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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Teams Have To Make Right Moves To Keep Players

Jul 24, 2017 12:44 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo has said he has "loyalty in his DNA" but that doesn't mean he will spend his entire career with the Milwaukee Bucks.

At an event in the Philippines, Antetokounmpo was asked how long he plans on staying with the Bucks.

“A lot of people say they’re going to stay on a team and decide to move to a different team," said Antetokounmpo. "But you guys got to remember: A guy might want to stay on a team, but if the team doesn’t do the right things and the right moves for the player to become great. Because, KD, the reason he wanted to stay in OKC was to win, right? So, they didn’t win the championship. That’s why he decided to leave. So do not hate only the player. Because sometimes it’s not up to the player."

Antetokounmpo is entering the first season of a four-year, $100 million extension.

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John Henson, Bucks Have Mutual Interest In Trade

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks and John Henson would both like to find a trade scenario this offseason.

Henson has three years and $32 million remaining on his contract.

The Bucks are looking to shed salary since they are close to the hard cap.

Henson averaged 6.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 19.4 minutes last season with the Bucks.

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Derrick Rose To Meet Again With Bucks

Jul 14, 2017 11:58 AM

Derrick Rose and the Milwaukee Bucks are scheduling a meeting for this weekend.

Rose has already met once with the Bucks this offseason.

The main obstacle on an agreement with Milwaukee has been compensation.

Milwaukee is approximately $1.6 million over the tax. The Bucks have $7.6 million of the full mid-level exception available but can use only $4.4 million to sign a free agent. Exceeding a salary of $4.4 million would trigger the NBA hard cap and restrict the Bucks from exceeding salaries of $125.2 million. 

The Bucks could trade John Henson to shed salary.

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Bucks Interested In Signing Ian Clark

Jul 10, 2017 1:14 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have interest in signing Ian Clark.

Clark would give the Bucks improved shooting in their backcourt rotation. Clark shot 37.7 percent on three-pointers last season with the Golden State Warriors.

“He’s better than anyone the Bucks got now,’’ an NBA scout said of Clark’s perimeter shooting skills.

Clark is seeking a contract worth $8 million.

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Sterling Brown Signs Contract With Bucks

Jul 9, 2017 11:38 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Sterling Brown to a contract. 

Brown, the 46th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, was acquired by the Bucks on July 6 from Philadelphia for cash considerations. A 6-foot-6 guard from SMU, Brown played four seasons with the Mustangs, appearing in a program-record 136 games with 106 starts. As a senior in 2016-17, he was named to the All-AAC Second Team after averaging 13.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting a conference-high 44.9 percent from 3-point range. In his four seasons at SMU, Brown set the school record for career wins (109) and is second all-time with a 45.1 3-point shooting percentage for his career. Brown is a native of Maywood, Ill., and is the brother of Shannon Brown, who spent nine seasons in the NBA from 2006-2015.

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Bucks Sign Jalen Moore To Two-Way Contract

Jul 9, 2017 11:36 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks signed undrafted rookie Jalen Moore to a Two-Way contract. 

Moore was named to the All-Mountain West Second Team after averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 31 games (all starts) for Utah State as a senior. A 6-8 forward, he is one of only three players in program annals to lead the Aggies in scoring and rebounds for three seasons. Moore started in 91 of 92 games over his last three seasons.

Over his four years at Utah State, he shot 47.4 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from 3-point range.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Expresses Loyalty To Bucks

Jul 6, 2017 9:56 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a four-year, $100 million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks less than 12 months ago but there's already speculation from Adrian Wojnarowski about how teams are considering how they can try to acquire him.

Antetokounmpo has an excellent chance of qualifying for the Designated Veteran Player Extension that would pay him 35 percent of the cap, which he can sign in the 2020 offseason. Antetokounmpo cannot become a free agent until after the 20-21 season.

Antetokounmpo responded to the speculation on his future on Twitter by showing his commitment to the Bucks.

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Derrick Rose 'Wants To Be In Milwaukee'

Jul 3, 2017 9:21 PM

Derrick Rose met with the Milwaukee Bucks about a possible deal on Monday.

Rose "wants to be in Milwaukee," according to a source close to him.

Rose met with Jason Kidd and Jon Horst, amongst others.

The Bucks would need to clear salary in order to sign Rose.

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Bucks Meeting With Derrick Rose

Jul 3, 2017 10:15 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks will meet with Derrick Rose on Monday.

Rose is receiving tepid interest on the free agent market.

Rose averaged 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 32.5 minutes per game in his first season with the New York Knicks. Rose was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks last June.

Rose's fit with the Bucks seems dubious due to the current construction of their roster and need for shooting.

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Tony Snell Agrees To Four-Year, $46M Deal With Bucks

Jul 1, 2017 12:05 AM

Tony Snell has agreed upon a four-year, $46 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Snell has a player option after the third year.

Snell was a restricted free agent.

The Bucks acquired Snell from the Chicago Bulls before the start of the 16-17 season for Michael Carter-Williams.

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Adam Silver Suggested Bucks Consider Hiring Danny Ferry
Danny Ferry is currently a consultant for the Pelicans and was open to discussing the job but never formally interviewed.

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Jon Horst Didn't Know He Was Candidate For Bucks' GM Job
While the entire NBA was surprised Jon Horst was elevated by the Bucks to general manager, even Horst was surprised by the move.

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Bucks Tender Qualifying Offer To Tony Snell
Tony Snell's qualifying offer is worth $4.6 million.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Most Improved Player
Rudy Gobert and Nikola Jokic were the other two finalists for the award.

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Malcolm Brogdon Wins Rookie Of The Year
Malcolm Brogdon has been named 16-17 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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Spencer Hawes Exercises $6M Player Option With Bucks
The Bucks acquired Spencer Hawes from the Hornets in a trade for Miles Plumlee.

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Greg Monroe To Exercise $17.9M Player Option With Bucks
Greg Monroe averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 81 games for the Bucks this past season.

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Justin Zanik Emerges As Candidate For Cavaliers GM Job Under Billups
Justin Zanik was expected to become general manager of the Bucks but Wesley Edens reportedly did not sign off on the hire.

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Bucks To Hire Jon Horst As General Manager
Justin Zanik had the support of Marc Lasry and Jason Kidd but he was unable to receive a full consensus.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Sign $10M Per Year Shoe Deal
Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently signed with Nike.

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Bucks Have Justin Zanik, Wes Wilcox, Arturas Karnisovas As GM Finalists
Milwaukee co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens will play the key roles in making the hire.

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Justin Zanik Gathering Support For Bucks' GM Job
The Bucks have finalized their candidates for their general manager vacancy.

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Bucks Request Interview With Becky Hammon For GM Job
Becky Hammon has no prior front office experience but she's worked as a behind-the-bench assistant coach for the Spurs for three seasons.

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Bucks Receive Permission To Interview Adam Simon, Pat Garrity
Adam Simon currently works for the Heat, while Pat Garrity is in the front office of the Pistons.

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Bucks Interested In Wilcox, Stefanski, Dinwiddie, Karnisovas For GM Job
The Bucks have been granted permission to interview several front office candidates as they look to fill their general manager vacancy.

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Bucks To Open GM Search Beyond Justin Zanik
Rod Thorn will lead the search on behalf of the Bucks' ownership group.

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Magic Hire John Hammond As GM
The Magic also interviewed Hammond for the job that eventually went to Jeff Weltman.

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John Hammond Could Join Weltman's Front Office With Magic
John Hammond has one more season remaining on his contract with the Bucks.

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John Hammond Interviewed For Magic Job
John Hammond received a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks in June of 2016 that will take him through 17-18.

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Magic Interested In John Hammond, Jeff Weltman, Kevin McHale
The Magic are searching for a new general manager after firing Rob Hennigan.

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