Milwaukee Bucks get young guys playing time in season’s final games

After their breakout playoff season in 2010, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves back in lottery land. It’s extremely disappointing; especially given that the ’09-’10 team had a young core that looked poised to make the franchise a fixture in the postseason. This year, they were alive for the final playoff spot up until a few days ago, but alas they’ll have to settle for ninth in the Eastern Conference.

They lost at home to the team directly ahead of them, the Philadelphia 76ers, who currently possess the final playoff spot. Still the Bucks finish the year 17-16, above .500 for the fourth consecutive year. In their 44 years of existence, the Bucks have had a winning record at home 37 times.

Since these final games in the lockout shortened 66 game season don’t mean much to the Bucks, it’s a chance for the young players to get playing time, grow and develop- like Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer.

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The quarterback controversy is just the surface of Ohio State’s issues

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One of two things had to happen in the first five games: Joe Bauserman step up because of experience, or Braxton Miller step up because of sheer athletic ability. Neither happened. Now, Columbus is on edge. The Ohio State University has a full-scale, deeply troubling issue at quarterback. And five games into the season is an unpleasant time to be questioning a signal-caller.

But despite the quarterback issues that are key to Ohio State’s disappointing fall from grace and 3-2 record, there are a multitude of other problems that need fixing before the Buckeyes will be able to put another tally in the win column. [Read more…]

Jon Leuer Stays Close to Home with the Milwaukee Bucks


Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Jon Leuer was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

The Bucks made headlines with their three-way trade involving the acquisition of Stephen Jackson earlier in the night and then added the versatile Leuer who many see as a great value pick in the second round.

Follow the jump to find out what Leuer brings to the Milwaukee Bucks organization.

By: Nick Grays
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Milwaukee Bucks Host Final NBA Draft Workout of the Week Today

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The Milwaukee Bucks Bucks host their final NBA Draft workout of the week today – Six more prospects will be at the Bucks Training Center today. And they are much bigger names than the rest of the week thus far combined:

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Bucks Workout More Prospects Today

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The Milwaukee Bucks continued their NBA Draft workouts today at the Training Center. The following prospects are scheduled to work out today:

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Milwaukee Bucks Workout More NBA Draft Prospects Today

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The Milwaukee Bucks continued their NBA Draft workouts today at the Training Center. The following prospects are scheduled to work out today:

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Milwaukee Bucks Work out 6 Prospects for NBA Draft Today

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The Milwaukee Bucks are beginning their NBA Draft workouts today at the Training Center. The following prospects are scheduled to work out today:

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Bucks Mbah a Moute Visits South Africa for NBA Development Programme

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The NBA and the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) have launched the Royal Bafokeng NBA Development Programme, a multifaceted school-based basketball development programme focusing on developing the game in the North West Province of South Africa.

The Royal Bafokeng NBA Development Programme teaches basketball fundamentals and life skills through Royal Bafokeng Sports’ “Sports in Schools” programme, which emphasises the value of physical education and sports as part of a holistic approach to education.

The programme tip off featured Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon) of the Milwaukee Bucks, WNBA legend Dawn Staley, one of the most accomplished and decorated USA women’s basketball players in history, along with NBA All-Star performer and Guinness World Record Holder Joe Odhiambo.

Luc’s teammate Brandon Jennings is headed to India for a league promotional tour

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U.S. Senator Prioritizes Ownership of Milwaukee Bucks over Seeking Re-Election

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Milwaukee Bucks President Herb Kohl, (the man who the Kohl Center, home of the Wisconsin Badgers college basketball and hockey teams, is named after) is entering his 27th season of ownership of the NBA franchise.

Today Kohl reaffirmed his commitment to leading the Bucks and keeping the team in Milwaukee. He made his comments at a late morning news conference at his Senate Office in Milwaukee where the Democrat announced his decision not to seek a 5th term in the U.S. Senate.

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Can Bucks Build Championship Contender Around Brandon Jennings?

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When you consider Brandon Jennings level of play, maturity, and leadership skills at his stage in his career, it’s hard to consider him a player to build a serious contender around. However, he’s  only 21 years old and things could change over the next few years for the point guard.

The Milwaukee Bucks may or may not have known this when they drafted him with the 10th pick back in 2009 NBA draft. He had a relatively good rookie season and was the only member of the Bucks to rack up over 1,200 points. However, he was also the only player to attempt over 1,000 shots from the field. Jennings has no problem getting shots off, but his scoring percentage needs to be improved as it was 37.9 per cent over his first two seasons with his three-point percentage at 35.2.

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Brandon Jennings Headed to India for NBA Promotional Tour

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Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks will travel to India May 13-18 to conduct a series of events to grow the game of basketball in Mumbai and Pune.

Jennings became the youngest player to score 55 points in a game on November 14, 2009 and is the 16th NBA ambassador to travel to India in the last three years as part of the league’s continued commitment to spread the game.

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40th Anniversary of Milwaukee Bucks NBA Title Coming Up

This Saturday marks 40th Anniversary of the 1971 Championship, won by the Milwaukee Bucks.  Yes, the Bucks have won a title and April 30th was that banner day in Bucks history. The franchise won its first and only NBA title, defeating Baltimore 118-106 in Game 4 of the ’71 NBA Finals. The Bucks swept the Baltimore Bullets, winning Game 1 98-88, Game 2 102-83 and Game 3 107-99 before capturing the title after Game 4 in Baltimore.

The Bucks went 12-2 in that postseason, losing once each in the first (vs. San Francisco Warriors) and second (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) rounds. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Bucks with 26.6 points and 17.0 rebounds en route to his 1971 Finals MVP award. [Read more…]