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Giannis Antetokounmpo Doesn't Want To Work Out With NBA Stars

Dec 8, 2018 12:51 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo turned down Carmelo Anthony's invitation to play in a popular pickup game in New York City last summer that featured LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden.

“I can’t work out with you in the summer and then play you in a few months,” Antetokounmpo said. “It feels weird. It doesn’t feel right with me. Like other players, it’s cool for other players, but I don’t. I don’t want to. Other guys do it.”

He added that he doesn't want to be "buddy buddy" with his opponents, before mentioning that he and Kevin Durant only began texting each other a month ago. 

Instead, Antetokoumpo worked out with Kobe Bryant for the first time last summer since Bryant wouldn't be able to use his secrets against him in a game. 

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Bucks Acquire Jason Smith From Wizards As Part Of Three-Way Trade

Dec 7, 2018 7:29 PM

The Washington Wizards will join the trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers to acquire Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second round pick.

Milwaukee acquired George Hill from the Cavaliers while also saving cap space.

The Cavaliers and Wizards will swap second round picks, with Cleveland getting Washington's second in 2021 and sending their second in 2022.

Washington's tax bill will drop from $14.49 million to $9.79 million by trading out Smith's $5.45 million salary for Dekker's $2.68 million salary.

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Tags: Sam Dekker, Jason Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Acquire George Hill From Cavs For John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, Picks

Dec 7, 2018 5:55 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, a first round pick and a second round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill and Sam Dekker.

Cleveland is taking back money in order to acquire draft picks from the Bucks.

The draft picks being traded to the Cavaliers from the Bucks are in 2021.

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Tags: George Hill, John Henson, Matt Dellavedova, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Players Of The Month For Oct, Nov

Dec 3, 2018 4:21 PM

Tobias Harris has been named Western Conference Player of the Month for October and November. This is Harris’ first career Player of the Month honor. He was previously named Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 6 (games played Monday, November 19, through Sunday, November 25).

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Eastern Conference winner.

Harris helped lead the Clippers to a Western Conference-best 15-6 record over the first two months of the season, behind averages of 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in addition to shooting splits of 52.8 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from three-point range and 82.6 percent from the free-throw line.

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Tags: Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

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John Henson Undergoes Successful Wrist Surgery

Nov 27, 2018 10:37 PM

John Henson had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn left wrist ligament. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the supervision of Bucks team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. 

Henson will be listed as out and his status will be updated as appropriate.

Initial reports indicated approximately a three-month recovery period for Henson.

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Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Nov 26, 2018 4:25 PM

Tobias Harris and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 6.

Harris averaged 24.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as the Clippers went 3-1.

Antetokounmpo averaged 32.8 points, 14.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as the Bucks went 3-1.

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Bucks Waive Jodie Meeks

Nov 24, 2018 6:31 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have waived Jodie Meeks.

Meeks served the final 19 games of his original 25-game suspension this season. Meeks violated the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

The Bucks acquired Meeks' $2.8 million salary for a future second-round pick and $1.5 million in cash. For the Bucks, the value of the Meeks deal was essentially buying a pick for $1.3 million.

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Tags: Jodie Meeks, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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John Henson Likely Out 12 Weeks With Torn Ligament In Wrist

Nov 16, 2018 12:52 PM

John Henson will likely be out for a minimum of 12 weeks with a torn ligament in his left wrist.

The timetable puts Henson out until after the All-Star break.

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Tags: John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Bucks Expected To Receive Cap Exclusion For Mirza Teletovic

Nov 8, 2018 9:30 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have asked the NBA for an exclusion to clear the remaining $10.5 million on the contract of Mirza Teletovic from their salary cap.

The Bucks are expected to meet the criteria based on Teletovic's career-ending injury. Teletovic was forced to retire because of a life-threatening pulmonary condition. 

Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary since Teletovic last played in the NBA.

The Bucks would drop to $8.7 million under the luxury tax threshold for 2018-19.

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Tags: Mirza Teletovic, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Exercise 19-20 Options On Thon Maker, D.J. Wilson

Oct 31, 2018 12:17 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the fourth-year contract option on forward Thon Maker and third-year contract option on forward D.J. Wilson.

The 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Maker, 21, is averaging 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over three games this season. In his first two seasons with the Bucks, Maker averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Wilson, 22, was the 17th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft. He appeared in 22 games for the Bucks in his rookie campaign and averaged 1.0 point and 0.5 rebounds. In 11 games for the Wisconsin Herd, the G League affiliate of the Bucks, Wilson averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Placed In NBA's Concussion Protocol
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