Milwaukee Bucks Rumors
Throughout the process, rumors surfaced — always from unnamed sources — that Harris didn’t want to return to the Magic because the Magic had recently hired Scott Skiles as their coach. Skiles was the Milwaukee Bucks’ coach when the Bucks drafted Harris in 2011, and Harris played sparingly during the period that Skiles’ and Harris’ tenures in Milwaukee overlapped. Harris refuted those rumors on Friday night. “First off, me and Scott have a great relationship,” Harris said. “What people don’t understand is that when he first coached me, I was 18 years old. And from 18 to being about to turn 23 now, I’m a completely different player. Even in Milwaukee, where I didn’t play as much, we still had a great dialogue. He just wanted me to work harder. He just said, ‘Your time is coming.’ So he was always encouraging for me.
“Today, we communicated. He wants me to be a leader. He wants me to lead. He’s a fantastic coach. I think he’s the perfect coach for our team. Actually, I know he’s the perfect coach for our team. And he’s a coach I want to play for. He’s a fiery guy. He gets after you. He has that passion to win, that fire to win. Me and him, we have no problems. That passion, that’s the passion that I play with, so that’s what I love in a coach.” The deal was reported first by Real GM.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: My mind should be focused on basketball but it’s not possible for it not to wander back to Greece. Even if you don’t want to think about it, the events won’t let you. I’m young and inexperienced to talk about these kinds of issues. I don’t possess the knowledge to judge and have an opinion. The only thing I’m entitled to share is my feelings. I feel sorrow for Greece and everything the people are going through. I know how hard it is. Honestly, for many years in my life, before I became 18 and got into the draft and the NBA, I felt first hand the stresses of survival. The insecurity, the feeling of not knowing what tomorrow will bring and how you will manage to survive.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: It’s a very difficult situation to manage. I want to wish the people strength, courage, a positive mentality and patience. Personally, I managed to come out stronger from the difficult situations I experienced in my childhood and teenage years, with only one thing as a weapon: my love for my family, the emotional bond that we had between us, the fact that we were all going through it together, by giving strength to one another. When you have people by your side that love you, people you care about, and everyone supports each other, then even the greatest problems, if they cannot be overcome, they can at least be endured. It has been proven many times in history that no matter what Greece went through, Greece never perished. Greece always found a way to get up again and move forward. The same will happen now.
Jared Dudley: Milwaukee!!! I know it’s was only there for 1 yr but what a yr!!! From 17 wins to 41 and the playoffs!! We started the foundation #goodluck
Charles F. Gardner: Dudley will be missed in Bucks locker room — and by reporters for his always candid comments. He helped change Bucks culture.
Jeff Zillgitt: Wizards will use trade exception from Andre Miller to Kings deal to acquire Jared Dudley from Bucks. Trade can’t be finalized until July 9.
Alex Kennedy: I spoke to @Jared Dudley about the rumor that he’s being dealt to Wizards. It seems it’ll happen. Here’s his quote: http://t.co/0vK1sGsRoI
Alex Kennedy: Kosta Koufos has received interest from the Mavs, Lakers and Kings among others. The Bucks showed interest too (before landing Greg Monroe).: 3 more rumors
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Washington Wizards are closing in on a trade for Milwaukee’s Jared Dudley. On course to be completed July 9
Ken Berger: As @Marc Stein says, Bucks trading Jared Dudley to Wizards. Source says Bucks get “extremely protected” second-round pick.
Ramona Shelburne: Monroe’s agent David Falk tells @Chris Broussard “All four teams we met with offered the max for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years – whatever we wanted.”: 22 more rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: Greg Monroe had questions for Bucks. Was very interested in Bucks’ plan/commitment to keep young, talented team together long-term.
Charles F. Gardner: Free agent Greg Monroe to sign max deal, according to source, Huge get for Bucks as they beat out Blazers, Lakers and Knicks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Greg Monroe will sign a three-year, $50M deal with the Bucks, including the player option on the final year, sources tell Yahoo.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Monroe will sign a three year deal, with a player option on the third year, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.