Player News - Bucks

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Greivis Vasquez said it's "a possibility" he starts at point guard for the Bucks.

"Michael [Carter-Williams] is a really good point guard too," Vasquez said. The Bucks really need a shooter to go along with Greg Monroe and their young guys, so you could argue Vasquez is the better fit than MCW. Regardless, Vasquez looks like he's set for 20-24 minutes to start, which puts him on the map in deeper leagues.
Jul 2 - 9:10 PM

Kenyon Martin will retire from playing in the NBA.

He was able to play just 104 minutes last season and didn't play in any game after Feb. 2. Martin was the first pick of the 2000 NBA Draft and missed at least five games during every season in his career. K-Mart made the All-Star team in 2003-04, averaging 12.3 points, 6.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per season in his career. He's been fun to watch and really set the trend for heavily-tattooed players.
Jul 2 - 7:53 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) will not participate in Summer League this year, and he remains without an official timetable to return.

Parker reportedly is "looking good," but the Bucks are going to be extremely cautious with the No. 2 overall selection from the 2014 draft, so expect him to be brought along very slowly. Parker is coming off a major knee injury, so he'll be a very risky selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 3:06 PM

Greg Monroe was reportedly offered max-money from each team that he met with, but took a smaller deal with the Bucks as they presented him the best opportunity to make the playoffs immediately.

The Knicks and the Lakers are desperate for a big name free agent, but it looks like both these historic franchise will be striking out yet again during this year's free agency period. The Bucks have an exciting young roster, and being in the East greatly increases Monroe's chances of competing during the postseason. He should have no trouble putting up mid-round value in Milwaukee.
Jul 2 - 2:05 PM

Greg Monroe has signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

This is a huge signing for the Bucks as Woj reports that Monroe will sign a three-year, $50 million deal with the team. The Bucks will now field a formidable starting five of Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, and Monroe. Monroe will likely play more center alongside Parker and will provide solid mid-round fantasy value next season. Sorry, Knicks fans.

Larry Sanders said he's going to play basketball at the Drew League.

The Drew League is going on right now with the most recent games taking place on June 28. Sanders doesn't appear to be even close to coming to terms with an NBA team, but this is certainly interesting.
Jul 1 - 10:25 PM

The Bucks and Blazers have "made significant inroads in the pursuit of free agent Greg Monroe," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Interesting. The Knicks and Lakers were considered as the favorites to get Monroe and probably make more sense. The Bucks are a really big surprise in this group because they just signed Khris Middleton to a deal. That means Jabari Parker would play more power forward, making Monroe more of a center for them. As for the Blazers, Monroe would slide right into LaMarcus Aldridge's minutes.
Jul 1 - 8:16 PM

Greg Monroe will meet with the Blazers on Wednesday morning.

Head coach Terry Stotts, general manger Neil Olshey and Portland owner Paul Allen will all be at the meeting, so it looks like the Blazers mean business in regards to their pursuit of Monroe. LaMarcus Aldridge looks set to leave Portland, so Monroe would step into a massive role if he decided to sign with the Blazers. The Knicks, Lakers, Celtics and Bucks are also interested, so this story is far from over.
Jul 1 - 9:32 AM

Greg Monroe has already had meetings with the Knicks and Bucks.

Both teams are looking for a power forward with the Knicks almost in dire straits in that regard. Monroe was sub-par in rim protection last season, which has been a glaring weakness for the Knicks in the past few seasons. Still, Phil Jackson could wind up overpaying for Monroe this summer.
Jul 1 - 4:25 AM

The Bucks and Khris Middleton are nearing a five-year, $70 million deal.

What a difference three months makes, right? Middleton was behind Jared Dudley on the depth chart at the time of Jabari Parker's knee injury, but he turned in one of the best finishes of any player in the 2015 part of the season. In that span, Middleton averaged 16.7 points, 4.9 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 treys, which gave him third-round value in fantasy leagues. He'll be an early mid-round fantasy target next year with Jabari back.
Jul 1 - 3:09 AM

The Lakers' executives are scheduled to meet with the unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe on Wednesday.

It's scheduled to be around noon in Washington D.C. Monroe is just a shade below the elite power forwards in free agency, but there's a decent chance some teams offer a max deal for him with the market the way it is right now. Monroe will be on a new team next year. His rim protection needs some serious help, though.
Jul 1 - 3:01 AM

Greg Monroe will meet with the Knicks on Wednesday.

Monroe should be near the top of the Knicks' wish list, but several other teams such as the Celtics, Lakers, Bucks and Blazers could make things interesting. The Knicks are also said to be in the running for LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan as well, so it will be interesting to see of Phil Jackson can surround Carmelo Anthony with some talent.
Jul 1 - 12:20 AM

The Lakers are expected to meet with free agent Greg Monroe on Wednesday.

L.A. is casting a wide net in free agency with a focus on big men. Their primary targets are reportedly DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but they may also have interest in Kevin Love, Tyson Chandler and Robin Lopez. Previous reports suggest that the Knicks are a likely landing spot for Monroe, who will also meet with Milwaukee and Portland.
Jun 30 - 11:12 PM

Greg Monroe will be looking for a three-year deal as an unrestricted free agent, with a player option on the final year of the contract.

Monroe, like many players around the league, seems intent upon signing a short-term deal in order to again hit the open market when the salary cap is expected to be at $108 million. He'll reportedly be meeting with the Bucks, Lakers, Trail Blazers and Knicks, with the Knicks currently penciled in as the frontrunners to acquire his services.
Source: USA Today
Jun 30 - 7:16 PM

The Bucks have officially waived Shawne Williams.

Williams will now become an unrestricted free agent, but it's not clear at this point if there are any teams currently interested. He could have to fight for a roster spot playing on a Summer League squad, but either way, he's going to be a negligible option in most fantasy leagues.
Jun 30 - 5:55 PM


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