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Bucks Preparing For Greg Monroe To Opt-In For 17-18

Oct 21, 2016 1:33 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are preparing for the possibility of Greg Monroe opting into his contract for the 17-18 season.

Monroe signed a three-year, $51.4 million deal with the Bucks in the 2015 offseason. Monroe is due $17.88 million for the 17-18 season, which he may not command on the open market even with the cap spike.

Monroe has struggled with his fit within the Bucks.

Milwaukee also re-signed Miles Plumlee in the 2016 offseason, extended John Henson a year ago and drafted Thon Maker, making the center position a crowded one long-term.

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Bucks Exercise Fourth-Year Contract On Jabari Parker

Oct 19, 2016 8:59 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the fourth-year contract option on Jabari Parker.

Parker, 21, has appeared in 101 games (97 starts) in his first two NBA seasons and holds career averages of 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 31.1 minutes per game. He was selected to participate in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge as part of the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, where he suited up for the U.S. Team.

The 6-8 forward was named to the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team and earned the opportunity to train with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas in July. Parker is averaging a team-best 16.8 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals in five preseason matchups in 2016.

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Bulls Acquire Michael Carter-Williams From Bucks For Tony Snell

Oct 16, 2016 10:13 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls for Tony Snell.

The Bucks have been looking for more shooting on the perimeter following the hamstring injury to Khris Middleton. Milwaukee previously offered Carter-Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Ben McLemore.

The Bucks and Bulls met Saturday night in Chicago in a preseason game, but neither Williams nor Snell played.

Carter-Williams won Rookie of the Year honors with the Philadelphia 76ers and was dealt the next season in a move that allowed them to acquire a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Both Carter-Williams and Snell are 2013 first-round picks eligible for extensions ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.

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Hornets Not Interested In Trading For Greg Monroe

Oct 7, 2016 11:48 AM

The Charlotte Hornets are not currently interested in trading for Greg Monroe.

The Hornets have Cody Zeller and Roy Hibbert on their depth chart at center.

There had been speculation of a Jeremy Lamb and Spencer Hawes deal with the Milwaukee Bucks for Monroe.

The Bucks have interest in trading Monroe after signing him in free agency in 2015.

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Kings Reject Bucks' Offer Of Michael Carter-Williams For Ben McLemore

Oct 7, 2016 11:44 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks offered Michael Carter-Williams to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Ben McLemore.

The Bucks have a need at shooting guard with Khris Middleton out for approximately six months with a hamstring injury.

McLemore and Carter-Williams are both members of the 2013 NBA Draft class and will be restricted free agents in the offseason.

The Kings have Darren Collison and Ty Lawson on their depth chart at point guard.

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Bucks Waive Jabari Brown

Oct 5, 2016 9:24 PM

Jabari Brown has been waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Brown didn't appear in the Bucks' preseason game against the Bulls.

Brown played in China last season.

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Khris Middleton Undergoes Successful Hamstring Surgery

Sep 29, 2016 12:34 PM

Khris Middleton underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair his ruptured left hamstring. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. David Altchek. Middleton is expected to be sidelined for approximately six months. A timeline for his return to basketball activity will be established at a later date. Middleton suffered the injury during preseason workouts on Sept. 20.

Middleton’s rehabilitation will be conducted in Milwaukee under the direction of the Bucks medical and performance team with guidance from team orthopaedic physician Dr. William Raasch and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin medical staff.

Middleton, 25, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals last season along with 3.8 rebounds in 79 games. Originally selected by Detroit (39th overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft, Middleton has career averages of 13.2 points, 2.7 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 267 career games (201 starts).

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Bucks Acquire Michael Beasley From Rockets For Tyler Ennis

Sep 22, 2016 4:17 PM

The Houston Rockets have traded Michael Beasley to the Milwaukee Bucks for Tyler Ennis.

The Rockets signed Beasley at the end of the 15-16 season after he was finished with his season in China.

Beasley will give the Bucks depth on the wing with Khris Middleton out six months with a torn hamstring.

Ennis averaged 4.5 points, 2.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 14.2 minutes over 46 games last season for the Bucks. Ennis was the 18th overall pick out of Syracuse in 2014.

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Bucks To Sign Jaleel Roberts To Camp Deal

Sep 21, 2016 10:52 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Jaleel Roberts to a camp deal.

Roberts played Summer League in 2015 with the Washington Wizards and also was with them for training camp.

Roberts went undrafted out of UNC Asheville. A 7-0 center, Roberts averaged 2.6 blocks in just 19.3 minutes per game in his senior season.

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Khris Middleton To Undergo Surgery For Torn Hamstring

Sep 21, 2016 7:49 PM

Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery. Middleton is expected to miss six months.

Middleton is beginning the second season of a five-year, $70 million deal.

Middleton averaged 18.2 points in 36.1 minutes over 79 games last season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Middleton has only missed six games over the past three seasons.

The Bucks have been calling about acquiring a wing with Middleton expected to miss time with the injury.

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Jabari Brown To Sign Camp Deal With Bucks
Jabari Brown averaged 32.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in China last season.

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J.J. O'Brien Signs Camp Deal With Bucks
J.J. O'Brien averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 36.0 minutes over 46 games last season in the D-League for the Stampede.

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Stacey Augmon To Join Bucks' Coaching Staff
Stacey Augmon has spent the past five seasons as an assistant for UNLV.

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RealGM Radio: Central Division With Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Duncd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of NBCs Pro Basketball Talk and the Locked On Pistons Podcast break down the Central Division.

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Bucks Accused Of Not Testing Larry Sanders For Concussion In 2014
Larry Sanders became more tentative putting his body on the line after that injury.

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Xavier Henry Signs Camp Deal With Bucks
Xavier Henry ruptured his left Achilles tendon early in the 14-15 season while with the Lakers.

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Steve Novak Re-Signs With Bucks
Steve Novak appeared in just three games before a left knee injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

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Jason Terry Close To Deal With Bucks
Jason Terry was teammates with 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
Ray Allen is considering an NBA return after not playing two seasons.

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

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Bucks Continue To Shop Greg Monroe In Trade Talks
Greg 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
Miles Plumlee has been a restricted free agent this summer.

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Greivis Vasquez Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nets
Greivis 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
Chicago has had to trade away Mike Dunleavy in order to fit Dwyane Wade's contract into their cap space.

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Dwyane Wade Meeting With Nuggets, Bulls, Bucks
There is no meeting set between Dwyane Wade and the Heat as of now.

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Dwyane Wade Cancels Free Agent Meetings
Dwyane Wade and the Heat continue to discuss a new contract after being offered a two-year, $40 million deal.

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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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