HoopsHype Ekpe Udoh rumors

April 16, 2014 Updates

Ekpe Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball. Few, if any, NBA players can say they've started a book club over Twitter. Fewer still probably cite entertainment magnate Oprah Winfrey as a role model. Udoh, a four-year NBA veteran, is thinking big. "I want to be like Oprah. I want to be like Oprah's book club," the Bucks forward said Tuesday. "I'll get there. It might take me a couple years, but I'll get some buzz going." ESPN.com

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Ekpe Udoh saw the situation at practice Monday and realized the Bucks were short-handed. So the 6-foot-10 forward decided to move up his timetable a bit while making his return from arthroscopic knee surgery. Udoh went through a full-contact practice and is officially listed as questionable for the Bucks' home game against Cleveland on Wednesday night. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Congratulations, Ekpe Udoh. Your Milwaukee Bucks might not have gotten the win in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, but it certainly looks like your trip to Hollywood was the stuff dreams are made of. I'm sure Deron Williams is as jealous as jealous gets this morning. First Dwyane Wade and David Hasselhoff, now Ekpe Udoh and Betty White. Because things happen in threes, I'm eagerly awaiting the excitement when Steve Novak finally meets Marsha Warfield from "Night Court." Yahoo! Sports

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One rival executive said fourth-year point guard Brandon Jennings and forward Ersan Ilyasova are not expected to be traded. But center Samuel Dalembert (expiring deal worth $6.7 million) and fourth-year forward Ekpe Udoh could help get the deal done. USA Today Sports

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Warriors have also talked with Milwaukee Bucks about moving down to the 12th slot. The Bucks are looking to move up to secure one of the big men they like (John Henson, Tyler Zeller). If Thursday, Milwaukee believes Henson and Zeller will be gone (leaving them stuck with less-ready Meyers Leonard or Jared Sullinger and his back concerns), Bucks GM John Hammond may take the bait. Golden State could get Luc Mbah a Moute in return or even get Ekpe Udoh back. I’ve got to think Mark Jackson would prefer Ekpe Udoh. He had Ekpe playing his best ball before the Warriors (reluctantly) traded him to Milwaukee. Contra Costa Times

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After spending 1 1/2 seasons with the Golden State Warriors, he was traded on March 13 to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of the deal that saw scoring machine Monta Ellis, ex-Piston Kwame Brown and Udoh go to the Bucks for center Andrew Bogut and swingman Stephen Jackson. Udoh recalled that night just before this season's trade deadline before the Bucks' 113-97 win over the Pistons on Friday night at the Palace. "I had no clue what was going to happen," said Udoh, who spent two seasons in Ann Arbor before transferring to Baylor after one season under U-M coach John Beilein. Detroit Free Press

"Coming off the court in Sacramento, I will never forget seeing on TV that I had been traded. It's surreal, really. But it's a business, and I got a firsthand glimpse of that. I understand that now, and now I'm with the Bucks, and I'm going to give it my all." The shock of it might be the downside, but the fact that the Bucks are fighting for a playoff spot is definitely an upside. They are only two games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Detroit Free Press

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