Player News - Bucks

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The Bulls, Clippers, and Spurs are reportedly the frontrunners to sign Caron Butler as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Butler is expected to be waived by the Bucks before July 1, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers and Knicks are also said to be in the mix, but given that both those teams are going through a rebuild, it's unlikely that Butler would sign there. Butler is nearing the end of his career, so it's likely he'll sign with a contender in order to chase a championship, but his fantasy value is essentially non-existent after he put in averages of just 5.9 points and 1.1 three-pointers on 40.7 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season.
Source: Real GM
Jun 28 - 4:56 PM

Jason Kidd said that he wants the Bucks to take more 3-point attempts per game next season.

The Bucks ranked as the second-worst team in 3-point attempts last season, and Kidd would like to change that. Giannis Antetokounmpo said he will work on developing 3-point range this offseason, so that could help Milwaukee's overall attempts in addition to giving Giannis' fantasy value a significant boost. The addition of Greivis Vasquez to the roster will also help space the floor, but Michael Carter-Williams' complete lack of 3-point range is a bit of a problem.

Jason Kidd said that he liked the addition of Greivis Vasquez to the roster, and said he envisions playing Vasquez and Michael Carter-Williams alongside one another.

"You can play both of those guys together," Kidd said. "I wouldn't be against that. I think it could help us." Vasquez will likely come off the bench in Milwaukee, so he's not likely to be much more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Jun 26 - 1:52 PM

The Bucks selected UNLV shooting guard Rashad Vaughn with the 17th pick in the draft.

The 6’6 guard made 2.3 treys per game on 38.3 percent from beyond the arc, but he did have a meniscus tear late in the year. Vaughn only played one season at UNLV, but showed he’s capable of getting his own shot with 14.3 field goal attempts per game. Like just about every Buck, Vaughn has length with a 6'8 wingspan and a 34-inch max vert. He'll be hard-pressed to get run in his rookie year, assuming the Bucks keep Khris Middleton.
Jun 25 - 9:31 PM

Greivis Vasquez has been traded to the Bucks in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick and the No. 46 pick of the 2015 draft.

It's a steep price for GV, but this pick is lottery protected. The Bucks really needed a backup point guard throughout the year, so Vasquez solves that problem. He figures to get around 24 minutes, but won't have much fantasy value.
Jun 25 - 9:05 PM

Rashad Vaughn's knee is reportedly a red flag for some NBA teams, but there is a lot of speculation that the Bucks will take him with the 17th pick in the draft if he is available.

Vaughn's freshman season at UNLV was cut short by a torn meniscus in his left knee, but he has since recovered completely and he has been able to work out for teams. In fact, Vaughn has thoroughly impressed in workouts and the Heat were said to be intrigued with him. He averaged 17.8 points, 4.8 boards, 1.6 assists and 2.3 3-pointers before suffering the knee injury, but he likely won't make an immediate impact in the NBA.
Jun 24 - 12:41 PM

The Bucks are reportedly exploring ways of moving up in the 2015 NBA draft, using John Henson and the Clippers 2016 first-round pick as trade chips.

The Bucks currently own the No. 17 overall selection, and it'll be interesting to see if they can move up. They're also reportedly shopping Michael Carter-Williams, so perhaps there's some buyer's remorse here. Henson can produce when given the minutes, so he could make for a sneaky late-round selection in fantasy drafts if he lands in an ideal situation.
Source: Real GM
Jun 23 - 5:49 PM

The Bucks are reportedly willing to deal Michael Carter-Williams if they can acquire a top 10 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

MCW averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2.0 steals in 25 games with the Bucks in 2014-15, but the 23-year-old could provide the Bucks with a trade chip that allows them to move up in the 2015 NBA Draft. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but it sounds like the 23-year-old begin the 2015-16 season with his third team in three NBA seasons.
Jun 23 - 11:04 AM

General manager John Hammond said the Bucks will bring Jabari Parker (knee) along cautiously.

He suffered a torn ACL back in December and everything has been going smoothly. Parker is expected to be ready for training camp and figures to get most of his minutes at power forward. Usually, most players don't have a strong year one season after an ACL tear, so it'll be hard to be too aggressive in targeting Parker in fantasy drafts.
Jun 22 - 2:23 PM

The Timberwolves and Rockets are interested in Greivis Vasquez.

Vasquez revealed the news at a press conference in Venezuela, and it's pretty interesting since GV is under contract for one more season with the Raptors. Perhaps that's a sign that Toronto is interested in moving on, but Vasquez did add that he hopes to remain in T-Dot.
Jun 22 - 12:29 PM

According to a source close to the scene, Khris Middleton won't be a free agent for long and will reach a quick agreement to stay with the Bucks.

Middleton will be a restricted free agent this summer, but Milwaukee has given every intention that they will match any offer that he receives. Middleton averaged 16.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers after the All-Star break, but his numbers could take a small hit with Jabari Parker (knee) coming back from injury. For now, expect to see Middleton in Milwaukee next season.
Jun 20 - 10:18 AM

Jared Dudley wants to return to the Bucks next season.

Dudley has a player option for $4.25 million that he has to decide on by the end of June, and it's hard to imagine him drawing a comparable salary if he declines and hits free agency. It's more likely that Dudley exercises his option and hits free agency during the 2016 offseason.
Source: ESPN
Jun 15 - 9:38 AM

The Bucks are expected to match any offer sheet Khris MIddleton receives in free agency.

Turning it up a notch, when asked how likely it will be that Middleton will be on the Bucks training camp roster, a club source told ESPN's Marc Stein that it's a "10." Middleton should draw an annual average salary of at least $12 million on his next contract.
Source: ESPN
Jun 15 - 9:36 AM

UNLV shooting guard Rashad Vaughn has continued to impress at workouts, and some NBA officials believe he will be off the board before the Bucks pick at No. 17.

Once thought to be going late in the first round, Vaughn's stock has continued to rise. In fact, the Miami Heat were reportedly very impressed with him at a recent workout as well. He averaged 17.8 points, 4.8 boards, 1.6 assists and 2.3 3-pointers during his freshman season at UNLV, and he will have plenty of time to develop as the second youngest player in the draft.
Jun 14 - 12:19 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said that the Bucks need to acquire a "top class big man."

"I think we need a top class big man," Antetokounmpo said. "We have Zaza Pachulia who really knows how to play basketball and John Henson who will keep getting better and better and some other big guys with potential. But we need an athletic, top class big man. Who will be able to finish plays, score and play effective defense. Who will have the skills to function as the rim protector and set good screens." The Bucks have been linked with Brook Lopez and Tyson Chandler this summer, and it's also possible that they target a big in this year's draft. The Bucks are one of the most improved teams in the league and will have plenty of cap space with Ersan Ilyasova going to Detroit, so this will be a crucial summer for them if they want to take the next step.
Jun 13 - 10:02 AM


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