Marc Lasry Rumors
The most important figure in the Bucks’ contingent will unquestionably be Jabari Parker, their young star-in-the-making forward. Parker hails from Chicago as does Wade and they have a strong rapport. They have attended each other’s functions over the years and Wade has consistently provided Parker with encouragement and support.
But all that won’t matter unless they bring a Brink’s truck with them. As one of Wade’s closest friends told me two days ago, “He (Wade) wants to be paid. He’s going to go where the most money is offered.’’
Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead the Greek national team in the upcoming pre-olympic tournament of Turin, Italy. The Greek player met today with the Bucks’ owner Marc Lasry and expressed his wish to play with the Greek national team. Despite the fact that the initial plan of the Bucks for Giannis was to take a break from the national team and work on his game during the summer, they understood what playing for Greece means to him.
The owners made it clear they want Kidd to continue, and Lasry said it’s reasonable to assume the coach would receive an extension. “At the end of the day, Jason is our coach,” Lasry said. “I know there’s been a bunch of articles. We think he’s done a great job. He’s our guy. “Everybody who keeps talking about it, it’s a non-issue. I never understand why in this league you have these issues. “We want to win next year; we’re going to want to win the year after. This is a five-year plan. When you look at the players we have, look at the development of Giannis (Antetokounmpo) in the last three years.
In an interview with the Journal Sentinel, Edens denied any rift within the team’s ownership group and said no trades were seriously considered before the February deadline, despite media reports to the contrary.
A recent national media report said Bucks owners were divided over decisions before the trade deadline. Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan are the other principal owners along with Edens. “Nothing whatsoever,” Edens said in response. “It’s just complete fiction. “The thing that was most disappointing and inaccurate, of somehow discord among the owners, nothing could be farther from the truth. I don’t know where any of this stuff comes from. In this case it was so misplaced.”