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October 22, 2014 Updates
October 21, 2014 Updates

That would be Parker, the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft and the odds-on favorite for the Rookie of the Year award. “There are a lot of good young players coming in, but I think he is the best I’ve seen,” one scout told Sporting News. “He has a comfort level out there that is just really, really natural. Other guys, you can see that they’re trying to figure out how to fit in. But he seems to know he belongs out there and that allows him to just go and let his talent speak for itself.” Sporting News

Giannis says Thanasis can be 'better' than him: He was probably just being polite, but Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks his brother and Knicks draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo can be better than he is. "He can be better than me. I believe that," Giannis said Monday. Giannis added that his brother is "very athletic." "You can't [teach] that. Like some guys are tall. You can't [teach] tallness. The only thing you can do is improve your skills to play in this league. That's what he's doing. Just trying to improve his skills so he can make it in the league." ESPN.com

October 20, 2014 Updates

It's becoming more evident with each preseason game. Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is settling in at the power forward position. His quickness is giving bigger opponents plenty of trouble and he is rebounding well. The 6-foot-8 Parker still can switch over to small forward if necessary. But his best fit right now is at the 4 spot and it enables the Bucks to play fellow 19-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo at small forward. "It looks like power forward, yeah," Parker said after the Bucks shootaround Monday morning at Madison Square Garden. "I played some 3 against the Cavs. It depends on the team, I'd say. Mostly my speed (is an advantage), because those guys are a bit stronger down there, those forwards." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 19, 2014 Updates

Kidd was granted permission to talk to the Bucks in June and then was subsequently traded for two second-round picks. "Did I want to be traded?" said Kidd, whose Bucks play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "I think once [the Nets] OK'd the talk to Milwaukee, that just showed, whatever you want to call it, rumors or no rumors that they wanted to fire me in December had to have some legs." Kidd was alluding to reports by ESPNNewYork.com and Yahoo! Sports about how management strongly considered making a coaching change last December when the Nets were in the midst of a 10-21 start but Russian ownership stuck with Kidd. ESPN.com

When asked about a comment he made recently to ESPN's Chris Broussard about how "Brooklyn thought that they could do better" in regards to his departure from the Nets, Kidd points to what the Nets have now. "They got second round picks," Kidd said on Sunday. "I thought they got a coach [Lionel Hollins] and second-round picks." ESPN.com

October 17, 2014 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Sanders is expected to be back in time for the regular-season opener Oct. 29 in Charlotte. He has played well in preseason. Sanders is averaging 10.7 points and 10 rebounds for three preseason games and grabbed 15 rebounds vs. Memphis on Oct. 8. Twitter @cf_gardner

In a dramatic expansion of their ownership group, the Milwaukee Bucks will announce Friday that five prominent African-American business leaders and philanthropists, as well as two well-known Milwaukee business executives, have joined the franchise. Their addition gives Bucks owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry and new investor Jamie Dinan, whose ownership stake had not been widely known, enhanced credibility as they continue to work not only on rebuilding the franchise but also on setting the stage for what is expected to be a major downtown economic redevelopment project. While specifics of what the three have in mind beyond building a new arena have yet to be disclosed, the Bucks made a point in their announcement to say that members of Partners for Community Impact, or PCI, had previously been involved in urban economic development and renewal projects. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 16, 2014 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN BUCKS HISTORY

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is No. 1 in a list filled with old-school players at the top.

   

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