Player News - Bucks

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According to Bucks general manager John Hammond, The Bucks will be "very conservative" with Jabari Parker's minutes next season.

"I get asked two questions every single day. No. 1 is, how’s Jabari? And No. 2: How soon will Jabari be back to play?" Hammond said. "I answer the first one very easily and say he’s doing absolutely great. His rehab is going well. The second answer: We’re going to be very conservative with him. If we think he’s capable of playing 20, we’ll maybe play him 10 minutes. If we think he can play a back-to-back, we’ll wait on the back-to-back. Whatever it is, we’re going to be very cautious as he move forward because of the magnitude of who he can be and who we hope he can be for our organization going forward." It's great to hear that Parker's rehab is going well, but his fantasy outlook takes a hit with this news because it sounds like the Bucks will be extremely cautious with him, especially in the early going.
Aug 1 - 11:35 AM

Bucks general manager John Hammond said that the signing of Greg Monroe is "such a great opportunity" for Milwaukee.

"Just such a great opportunity for us, we felt," Hammond said of Monroe. "We need a player of that caliber. We need a player that we can throw the ball to in the post. But it’s just as important that we continue to try to build and build this the right way, that we can build with the right kind of people." Monroe was able to average 15.9 points, 10.2 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals last season despite playing in the shadow of Andre Drummond, so it will be exciting to watch what he can do as the key component of Milwaukee's frontcourt.
Aug 1 - 11:24 AM

Tyler Ennis (shoulder) will not play in the FIBA Americas tournament.

He had surgery back on May 21 and hasn't been cleared for shooting just yet. The Bucks adding Greivis Vasquez doesn't bode well for Ennis' playing time this season, but he's expected to be ready for training camp. He can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Jul 29 - 2:04 PM

The Bucks have announced the signing of F Chris Copeland.

The contract is reportedly a one-year deal, so there isn't a lot of risk involved for the Bucks here. Copeland will simply provide some 3-point shooting in a limited role this season, so he isn't expected to be a factor in fantasy leagues.
Jul 29 - 12:30 PM

The Wisconsin Assembly has agreed to approve $250 million in public funding to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Politics aside, this is grew news for the city of Milwaukee as the deal with keep the Bucks in Wisconsin for the foreseeable future. There had been rumors that the Bucks would be on their way to Seattle or Las Vegas if this deal wasn't approved, but the city of Milwaukee will now get to watch a young Bucks team attempt to develop into a legit playoff contender.
Jul 28 - 1:24 PM

Chris Copeland will sign with the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

While terms of the contract are unclear, Copeland's deal will reportedly be for one year. While the 31-year-old will bring some veteran depth to a young Bucks squad, it will be tough for him to earn enough playing time to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 28 - 12:46 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will be attending Team USA's minicamp in August.

MCW has almost no shot to make the final roster for the Rio Olympics in 2016, but hopefully he can learn a lot from this experience and bring some of that knowledge back with him to Milwaukee. He posted averages of 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2.0 steals in 25 games with the Bucks last season, but he should be able to show some improvement next season with head coach Jason Kidd showing him the ropes.
Jul 26 - 4:48 PM

Chris Copeland has reportedly verbally agreed to a one-year deal with the Bucks.

Copeland and head coach Jason Kidd have a good relationship from when they were teammates on the Knicks, and Copeland will provide the Bucks with some outside shooting. However, he'll have a lot of competition for playing time in Milwaukee, so it'll be tough for him to earn enough minutes to become a relevant name in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 3:28 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) worked with a strength and rehab specialist while he was in Las Vegas.

He was also doing some on-court work, including some contact in the practice sessions. Parker suffered his ACL tear in December, so he should have enough time to be ready for camp. He'll be a risky pick in the middle rounds and should get the vast majority of his minutes at power forward.
Jul 22 - 10:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Chris Copeland had a "strong workout and visit" with the Bucks on Tuesday but the Spurs and Thunder are still "in [the] mix."

ESPN's Marc Stein reported that Copeland was expected to finalize a deal with the Bucks this week, but that no longer seems like a given. No matter where he lands, Copeland won't offer fantasy owners more than a handful of 3-pointers in a reserve role.
Jul 21 - 10:16 PM

The Bucks and free agent Chris Copeland are expected to finalize a contract this week, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

He had a physical on Tuesday and it seems there were no red flags, clearing the way for what will likely be a short-term, minimum-salary deal. The 6'8" Copeland gives coach Jason Kidd some 3-point shooting to bring off the bench but his situational use isn't likely to yield fantasy value.
Jul 21 - 8:34 PM

The Bucks Tuesday meeting with Chris Copeland was reportedly a "get-to-know-you session."

The Bucks have been looking to bolster their outside scoring this offseason, and reportedly wanted to see if Copeland would be a good fit with the franchise. They do have an open roster spot, and Copeland certainly provides them with a player that can stretch the floor, although no deal is imminent at this point. Copeland would add some depth to the roster, but it's unlikely he'd earn enough minutes with Milwaukee to turn out any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jul 21 - 6:30 PM

Chris Copeland is in Milwuakee for a physical, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

Copeland will also meet with Bucks officials while in Milwaukee and it sounds as if a contract agreement is imminent as long as his physical checks out. If signed, the 31-year-old will help provide a young Bucks team with some veteran depth, but it's unlikely he'll see enough playing time to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 21 - 1:29 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he wants to stay with the Bucks "forever."

"You never know how life turns out," Antetokounmpo said. "Three years ago I was thinking that I might be playing for Filathlitikos forever! All of a sudden, the draft emerged, the NBA, the Bucks and everything that followed. I don’t know how I’ll be feeling and thinking in two, three or more years. Right now I feel like I want to play for the Milwaukee Bucks forever." Bucks fans will be thrilled to hear the Greek Freak's passion about the franchise, and it will be a lot of fun to watch his game continue to grow under head coach Jason Kidd.
Jul 17 - 12:40 PM

Rashad Vaughn continued his impressive Summer League run on Thursday, scoring 17 points to go with four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal, two blocks and four turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

Vaughn has been lighting it up at Summer League, but with Giannis Antetokounmpo, O.J. Mayo, and Jerryd Bayless ahead of him on the depth chart, there's just too much competition for minutes in Milwaukee to get too excited about his play at Summer League.
Jul 16 - 5:51 PM

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