Player News - Bucks

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The Magic have reportedly begun contract negotiations with Scott Skiles, and they hope to come to terms on a deal by Friday evening.

Skiles has long been rumored to be the frontrunner for the Orlando head coaching gig, so this report is far from shocking. He will obviously no longer be in the running for New Orleans’ head coaching opportunity, meaning Alvin Gentry and Jeff Van Gundy come to the forefront, with Tom Thibodeau serving as a bit of a dark horse candidate (although Thibs is said to be uninterested). Skiles isn't a fantasy friendly coach, so owners of Orlando players may be in for a bumpy ride next season.
Source: ESPN
May 29 - 10:57 AM

Jared Dudley proclaimed during an appearance on an ESPN radio show on Tuesday that "most guys don't want to play with Kobe [Bryant]."

"He wants to show everyone so much," Dudley said. "We love you Kobe. But come on, it’s like, it’s now time to start giving up. Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe. Kobe gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then he over-passes and he’s trying to get triple-doubles every night. You have [the ability to pass]. It’s just not something he wants to do. And that’s why I think it’ll be a while before the Lakers can get good."
May 28 - 2:58 PM

Jared Dudley apologized for saying Carmelo Anthony is the most overrated player in the NBA.

After saying Anthony has failed to take his team past the second round in the playoffs, Dudley quickly backtracked from his comments. "I shouldn’t have said that that was my fault for saying that because it’s not the truth," Dudley said on Wednesday. "I apologize for saying that about Carmelo." While Dudley has apologized, the first Knicks-Bucks matchup of the 2015-16 season will be an interesting one.
Source: ESPN
May 28 - 9:44 AM

Scott Skiles interviewed with the Pelicans this week.

He is considered as the favorite to take over as the next Magic head coach, but these interviews could also be used as a catalyst for the Bulls to fire Tom Thibodeau. If Skiles' next run as a coach is anything it was with the Bucks, fantasy owners are going to be extremely annoyed with his rotation.
May 27 - 11:11 PM

Jared Dudley said Carmelo Anthony is the most overrated player in the NBA.

"He’s gotta get out of the first, second rounds," Dudley said. "He’s gotta get his teams to the playoffs. LeBron with that roster, LeBron would’ve gotten them to the playoffs." This one will be going on the bulletin board when Melo takes on Dudley next season.
Source: Youtube.com
May 27 - 7:36 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are close to a deal for a new arena, according to the Associated Press.

City officials, members of the Wisconsin state Legislature, and the president of the Bucks all said they're close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena and are hoping to announce the deal on Wednesday. This is great news for the Bucks and their fans as the NBA had previously said they would have to buy back the team and relocate it in the absence of a new stadium by 2017.
May 26 - 1:28 PM

Scott Skiles will be named the next head coach of the Orlando Magic this week, according to Peter Vecsey.

We'll wait for an official announcement before we mark this news as official, but Skiles has been considered the frontrunner for the job and looks to be Orlando-bound. We'll keep this item updated as soon as more information is available, but it looks like the Magic may have their next head coach.
May 26 - 11:24 AM

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


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