Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]
The Milwaukee Bucks are the worst team in the NBA, with an 18% winning percentage. They’re so bad that there’s a nine point winning percentage gap between them and the NBA ‘s penultimate team, the Orlando Magic. The joke we have in Chicago is: “Milwaukee Bucks: Milwaukee’s Big Ten Team.”
The Milwaukee Bucks don’t have a lot of Big Ten players on their roster, we’re just parodying the silly marketing slogan of NU – “Northwestern: Chicago’s Big Ten Team.”
Given that the Bucks are as hot as the weather, attendance at the Bradley Center is deservedly hurting. So the Milwaukee Bucks are making a desperate ploy for some fans and some attention. Because right now they rightfully have very little of both.
When you look at the NBA ‘s Eastern Conference, well first it hurts your eyes, then when you look at it again it hurts your everything. Seriously, look at the NBA playoff race in the East. It’s laughably bad. It’s high in unintentional comedy. Before the Atlanta Hawks won their last game, they were 12-12, and the #3 seed. Yes, a friggin #3 seed was only .500!!!
Your #4 seed Boston Celtics are under .500! Yes, a losing team projected to get home court advantage in the NBA playoffs. I’m not joking, And even though the Celts are going through a complete and total rebuild, (yes Brad Stevens has his hands full) they still lead their division.
Want to know how your team is doing in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes? Well, there’s a Tanking for Wiggins website out there. And it’s updated hourly. So think of it as the 2014 NBA Draft order as a stock ticker. There are many horrible excuses for NBA teams, the Milwaukee Bucks come to mind first as they currently “lead” in the Wiggins race. Of course, the Bucks are in this position almost every year.
But in ’13-’14 the Bucks have plenty of company. No team will of course admit that they’re tanking for Andrew Wiggins, or Jabari Parker, or Aaron Gordon. Or Julius Randle, but we know it’s going on.
You can see the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers in action at the Bradley Center 41 nights a year and at countless other events in the greater Milwaukee community, but in 2014 the Milwaukee Bucks dancers will have the entire calendar covered. For the first time ever, the Milwaukee Bucks dancers are displaying their beauty in the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers swimsuit calendar, which features all 15 members of the team striking poses at scenic Milwaukee locations, many of which include the picturesque vistas of Lake Michigan.
You can see the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers swimsuit calendar cover shot after the jump
The Milwaukee Bucks are dead last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 2-11 right now. Only the 2-14 Utah Jazz are worse in the NBA. That’s not news. The Milwaukee Bucks have been really bad at basketball for a really long time. What is news is what a group of Milwaukee Bucks fans decided to do about how terrible the team is.
A fan group called “Save Our Bucks” have decided put up a billboard in downtown Milwaukee with the words “Winning Takes Balls.” Because of course, the save the Milwaukee Bucks movement requires a low-brow pun relating to testicles. Otherwise it won’t work. The Milwaukee Bucks fan billboard, which you can see below, is a call to action to tank the season, in the hopes of acquiring as many ping pong balls as possible for the 2014 NBA Draft.
The draft figures to be one of the richest classes in recent memory.
A strip club across the street from the Bradley Center? The Milwaukee Admirals, Marquette University and Milwaukee Bucks joined together to say no! They sent a letter to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and members of the Milwaukee Common Council. The letter of opposition to the strip club was released to the media this morning. The American Hockey League Admirals, Golden Eagles of the Big East and Bucks of the NBA joined voices in opposition to the proposal to lease city-owned space located at 4th and Highland to the operators of a strip club.
Silk is a popular strip club for Wisconsinsites, and they are looking to build another strip club adjacent to state’s biggest venue for NBA and college basketball, as well as minor league hockey.
However, team leadership is trying to shoot it down.
Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders missed Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, won by Milwaukee 109-104, with a thumb injury, officially, but he is reportedly under investigation for a bar fight. We don’t yet if Larry Sanders got hurt from the incident which reportedly occurred Saturday night, or if the thumb injury is not related at all to the incident.
The Milwaukee Bucks did release this extremely useful and helpful statement. The statement is very productive, detailed, enlightening, news-worthy and informative. Reading this prepared statement will give you tremendous insight into what really happened with Larry Sanders; and it’s so interesting and entertaining that simply looking at it will utterly enrich your life:
The Milwaukee Bucks new partnership and ticket-sales gimmick is just weird.
Ironic. Strange. Likely unprecedented in the history of sports. Remember when the Milwaukee Bucks made the playoffs for the first time since forever a couple years ago and they had the “Feer the Deer” slogan?
It was cool because it rhymed and it made think of Milwaukee Bucks as fierce, strong animals not to be taken lightly. A mascot to be reckoned with, those specimens of local wildlife. Well, now they’re working with people who specialize in actually KILLING that wildlife. They’re partnering with those who DESTROY the real life version of their mascot.
Most of the time, writing about the Milwaukee Bucks, or the Chicago White Sox or any MLS team for that matter elicits a certain type of reader reaction. Best encapsulated by the sign above. The Milwaukee Bucks are implementing a series of initiatives to drastically change that. These actions include holding auditions to have a rowdy 50 person section near the court.
Sector 7 as it will be called, will seek to be a NBA version of the Cameron Crazies at Duke, or The Izzone at Michigan State.
The Milwaukee Bucks are telling you “the ball is in your court,” literally.
Well, as long as you have some disposable income. In an effort to scale up the relationship between the city of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Bucks, the team is offering an exclusive, never-been-done-before opportunity.
The NBA franchise will place the names of all “MVP” season ticket holders on record as of Oct. 18, 2013 on the newly remodeled and redesigned physical playing surface for the team’s home opener on Nov. 2.