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Nov 1, 2017
Bucks vs. Hornets Preview: Milwaukee Hopes to Forget Last Night’s Disaster

Bucks vs. Hornets Preview: Milwaukee Hopes to Forget Last Night’s Disaster

Milwaukee needs to wipe the Thunder loss from their memory banks before facing Charlotte For the second time in five games, the Milwaukee Bucks will take on a Charlotte Hornets squad as both teams sit at an identical 4-3 record. Bucks Update Spooky. Ghoulish. Frightening. Whatever your favorite terrifying Halloween adjective is, it probably applied to Milwaukee’s performance against the Thunder last night. Outside of Giannis’ 28 points (2-3 from 3-point land folks) there was almost no semblance of an offense. Khris Middleton finished 3-13, Malcolm Brogdon (four points) shriveled like a...
Nov 1, 2017
Bridging the Roster Talent Gap: Part 1

Bridging the Roster Talent Gap: Part 1

Having the best player on the court helps your team. But what about the second-best? Or the third...or fourth...? Much (and more) has been made about the Milwaukee Bucks’ rapid ascension in the minds of NBA enthusiasts...and how the Bucks have struggled to keep up with expectations on the court. At 4-3, the Bucks are still a successful team (even if they’re not as good as we had hoped right now), and in Giannis hold one of the keys to any sort of NBA success: a superstar player. And while that key is an important one (as well as the rarest), there are other keys to success. Good...
Nov 1, 2017
Milwaukee vs. Oklahoma City: Bucks Fall Victim To Thunder, 110-91

Milwaukee vs. Oklahoma City: Bucks Fall Victim To Thunder, 110-91

Oklahoma City’s three All-Stars proved to be too much to handle Well, if you watched the game, it would probably upset you if I gave an in-depth recap of the first half. For those who didn’t watch, just know that it was pretty terrible. When the buzzer sounded, the Bucks were down by 18, 61-43. While we were all hoping for a Toronto Game 6-esque comeback in the second half, it wasn’t meant to be. The Thunder kept pulling away and whenever the Bucks even began to sniff a comeback, Billy Donovan wouldn’t have any of it and called a timeout to neutralize any momentum swings....
Oct 31, 2017
Rapid Recap: Bucks 91, Thunder 110

Rapid Recap: Bucks 91, Thunder 110

Milwaukee’s starters get scared off the court early as OKC blasts Milwaukee The Milwaukee Bucks may as well have reached into the candy bucket and pulled out a root beer flavored Dum Dum tonight, laying an egg against the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-91. Milwaukee went into halftime after a horrid first two periods, trailing 60-42 with just 40% shooting overall and 18.8% (3-16) from deep. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City ran ragged inside, doubling up the Bucks on their usual bread and butter, points in the paint, with 28 compared to Milwaukee’s 14. Little changed in the second half, even with...
Oct 31, 2017
Bucks vs. Thunder Game Thread

Bucks vs. Thunder Game Thread

Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM CST The Bucks return home for a quick Halloween pit stop before embarking on a four game road trip. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who are wrapping up a three game Great Lakes tour, are the focus tonight. Reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, is joined by his new comrades, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, as they visit the October MVP’s house. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. look to keep their hot shooting strokes going in an early season litmus test for Milwaukee. Here’s the quick-and-dirty info you’ll need for tonight’s game and a link to our full preview. Happy...
Oct 31, 2017
Report: Bucks Decline Option for Vaughn, Pick Up for Maker

Report: Bucks Decline Option for Vaughn, Pick Up for Maker

Thon Maker is sticking around, while Rashad Vaughn probably isn’t. Rashad Vaughn’s peculiar career as a Milwaukee Buck looks like it might be over following this season, while Thon Maker’s (obviously) will continue. Per several sources including Michael Scotto and Matt Velazquez, the Bucks will not exercise Rashad Vaughn’s fourth-year option, sending the goofball guard into the waters of unrestricted free agency next summer. Bucks won't exercise the fourth-year option on Rashad Vaughn, sources told @BBallInsiders. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.— Michael Scotto...
Oct 31, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview: Hot-Handed Bucks Look to Haunt Thunder Defense

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview: Hot-Handed Bucks Look to Haunt Thunder Defense

The Bucks look to snag another home victory before a four game road trip Milwaukee coasted to a 117-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks this past Sunday while shooting a scorching 50-percent from three-point range. Tonight, the Bucks welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to Milwaukee as the team looks to turn the Bradley Center into a haunted house for the reigning MVP and his new friends. The Bucks have already reigned supreme over one 2016/17 Western Conference playoff team this season and are primed for another resume building performance. Bucks Update News broke after Sunday’s victory...
Oct 30, 2017
Brew Hoop Graveyard Shift: October 30th, 2017

Brew Hoop Graveyard Shift: October 30th, 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: Option Decisions Tomorrow, 10/31. Same for picking up Thon's 18/19 option (which obviously is going to happen). Last year they picked up Vaughn's on 10/29. https://t.co/u67rJOKH1D— FrankMadden...
Oct 30, 2017
Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 30th, 2017

Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 30th, 2017

The “Everybody Loves Giannis” Edition As we wake up this chilly October morning, we can have our hearts warmed by the fact that there are plenty of things to be happy about with the Milwaukee Bucks. They own a 4-2 record, sit near the top of the Eastern Conference standings, and they continue to have Giannis Antetokounmpo. It is that last point that we'll be spending plenty of time on this morning. After a sizzling hot first week of play, it took media outlets far and wide just a few days to catch up to the out-of-control train that is the Giannis Show. We'll forgive them for sleeping...
Oct 30, 2017
Milwaukee vs. Atlanta: Bucks Wrangle Hawks From Start to Finish

Milwaukee vs. Atlanta: Bucks Wrangle Hawks From Start to Finish

Sunday is when the Hawks get their sleep in, cause now the Bucks be at it again Good teams win games they are supposed to win. Compared to the Atlanta Hawks, the Milwaukee Bucks have the better team, best player on the court, and a more favorable franchise outlook. For one Sunday afternoon the Bucks did not look bored playing a team they were better than on paper. The end result of a more focused effort was a 117-106 victory at Phillips Arena. The Bucks darted out to a 12 point, first quarter lead in large part to Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored the team’s first nine points and became...
Oct 29, 2017
Rapid Recap: Bucks 117, Hawks 106

Rapid Recap: Bucks 117, Hawks 106

Bucks reverse last year’s matinee misfortunes with a wire-to-wire victory In a game that was not as close as the score would have you believe, the Milwaukee Bucks throttled the Atlanta Hawks 117-106, setting a season high in points scored. The Bucks went 1-4 in Sunday afternoon games last year and have already matched that total in just the first Sunday matinee of the year. The Bucks got off to a blazing start in the first quarter and never looked back, racing out to a 28-16 lead with 12 of those points coming from behind the arc. Milwaukee tallied five more three-pointers before the half...
Oct 29, 2017
Bucks vs Hawks Game Thread

Bucks vs Hawks Game Thread

Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 PM CST After a four game homestand, the Milwaukee Bucks will be taking a quick trip down south to play the Atlanta Hawks. This will be the first of three games against the Hawks this season. Hopefully, Milwaukee will perform better on offense as it struggled the last game against the Boston Celtics. To get more information on today’s matinee matchup, check out our preview that was posted earlier today. Update: It looks like we will be seeing plenty of John Henson today as Greg Monroe is out with leg soreness per Matt Velazquez. Arrived at Philips Arena to...
Oct 29, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Preview: Bucks Look to Turn the Offense Around

Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Preview: Bucks Look to Turn the Offense Around

Milwaukee takes a quick trip down to Atlanta Bucks Update Milwaukee is coming off of a 96-89 loss against the Boston Celtics this past Thursday. Despite the surreal atmosphere of having a game at the MECCA on national television, Milwaukee’s offense struggled the majority of the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to “only” 28 points but never really looked to get any momentum during the game. Milwaukee was in this game until near the end of the third quarter, when Boston was able to hit some timely threes and begin pulling away in the fourth quarter which surprised few people....
Oct 28, 2017
Brew Hoop Graveyard Shift: October 28th, 2017

Brew Hoop Graveyard Shift: October 28th, 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: WESC Progress "The progress thus far is the testament to the union Milwaukee building trades" The latest from the @MilwaukeeTool Construction Site! pic.twitter.com/uSMq40qGIk— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks)...
Oct 28, 2017
Point/Counterpoint: Should the Bucks Pursue Eric Bledsoe?

Point/Counterpoint: Should the Bucks Pursue Eric Bledsoe?

Adam and Mitchell debate why Eric Bledsoe should (or shouldn’t) be a Buck. Mitchell: I want to get this started, so I’m just gonna say it. The Milwaukee Bucks should add Eric Bledsoe, and they should do so as soon as they can get the Phoenix Suns to agree to a deal. Adam: So you want another point guard who can’t shoot reliabaly? The Bucks do love those, and they’ve worked out so well in the past! Particularly when the transactions involve the Suns. Mitchell: Hey, I defended that deal at the time, and I’ll defend this (hypothetical) deal now. I’ve got a much better feeling about...