11:28 PM EDT, Thu May 25, 2017
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Brew Hoop Night Shift: May 25th, 2017

Brew Hoop Night Shift: May 25th, 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: We're at McGovern Park planting the first of 355 trees for threes in partnership with @AmerTransCo! Follow along on Snapchat : bucksdotcom pic.twitter.com/d1InRk3lkY— Bucks Community (@BucksCommunity)...
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2017 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board: Lonzo Ball falls second in point guard prominence

2017 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board: Lonzo Ball falls second in point guard prominence

Holding to form at the top, the next few picks may see more dissension In stark contrast to the number one pick, this west coast Pac-12 ball handler hasn’t flown under the radar after a successful year in college and an offseason of fanfare, both negative and positive. Beneath all the headlines and hullabaloo sits a talented player at number two in Lonzo Ball - PG, UCLA. The elephant in the room is Lonzo’s bloviating, argumentative father Lavar Ball who’s drawn the ire and side-eye of many, but, despite some rumors, whether the Big Baller Brand Patriarch influences an organization is...
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The Milwaukee Bucks and 2020 Vision

The Milwaukee Bucks and 2020 Vision

Why Milwaukee must have a laser focus on the future for all their successive moves This guest post was written by Ben Thompson, occasional Locked on Bucks guest, owner/founder of tech business site Stratechery and most importantly, an ardent Bucks follower. He was kind enough to share his thoughts for Brew Hoop about the Bucks and his vision for the future in the wake of John Hammond’s departure. John Hammond, who was just hired by the Orlando Magic as their GM — the same role he filled for the Milwaukee Bucks the last nine years — deserves the gratitude of Bucks’ fans, and...
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Why I am a Fan of the Milwaukee Bucks

Why I am a Fan of the Milwaukee Bucks

Come share your tale of fandom! Welcome to the refreshed Brew Hoop! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card [contest rules]. We’re collecting all of the stories here [https://www.sbnation.com/why-we-are-fans] and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! It was a common refrain in my household. "Well...
May 24, 2017
Crossroads 2017: Milwaukee’s Surprise GM Search

Crossroads 2017: Milwaukee’s Surprise GM Search

After 24 hours, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to “open up” their search for a new GM. Why? Today, Marc Stein reported that the Bucks have decided to expand their search for a new general manager, and that the process will be managed by long-time NBA fixture and current Bucks consultant Rod Thorn. The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to open up their newly vacant general manager position to a broad search, ESPN has learned.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 24, 2017 On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks bid general manager John Hammond farewell, as he accepted the GM role in Orlando with...
May 24, 2017
Report: Milwaukee Bucks to Broaden Search for New General Manager

Report: Milwaukee Bucks to Broaden Search for New General Manager

The Bucks will be casting a wider net than many presumed for their new general manager According to a report from Marc Stein, the Milwaukee Bucks will be widening the scope of their search for a new general manager to a broader group of candidates beyond presumed GM-in-waiting Justin Zanik. The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to open up their newly vacant general manager position to a broad search, ESPN has learned.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 24, 2017 Stein later went on to elaborate that the search will be led by Special Assistant Rod Thorn, who many remember Milwaukee hired on...
May 24, 2017
Brew Hoop Season Review: Greg Monroe, Thon Maker and John Henson

Brew Hoop Season Review: Greg Monroe, Thon Maker and John Henson

Besides John Henson, the Bucks’ big men showed out with largely promising seasons We’ve reached the conclusion of our final Bucks season review as we break down the most bloated position on Milwaukee’s roster: center. We clumped Spencer Hawes in with Teletovic and Beasley for the sake of symmetry, but we know he played as a center in almost all his minutes with Milwaukee this year. Regardless, here’s how the staff’s opinions shook out on the Bucks’ big men this year. Thon Maker Synopsis: It was hard to even carve out expectations for Maker coming into this season given how...
May 24, 2017
2017 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board: Markelle Fultz nabs #1, will #2 be a surprise?

2017 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board: Markelle Fultz nabs #1, will #2 be a surprise?

Brew Hoop readers dare to dream of the vaunted point guard prospect. Despite an extremely disappointing one-and-done career, Markelle Fultz - PG, Washington is the presumptive number one pick in mock drafts nationwide and the Brew Hoop community decisively votes for chalk in the 2017 draft board. A 9-21 record on the season positions Fultz to be the second consecutive first overall pick to not make the NCAA Tournament, but his play, stats and high-upside are too mouthwatering to pass up. With good reason, the offseason has been peppered with talk of the Bucks deficiency at point guard and...
May 24, 2017
Roundtable: Bon Voyage John Hammond

Roundtable: Bon Voyage John Hammond

Milwaukee’s GM is off to Orlando for sunny skies and to join his former protege, Jeff Weltman Welcome back to the Brew Hoop Round Table, where we ask that everybody use coasters and please don’t feed the pugs from the table, thanks. Today, the staff weighs in on the sudden departure of general manager John Hammond to join his one-time right hand man, Jeff Weltman, in Orlando. Sources: Milwaukee GM John Hammond has agreed to a five-year deal to become Orlando's GM. Hammond will work under president Jeff Weltman.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 23, 2017 Eric and Frank...
May 23, 2017
Brew Hoop Night Shift: May 23rd, 2017

Brew Hoop Night Shift: May 23rd, 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: The great @eric_nehm, who obviously knew this was coming, asked Hammond about assistant GM Justin Zanik back on May 4 as well... pic.twitter.com/uzBjjA4Kgt— JP Cadorin (@jpcadorin) May 23,...
May 23, 2017
Quick Take, Hot Take: The Departure of John Hammond

Quick Take, Hot Take: The Departure of John Hammond

And so the Hammond-Era closes If you’re reading this, you probably already heard the news: Long-time Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond has chosen to move on to warmer pastures to take over the same role for the Orlando Magic. The mechanics of the deal are still being worked out, but it appears he will be signed to a five-year deal and will work alongside newly hired President of Basketball Operations, Jeff Weltman. Sources: Bucks' John Hammond agrees to five-year deal to become Magic GM. @WojVerticalNBA report. https://t.co/Yw3BIKXhG6— The Vertical (@TheVertical) May 23,...
May 23, 2017
John Hammond agrees to become Orlando Magic GM

John Hammond agrees to become Orlando Magic GM

Hammond has agreed to a five-year deal with the Magic In a move that was as surprising as it was expected, Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond appears to be leaving the team and joining the Orlando Magic, per Marc Stein, and Adrian Wojnarowski. The rising expectation in league circles is that Bucks GM John Hammond will join longtime colleague Jeff Weltman in Orlando as new Magic GM— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 23, 2017 Sources: Milwaukee GM John Hammond has agreed to a five-year deal to become Orlando's GM. Hammond will work under president Jeff Weltman.— Adrian...
May 23, 2017
Brew Hoop Season Review: Michael Beasley, Mirza Teletovic, Spencer Hawes

Brew Hoop Season Review: Michael Beasley, Mirza Teletovic, Spencer Hawes

How did the strange brew that made up Milwaukee’s backup frontcourt fare this year? We examined the Bucks’ primo players yesterday, taking a look at the shortened seasons of Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker, as well as the dynamo year from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Today, we turn our sights further down the bench to look at the topsy-turvy power forwards who backed up Giannis this year: Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley. And we’re throwing in Spencer Hawes for good measure, because why the hell not. Plus not having three players per day would just wind up bothering me more. Anyway,...
May 23, 2017
2017 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board: Who will take the #1 Spot?

2017 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board: Who will take the #1 Spot?

Kicking things off on our community draft board to decipher the top prospects in the impending draft It’s officially NBA Draft season, and the draftniks are aflutter with their favorite prospects shifting around on their mock drafts. Here at Brew Hoop we’re doing the same, kicking off our annual community draft board so we can crowd source this thing Kings style and figure out what y’all think of everyone in this year’s draft. We’ll open up each day with a different set of prospects in contention for a particular spot on the draft board, typically using the invaluable...
May 22, 2017
Luke Fischer, Frank Mason among today’s 2017 NBA Draft Workouts for Bucks

Luke Fischer, Frank Mason among today’s 2017 NBA Draft Workouts for Bucks

The Marquette star and Wisconsin native will work out for his home state team The humdrum of the 2017 NBA Draft workouts continue for the Milwaukee Bucks, with a steady crop of older players headlining the group today. Among them is Marquette’s Luke Fischer, who hails from Germantown Wisconsin where he helped lead their high school team to consecutive state championships and earned himself the title of Mr. Basketball in the state. The other notable name is Frank Mason III, the senior point guard out of Kansas who was the 2017 consensus National Player of the Year. Here’s the full...