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Raptors Sought Trade For Nikola Mirotic Before Pivoting To Marc Gasol

Feb 15, 2019 5:44 PM

The Toronto Raptors were interested in trading for Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline.

The Raptors and Pelicans worked together on a three-way trade that would have sent Delon Wright to the Orlando Magic.

The Pelicans instead traded Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks, which led the Raptors to pivot to their acquisition of Marc Gasol instead.

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Tags: Marc Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, Delon Wright, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Kevin Pelton on the Revamped Eastern Conference

Feb 12, 2019 4:53 PM

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NBA Fines Marc Lasry $25,000 For Comments On Anthony Davis

Feb 11, 2019 5:48 PM

Marc Lasry has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments he made on Anthony Davis.

Lasry is one of the co-owners of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Davis listed the Bucks as one of the teams he would have interest in signing with long-term.

"I saw that report, and I think it's great," Lasry told Sporting News. "It's a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you're winning and you're setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win."

He continued: "We hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee."

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Fines

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Marc Lasry: We Want Players Like Anthony Davis To Want To Join Bucks

Feb 8, 2019 4:55 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks were on the preferred list of teams Anthony Davis would like to be traded to by the New Orleans Pelicans.

"I saw that report, and I think it’s great," Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry said. "It’s a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you’re winning and you’re setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win.

"It doesn’t make a difference if you’re in Milwaukee, New York or LA. The whole goal is winning. So we hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee."

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Tags: Anthony Davis, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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76ers, Pelicans Discussed Markelle Fultz For Nikola Mirotic Trade

Feb 8, 2019 9:54 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans discussed the framework of a Markelle Fultz for Nikola Mirotic deal before the Tobias Harris trade.

Mirotic was eventually traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, while Fultz was traded by the 76ers to the Orlando Magic for Jonathon Simmons and a future first round pick.

The 76ers traded away two first round picks in the deal for Harris.

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Tags: Tobias Harris, Nikola Mirotic, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Agree To Acquire Nikola Mirotic From Pelicans

Feb 7, 2019 12:57 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to acquire Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans for Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson. The Pelicans will also receive four second round picks form the Bucks with two of them coming from the Washington Wizards in 2020 and 2021.

Mirotic gives the Bucks another floor spacing big.

The Bucks acquired Johnson from the Pistons earlier in the week.

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Tags: Nikola Mirotic, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Acquire Stanley Johnson From Pistons For Thon Maker

Feb 6, 2019 11:34 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for Stanley Johnson.

Johnson is entering restricted free agency this offseason and has long been available.

Maker requested a trade from the Bucks.

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Tags: Stanley Johnson, Thon Maker, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic Named NBA Players Of The Week

Feb 4, 2019 3:06 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Antetokounmpo averaged 25.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the week as Milwaukee went 3-0.

Jokic averaged 22.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists as the Nuggets went 4-0.

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Anthony Davis Has Lakers, Knicks, Bucks, Clippers On List

Feb 4, 2019 2:32 PM

Reps for Anthony Davis have informed the Pelicans he's willing to sign long-term with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Boston Celtics are not on Davis' list.

The Clippers haven't made an offer yet for Davis, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Clippers are preserving their cap space and assets for free agency this offseason.

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Tags: Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Khris Middleton Says He And Giannis Want To Stay With Bucks For Entire Career

Feb 3, 2019 1:38 PM

Khris Middleton reiterated his desire to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks for his entire career despite their small market size.

He added that Giannis Antetokounmpo also wants to remain in Milwaukee, saying that it's not about the market but about the team.

"Giannis has been here his whole career and he hasn't told us or made us think he wanted to leave. From everything I've heard, he wants to be here his whole career and I feel the same way. For us, it's not being in the right market, it's being on the right team. This organization - they've done everything they can to make sure we succeed," said Middleton. 

Middleton has 1-year remaining on his contract. 

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Tags: Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA All-Star, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Thon Maker Drawing Trade Interest, Does Not Play Versus Wizards
Maker recently requested a trade to a team where he could get consistent minutes.

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Mike Budenholzer To Coach Team Giannis In All-Star Game
Budenholzer previously coached in the All-Star Game in 2015.

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Thon Maker Wants More Playing Time, Looking For Trade From Bucks
Maker has averaged just 10 minute per game since January 1st.

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Giannis Wants To Pick Russell Westbrook, Joel Embiid For All-Star Team
Westbrook and Embiid clashed during Thunder's 117-115 win over the 76ers last week.

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Bucks Sign Bonzie Colson To Two-Way Deal
Bonzie Colson was playing for the Canton Charge of the G League.

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Bucks Waive Jaylen Morris From Two-Way Deal
Jaylen Morris appeared in four games with the Bucks this season and averaged 2.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 7.1 minutes per game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Not Ready To Think About MVP Candidacy
Giannis Antetokounmpo had an excellent all-around game against fellow MVP candidate James Harden.

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James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Players Of The Month
The Rockets were 11-4 in December with James Harden averaging 36.4 points, 7.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.80 steals.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 30.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.3 steals per game.

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Bucks Granted Salary Relief For Mirza Teletovic's $10.5M Salary
Mirza Teletovic was diagnosed with pulmonary emboli in both lungs.

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Ersan Ilyasova Out With Fractured Nose
Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.9 minutes per game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo To Anthony Davis: Come To The Bucks
Both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis laughed after the exchange.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Doesn't Want To Work Out With NBA Stars
Antetokounmpo turned down Carmelo Anthony's invitation to play in a pickup game last summer to work out with Kobe Bryant.

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Bucks Acquire Jason Smith From Wizards As Part Of Three-Way Trade
The Cavaliers and Wizards will swap second round picks as part of the deal.

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Bucks Acquire George Hill From Cavs For John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, Picks
The draft picks being traded to the Cavaliers from the Bucks are in 2021.

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Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Players Of The Month For Oct, Nov
Tobias Harris helped lead the Clippers to a 15-6 record over the first two months of the season, behind averages of 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds.

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John Henson Undergoes Successful Wrist Surgery
John Henson had his torn left wrist ligament repaired.

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Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Tobias Harris averaged 24.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as the Clippers went 3-1.

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Bucks Waive Jodie Meeks
Jodie Meeks served the final 19 games of his original 25-game suspension this season.

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John Henson Likely Out 12 Weeks With Torn Ligament In Wrist
The timetable puts John Henson out until after the All-Star break.

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