Milwaukee Bucks Rumors
Henson and the Bucks have had on-going talks about an extension. Sources close to the process say there is a deal there if Henson wants it, but there is a sense from his side of wanting to see how the extension market plays out.
After the victory in Xanthi tournament coach Fotis Katsikaris announced the final list of players for EuroBasket of the Greece national team. Dimitris Agravanis and Vladimir Janković the last two cuts, here the Greek roster: Nikos Zisis, Giannis Bourousis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Giorgos Printezis, Nick Clathes, Kostas Papanikolaou, Kostas Sloukas, Stratos Perperoglou, Kostas Koufos, Vaggelis Mantzaris, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Milwaukee Bucks spent more money lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature than any other organization during the first half of the year, as the NBA team was pushing for approval of a new basketball arena. A report released Friday by the state elections board, which oversees lobbying, showed the Bucks spent just over $482,000 on lobbying through June. The next highest was the Wisconsin Hospital Association at nearly $379,000. The Bucks’ lobbying paid off. The Legislature, on bipartisan votes, ultimately approved spending $250 million in taxpayer money on a new stadium for the team. Gov. Scott Walker signed the measure into law this month. The amount spent by the Bucks doesn’t include lobbying on the arena bill in July, when it passed both houses. Those figures will be reported in January.
The latter is a bit of a guessing game for now, though Hammond also sounded content to roll with the 15 guaranteed contracts currently on the roster, six of which he described as “core” players moving forward. “I expect us to go in with that roster into training camp, with those 15 players.”
John Hammond: “We’re trying to build around some kind of consistenty with the nucleus of Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and John Henson. Those six guys are the young core that we look and say that’s kinda the future of this organization, and that’s not discounting anyone else. Other players have to step and become a part of that group with us. But those guys are the group we hope we can build some kind of continuity with.”