Milwaukee Bucks WiretapMarch 2019 Milwaukee Bucks Wiretap

Giannis Antetokounmpo Scores 34 Points, Leaves Game With Potential Ankle Injury

Mar 29, 2019 12:50 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo left the Milwaukee Bucks' 128-118 win over the Los Angeles Clippers after suffering an apparent injury in his right ankle.

Antetokounmpo went down holding his ankle after dunking the ball in the 4th quarter. He missed two games last week with a sprain in the same ankle.

Khris Middleton picked up the slack with a season-high 39 points.

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Bucks-Hornets To Play NBA's First Ever Regular Season Game In Paris

Mar 28, 2019 8:43 AM

The NBA and beIN SPORTS announced that the Charlotte Hornets and the Milwaukee Bucks will play in the NBA’s first regular-season game in Paris on Friday, January 24, 2020, at the AccorHotels Arena.

The NBA Paris Game 2020 Presented by beIN SPORTS will mark the Hornets’ second game in Paris, having played a preseason game in the French capital in 1994 against the Golden State Warriors. The Hornets’ roster currently features Kemba Walker, Tony Parker (France) and fellow countryman Nicolas Batum.

Opening-night rosters for the 2018-19 NBA season featured nine French players, more than any European country for the 12th consecutive season. 

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Rockets Claim Trevon Duval Off Waivers

Mar 27, 2019 7:16 AM

The Houston Rockets have claimed Trevon Duval off waivers.

Duval was waived on Sunday by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Duval went undrafted out of Duke in 2018.

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Donte DiVincenzo Out For Season With Right Foot Injury

Mar 27, 2019 2:48 AM

Donte DiVincenzo is out for the season after being diagnosed with bilateral heel bursitis in his right foot.

DiVincenzo, who averaged 4.9 points in 27 games this season, is expected to make a full recovery this offseason.

The Bucks have recently lost Pau Gasol, Malcolm Brogdon, Nikola Mirotic, and Tony Snell to injury.

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Chris Paul: James Harden Is Still MVP Despite Loss To Bucks

Mar 27, 2019 1:40 AM

Chris Paul said that the Houston Rockets' 108-94 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks should have no impact on MVP voting between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

"James went on a historic run. Know what I mean? Obviously I'm biased about the MVP and whoever or whatnot, but those of you that decide it on head-to-head games with a few games left in the season, good luck with that," said Paul.

Harden finished with 23 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Eric Bledsoe and George Hill guarded Harden on his left hip throughout the game, forcing him to drive right. But Harden dismissed their defensive impact.

"I still got my shots up. I still was aggressive. I still did what I was supposed to do. Obviously, some shots didn't go in like every other game, but as a team we had our shots that we got. Tonight, they didn't go in. If they go in, it's a different ballgame," said Harden.

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Tags: James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

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Giannis Antetokounmpo 'Definitely Trying To Avoid' MVP Debate

Mar 25, 2019 11:09 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he is trying not to think about the MVP race between him and James Harden in the buildup to the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

“I’m definitely trying to avoid it, I don’t want to think about it. I just want to do my job. We’ve got eight games left. Trying to get better, trying to improve and trying to play basketball at a high level and everything’s going to take care of itself," said Antetokounmpo.

He added that his only goal was to keep improving.

"My thought process on all of that is just to get better. That’s never going to change; I don’t care if we’re playing in the Finals or me being the MVP or whatever. It’s never going to change. It’s always about getting better. It’s worked so far, so I know it’s going to work.”

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Pau Gasol Out One Month With Left Ankle Injury

Mar 25, 2019 9:34 AM

Pau Gasol will be out approximately one month with a left ankle injury.

Gasol missed 26 games earlier this season with a stress fracture in his foot.

Gasol signed with the Milwaukee Bucks upon his release by the San Antonio Spurs.

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Bucks Waive Trevon Duval From Two-Way Contract

Mar 25, 2019 9:15 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard Trevon Duval. The undrafted rookie from Duke originally signed a Two-Way contract on July 24, 2018. 

Duval appeared in three games for the Bucks this season and averaged 1.7 points in 1.9 minutes per game.

In 39 games (21 starts) for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League, Duval averaged 12.5 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest.

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Pau Gasol Expected To Miss 4 Weeks Due to Ankle Injury

Mar 23, 2019 10:14 PM

Pau Gasol will be out approximately one month with an injured left ankle.

Gasol, who joined the Bucks on March 1st, has missed the last 6 games with the injury.

Gasol joins Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon on the Bucks' injured list. 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo To Debut Nike Signature Shoe During Playoffs

Mar 22, 2019 3:07 PM

Nike will debut its first signature shoe for Giannis Antetokounmpo during the 2019 NBA Playoffs.

Nike CEO Mark Parker made the announcement during the company's third quarter conference call.

“Building on the energy of the NBA playoffs, Giannis will cap off his incredible season with the reveal of his first signature shoe,” Parker said on the call.

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Paul George and Kobe Bryant also have signature shoes with Nike.

Antetokounmpo has primarily worn Bryant’s signature shoes this season.

Antetokounmpo re-signed with Nike in November 2017 with a signature shoe included as part of the deal.

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Pelicans Claim Christian Wood Off Waivers
Christian Wood was waived this week by the Bucks.

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Nikola Mirotic Out Indefinitely With Sprained, Fractured Thumb
Nikola Mirotic is averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.9 minutes per game.

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Bucks Sign Tim Frazier
Frazier adds depth to the Bucks' backcourt following Malcolm Brogdon's injury.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wouldn't Want To Be 'More Americanized' To Become Face Of NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo revealed that some of the people closest to him suggested he could become the face of the NBA if he had more American culture in him.

Matt Velazquez/Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Bucks To Sign Tim Frazier, Waive Christian Wood
Milwaukee needs depth in the backcourt following the injury to Malcolm Brogdon.

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Malcolm Brogdon To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Right Foot Injury
Brogdon has started all 64 games this season and is averaging a career-high 15.6 points.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Lakers' Coaching Staff Wanted To Re-Sign Brook Lopez, Julius Randle
The Lakers pivoted to JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson on one-year deals.

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Jon Horst: Bucks Need To Win Playoff Series This Year
The Bucks currently lead the league in net rating and average margin of wins.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Giannis Antetokounmpo Tells Young Players To Focus On Basketball, Not Media Exposure
Antetokounmpo says he sees younger players who want media exposure more than success on the court.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Bucks Release Isaiah Canaan From 10-Day Contract
Isaiah Canaan appeared in four games with the Bucks and averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 rebound in 7.6 minutes per game.

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Donovan Mitchell Scores Career-High 46 Points Against 'MegaBucks' Lineup
The Bucks started 4 players who measured 6-foot-10 or taller.

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Eric Bledsoe Agrees To Four-Year, $70M Extension With Bucks
Eric Bledsoe was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George Named Players Of The Month For February
Paul George averaged 35.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists during Oklahoma City's 6-5 month.

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Pau Gasol Agrees To Buyout With Spurs, Plans To Sign With Bucks
Pau Gasol had fallen out of the Spurs' rotation.

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