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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

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October 14, 2014 Updates

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said the team had sincere interest in bringing veteran Ray Allen back to the team during the past summer, but the former Bucks player was not inclined to return. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, still has not signed with any NBA team and has not said if he plans to retire. He played with the Miami Heat the past two years and helped it win the 2013 NBA championship. He also won a league title with the Boston Celtics in 2008. "We did contact Ray," Kidd said. "He's weighing his options to see where he wants to go. But we did have interest." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

He adhered too a strict daily workout program, one that clearly showed his dedication and commitment to becoming a better basketball player. “I would wake up at 7 a.m., get breakfast and then lift weights,’’ said the, yes, still affable Henson. “I did that just because I could to go sleep earlier at night. Sleep actually helps you put on weight. I would go to bed usually around 9, 10 o’clock. That’s unusual, but at the same time, I had a routine. I wanted to put on 15 pounds and I did, so it worked.’’ Henson played his first two seasons with the Bucks at around 216 pounds -- anorexic by NBA big man standards. He repeatedly got thrown around under the basket like a rag doll by opponents who often outweighed by by at least 50 pounds. Racine Journal-Times

Cavaliers forward LeBron James will not play in Tuesday night's preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks at The Q. Head coach David Blatt said this decision was part of the team's management process during the preseason. He stressed there isn't anything more to James sitting out. Shawn Marion will start in place of James tonight. "No physical problems at all. He's fine," Blatt said. "We're just trying to manage the preseason and the best possible way to get him ready." Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

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