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November 25, 2014 Updates

That means he will enter next summer as a restricted free agent, joining a crowded group of point guards scheduled to hit the market. But league executives don’t expect Knight to go very far. Certainly, if Knight has his way, he will sign the kind of contract he was looking for this summer from the Bucks, and keep himself in Milwaukee. Even if he signs a free-agent deal elsewhere, because he is a restricted free agent, the Bucks can match the contract. “I don’t really have a choice anyway,” Knight told Sporting News. “Milwaukee has the right to match, so if they want me to stay, I am staying. But there are no ill feelings or bad blood, it just didn’t work out at the time. I am looking forward to this summer and sitting down after we have a better year than we did last year and working something out this summer.” Sporting News

Thus far, his relationship with Kidd has been good, and Kidd obviously likes him — Kidd has used every bit of his roster thus far this year, but Knight is the only Buck averaging more than 30 minutes per game. Surely a contract can’t be far behind. “Hopefully, at the end of this year, we will revisit it then, and it will work out how it was supposed to,” Knight said. “I like being in Milwaukee, I love my teammates, I love the staff, this is a great place to be. I enjoy it here, so hopefully this summer we can work it out so I can stay.” Sporting News

A couple of years ago you were doing a lot of interviews, for good reason. What's it like to be that guy, and then go through what you did last year and face the opposite side of it? Larry Sanders: It's definitely two extremes. But I'm thankful for it. I got to see two ends of the stick. A really extreme positive, where everyone wants your attention and everyone wants to interview you, and then the really extreme negative, where you're outcasted or you're seen as a troublemaker. But it was really good to see because neither one of them -- whether people thought I was a saint or a devil, they both were wrong. They both were wrong assumptions about who I am. Regardless, unless you know me, you don't know me. So, just not attaching myself to other people's thoughts about me. Sometimes, I'm going to make my mistakes. Perfection is not even attainable. But, you can always be better. You can get better and learn as long as you're alive. That's the main lesson in life, at least for me. Just to try to get better every day. CBSSports.com

What'd you do with your downtime when you couldn't play? Larry Sanders: I did a lot of art stuff. Music. A lot of painting, a lot of writing, a lot of reading. And that takes up a lot of my day. I do a lot of those things. You were working on a novel. Larry Sanders: I still am. It's still in the works. Just developing the idea a lot more. The concept is developing more and more. I'm thinking, maybe another couple of years. CBSSports.com

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is in Milwaukee to meet with Milwaukee Bucks investors and talk with young professionals involved in start-up companies. Silver is expected to get an update from Bucks' owners on locating a new multipurpose arena. The NBA has set a deadline of late 2017 for the Bucks to be in a new arena. Failing to meet that deadline means the league could buy the team and move it elsewhere. USA Today Sports

November 24, 2014 Updates

Wes Edens, a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, says the idea of a jock tax to help finance the construction of a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee is a good starting point for coming up with a workable plan. "I think that how we actually pay for it and what the form of the financing is and kind of all the technical nuances at some point will be very important," Edens said in an interview with the Journal Sentinel. "To me it's less important today than just the notion that, let's just agree what's on the table with the benefit of the team being in town. Once we have done that, we've got a really useful place to start the dialogue." A Legislative Fiscal Bureau report, written in late September but released by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) after the November elections, determined that capturing the income tax paid by National Basketball Association players and team employees could support approximately $150 million in state general-obligation bonding. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Sources have told the Journal Sentinel that the franchise's preferred site remains the land owned by Journal Communications, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Theatre, or some iteration involving those properties. Edens and fellow co-owner Marc Lasry have committed $100 million toward a new arena. Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who sold the team, has also said he would put $100 million toward an arena, and additional private investment could bring the total commitment to $300 million. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 23, 2014 Updates

Q  How do you spell Antetokounmpo? Nate Wolters: Oh, I still have no clue. You want me to give it a try? A-n-t-e-(pause)-k-o-u-n-p-o? Well, it’s tough. I know how to say it. I don’t know how to spell it yet. Q How freakish is the Greek Freak? Nate Wolters:  He’s really good. He has gotten a ton better since last year. Just with his length, there are not too many guys who can do what he does. He handles it like a guard. He’s a really good passer. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Earlier Saturday, the NBA corrected a scoring error from Friday night's game, leaving the official final 124-82. At issue was a three-pointer that was incorrectly credited to forward John Henson. Instead, he hit a jump shot from the lane with 1 minute, 44 seconds remaining and is now credited with six points for the game. The three would have been the first of Henson's three-year career. "I was looking at the box score and saw they gave me a three-pointer," Henson said. "I thought they were just going to let it go. But it's all good." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 22, 2014 Updates

The NBA announced today that a scoring error was made during the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors game on Nov. 21 at Air Canada Centre, which impacted the final score of the game but not the final outcome of the game. Bucks forward John Henson was incorrectly credited with a 3-point field goal when he made a jump shot in the lane with 1:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. The game statistics have been corrected and the final score of the game is Toronto 124, Milwaukee 82. Henson’s scoring total has been changed to six points in the official box score. All NBA games are reviewed to ensure the accuracy of the game statistics. Below is a link to video of Henson’s shot: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2014/11/22/bops-john-henson-hook-shot-112114.nba/ NBA.com

“He’s going to be an All-Star. No, it’s definitely not [impossible to conceive of his potential]. … I don’t think we’ve had someone like him,” Dudley said. “He’s [Kevin] Durant-sized but his game’s so much different. I mean, kind of more of a LeBron [James] personality, where he’s more of a passer than a scorer. With that being said, I mean, if I had to give someone that he can be similar to and label him, it’d be more like a [Scottie] Pippen. He doesn’t want to shoot threes. He’s someone who … could be a first-team all-defence guy. I think that would be his upside, but I feel like he’s even more athletic than Pippen.” National Post

November 21, 2014 Updates

Alex Rodriguez may be one of the most beleaguered and despised athletes in professional sports, but that apparently was of little consequence to the Milwaukee Bucks organization. The Bucks had the New York Yankees third baseman address their players while the team was in Miami last week to play the Heat. Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games – which was later reduced to 162 – and sat out all of last season after violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy. Racine Journal-Times

November 20, 2014 Updates

Despite some requests from the likes of Nets forward Kevin Garnett to remember what Kidd did for the franchise while it was in New Jersey, the die-hards at the Barclays Center greeted the ex-point guard with a loud chorus of boos on Wednesday night before his Bucks emerged victorious in three overtimes. Click on the video above to see the reaction. Newark Star-Ledger

It was a reception that would have been impossible to imagine last season, when the team retired the No. 5 jersey Kidd wore during the greatest career for a Nets player since the franchise joined the NBA. "My teammates, coaches, we did a lot for this franchise," Kidd said before the game. "But it's what-have-you-done-for-us-lately motto. I understand everybody has their opinion. It's business and I work for the Milwaukee Bucks." Boston Herald

Kidd insisted he never tried to go over King's head, and said he didn't want more control. "No. No, I didn't try to promote myself," he said. "Billy's the GM. He put the Brooklyn Nets together, so it is what it is. I didn't try to promote myself. I'm still learning to be a coach. This is my second season. I had a very interesting first year as a coach. I thought it was kind of funny that you guys were marking down how many times I held the clipboard. You do that to [Lionel] Hollins?" Newsday

 

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