Player News - Bucks

Date: Team: Pos:

According to Yahoo Sports, Scott Skiles has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next head coach of the Orlando Magic.

Tom Thibodeau has also been in the mix, but the Magic are reportedly unwilling to offer any compensation to acquire him. Orlando isn't going to rush into a decision, but they could start contract negotiations very soon. If Skiles does get the job, it will be interesting to see how Tobias Harris reacts considering the two didn't have the best relationship when they were in Milwaukee together. We will pass along any further details when we know more.
May 23 - 11:40 AM

Tyler Ennis (shoulder) will miss Summer League after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Ennis had surgery to repair a torn labrum on Tuesday, but will likely be ready for training camp as his timetable has been estimated at around eight weeks. We'll keep his progress updated as more news becomes available, but he shouldn't be on any fantasy radars at the moment.
May 21 - 11:54 AM

Bucks G Tyler Ennis had shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum, and the Bucks have not yet announced a timetable for his return.

The severity of the injury will determine Ennis' return date but full recovery could take eight weeks or more. He should be fine for the start of the 2015-16 season, in other words, but his availability for Summer League is uncertain.
Source: NBA.com
May 19 - 7:17 PM

Jeff Van Gundy believes Scott Skiles would be a good fit for the head coaching vacancy in Orlando.

"Scott Skiles to me is one of the most underrated coaches in the NBA," said Van Gundy. "People always talk about how he wears his teams out, but I've never believed that. Great players embrace coaching. When Scott was in Phoenix, he turned them around quickly. When he was in Chicago, he took over a team that had been down for a long, long period of time and he turned it and he turned it quickly." Skiles isn't a fantasy friendly coach, but he appears to be in the running for the Orlando job.
May 15 - 12:46 PM

Bucks' GM John Hammond said that he expects Jabari Parker (knee) to come back "bigger, stronger, and better."

The Bucks have high hopes for their No. 2 overall selection from the 2014 draft, but coming off a pretty severe knee injury, Parker is going to make for a risky selection in next year's drafts. He's expected to be ready for training camp, and we'll continue to track his progress closely.
May 14 - 4:04 PM

Bucks' GM John Hammond said that he expects Damien Inglis (foot) to be ready for the Las Vegas Summer League in July.

Inglis did not play a single minute during his rookie season after fracturing his right foot during a pre-draft workout. There have now been multiple reports saying that Inglis will likely be ready for Summer League, so we'll get a peak at him in July. It's too early to predict his fantasy value, but if Khris Middleton returns with Milwaukee next year, it's going to be very difficult for Inglis to emerge as a factor in standard leagues.
May 14 - 3:56 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, a Bucks official told The Journal-Times.

Although Parker has said a couple of times that he has no timetable to return, he was previously hopeful to be ready for training camp, so this report meshes with those comments. Nobody will put public pressure on the No. 2 overall pick to be ready before he's ready, and although he should be ready to go for game one of next season, his rust, inexperience and knee injury will make him a risky proposition in fantasy drafts.
May 11 - 12:42 PM

The Bucks want to re-sign Khris MIddleton this offseason.

Middleton has made no secret about his desire to return to Milwaukee, but we'll see how his market shakes out after a true breakout campaign that has him set to get paid. It wouldn't surprise us to see Middleton command around $12M annually, and that price point may be too rich for the Bucks' blood. Milwaukee will be able to match any offer Middleton receives.
May 11 - 9:32 AM

Updating a previous item, Kenyon Martin will not be playing for Panathinaikos in Greece.

It was reported that the veteran was expected to sign a one-year deal, but that will not be the case.
Source: Sportando
May 11 - 9:09 AM

Kenyon Martin is expected to sign a one month deal with Panathinaikos.

The veteran forward last played with the Milwaukee Bucks, but he averaged just 1.8 points and 1.7 boards in 11 appearances. It isn't clear if we will see Martin back in the NBA again, but at this point in his career he is no longer on the fantasy radar.
May 10 - 9:30 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for the first game of next season for "running over" Mike Dunleavy.

It was an expected move and at least Giannis didn't get more than one game. Antetokounmpo joins Kelly Olynyk to get a suspension to start next season. He's expected to play in summer league where he'll likely be working on his perimeter game. Antetokounmpo is going to be pricey in drafts next season, but it might be worth it.
May 2 - 2:36 PM

John Henson will focus on gaining weight with an improved diet this offseason.

Henson added some bulk last summer but said he burned most of it off while playing in 67 games this season, averaging 7.0 points, 4.7 boards and 2.0 blocks in only 18.3 minutes per game. He has tantalizing per-minute fantasy potential but his role is complicated with starters Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova both set to return for Milwaukee next season.
Source: BrewHoop
May 2 - 10:08 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's willing to play in summer league.

Last summer, Antetokounmpo playing point guard in Las Vegas was one of the biggest NBA stories of the month. That didn't really come to fruition during the regular season, though. Expect the Bucks to really focus on Giannis' range. Additionally, there's a chance he's suspended to start the season.
May 1 - 4:46 PM

Jason Kidd said that Damien Inglis (foot) will play in Summer League if he's ready to go by that time.

Inglis missed his entire rookie season after fracturing his right foot during a pre-draft workout, so hopefully he's ready to go by Summer League. As it stands right now, Inglis is a non-factor on the fantasy landscape.
May 1 - 2:17 PM

Jared Dudley said that there was an 80-90 percent chance he comes back with the Bucks next season, even if he decides to opt out of his contract.

Dudley has a player option worth $4.25 million for the 2015-16 season, but it sounds like he'll be back in Milwaukee regardless of whether he opts out of his contract. Dudley said that he enjoys helping the younger guys on the roster, and he'd like to come back and continue building what they started this season. However, for fantasy purposes, Dudley will be a non-option in most leagues after averaging a meager 7.2 points, 1.0 steal and 1.0 three-pointer per game through the 2014-15 season.
May 1 - 2:03 PM


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