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Herd Acquire Brandon Jennings Off Waivers

Feb 13, 2018 3:07 PM

The Wisconsin Herd of the G League have acquired Brandon Jennings off waivers.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brandon back to the Bucks organization and introduce him to the Herd family,” said Herd General Manager and Bucks Vice President of Basketball Operations Dave Dean. “Brandon has played at the highest levels all over the world and we look forward to him calling Oshkosh home.”

Jennings began his career with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jennings most recently played with Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese CBA. He appeared in 13 games, averaging 27.9 points, 6.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. 

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)


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Matthew Dellavedova Out 3-4 Weeks With Ankle Sprain

Feb 6, 2018 11:40 AM

Matthew Dellavedova is out three to four weeks with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain.

Dellavedova has appeared in 37 games this season.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed a bone bruise.

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Bucks Acquire Tyler Zeller From Nets

Feb 5, 2018 9:04 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have sent a protected second round pick and Rashad Vaughn to the Brooklyn Nets for Tyler Zeller.

The Nets have $3.5 million in salary-cap space available, as well as a $6 million disabled player exception from the season-ending Jeremy Lin injury.

Zeller provides depth at center for the Bucks.

The Bucks will send the 2018 second-round pick to the Nets should it fall between 31 and 47 in the draft. If the Bucks pick doesn't convey in 2018, Milwaukee will send its unprotected second-round pick in 2020 to Brooklyn

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Jabari Parker 'Felt Great' In Return From ACL Injury

Feb 3, 2018 11:37 AM

Jabari Parker played in his first game on Friday since tearing his left ACL for the second time in his career on Feb. 8, 2017.

Parker had 12 points in 15 minutes.

"It felt great," Parker said. "But honestly, training myself to think about it as just getting better. It's not going to take just one game, a few games, just the whole process. That game didn't really stick out as much as people perceive it to be."

The Bucks are optimistic that Parker can pair up with Giannis Antetokounmpo down the stretch of the season.

"It was a great feeling," Antetokounmpo said of seeing Parker on the floor. "Everybody was really excited about JP coming back tonight. Most importantly, he was just playing, having fun. It's just great to see him out there competing with us again."

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Malcolm Brogdon Out 6-8 Weeks With Torn Left Quad Tendon

Feb 2, 2018 7:05 PM

Malcolm Brogdon suffered a left quadricep tendon injury during the second quarter of Thursday's game at Minnesota. 

Brogdon underwent an MRI and subsequent examination by team physician Dr. William Raasch.

The exam revealed a partially torn left quadricep tendon that is expected to sideline Brogdon for 6-to-8 weeks.

This season, Brogdon, 25, has played in 46 games (20 starts) and averaged 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.5 minutes. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Brogdon joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-70) as the only players in team history to win the award. He is the first player not drafted in the first round to win Rookie of the Year since 1966.

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Bucks Discussed Dennis Schroder Trade Before Eric Bledsoe Became Available

Feb 1, 2018 11:26 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks discussed a trade of Dennis Schroder before Eric Bledsoe became available in October.

The Bucks traded Greg Monroe and a future first round pick to the Suns for Bledsoe, which was a similar package that they discussed with the Hawks for Schroder.

Schroder signed a four-year, $70 million extension with the Hawks in 2016.

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Bucks Prepared Three-Year, $54M Extension Offer To Jabari Parker

Feb 1, 2018 11:15 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks were prepared to offer Jabari Parker a three-year, $54 million extension before the start of the season. 

Parker sees himself as a max player and talks didn't lead anywhere even as he was recovering from the second torn ACL in his career.

Milwaukee's upper limit in annual salary was about $18 million per season.

Parker is set to return this week from his injury and will have suitors in free agency if he proves himself to be healthy.

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Jabari Parker To Make Season Debut Feb. 2nd

Jan 29, 2018 9:31 PM

Jabari Parker has been medically cleared to return to game action on Friday, Feb. 2.

“Jabari has worked extremely hard with our medical, performance and coaching staffs to get to this point,” said General Manager Jon Horst. “He’s passed all the tests and been cleared to return by our team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Just as important, Jabari feels ready to play and we’re excited for his return to game action on Friday.”

Parker suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee on Feb. 8, 2017, and underwent surgery to repair the injury on Feb. 14. In 51 games (50 starts) last season, Parker averaged 20.1 points (2nd on team), 6.2 rebounds (3rd on team), 2.8 assists (4th on team) and 1.0 steals in 33.9 minutes (2nd on team) per game. He scored in double figures 47 times, including 20-plus points in 28 games.


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Bucks To Retain Joe Prunty As Head Coach For Remainder Of Season

Jan 27, 2018 6:34 PM

Joe Prunty will remain as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for the remainder of the 17-18 season. Prunty leads the Bucks coaching staff that includes assistant coaches Greg Foster, Sean Sweeney, Stacey Augmon, Josh Broghamer and new assistant coach Vin Baker.

“We believe that Joe is the right person to lead our team and help us achieve our goals,” said General Manager Jon Horst. “He has the knowledge and experience, along with the respect of our players and staff, to get the job done. 

“Joe and his staff will be evaluated and considered as part of our widespread off-season search for our next head coach.” 

Prunty is in his fourth season with the Bucks after serving as an assistant coach under Jason Kidd in Brooklyn during the 2013-14 campaign. 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Offered To Help Jason Kidd Save His Job
Jason Kidd said he thanked Giannis Antetokounmpo for his loyalty.

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Bucks Fire Jason Kidd As Head Coach
Joe Prunty will be elevated to interim head coach following the exit of Jason Kidd.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Giannis Antetokounmpo Resting Sore Knee For Eight Days
Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit two games.

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Bucks Sign Sean Kilpatrick To Full NBA Deal
Sean Kilpatrick has averaged nine minutes, 5.2 points and 1.4 rebounds.

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DeAndre Liggins Waived By Bucks
In games that DeAndre Liggins played 18 minutes or more, Milwaukee was 10-1.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bucks Agree To Sign Xavier Munford To Two-Way Contract
Xavier Munford is averaging 24.1 points per game with a PER of 22.7.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Jabari Parker Assigned To G League
Jabari Parker sustained a left ACL injury on Feb. 8 and underwent surgery to repair it on Feb. 14.

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Bucks To Waive Gary Payton II, Sign Sean Kilpatrick
Gary Payton II's 45 days of service as a two-way player are coming to an end.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Mirza Teletovic Out With Pulmonary Emboli In Both Lungs
Mirza Teletovic will be reevaluated after a 10-day rest period.

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DeAndre Jordan Chose Jeff Schwartz Over Rich Paul As Agent
The Bucks have several ties to Jeff Schwartz, which could make dealing for DeAndre Jordan an easier proposition.

Ken Berger/Bleacher Report

Raptors, Wizards, Wolves, Bucks Interested In Trading For DeAndre Jordan
The Clippers are widely expected to fall out of playoff contention following the injury to Blake Griffin.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Sideline Confrontation With Bucks' Assistant Coach
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a confrontation with Sean Sweeney during Saturday's game.


Mirza Teletovic Out Four Weeks With Knee Surgery
Mirza Teletovic is shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.


Nuggets Were Close To Trade With Suns For Eric Bledsoe
The deal would have included Emmanuel Mudiay and a first round pick.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Jason Kidd Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Referees
Jason Kidd's comments were made following the Bucks' 124-119 loss at Cleveland.

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Jon Horst: Eric Bledsoe Has Bucks' DNA
Jon Horst explained why the Bucks decided to trade for Eric Bledsoe this week.

Matt Velazquez/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Giannis Antetokounmpo Signs Endorsement Deal With Nike
Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed an endorsement deal with Nike.

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Bucks Acquire Eric Bledsoe From Suns
Eric Bledsoe has finally been traded by the Suns.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Believes Playing In Small Market Has Helped Career
Giannis Antetokounmpo says he doesn't like flashier cities like Miami or Los Angeles.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Bucks Decline 18-19 Option On Rashad Vaughn
Rashad Vaughn was the Bucks' first round pick in 2015.

Matt Velazquez/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel