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Sep 12, 2017
Hoops Hype
STAYING: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, Khris Middleton, Thon Maker, Greg Monroe, Jabari Parker, Gary Payton II, Tony Snell, Mirza Teletovic and Rashad Vaughn. ADDED: Sterling Brown (Southern Methodist), Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin), JeQuan Lewis (Virginia Commonwealth), DJ Wilson (Michigan) and James Young (Boston). GONE: Michael Beasley (New York), Spencer Hawes and Jason Terry. STRENGTHS: The do-it-all Giannis Antetokounmpo … He enters the season as a full-blown NBA superstar and all indications are the best is yet to come … The Greek Freak...
Brew Hoop Sep 16, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks Roster Ranking 2017 Retrospective

Milwaukee Bucks Roster Ranking 2017 Retrospective

The slots are all filled in our annual roster ranking series, what does the staff think of the final results? After 15 days of deliberation and some nail-biting finishes, we’ve finally reached the conclusion of our 2017 Roster Ranking series. With another year in the books, we’d like to thank everyone who participated and helped create what is always an enjoyable and useful exercise. Before we get into some of our staff’s opinions about the final list, here’s the official rankings for your reference: Giannis Antetokounmpo 2. Khris Middleton 3. Jabari Parker 4. Malcolm Brogdon 5....
Brew Hoop Sep 15, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks Roster Ranking 2017: Giannis Reigns Supreme as the Most Valuable Buck

Milwaukee Bucks Roster Ranking 2017: Giannis Reigns Supreme as the Most Valuable Buck

Who else could it have been? For the fourth consecutive year Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the Most Valuable Buck. The MVB four-peat comes as no surprise considering the 22 year old has been the focus of the franchise’s “Own the Future” marketing and embodies the future more than any other player on the roster. The awards and accolades that the Greek Freak tallied up this past season has laid the foundation of what should be an even better 2017-2018 season. It’s amazing to look at his past season and think, this isn’t even his final form. Like when he hit his first career...
Brew Hoop Sep 13, 2017
Bucks Talk: Limited Upside Season Preview

Bucks Talk: Limited Upside Season Preview

The offseason is long and unyielding, but it nearing a close. In celebration of the changing seasons, Mike Prada and Ben Epstein of Limited Upside invited me and Kevin McCauley to chat with them about the Milwaukee Bucks. The episode is available in the link above, as well as via all major podcast platforms, or directly from Limited Upside. The episode is worth your time, but here’s a brief summary: There is as much reason to be excited about the Bucks’ future as there is reason to be worried. Giannis Antetokounmpo has us seeing stars, even if Jabari Parker has put butterflies in our...
Hoops Hype Sep 12, 2017
Season preview: Milwaukee Bucks

Season preview: Milwaukee Bucks

STAYING: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, Khris Middleton, Thon Maker, Greg Monroe, Jabari Parker, Gary Payton II, Tony Snell, Mirza Teletovic and Rashad Vaughn. ADDED: Sterling Brown (Southern Methodist), Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin), JeQuan Lewis (Virginia Commonwealth), DJ Wilson (Michigan) and James Young (Boston). GONE: Michael Beasley (New York), Spencer Hawes and Jason Terry. STRENGTHS: The do-it-all Giannis Antetokounmpo … He enters the season as a full-blown NBA superstar and all indications are the best is yet to come … The Greek Freak...
Blog a Bull Sep 5, 2017
Markkanen With Another Very Good Performance as Finland holds off Greece

Markkanen With Another Very Good Performance as Finland holds off Greece

Magic Markkanen How do you stop a 7-foot Finnish unicorn? With a Mini Greek Freak of course. At least that was the game plan for Greece when they tipped off against surging Finland on the fifth day of EuroBasket group play this afternoon. And Thanasis Antetokounmpo (older brother of the Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo) took that game plan to heart, playing Finland’s rising star Lauri Markkanen extremely physically throughout the game. He even earned an unsportsmanlike foul late in the fourth quarter when Markkanen beat him on a drive and then Antetokounmpo swung him down by his...
CSN New England Aug 30, 2017

30 teams in 30 days: No Freak accident - Bucks could surprise

Behind an MVP candidate in Giannis Antetokounmpo, aka the Greek Freek, the Milwaukee Bucks could build off last season's playoff berth and be poised to make some noise in the East. 
Brew Hoop Aug 29, 2017
Return to the MECCA Night Details Unveiled

Return to the MECCA Night Details Unveiled

The October 26th game will also feature fresh, throwback threads The Bucks garnered significant interest when they announced that they would be hosting a "Return to the Mecca" night this upcoming season, their 50th overall as a franchise. Today, they probably stoked that enthusiasm even further by announcing that the game will be against the revamped Boston Celtics on October 26th. Even if the Kyrie trade is somehow vetoed, the opportunity to face one of the East’s premier teams on national TV (TNT) is always one that gets the fanbase, and more importantly Giannis Antetokounmpo, rather...
CSN Washington Aug 29, 2017

NBA 2017-18 Eastern Conference Outlook: Bucks will go as far as Giannis Antetokounmpo takes them

CSN is looking around the league as we prepare for the 2017-18 NBA season. Today, we break down the Milwaukee Bucks' outlook...2016-17 record: 42-40, 6th in
Brew Hoop Aug 28, 2017
Ranking the Roster 2017: Who are the Most Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Players?

Ranking the Roster 2017: Who are the Most Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Players?

The season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for our annual asset ranking The annual Brew Hoop roster ranking is in its fourth iteration now, with last year’s series eventually crowning Giannis Antetokounmpo (duh) as the most valuable player on Milwaukee’s roster. With summer drawing to a close, it’s time to think once more about how the assets on Milwaukee’s roster shake out. For reference, here’s how last year’s ranking turned out: 2016-17 Brew Hoop Value Ranking Results Giannis Antetokounmpo Jabari Parker Khris Middleton Thon Maker Matthew Dellavedova Greg...
Brew Hoop Aug 27, 2017
Brew Hoop Night Shift: August 27th, 2017

Brew Hoop Night Shift: August 27th, 2017

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place. Today’s (on)topic: Kobe Challenge MVP https://t.co/cjmWH5Mqyz— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 27, 2017 [Cosmo Kramer voice] Giddy up Twitter virality aside, how long until Giannis Antetokounmpo cracks the Top-3 in...
Silver Screen and Roll Aug 27, 2017
Lakers News: Kobe Bryant challenges Giannis Antetokounmpo to win NBA MVP

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant challenges Giannis Antetokounmpo to win NBA MVP

Could he actually do it? The other day when Kobe Bryant was offering challenges for various other athletes and entertainers on Twitter as part of a marketing campaign for his newest shoes, Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo was sitting there hoping for his own: Still waiting for my challenge.. @kobebryant— GiannisAntetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) August 24, 2017 A few days later, his Twitter-thirst was quenched: MVP https://t.co/cjmWH5Mqyz— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 27, 2017 Is such a goal actually realistic for Giannis? Following a career-best season that saw...
NBA Aug 27, 2017

Kobe Bryant challenges Giannis Antetokounmpo to win Kia NBA MVP

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said he was "waiting" for a challenge from Kobe Bryant last week after the former NBA star tweeted challenges to Isaiah Thomas and DeMar DeRozan as part of his Mamba Mentality promotion with Nike.
CelticsBlog Aug 21, 2017
Boston Celtics daily links 8/21/17

Boston Celtics daily links 8/21/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo reported knee pain while training in GreeceNBA investigating Lakers amid George tampering allegation Globe  Heat sign former Celtics forward Jordan MickeyThe Big3, a successful summer, and what could come nextLakers at center of tampering probeHere are 10 NBA games to mark on your calendarCelticsBlog  Green-on-green round of 16: Gordon Hayward vs. Daniel Theis Green-on-green round of 16: Brown vs. YabuseleCSNNE’s Mike Gorman on the Celtics’ chances at the NBA FinalsCeltics Green  Who are All...
Brew Hoop Aug 21, 2017
O.J. Mayo Eyes NBA Return, Names Milwaukee as Preferred Destination

O.J. Mayo Eyes NBA Return, Names Milwaukee as Preferred Destination

Uncle Juice spoke to Sports Illustrated about his fall from grace, and his work to get back to the league. At a quick glance during his time as a Milwaukee Buck, O.J. Mayo was an underwhelming presence on the court. In three years, Mayo played in only two seasons’ worth of games (52 in 2013, 71 in 2014, and 41 in 2015), and his production decreased year over year during his 24+ minutes of action per game. Outside of the stat sheet, though, Mayo was more than a washed-up veteran to his teammates. He regularly sought out his younger teammates (primarily Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari...
Brew Hoop Aug 21, 2017
Monday Morning Media Roundup: August 21st, 2017

Monday Morning Media Roundup: August 21st, 2017

The Great Greek Conspiracy Edition Right as the weekend was getting kicked off, the Milwaukee Bucks went and found themselves embroiled in an international basketball conspiracy involving Giannis Antetokounmpo. The details remain sketchy, though it is clear that Giannis will no longer be participating in the upcoming EuroBasket tournament with the national team. What a way to start a week in the offseason. In honor of being accused of wrong-doing by the Greek basketball federation and supposedly being under investigation by FIBA officials, this week we'll be reading plenty about...

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