The Milwaukee Bucks’ top free agent targets

Milwaukee Bucks Fear the Deer

Update: Drew Gooden signed a 5 year, $32 million contract Thursday morning with the Milwaukee Bucks

Be sure to read post-draft profiles of the Milwaukee Bucks first and second round picks.

If you were unfortunate enough to pay attention to the ESPN commentary last Thursday during the NBA Draft, you’d swear that Lebron James is the only free agent that matters. For the Worldwide Leader that may be true, but for the 29 teams that don’t get Lebron, the remaining free agents that don’t grab national headlines could still make or break a season. Just ask the Milwaukee Bucks and GM John Hammond.

By Jake McCormick [Read more…]

Bucks Draft Report: Why is Luke Babbitt’s stock rising?

Nevada forward Luke Babbitt

On Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted their third pre-NBA draft workout in a row, headlined by Nevada sophomore and potential lottery pick Luke Babbitt.

Milwaukee Bucks scouting director Billy McKinney, and to some extent Babbitt himself, gave a few hints why the tweener guard/forward has (literally and figuratively) shot up draft boards, and why he would be an asset to any team willing to believe the hype.

By Jake McCormick [Read more…]