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On the surface, at least, Knight doesn’t seem the least bit distracted by his contract situation. He insists he's only concerned about building on last season’s breakout campaign. “That’s for agents to do and for the media to talk about,’’ Knight said about his contract situation. “He (Bledsoe) did his thing this year and his agent (Rich Paul) did a great job of getting him that deal. “I’m taking it day by day. I’m not even focusing on that now. Either way, I’m going to play well this season like I played well last season.’’ Racine Journal-Times

Knight, an extremely confident but not cocky sort, firmly believes it’s the latter. “I do. Of course,’’ Knight responded when asked if he considered himself an upper-echelon caliber player. “I’m not going to sit here and tell you I’m not. I think I've showed I can play with the best of them. “If I went down a list, I don’t think there’s anything I can’t do on the court.’’ Racine Journal-Times

October 3, 2014 Updates

Earlier this week 25-year-old twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris of the Phoenix Suns signed four-year extensions of $32 million and $20 million, respectively. "He's a piece we want here," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Wednesday, referring to Knight. "You talk about his work ethic, the way he approaches the game, he's a professional, on and off the court. "I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's success. I want everyone to have the ultimate goal of winning and being financially set. Our job as coaches is to help them achieve that goal." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Chris Wright is one of the options Panathinaikos is considering to close the roster for this upcoming season, according to sources. Wright has played 32 games in the NBA with Warriors and Bucks averaging 3.7 points and 2 rebounds. Sportando

October 2, 2014 Updates

Two years ago, several guards in the 2009 draft class signed extensions, including Stephen Curry (four years at $44 million), Jrue Holiday (four years at $41 million), Ty Lawson (four years at $48 million) and DeMar DeRozan (four years at $40 million). Earlier this week 25-year-old twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris of the Phoenix Suns signed four-year extensions of $32 million and $20 million, respectively. "He's a piece we want here," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Wednesday, referring to Knight. "You talk about his work ethic, the way he approaches the game, he's a professional, on and off the court. "I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's success. I want everyone to have the ultimate goal of winning and being financially set. Our job as coaches is to help them achieve that goal." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Knight made it clear in his comments on media day and again Wednesday that he considers himself a point guard, not a combo guard. "It's my best position," he said. "Point guards have to be able to beat their guy, get in the paint and make the right decision. I can get in the paint at any time. "So it was just a matter of me making the right decision, whether it be to score the basketball or get guys involved. I know from playing point and being in the NBA the last couple years, that I've improved at the spot. It's not something you just pick up right away." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Bucks forward Khris Middleton had a cyst removed and missed practice Wednesday. Kidd said he expects Middleton to be sidelined for several days. The team will be off Thursday and resume with a single workout Friday. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Jason Kidd was hired as the team’s coach over the summer and he wants to move Antetokounmpo from small forward to point guard. Kidd believes the second-year player has the skill set to thrive as a floor general, and envisions him being a match-up nightmare with his 6’11 frame and 7’5 wingspan. The 19-year-old has been working out in Milwaukee with teammates and is prepared to make the transition to the one. “I’m not going to say I was shocked by it,” Antetokounmpo told Basketball Insiders when asked about the move to point guard. “It’s something that I feel comfortable with and I’ll play wherever Coach wants me to play, especially when it’s Coach Kidd who thinks that I can play point guard. That makes me feel like, ‘I can play it. I can play point guard.’ I’m going to try my best and just listen to Coach. I’ll do whatever Coach says to do and I’ll get more comfortable.” Basketball Insiders

What have your conversations with Larry Sanders been like this summer? Jason Kidd: We've been great. He came out to summer league for a couple days to work out. We've talked all summer. I'm very excited. He has said on multiple occasions he's excited to play basketball. We understand how important he is to this team, and so, again, what he brings to the table on the defensive and offensive end, we're very excited to have. He's said he wants to have a bounceback season. How's he looking, what are your expectations for him? Jason Kidd: He looks great. He looks great. He's running. He's blocking shots, rebounding, he's talking, he's helping his teammates out on both ends. He's in shape. He looks great. Everybody that we've seen, the 15 guys that have been here most of September look great. CBSSports.com

September 26, 2014 Updates

Q: Is it true you're going to have Gary Payton mentoring Giannis? Jason Kidd: No, I'm not having anyone mentor anyone. For me, it's looking at guys that I've played against or played with that can maybe help come in for a day or two to talk about what it takes to be successful. And so Gary at some point might come in and talk, but we're not going to hire him. CBSSports.com

 

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