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April 9, 2015 Updates

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the only Milwaukee Bucks player to appear in all 77 of the team's games entering their matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. He had started 64 in row. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, he sat out of Wednesday's 104-99 loss to the Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo apparently didn't know in advance of the game. "He didn't tell me," Antetokounmpo answered when asked when head coach Jason Kidd told him he would sit. "No, he didn't tell me." Was the benching for being late to practice? For rest? Because of an injury? "I don't know," Antetokounmpo said after the game. "It was coach's decision — I don't know — for me not to play today." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season, said he hopes to return to the lineup Friday in New York against the Knicks. Kidd wouldn't commit to saying when Antetokounmpo would play again, only noting, "He's going to practice tomorrow." He was more interested in talking about the players who did set foot on the court. "The guys played at a very high level, yes, they put themselves in a position to win," Kidd said. "That's first and foremost the most important thing, not asking me stupid questions about why Giannis didn't play." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

April 8, 2015 Updates

Youngmisuk: What did you think when he said he wanted you to play more point guard? Giannis Antetokounmpo: You know, Jason Kidd had just come to the team and saw me (for) a couple of practices. ... (Then) I heard he wants to make (me play) point. Point guard? Me, point guard? (I thought) no, I cannot do it. But you cannot say something, because he was one of the greatest point guards. If he wants to make me a point guard, I just got to sit down and listen and talk to him and try to do what he wants because he knows the right thing. It was a great feeling, for some games that I was point guard, handle the ball all the time and put your teammates in the right spot and make the right plays. It was a good feeling, but it was tough, too. It gives you more responsibility on the court. ESPN.com

Youngmisuk: What is new in your life right now? I hear you have a new hobby: writing music. Antetokounmpo: Yeah, I just want to sit down and write. I want to take the challenge my brother (gave me and) told me that I cannot do it. I said, "Yeah, I can!" We were talking about buying a house. I told him, "Yeah, if we buy a house, in the basement we are going to make a studio, a music room." And after (my brothers) were talking about music, I told them, "Yeah, I can write music easily. I can write a song." And my brother was like, "No, you can't." And my mother was like, "Yeah, he can do it." And my little brother told my mother, "Look, Mom! Not because he is playing in the NBA, he can do everything right now!" And I was like, "No, Kostas! I can write a song." So I told him, "Give me two, three years. I am going to have a nice song ready for you." Youngmisuk: What kind of music do you want to write? Rap? R&B? Antetokounmpo: Yeah. Hip-hop. R&B. It will be clean. I am not going to have a dirty version. Just a clean version. ESPN.com

Owners of the Milwaukee Bucks are releasing their plan for a new $500 million arena that they say would anchor a much larger entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee. The Bucks owners on Wednesday talked about their plans for 30 acres of largely vacant land adjacent to the existing arena, the BMO Harris Bradley Center, which opened in 1988. The proposed plan by owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan would demolish the current arena to make room. ESPN.com

Gery Woelfel: Bucks are saying new arena will cost $500 million. Another $500M for additional structures. Twitter @GeryWoelfel

April 7, 2015 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Gutierrez is the 60th Gatorade Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. NBA.com

Josh Weir: Team source tells me Arinze Onuaku being signed by T-Wolves, Jorge Gutierrez being signed by Bucks. Great for them, bad timing for Charge. Twitter

April 5, 2015 Updates

Carter-Williams is starting over in his second year in the NBA. The Hamilton native is playing for one of the best point guards of all time in Jason Kidd and is trying to regain his confidence after being unnerved by the trade and thrown into a playoff situation with the emerging Bucks. “It was the first time I’ve ever been traded, I didn’t know how to handle things,” Carter-Williams said. “I was still having some feelings toward me leaving my old teammates. We got a lot of things out on the table. I think the guys here did a great job of helping me feel comfortable. Just talking to coaches and building a relationship with them and the players. It took a little bit, but it’s there now. We just want to win on the court and continue to build relationships.” Boston Globe

Despite rumors that the 76ers had been trying to deal him since the summer, the trade took Carter-Williams by surprise. The 76ers lost 63 games last season, but Carter-Williams, along with Everett native Nerlens Noel, had become potential cornerstones, and Carter-Williams felt comfortable being part of a growing organization. “I didn’t know it was coming,” he said. “But I’m in a good situation now. I’m trying to move on from it. It’s good to be stable and have teammates for more than however time. It’s good to know that I’m going to be here growing with guys and knowing the chemistry, just to build on relationships. [Losing in Philadelphia] was tough, but Philly treated me great. I’ve got nothing really bad to say about them. I’m a Milwaukee Buck now and I hope I’m here for a while.” Boston Globe

April 4, 2015 Updates
April 2, 2015 Updates

The Bucks led with an orange theme to their changing colors celebration at halftime Wednesday night. But it was merely a misdirection, some April Fool's fun. Then they got down to the serious business of a change in the franchise's color scheme and briefly displayed these three colors on the BMO Harris Bradley Center scoreboard: green, blue and cream. The Bucks also showed off a new "M" logo on a baseball cap, and owner Wes Edens put one on at halftime. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

April 1, 2015 Updates

During the beginning of his career, Knight read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success. Through his struggles in Detroit as a Piston, to his success in Milwaukee, Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule resonated with Knight. “I read that a couple of years ago and kind of thought it reminded me of myself a little bit, as far as you’ve got to put in the hours to be great at a certain event or certain sport,” Knight said. “Whatever it is, you’ve got to put the time in. Of course you’ve got talent, but in order to reach that potential, you have to put that time in to be as great as you want to be.” Triangle Offense

After years of being underrated and overlooked, Knight is beginning to earn his due. To make room for Knight, Phoenix parted ways with point guard Isaiah Thomas as well as Ennis and Plumlee after sending Goran Dragic (and brother Zoran) to the Miami Heat. Suns officials said after the trade they believed that Knight was the best player involved. “A lot of people tried to put limitations on my game and say I wouldn’t be this, I wouldn’t be that,” Knight said. “I think I’ve proven a lot of people wrong. I don’t think a lot of people thought I would be here based on my first two years.” Triangle Offense

March 31, 2015 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks are keeping a tight lid on Wednesday's announcement about a "colorful surprise," as team vice president of strategy and operations Alex Lasry termed it. There have been a few teasers from the team on Twitter about a halftime announcement when the Bucks meet the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It is expected the Bucks will reveal a new color scheme for their jerseys, something principal owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry said they hoped could be done after taking over the team last spring. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel



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