Joe Prunty Rumors
“We had spoken with (Bucks GM) Jon Horst and (Bucks head coach) Joe Prunty on the phone kind all of those days when I was available,’’ Ilyasova said. “There were some other teams in the mix, too. But, yes, I was interested in coming to Milwaukee.’’ How interested? Very interested. “It was close, really close,’’ Ilyasova said of signing with the Bucks. “The money was similar (between Milwaukee and Philadelphia). Money wasn’t a choice, though. It was playing time and being in a comfortable situation.’’
Matt Velazquez: Prunty on Jabari Parker playing both games of a back-to-back: “It’s important for him, it’s important for us and we need him. It’s all hands on deck all the time, obviously with some of the guys that we do have out it creates opportunities for other people.”
Matt Velazquez: Joe Prunty says he hasn’t been given the final go-ahead to play Tyler Zeller yet, but he hopes he’ll get it before the game. Thon Maker will start for John Henson. Rest of the starting lineup remains the same. Jabari Parker will get in the ballpark of 20 mins if all goes to plan.