blocks during the week while leading the Bucks to a 3-1 record.

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Kenyon Martin, Bucks Sign Contract For Remainder Of Season
Kenyon 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.

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Bucks Plan To Sign Jorge Gutierrez To 10-Day Contract
Jorge Gutierrez played for Jason Kidd last season on the Nets.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Wisconsin Proposes Using Jock Tax To Cover $220M Pledge For Arena
Recent estimates indicate that the amount of income tax revenue from NBA athletes in 2015 would total $15 million.

Don Walker/Journal Sentinel

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