Player News - Bucks

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's new four-year, $100 million deal does not include any options and is not a max deal, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Bucks GM John Hammond revealed that a max deal for Giannis was discussed both "internally and externally," but at the end of the day it sounds like The Greek Freak was willing to take a little less in order to provide Milwaukee a chance at (eventually) building a championship-caliber roster. If you want the walking triple-double threat on your fantasy team, you'll need to take him with your first selection. For what it's worth, Giannis said he "can't imagine being somewhere else" and wants to stay in Milwaukee for "20 years."
Sep 24 - 3:35 PM

Bucks GM John Hammond said he was in talks with the Rockets about Michael Beasley before Khris Middleton's (hamstring) injury.

"We were in discussions with Houston before Khris' injury, and we think he [Beasley] can bring a scoring mentality off our bench," Hammond said. The Bucks are expected to work the phones in order to find some additional help on the wings, but it's reasonable to think that Beasley will still have a role after averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game for Houston last season. The Bucks need Mirza Teletovic's floor spacing now more than ever, so he's a better fantasy target than Beasley.
Sep 24 - 12:01 PM

The Bucks have signed center Jaleel Roberts to a training camp deal.

The 7'0" big man from UNC Asheville averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 20.0 minutes per game during his senior season. If the Bucks end up moving Greg Monroe, it's possible Roberts could make the team as the third-string center behind John Henson and Miles Plumlee.
Source: Real GM
Sep 23 - 9:21 AM

The Rockets have traded Michael Beasley to the Bucks for Tyler Ennis.

The Bucks found out on Wednesday that Khris Middleton (hamstring) will be out for about six months, so Beasley could be looking at minutes in Milwaukee right away. Beasley was a nice surprise in Houston last season with averages of 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game, and he's only going to be on the books for $1.4 million before hitting free agency in 2017. The Bucks may not be done making moves, but we're still not excited about Beasley's fantasy outlook.
Sep 22 - 4:19 PM

Khris Middleton (left hamstring surgery) is expected to miss six months, and the Bucks are reportedly inquiring about trades for a swingman to fill the void.

Middleton's "status for the [2016-17] season is unclear," according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, and GM John Hammond said in a statement that Middleton "[will be] out for a significant period of the season." Giannis Antetokounmpo was already going to get all the minutes he can handle, and Middleton's absence thrusts more minutes onto guys like Rashad Vaughn, Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Michael Carter-Williams. That said, we won't know the full fallout until a firm timetable is established and the Bucks make any subsequent moves.

Khris Middleton has a torn hamstring that will require surgery, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The report speaks for itself and Middleton should have a timetable measured in months, not weeks. It's a devastating blow for the Bucks and any fantasy owners who drafted early, making Middleton a tough guy to target early in leagues without an IR spot. His absence will have a domino effect for Milwaukee, potentially opening extra minutes for Matthew Dellavedova, Michael Carter-Williams, Jason Terry and Giannis Antetokounmpo, while Rashad Vaughn and Malcolm Brogdon will likely fight for the SG during camp.

The Bucks will sign Jabari Brown to a camp deal.

The Bucks add another Jabari to their camp. Brown did get five starts during his 19-game season last year, averaging 11.9 points per game on the year. It's a good landing spot for Brown with the Bucks having some depth issues on the wing.
Sep 21 - 4:43 PM

The Bucks have waived G/F Xavier Henry.

He didn't even make it to camp. There's no fantasy value here.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 21 - 12:52 PM

The Bucks reportedly "accelerated their attempts" to trade Greg Monroe this summer, according to Gery Woelful of the Journal Times.

This report adds Monroe's agent, David Falk, insists he isn't surprised the big man is still with the Bucks. "There’s been a lot of speculation, but that’s part and parcel for the NBA,’’ Falk said. "You always have rumors and one percent of them come true.’’ Over the summer, there were rumors of the Knicks, Celtics and possibly others interested in picking up Monroe. Even if he's traded, Monroe should find himself in a position for solid minutes.
Sep 19 - 6:23 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension.

It's a no-brainer for the Bucks as Giannis is one of the most promising young players in the NBA and he's an excellent fit next to Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker. Antetokounmpo thrived when coach Jason Kidd handed him the keys to the offense last season and he posted averages of 18.8 points, 8.6 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals after the All-Star break. If you want the triple-double threat on your fantasy team, the price will be a first-round pick. The deal will be official on Tuesday.
Sep 19 - 2:00 PM

Jabari Brown will reportedly work out for the Jazz on Tuesday.

Brown had been working on a deal to play in Turkey, but it looks like he'll get a chance to hook on with the Jazz before he heads overseas. While Brown could earn a camp invite with Utah, he won't have any fantasy value even if he's able to play his way onto the team's final roster.
Source: Tony Jones
Sep 13 - 9:03 AM

Bucks sign G/F Xavier Henry.

It's just a camp deal for the former Laker, Pelican, and Grizzly. Henry has been injured for much of his career with his torn Achilles from back in 2014 as the biggest issue. The Bucks do need some depth on the wing, so a strong camp could help him get on the roster.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 12 - 5:23 PM

Bucks sign G Orlando Johnson.

Johnson officially signed his camp deal with the Bucks on Thursday and will now face an uphill battle to make the final roster. Even if the 27-year-old hooks on with the Bucks, he won't have any 2016-17 fantasy value.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 8 - 1:47 PM

The Bucks have agreed to terms with Orlando Johnson.

It's likely just a training camp deal and it's worth noting that the Bucks already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The 27-year-old SG has played for four different NBA teams, but owns career averages of just 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds on 35.8 percent shooting.
Sep 4 - 11:11 AM

Steve Novak (knee) said he will not have restrictions during training camp.

Novak suffered a season-ending knee injury last season which required surgery, but he recently worked out with his teammates and said he didn't experience any pain. Novak re-signed with the Bucks this week and is expected to have a limited role off the bench. He won't be a fantasy asset.
Sep 2 - 10:26 AM


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