Player News - Bucks

Date: Team: Pos:

Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed at 242 pounds on the training camp roster.

That puts him nine pounds heavier than last year. If you've seen Giannis at all this offseason, you've probably noticed how ripped he looks. Antetokounmpo is still just 23 years old and it's hard to believe he could get even stronger. After a major leap forward last year, he could have an even bigger role with Jabari Parker out of the picture. He's locked in as a top-four pick.
Sep 22 - 10:26 PM

The Bucks have waived Robert Johnson, James Young and Ike Nwamu.

No fantasy impact to note as a result of these transactions.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 21 - 1:37 PM

Former Celtics draft pick Ben Bentil will join the Bucks for training camp.

Bentil has three NBA games to his credit, with the Mavs in 2016-17, and he'll likely be looking for a deal in the G League or overseas once training camp concludes.
Sep 20 - 5:59 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's spent a lot of time working on his jumper and post moves this summer.

"I've been working on a lot of shooting and a lot of post moves," said Antetokounmpo, "been working on my handle and want to get better at finding the right people when I get double-teamed or sometimes triple-teamed." It's unlikely The Greek Freak will suddenly become a knockdown 3-point shooter this season, but perhaps he'll offer up a few more triples, as he's steadily improved his 3-point percentage over the past four seasons.
Sep 19 - 12:13 PM

The Bucks will sign undrafted Indiana guard Robert Johnson to a training camp deal.

Johnson averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.1 triples as a senior, but he's a long-shot to make the regular-season roster for the Bucks. Barring a strong camp, he'll likely end up in the G-League.
Source: Sportando
Sep 17 - 10:33 AM

Xavier Munford is reportedly considering playing in China next season.

Munford spent most of last season in the G-League. He appeared in six games for the Bucks in 2017-18, but played a total of only 21 minutes and scored just three points. It is believed the Bucks extended him a qualifying offer back in June, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Sep 8 - 9:41 AM

Brandon Jennings said recently that he might "finish [his] career in Europe and ... be satisfied."

"I hope I will [return to the NBA]," said Jennings, who has signed with a Russian team for the upcoming season. "[But] I started my career in Europe. I know how to play European basketball and this is where I may end my career." Jennings is still only 28 years old but there's no reason to think he'll help fantasy owners even if he does earn another NBA deal.
Source: MVP.rs
Sep 5 - 11:09 PM

As expected, Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play for Greece in the World Cup Qualifiers in September.

It was reported earlier this month that Antetokounmpo was highly unlikely to participate in the WC qualifiers, but it is now official, as Giannis is not on the 14-man roster submitted by the Greek Basketball Federation.
Aug 21 - 1:16 PM

According to his agent, Brandon Jennings will play in Russia next season.

He's just 28 years old, but Jennings hasn't been the same since his Achilles injury in 2015. In 14 appearances with the Bucks, Jennings averaged 5.2 points and 3.1 assists on 37.5% shooting.
Aug 20 - 10:35 AM

Bucks GM Jon Horst emphasized that offseason additions Ersan Ilyasova and Brook Lopez can both "stretch the [court], shoot the 3-pointer."

Horst said that both frontcourt players "can stretch the [court] ... not only effectively percentage-wise, but also attempt-wise." Lopez mentioned himself and Ilyasova as 3-point threats in a recent interview, so it sounds like an emphasis even prior to training camp. Horst added that the Bucks are "building a team around Giannis [Antetokounmpo]," and stretching the court with sweet-shooting big men should play to his strengths as a penetrator and playmaker. If Ilyasova earns enough minutes, he could flirt with his career-best average of 2.0 triples per game.
Aug 19 - 7:53 PM

In addition to adding more bulk, Christian Wood has spent the offseason working on his 3-point shot.

"It’s improving, I’m starting to knock it down and mix it up well," Wood said. "I feel very comfortable from 3-point range. I work on it every day." A seven-footer with a seven-foot-four wingspan, Wood is an intriguing prospect because he can run the floor, shoot from the perimeter and protect the rim. He was very impressive in Vegas and earned a spot on the all-summer-league first team. If he carries this same momentum into camp, he could push for the backup job behind Brook Lopez.
Source: Hoopshype
Aug 16 - 11:30 AM

Forward/center Christian Wood has agreed to a training camp deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wood had a big Summer League performance for the Bucks, averaging 20.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 55.4% from the field in five games, earning a spot on the all-summer-league first team. "I think without a doubt he’s an NBA player," Bucks assistant and summer-league coach Taylor Jenkins told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Bucks have an open roster spot and it would appear that Wood has a chance to win it. The UNLV product went undrafted in 2015 and has bounced around the league for a few years, so he'll simply be hoping to make the opening-night roster for the Bucks.
Aug 14 - 11:32 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is highly unlikely to play for Greece in the World Cup Qualifiers in September.

Antetokounmpo has taken great pride in playing for the Greek national team, but in order to play in these contests, he would have to leave the Bucks training camp. Thus, it is very safe to assume it won't happen.
Aug 14 - 9:28 AM

Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

It's reportedly just a training camp deal, so he's not a lock by any means to make the 15-man roster. He's not on the fantasy radar and averaged just 10.6 minutes in 11 appearances with the Bucks last season.
Aug 13 - 10:59 PM

Brook Lopez said Giannis Antetokounmpo is "going to be deadly" with extra space around him this season.

Giannis' shot selection has led to a lot of shots in traffic, so having Brook Lopez out there to help space should open things up over guys like John Henson. Last season for Antetokounmpo, he faced tight defense on 58.5 percent of his shots, and he was a shade below average in efficiency in isolation plays. He's still just 23 years old and took a sizable leap last year, so the Greek Freak is locked in as a top-four pick in fantasy.
Aug 11 - 2:18 PM


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