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    Coach Bud: "(Bender’s) just a skilled player, to be his size and be able to shoot it, pass it, catch and finish, we just feel like there’s a lot of skill to work with. I think him picking up everything is pretty impressive. We’re just going to continue working on his body, get him stronger, get him leaner, just all those things we feel like can help us when we need him."

    "We put a lot of time into developing their games and I think he’s flourishing in that, we’re certainly excited about him and his future." the coach added.

    https://eu.jsonline.com/story/sports...ks/3973095002/

    On Monday, the Bucks released Luke Maye and Jaylen Adams, but not Rajon Tucker, therefore there is one more roster spot to be decided and that won’t be releasing Bender, moving Mason to the regular roster and sign Tucker on a two way…

    If a change will happen in order to open up a roster spot, it will either by releasing Reynolds, or trade a couple of players out of the main roster for a new comer and then proceed to add Mason on a regular contract and then add Tucker (for who the Bucks also think highly) on a 2-way…

    Maye and Adams can still sign with the Herd and also can Tucker if he will also be released, but it’s up to players to decide and do so and the Bucks think highly for all Bender, Tucker and Raynolds (short) time future potential, therefore would like to "lock" them all three.

    Therefore a trade happening soon is a very probable scenario if the Bucks can find a partner and achieve a deal during the up coming week. The 15 regular contract roster and the two 2-way roster spots must be decided until Oct. the 21st.

    Note that the Bucks can only trade: Bledsoe, Divincenzo, Connaughton, Ilyasova, Brown and D.J Wilson before Dec.15th where all others but Middleton can be traded, (Middleton can be on the trade block after Jan the 15th).

    Of course the ideal scenario for the Bucks would be to have Tucker joining the Herd and then negotiate a trade after Dec the 15th, were more players would be trade eligible, but the problem is that Tucker may not want to play in the G-league and may look to join another NBA instead (there should be no problem in finding an NBA "home" elsewhere for him).

    IMO, keeping Bender means that either Ilyasova or D.J Wilson should be one out of the two that must be moved. The other position that the Bucks are overcrowded at, is SG/SF combo 3&D wings, with all Middleton, Connaughton, Brown, Divincenzo, Matthews, Korver and even Thanasis being able to handle the role and therefore if somebody is moved, it must be out of these players. Ideally, it's Matthews who's role is of less importance for the Bucks (short) future plans, but Matthews contract can't be moved until Dec the 15th if the Bucks have to do a trade now in order to keep Tucker.

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    5th (and last) offseason game for the Bucks against the Wolves, showed no different than the previous ones, other than the team playing with 13 players of the main roster (all but Thanasis who was rested and injured Bledsoe), leaving out all 2-way and exhibit-10 players.

    Another dominating victory for the Bucks, with Giannis clearly a step up from last season and long shooting. Robin Lopez had his best game yet with the Bucks and also scored two out of his four 3pt. attempts.

    Next game is the 1st of the regular season in Houston against the Rockets, where the Bucks will try and show early that they are going to be a dominating force this season.

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    It looks like Bledsoe is probable to be cleared from injury and play against the Rockets on Thursday's season's opening game at Houston.

    Here is coach Budenholzer's interview on his thoughts on the Bucks rotation.

    https://www.nba.com/bucks/video/team...ability-101919

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    The Bucks have requested waivers on Rayjon Tucker, Trevor Lacey and Jemerrio Jones.

    Trevor Lacey and Jemerio Jones were signed on an exhibit-10 contract, just after Jaylen Adams and Luke Maye were waived and then they were waived again without everhaving playing time with the Bucks… All exhibit-10 players, can now be signed with the Wisconsin Herd.

    Out of all, the Bucks are most interested on keeping Rayon Tucker within the "family" and therefore him to sign with the Herd. J.Jones is expected to sign with Herd at anytime soon.

    It is a player’s decision if he will sign with the Herd in the G-league or not, normally the players are looking to sign with an NBA team (even on a 2-way contract), before they decide signing with a G-league team.

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    Surprisingly, Eric Bledsoe recovered from his injury much faster than expected and he will start for the Bucks in the season opening against the Rockets in Houston.

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    First game, first triple double for Giannis, the Bucks take down the Rockets in Houston, proving beyond any doubt their intentions to win the title this season.

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    Giannis with 7 assists and another 7 rebs on only the 1st half of the 2nd Bucks game, is all set to have his 2nd triple double in 2 games...

    The Bucks with 70 pts scored in only the 1st half against the Heat, look absoutely scary!

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    Still early in the season, but the Bucks didn't have the start they hoped, or anywhere near what last season's start was... The Bucks have blown a huge lead during the 2nd half on two out of their four games against the Heat and the Celtics and ended up losing both games.

    It looks that the absence of Brogdon from the roster is crucial, but the Bucks also lack a "big" 3/4 combo wing... They better make a move and improve the roster as soon as possible, before they loose too much ground.

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    Bucks start their 5th game in the season against the Magic by being down 13pts mid-way the 1st quarter, only to finish the 1st half with a ...21pt lead, having made a 34pts turnover in only 1+1/2 qtr...

    Why is Wes Matthews starting with the Bucks, is still a mystery... Nor it is explainable why he was signed at all and then on a 2yr contract...

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    The game against the Magic in Orlando, was definitely the best game the Bucks have had up to now...

    It was the first game that coach Bud used extensively Donte Divincenzo and Sterling Brown in the rotation, which (along with Pat Connaughton) made the difference and the Bucks started their long lasting counter attack...

    Clearly coach Bud trusted last year's proved rotation for in this game, which proved that there is a chemistry issue in the Bucks tactics when Wes Matthews is on the floor...

    It will be interesting to see what the rotation will be against the Raptors tonight and if the starting roster will include Matthews, but if D.J. Wilson will take minutes out of Ilyasova too...

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    This development, may mean that Giannis Antetokounmpo may spend his entire career with the Bucks:

    https://deadline.com/2019/11/disney-...po-1202773702/

    Normally, a player that is the most popular in the world and has his image linked with the Bucks, wouldn't want to change the proven winning status that surrounds him and risk the mythical income that is to follow in the near future.

    Certainly the Bucks have to only do one thing in order to secure Giannis staying with them and therefore financially benefit their (huge) share from Giannis's success... That is to ensure that they surround Giannis with enough talent and stay competitive for as long as his career lasts.

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    Convincing performance from the Bucks against the Wolves in Minesota last evening, they have never let them take a breather... The Bucks visit California to face the Clippers next, in a game that will provide some real guidance on where the teams really stand. The pairing is favored above all others among predictions to be this season's NBA finals for the title.

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    Here is two trade suggestions which although not "noisy", I think would help the Bucks improve significantly...

    1.With GSW: Alec Burks for Wes Matthews

    2.With Kings: Ersan Ilyasova for Nemanja Bjelica

    I think both those trades would keep all teams happy but better too, because:

    1. Mathews resembles more Thompson's style of game (albeit at a lower lever) than any other player the Warriors currently have in their roster, but he can serve as a good replacement coming from bench, even after Klay returns.

    2. The Kings are missing more a PF/sbCF style of play like Ilyasova is at 4, than they need a SF/PF style of game like Bjelica is... Especially after they also added Ariza in their roster.

    3. The Bucks are really overcrowded at 3&D wings by having all Connaughton, Brown and Korver, to the extend that by letting Matthews go, it won't thin the position or affect the performance of the team at all. By adding Burks next to Divincenzo, they will get extra depth at Combo guards, which will then allow starting Hill next to Bledsoe and thus improve the starting roster.

    But the Bucks are also overcrowded at the PF/sbCF position with D.J. Wilson and Dragan Bender both in their Bench next to Robin Lopez, in order to buck up Giannis and Brook Lopez... By adding Bjelica, the Bucks would be able to get a better in transition game than Ilyasova to come from bench at PF when Giannis needs breaths, but they will be able to also use him at SF when a "3 towers" line up is needed, in order to match up better with opponent teams that can play big lineups.

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    Another big victory for the Bucks after beating the Clippers in LA... Whenever Hill was on the floor along with Bledsoe and Giannis, the trio seemed to lift the Bucks on another level.

    Here are two trade suggestions which although not "noisy", I think would help the Bucks to take significant step ahead:

    1. Bucks with GSW: Alec Burks for Wes Matthews

    2. Bucks with Kings: Ersan Ilyasova for Nemanja Bjelica

    I think both those trades would keep all teams happy but better too, because:

    1. Mathews resembles more Thompson's style of game (albeit at a lower lever) than any other player the Warriors currently have in their roster, but he can serve as a good replacement coming from bench, even after Klay returns.

    2. The Kings are missing more a PF/sbCF style of play like Ilyasova is at 4, than they need a SF/PF style of game like Bjelica is... Especially after they also added Ariza in their roster.

    3. The Bucks are really overcrowded at 3&D wings by having all Connaughton, Brown and Korver on their bench to the extend, that by letting Matthews go it won't thin the position or affect the performance of the team at all. By adding Burks next to Divincenzo, they will get extra depth at Combo guards, which will then allow starting Hill next to Bledsoe and thus improve the starting roster but strengthen up the bench too.

    But the Bucks are also overcrowded at the PF/sbCF position with D.J. Wilson and Dragan Bender both in their Bench next to Robin Lopez, in order to buck up Giannis and Brook Lopez... By adding Bjelica, the Bucks would be able to get a better in transition game than Ilyasova to come from bench at PF when Giannis needs breaths, but they will be able to also use him at SF when a "3 towers" line up is needed, in order to match up better with opponent teams that can play big lineups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckalis View Post
    The Bucks have requested waivers on Rayjon Tucker, Trevor Lacey and Jemerrio Jones.

    Trevor Lacey and Jemerio Jones were signed on an exhibit-10 contract, just after Jaylen Adams and Luke Maye were waived and then they were waived again without ever having playing time with the Bucks… All exhibit-10 players, can now be signed with the Wisconsin Herd.

    Out of all, the Bucks are most interested on keeping Rayon Tucker within the "family" and therefore him to sign with the Herd. J.Jones is expected to sign with Herd at anytime soon.

    It is a player’s decision if he will sign with the Herd in the G-league or not, normally the players are looking to sign with an NBA team (even on a 2-way contract), before they decide signing with a G-league team.
    Wisconsin Herd announced their training camp roster and have managed to keep all they wanted in the "Bucks family"

    https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrele...-and-schedule/

    All Luke Maye, Jaylen Adams, Rayjon Tucker, Jemerio Jones & Travor Lacey who the Bucks had invited in their training camp under exhibit-10 contracts, have signed with the Herd, while the only returning with the Herd player from last season is Brandon McCoy for who the Bucks also think highly.

    The Bucks 2-way contracts of Mason & Reynolds, will of course be the leading force for the very promising Herd this season.

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    The Bucks are visiting the Jazz in Utah tonight, to play their 9th game out of a schedule that had them play some of the most demanding games of the season right in the beginning of the season.

    If the Bucks will win this, they won't only keep being undefeated against West conference teams, but they will have put successfully behind them all Rockets, Clippers and Jazz leaving only the game against the Lakers in LA as the most demanding remaining game in the West... That would ensure that the Bucks would have the potential to end up with an impressive record against West conference teams by possibly dropping less than seven games!

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    Four game road trip to the West has gone pretty good for the Bucks, as the return home with a 3-1 record against the Clippers, the Wolves, the Jazz and the Thunder (4-1 if one includes the Rockets that the Bucks have opened the season playing against), but unfortunately, Khris Middleton will miss up to four weeks due to an injury he suffered on his leg after having a contact with a knee in the game against the Thunder.

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    This is a sad day for the Bucks... Watching Malcom Brogdon wearing another's team uniform and playing against the Bucks is hard to swallow... In 4 hrs the Bucks are hosting the Pacers.

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