Player News - Bucks

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The Bucks announced they've signed veteran center Brook Lopez to a one-year, $3.38 million contract on Tuesday.

"Brook is a proven NBA center who bolsters our front line with his size and skill set," Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a team release. He could start at center in Milwaukee, but will give up minutes to John Henson and Then Maker, but he should see a much better usage rate than he saw with the Lakers last season.
Jul 17 - 11:06 PM

According to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Christian Wood is drawing interest from several NBA teams.

Velazquez adds that a deal may not be far off, but notes that the Bucks are not one of the teams. Wood was dominant at the Summer League for Milwaukee, averaging 20.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. The 22-year-old does have some nice upside and could be intriguing if he lands a deal with a rebuilding team.
Jul 16 - 9:51 PM

The Bucks have withdrawn Marshall Plumlee's qualifying offer.

It's an expected move with Brook Lopez, John Henson and Thon Maker all under contract at the center spot. Plumlee is now an unrestricted free agent and will be hoping for a camp invite.
Jul 16 - 9:37 PM

Christian Wood scored 27 points with 12 rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and five blocks in 29 minutes against the 76ers.

A line like this could mean something sometimes, but Wood is from UNLV and just went off in his old stomping grounds. Plus, it was a revenge game against his former team. Maybe the Bucks give him a camp invite, but for now he's not someone to monitor.
Jul 14 - 10:46 PM

Donte DiVincenzo (groin) did not score in his debut against the Spurs on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 10 minutes.

He was shut down at half as a precaution. DiVincenzo missed all three shots from the field with two of those coming from deep. Missing most of Vegas isn't going to help his case for minutes, and for now he's not likely to make the rotation right away.
Jul 12 - 9:08 PM

Donte DiVincenzo (groin) will play Thursday.

He's making his debut today after a groin injury kept him out. We'll let you know how he looks against the Spurs.
Jul 12 - 8:09 PM

John Henson has been working on adding a corner 3-point shot.

"I’m not saying anybody’s going to become a 40% three-point shooter, but it is something that every single guy on our team that plays the center position is going to have to eventually become competent at and we’re working toward it," Henson said. The big man added that he's excited about the addition of Brook Lopez, but the reality is that Lopez's arrival will likely push Henson to the bench and make him irrelevant in standard fantasy leagues. Expect Henson to compete with Thon Maker for the backup center role.
Jul 12 - 11:49 AM

D.J. Wilson had 18 points with three 3-pointers, six rebounds and three assists in Monday's SL loss to the Nuggets.

He played in 22 games as a rookie last season and averaged just 1.0 points, so he's simply trying to make the Bucks' regular-season roster. He looked good on Monday night.
Jul 9 - 11:00 PM

Christian Wood hit 5-of-11 shots and 6-of-7 free throws for 16 points, six boards, a steal and a block in Monday's SL loss to the Nuggets.

Wood is having a nice summer, but still may be a long shot to make the regular-season roster. If he doesn't make it, he will still have to feel good about the performance he's put on thus far. He had 10 points, 10 boards and three blocks on Sunday, and scored 23 points in the opener. The arrival of Brook Lopez in Milwaukee hurts Wood, but if he keeps playing well, he'll have a shot at making the roster.
Jul 9 - 10:56 PM

Sterling Brown hit 11-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in Monday's SL loss to the Nuggets.

He played in 54 games as a rookie last season and scored in double digits seven times. He also made four starts and was on fire tonight, so maybe he'll be able to carve out a role in the Bucks' backcourt this season. But Tony Snell and rookie Donte DiVincezo won't make it easy for him.
Jul 9 - 10:52 PM

The Bucks will likely move on from Tyler Zeller.

Zeller is owed a non-guaranteed $1.9 million for 2018-19, but the Bucks don't really need him after agreeing to a deal with Brook Lopez. This means Thon Maker and John Henson will be competing for the backup center spot. Zeller is only 28 and is a reliable backup, so he should be able to find a job as a second- or third-string big.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 10:05 AM

Christian Wood started for the Bucks on Sunday and posted 10 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist in 25 minutes.

Wood was also terrific in the Bucks' opener with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 11 rebounds and four blocks. His breakout play comes with awkward timing, though, as the Bucks just inked Brook Lopez to a one-year deal. He looks like a longshot to make a roster that includes Lopez, John Henson, Thon Maker and possibly Tyler Zeller.
Jul 8 - 8:51 PM

Donte DiVincenzo (right groin strain) will not play on Sunday.

It's a disappointing turn of events for this summer's No. 17 draft pick, but nothing suggests the injury will linger beyond Summer League. Milwaukee returns to action vs. Denver on Monday, at the Cox Pavilion, so maybe DiVincenzo will get back on the court for that game.
Jul 8 - 7:33 PM

Brook Lopez is reportedly finalizing a one-year deal for the bi-annual exception with Milwaukee.

This isn't the best landing spot for Lopez, but it's certainly better than the situation he was in with Los Angeles last year where he was only able to muster up averages of 13.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 triples per contest in 23.4 minutes a night. He'll be competing for minutes with John Henson and Thon Maker, and he might be the fourth option on offense, but if he can sniff around 30 minutes a night he should be able to flirt with top-80 value.
Jul 8 - 3:11 PM

Donte DiVincenzo (groin) will not play Friday.

It's a right groin strain for the rookie and he is going to go through warmups. We don't know the severity of his injury, but it doesn't sound like he will be out for long. DiVincenzo should get plenty of chances to score once he's healthy.
Jul 6 - 6:54 PM


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