Player News - Bucks

Date: Team: Pos:

SMU SG Sterling Brown was taken with the 46th pick in the draft by the Sixers and then sent to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Shannon Brown’s younger brother had a solid senior year at SMU, averaging 13.4 points, 6.5 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 treys. He doesn’t have the explosive style, but he did make 44.9 percent from deep and is a big body at 6’6", 230 pounds. He'll simply be trying to make the Bucks' regular-season roster.
Jun 22 - 11:49 PM

The Bucks selected D.J. Wilson with the No. 17 pick in the draft.

The Michigan product was on the fence about coming out this year, but some reports of a first-round promise may have helped him make his decision. Wilson’s first season didn’t go well in Ann Arbor due to a knee injury and being a bit raw, but he came into his own during his sophomore year. In 2016-17, he averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.1 treys and 0.5 steals in 30.4 minutes. Wilson’s most attractive factors have to be his 7’3" wingspan while also making 48.2 percent on two-point jumpers and 37.3 percent on treys. Wilson is a great fit in Milwaukee as a stretch four and may have to contribute right away -- Jabari Parker (knee) is expected to miss at least the first few months of the season.
Jun 22 - 9:29 PM

Greg Monroe will exercise his $17.8 million player option with the Bucks for the 2017-18 season.

That means he'll be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, but for next year, he'll remain with Milwaukee serving as a spark plug off the bench. Monroe put in averages of 11.7 points, 6.6 boards, 2.3 dimes and 1.1 steals per game this past season on 53.3 percent shooting, which was good enough for top-100 value in standard 9-cat leagues. He should come off the board towards the later rounds on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:21 AM

Jabari Parker (left knee) was spotted running and going through agility drills on Tuesday.

While it's nice to see that Parker is progressing in his recovery from a left ACL tear, it needs to be said that he's not even expecting to get back onto the court until February at the earliest. That would give him a maximum of around 40-50 games played during his 2017-18 campaign, and he'll very likely be brought along slowly once he is cleared to return to the court. In other words, Parker won't be worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day, and his owners will need to be patient.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

The Bucks have named Jon Horst as General Manager.

"Our No. 1 priority is building a championship-caliber organization and we believe Jon is the right person to be our General Manager," said Bucks owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan. "He has been an integral part of basketball operations for the last nine years, and has helped advise us on every major basketball decision since we purchased the team." The Bucks were not able to bring in any new GM after the Nuggets promoted Arturas Karnisovas, so they kept it in house with this promotion.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 16 - 7:24 PM

Milwaukee management will reportedly choose between incumbent assistant GM Justin Zanik and Denver's Arturas Karnisovas for their open GM position.

Zanik has been viewed as the frontrunner all along, and Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that we could hear official word on their decision sometime this week.
Jun 12 - 6:01 PM

Thon Maker "has been lifting diligently" this offseason and has gained muscle in his upper and lower body, according to Draft Express.

Muscle Watch! Maker has been at Adidas Euro Camp and reportedly has been burying plenty of jumpers. It took Maker about 75 percent of his rookie campaign to get the ball rolling, but he showed some improved defense and he's gone on some strong shooting stretches. Considering how raw he was this time last year, it's fair to say he's ahead of schedule. Maker will be a sleeper to watch this summer.
Jun 10 - 8:28 PM

The Bucks have reportedly narrowed down their list to three candidates for their open GM position in Milwaukee.

Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas, Atlanta Hawks ex-GM and current ownership adviser Wes Wilcox and Milwaukee assistant GM Justin Zanik are among the finalists after the first round of interviews. Zanik has a lot of support within the Bucks' organization, and prior to joining the Milwaukee front office staff, he served as an assistant GM with the Jazz and was part of the decision process in hiring Quin Snyder and drafting the likes of Rudy Gobert and Rodney Hood.
Jun 7 - 10:38 AM

The Bucks are reportedly finalizing their list of potential GM candidates to interview with Milwaukee ownership later this week.

Bucks assistant GM Justin Zanik, Minnesota assistant GM Noah Croom, Indiana vice president of basketball operations Peter Dinwiddie, Detroit assistant GM Pat Garrity, Denver assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and Memphis VP of player personnel Ed Stefanski are all expected to be a part of the initial interview process, with Zanik looking like an early favorite to win the job.
Jun 4 - 3:32 PM

The Bucks have been granted permission to bring in three outside front office executives to interview for their newly opened GM position.

Milwaukee will be bringing in Indiana vice president of basketball operations Peter Dinwiddie, Denver assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas, Memphis Grizzlies VP of player personnel Ed Stefanski and Atlanta Hawks special adviser to ownership Wes Wilcox for interviews this week, and they're expected to bring in more candidates over the coming weeks. Assistant GM Justin Zanik reportedly remains a strong internal candidate to land the job, but the Bucks are in no rush to make a decision.
May 31 - 11:40 AM

The Jazz denied a report of a first-round guarantee given to D.J. Wilson.

There is really only one answer for the Jazz here, so this doesn't mean too much. The original report from the Detroit News said they've heard the Jazz gave Wilson a first-round promise. The Jazz have the 30th pick from a salary dump with the Warriors a few years ago to go with their No. 24 pick. Wilson wasn't 100 percent sure earlier this year and may have wanted to come back for his senior year. He brings a little bit of everything with 1.1 treys made per game to go with his 83.3 percent from the line as a shooter, and he did block 1.5 shots per game in his third year at Michigan.
May 27 - 10:41 PM

When asked about a possible contract extension for Jabari Parker, Bucks GM John Hammond said he wants the forward to remain in Milwaukee for the long term.

"That's the goal," Hammond said. "That always has been the goal. We have discussions, maybe they come from different directions right now as far as what we can do with him. We want Jabari here and he wants to be here." If the Bucks and Parker can't come to an agreement, Parker will become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2018. Parker's rehab from knee surgery is going "amazing" according to Hammond and the medical staff believes he's on pace for a return around the All-Star break in 2017-18.
May 7 - 10:59 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bucks

Milwaukee general manager John Hammond said Thursday that the Bucks are hoping to retain restricted free agent Tony Snell.

Snell started 80 games for Milwaukee this past season and averaged career-highs in points (8.5), 3-pointers (1.8), assists (1.2) and steals (0.7). "He's an outstanding guy and a guy we want to have as part of our team moving forward," Hammond said of Snell. "He's about the right things. I think Tony wants to be here. We're hoping to bring him back. We're planning on him being with us next season."
May 5 - 9:30 AM

General manager John Hammond said Jabari Parker (knee) is progressing well and suggested the All-Star break as the earliest potential return time.

Last month, Parker said he was hoping to play in 40-50 games in the 2017-18 season. Parker suffered the ACL tear on Feb. 8 and had the surgery on Feb. 14, so it sounds like he's shooting for a 12-month rehab. Considering this is his second ACL tear, the Bucks will likely be careful with their 22-year-old forward.
May 4 - 3:18 PM

General manager John Hammond said he has not talked to Greg Monroe about his player option.

The deadline for Monroe to decide will be on NBA Draft night on June 22. Monroe is 26 years old and his player option is worth $17.9 million, but he may opt to hit the market with the increase coming to the salary cap.
May 4 - 3:14 PM


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