Milwaukee Bucks Rumors
Matt Velazquez: Matthew Dellavedova (left knee tendinitis) updated to questionable for tonight’s game against the Mavs. Will check with Jason Kidd pregame to see if Delly will be back for his first game since Nov. 13 (has missed Bucks’ past 9 games).
It will be fascinating to watch how they evolve. Milwaukee will investigate DeAndre Jordan, and that is another future version of this team: Antetokounmpo running pick-and-roll with a lob dunker, shooters surrounding them. That would also require something of a stylistic overhaul; Kidd has favored a more egalitarian motion offense, with cuts and handoffs swirling around the elbows. The Bucks can’t pay all of Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe, Parker, Middleton, Tony Snell, and Jordan. They almost certainly can’t get Jordan without giving up one of their good and expensive rotation guys, anyway. (I would be very surprised if they flipped Parker for Jordan, to be clear.)
“If a team’s trying to trade for you, they’re going to want some kind of commitment if they’re going to give away significant pieces,” the adviser said. “How do you do that without an agent involved?” Among the teams “kicking the tires hard” on Jordan’s availability in a trade, according to a Western Conference executive, are the Milwaukee Bucks. Having added Bledsoe to a rising young core that includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, the Bucks are an intriguing potential destination. According to the Western Conference executive, Milwaukee is intent on adding size and rebounding at the trade deadline. Jordan would provide both, and the Bucks have the pieces to get a deal done. They also have something else that should not be underestimated: head coach Jason Kidd’s close ties to Jordan’s agent.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry have been named as defendants in a civil suit filed against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The suit alleges that Dolan and Lasry — among other Weinstein associates — knew of the movie producer’s “pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women” because of their relationship with him.