Player News - Bucks

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Jabari Parker shot 4-of-15 from the field for 11 points with 11 boards, two assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

He wasn't going to the basket nearly as much and just kept settling for jumpers. Parker may have been under pressure a bit because of the Suns losing, so he'll get a pass here.
Jul 14 - 12:08 AM

Jason Kidd is hopeful that he can help O.J. Mayo get back to being an effective player.

"I think the big thing with O.J. — I've known him since he was in high school — and he's a great kid, loves the game of basketball. I don't know exactly what happened with him last year. But when you look at him playing in Memphis, playing in Dallas, he was playing at a very high level. That's our job, is to get him back there." Mayo's first season with Milwaukee could be described as catastrophic, but perhaps Kidd can make Mayo actually want to play basketball. The Bucks don't have too many options at the shooting guard position, but Mayo showed last year that he's a master of squandering opportunity.
Jul 13 - 2:28 PM

Jason Kidd believes that Larry Sanders can return to form following a disastrous 2013-14 campaign.

"Yeah [I think he can bounce back]," Kidd said. "I think it starts with being healthy. Two, he's here working out. When you look at that and being gone for five months, he's here with his teammates. That's the start." Saunders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension last year after an impressive season in which he established himself as an elite rim protector. However, he followed his breakout season with an injury plagued 2013-14 campaign in which he received a suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug program and only made it through 23 contests. Sanders probably made a lot of people's "never-again lists" last season, but if he's able to keep his act together, he could be a decent value pick going into next season.
Jul 13 - 2:14 PM

Bucks PG Nate Wolters (ankle, hand) finished the Bucks' Summer League debut with seven points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes.

Wolters sprained his ankle a few days ago and this was his first game since having hand surgery in March, but neither injury bothered him during Friday's game. As impressive as Wolters was at times last season, his fantasy value will be shaky as long as Brandon Knight is starting at PG for coach Jason Kidd.
Jul 12 - 9:52 AM

Jabari Parker's offensive arsenal was on display vs. the Cavs on Friday, making 5-of-11 from the field for 17 points with nine boards, one assist, one steal and four turnovers.

It was an impressive showing for the No. 2 pick. He finished at the rim like a veteran and was able to use both hands well. Parker was the ball handler and roll man in pick-and-roll situations, so he's showing he can play both forward spots. On the downside, he did look a little lost on defense. He's shaping up to be the first rookie to be drafted in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 10:07 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off his added length against the Cavs on Friday, finishing with 17 points, six boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 6-of-12 shooting.

He reportedly is now 6'11" and today's game confirms that measurement. Antetokounmpo went coast-to-coast in two dribbles and the Cavs had some difficulty shooting over his lanky frame. He played a bit of both forward spots and coach Jason Kidd has to be intrigued by Alphabet. He'll be worth watching as a possible late-round pick.
Jul 11 - 10:05 PM

Carlos Delfino (foot) is in Las Vegas for summer league.

He was checking out some action sitting next to Amir Johnson, and there was nothing supporting his foot. There have been very little updates on his status, but he expects to play for Argentina in FIBA later this summer. Delfino is likely just hanging out with the Bucks and perhaps going through some team drills.
Jul 11 - 7:22 PM

Larry Sanders said that his surgically-repaired thumb and orbital bone both feel "great" and he's been fully cleared for basketball activities.

"I feel good, I feel rested," said Sanders, who has been practicing with the Bucks in recent days. He added that he's having a "great time" with Jason Kidd and the new coaching staff, and it's nice to finally see him healthy after a dreadful 2013-14 season in which he missed 59 games.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 11 - 11:08 AM

Damien Inglis (foot) said he'll be moving to Milwaukee after Las Vegas Summer League.

He has a foot injury right now and will not be playing with the team this upcoming week. Inglis is a very raw player and is not a lock for minutes, but it could certainly become a solid rotational player in a couple years. He'll likely get some stints in the D-League and could get some minutes on occasion if the Bucks get bit by the injury bug.
Jul 10 - 11:24 AM

Coach Jason Kidd has hired Joe Prunty to be his top assistant coach in Milwaukee.

Prunty was an assistant for Kidd in Brooklyn and there were some reports that new coach Lionel Hollins wanted to keep him, but that obviously didn't happen. Kidd's new team isn't exactly loaded with talent, so he'll have his hands full in 2014-15.
Jul 9 - 4:13 PM

Nate Wolters suffered a sprained left ankle on Wednesday and had to leave practice.

He is still expected to be ready for the Las Vegas Summer League opener against the Cavaliers on Friday. Wolters had a hand injury end his rookie campaign, but he seems to be completely over his surgery from back on Mar. 26. He'll likely see a smaller role than he did in his rookie season.
Jul 9 - 3:01 PM

Larry Sanders went through practice with the Bucks' summer league team on Wednesday.

He reportedly looked great while out there with the young guys. It's been a long, long time since there was anything positive associated with Sanders, which has led to tremendous trade speculation. The Bucks signed him to a four-year, $44 million deal last summer, so that isn't exactly going swimmingly to this point. He'll look to rebound from a catastrophic 2013-14.
Jul 9 - 2:57 PM

Bucks sign No. 2 pick, Jabari Parker, to rookie contract on Tuesday.

The rookie scale on Parker's contract is $4.9 million for the first year, making him the fifth-highest paid Buck, and he's one of the early favorites for Rookie of the Year. He's got $10.1 million guaranteed in the first two years of the contract, with team options on the final two years. He'll also be coached by Jason Kidd, who bailed on the Nets this summer to take over for Larry Drew in Milwaukee.
Jul 8 - 7:46 PM

Jason Kidd wrote a letter to the Bucks fan base explaining why he made the move to Milwaukee.

"Over the past couple days, I've been asked: ‘Why Milwaukee' My answer is simple: there is no place I'd rather be," Kidd wrote. "Over my twenty years in the NBA as a player and a coach, I have always been impressed with the level of support that Bucks fans have given this team, in good times and bad. With a talented roster, new owners that are passionate about being successful in Milwaukee, and a great fan base, we have the makings of something special here and I'm proud to be leading this new era of Bucks basketball."
Jul 6 - 1:34 PM

During Jason Kidd's official introductory press conference, he denied that his move to Milwaukee was about power.

"It’s not about power," Kidd said. "You guys ran with that. It’s not about power. As I think I was introduced, I’m the coach. So I’m the coach and I was the coach in Brooklyn. And I’m the coach here, so it’s not about power." Kidd went on to refute just about every other report that surfaced during his highly publicized departure from Brooklyn, but we're not buying it.
Jul 4 - 11:14 AM


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