TAG: Milwaukee Bucks

Latest News / Sep 25, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Embracing The Chance To Play Point Guard

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Tyreke Evans

If mistakes are the portals of discovery, summer is the perfect time to make them. Every player and team enters each offseason with several goals in mind, many of which hinge on whether or not certain skills can be developed and honed before the coming season kicks off. But training and practice performance only matters so much; if those additions and improvements can’t be made in-game, they’re all for naught. With that reality in mind, Summer League play has become something of a test lab for the league’s young players. And what was our favorite experiment among a host of many? Giannis Antetokounmpo, point guard. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Most Comfortable Playing Power Forward

Jabari Parker

There weren’t many questions about Duke’s Jabari Parker leading up to the 2014 NBA draft. The one his few detractors harped on most was whether or not he had the speed and quickness to defend small forwards. A natural big body that was relatively heavy during the pre-draft process, Parker hardly showed the defensive chops in his lone collegiate season that would lead you to believe he could capably check NBA wings. And if he really couldn’t, that meant Parker’s best position as a professional would be nominal power forward. Though the Milwaukee Bucks admitted immediately after the draft that they viewed their prized rookie as a stretch 4 this season, that incendiary strategy only gained traction when Parker confirmed it yesterday. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Gary Payton Will Be A Special Advisor To The Greek Freak

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert

At summer league, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd surprised a few people when he played Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard. According to a report, the audition might have convinced Kidd to pursue this idea when the season starts, as Gary Payton is expected to work with Giannis as a special advisor when training camp opens. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 12, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Neighbors Baked Brownies To Welcome His Family

Jason Kidd

It appears the grass is indeed greener on the other side for Jason Kidd. After essentially forcing his own ouster from the Brooklyn Nets, Kidd quickly landed a gig in Milwaukee as head coach of the Bucks. He has rave reviews about the city so far. Read More »

Video / Sep 3, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Steal And Crazy And-1 Finish

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo (photo. Bucks Twitter)

The FIBA World Cup hasn’t been yet been the coming-out party that Giannis Antetokounmpo and his legion of supporters surely anticipated. The 19 year-old star is averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in just 19 minutes per game for the undefeated Greeks, solid numbers but hardly the eye-popping ones for which so many hoped. But just because Antetokounmpo’s stats underwhelm doesn’t mean he hasn’t left us amazed. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Jared Dudley Says “I Had To Sacrifice Myself” For Clippers

Chris Paul, Jared Dudley

It was a tough 2013-14 season for Jared Dudley. After finally getting a chance to play for a contender again when the Clippers acquired him from the Suns as part of their three-team Eric Bledsoe trade — ironically involving the Bucks — Dudley was going to team with fellow shooter, J.J. Redick, to turn the Clippers into an offensive monster. Except, Redick got injured, and Dudley struggled, playing through a series of ailments for a team that needed fresh bodies. Read More »

Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Larry Drew On Bucks Firing: “No Hard Feelings”

Larry Drew, Ekpe Udoh

Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew talked about his abrupt dismissal in a recent interview, and while he was miffed at his dismissal, he doesn’t hold any ill-will after it all went down. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Greek Freak’s Two-Dribble Coast-To-Coast Jam

Giannis Antetoekounmpo,  (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There aren’t many humans alive who combine Bucks second-year guard/forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s still-blossoming size and skill. The 6-11 and counting 19-year-old helped home country Greece beat regional rival Turkey, 71-56, in Athens and unleashed one steal and coast-to-coast jam that serves as yet another harbinger of his evolving stardom. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

LeBron James

July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Read More »

Smack / Aug 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Trying To Avoid Being Next Second Pick Bust

Jabari Parker

Before Jabari Parker can become the superstar many project him and he expects to be, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie knows he needs to first beat a long-held NBA stigma. As the second overall pick in his draft class, Parker is following the path of infamous names like Evan Turner, Hasheem Thabeet, Michael Beasley, and Darko Milicic. Make no mistake, though – Parker is fully intent on going a different direction than those wayward draft busts. Read More »