Milwaukee Bucks WiretapMarch 2012 Milwaukee Bucks Wiretap

Don Nelson Voted Into Hall Of Fame

Mar 29, 2012 1:01 AM

Don Nelson will be among this year's class inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Nelson, a three-time coach of the year and the NBA's all-time winningest coach, said he got the call Wednesday morning after being snubbed for several years. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will officially announce the 2012 class on Monday at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.

"It's a great honor to cap my career," said Nelson, who is involved in several business ventures and splits his time between Dallas and Maui. "I've had a great time and a great life coaching basketball. I don't actually need to be rewarded for anything, but I am very proud and my family is very proud of this award."

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Award

Gooden, Bynum Named Players Of The Week

Mar 19, 2012 3:22 PM

Drew Gooden and Andrew Bynum have been named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played between March 12nd and March 18th.

Gooden, Milwaukee's second consecutive Player of the Week winner (Ersan Ilyasova), led the Bucks to a 3-0 week behind averages of 18.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists. Gooden's 15-point, 13-assist, 10-rebound triple-double keyed the Bucks' 115-105 win against the Cavaliers on March 14. Winners of five straight, the Bucks trail the Knicks by one-half game for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Bynum led the Lakers to a 3-1 week, which included wins over the Grizzlies and Timberwolves. Bynum led the West in rebounding (14.8 rpg) and placed second in scoring (27.5) while shooting .665 from the field (fourth in the Conference).

Tags: Andrew Bynum, Drew Gooden, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

Nets Offered Lopez To Bucks For Ellis

Mar 16, 2012 3:41 PM

Following Milwaukee's acquisition of Monta Ellis, the Nets offered a trade of Brook Lopez, according to Ric Bucher while on KNBR Radio.

The Bucks turned down that trade and decided to keep Ellis.

Ellis is known to be a player Dwight Howard wants to play with.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Tags: Monta Ellis, Brook Lopez, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bogut Denies Strained Relationship With Skiles, Excited For New Start With Warriors

Mar 14, 2012 5:39 PM

Andrew Bogut denied having a rift with Scott Skiles when talking to the Journal Sentinel following his trade from the Bucks to Warriors.

"Definitely not," said Bogut about rumors of their strained relationship. "We got into it like anybody else. It's ridiculous. I never came out and said anything along those lines (of a rift). Skiles knew my value and that by defending you helped the team. We got along for the most part. I demanded the best of him; he demanded the best of you. So be it."

Bogut is excited about the new opportunity with the Warriors.

"Golden State is very excited to have me and I spoke to their GM (Larry Riley) last night. I'll get a chance to play with Steph Curry, David Lee and they have a talented rookie in Klay Thompson. They have some players to build around. It's exciting to start over but it's always hard and sad to leave."

Mercury News

Tags: Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Hornets Were Interested In Brandon Jennings

Mar 14, 2012 12:12 PM

The Bucks considered the idea of trading Brandon Jennings, but ultimately swapped Andrew Bogut for Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh.

Milwaukee has told Jennings that he won't be traded.

Sources say the Hornets had serious interest in dealing for Jennings.

The Hornets intend to re-sign Eric Gordon and like the idea of pairing him with Jennings.

Sam Amick/

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors Reluctant To Trade Udoh, Decision Made After Ellis Went Public With Wanting Out

Mar 13, 2012 10:31 PM

The Warriors were reluctant to include Ekpe Udoh in their trade of Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.

But decided to pull the trigger went Ellis went public with his wish to be traded from the Warriors. Ellis had been privately telling Golden State that he wanted to be dealt.

Milwaukee refused to agree to the trade without the inclusion of Udoh.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Tags: Ekpe Udoh, Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors Looking To Flip Stephen Jackson

Mar 13, 2012 10:23 PM

The Warriors are exploring a trade of Stephen Jackson who was acquired on Tuesday from Milwaukee, according to sources.

Jackson was acquired by Golden State in a deal that included Andrew Bogut in exchange for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown.

The Magic were one team believed to be interested in trading for Jackson.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Tags: Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors Trade Ellis, Udoh To Bucks For Bogut, Jackson

Mar 13, 2012 9:17 PM

The Bucks have traded Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson to the Warriors for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown, it was announced shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

The Magic had been hoping to acquire Ellis, but Golden State was adamant about exchanging him for a proven talent. 

Bogut is signed through the 13-14 season.

Milwaukee benefits in taking on the expiring contract of Brown in exchange for Jackson, who had a problematic stay with the team and was signed through the 12-13 season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Andrew Bogut, Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh, Stephen Jackson, Kwame Brown, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lacob Backs Warriors Off Ellis To Magic Trade Talks

Mar 13, 2012 1:17 PM

The Warriors have no interest in trading Monta Ellis in a deal that sends him to the Magic, which would increase the odds of the team keeping Dwight Howard, according to sources.

Orlando attempted to piece together a three-team deal for Ellis, including efforts with the Bucks and Hornets.

Howard's representatives reiterated that his preference is to play for the Nets.

Howard also has a list of several players he would like to play with, and Ellis is on the list. Deron Williams is also presumed to be on the list.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Monta Ellis, Dwight Howard, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bucks To Keep Jennings Through Deadline

Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM

The Bucks will keep Brandon Jennings through Thursday's trade deadline, according to a source.

A report on Monday indicated that Milwaukee would be willing to deal Jennings if it received an excellent offer.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors Pursuing Bogut In Three-Way Talks With Magic
Monta Ellis could be moved to the Magic in a three-team trade that would net Andrew Bogut for the Warriors.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Warriors Focus Trade Attention On Bogut
The Warriors have shifted their attention to Andrew Bogut.

Marc Stein, Chris Broussard/ESPN

Bucks Could Make Brandon Jennings Available
The Bucks are wiling to make Brandon Jennings available via trade "for the right price".

Sam Amick/

Warriors Interested In Bogut
The Warriors are preparing to pursue Andrew Bogut.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Bucks Willing To Listen To Offer For Bogut
The Bucks would want to include Stephen Jackson in any trade scenario involving Andrew Bogut.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Ilyasova Fielding Offers From Foreign Teams
Ersan Ilyasova has offers on the table from five European teams.

Racine Journal-Times

Nets, Hornets Most Injured Teams; Suns, Jazz, Kings Amongst Least
The Nets, Hornets and Timberwolves have had the most players miss games due to injury this season, followed by the Bobcats, Knicks, Grizzlies and Raptors.

Sacramento Bee