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Articles tagged with 'basketball'

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5 things to look for in Jabari Parker's return to the court

Published Nov. 4, 2015

The Bucks play the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. But that's really just a sideshow to the main event: Jabari Parker's return to the court. Here are five things to watch when Wisconsin's other prized No. 12 walks out on the Bradley Center floor.

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Four keys to the Bucks' 2015-16 season

Published Oct. 28, 2015

Welcome to a world where the Milwaukee Bucks are a thing. Not since George Karl, Glenn Robinson, Sam Cassell and Ray Allen were a game away from the NBA Finals in 2001 has there been so much hype and positive attention surrounding this franchise. Expectations are raised now, though, especially after a very successful offseason that included the signing of center Greg Monroe. Here are some of the top storylines to keep an eye on this season.

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Christian Laettner's coming to town

Published Oct. 26, 2015

Thanks to recruitment from the Wauwatosa East basketball program Christian Laettner's coming to town next month to hold youth basketball camps and raise money for his charity.

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Bucks "own the future" with NBA's best young core

Published July 22, 2015

Own the future. It's a trendy marketing slogan the Milwaukee Bucks have been using recently, with the franchise asking fans to think long-term. It's one thing to say it. It's an entirely different situation when the actual roster reflects that vision in a way that no other NBA team can match.

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Take a deep breath, Bucks fans: Kidd-Hammond relationship still developing

Published July 8, 2015

A report by Dave Begel from Sunday night said that Bucks coach Jason Kidd could replace John Hammond as the team's general manager as soon as next week. While the future could hold many things for Hammond and Kidd, based on the Bucks' current standing, everyone might want to take a deep breath and allow for their relationship to continue developing.

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A hello and a goodbye in the world of Wisconsin basketball

Published July 2, 2015

Wisconsin's basketball scene is undergoing change. The Milwaukee Bucks are going to go after a big name free agent, and it's apparent the Bucks are real players this year. That addition, however, is tempered by the loss, after next year, of Bo Ryan. He's going to be missed.

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10 free agents who could sign with the Bucks

Published July 1, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks will find out in the coming days whether a promising roster, a future Hall of Famer coaching on the bench and max-level money is enough to convince one of the prized NBA free agents to actually choose the Bucks. No, it won't be LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love or Marc Gasol donning Milwaukee's new green and cream jerseys, but there are plenty of free-agent players who would make a big difference for the Bucks.

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The NBA Finals and LeBron James' mission for Cleveland

Published June 2, 2015

The National Basketball Association Finals get underway with two of the best players in the league facing off. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will go against LeBron James of theCleveland Cavaliers.

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Washington Park courts get a "reFRESH"

Published May 19, 2015

Kenny "The Jet" Smith will help make a donation to the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals on behalf of Coors Light, to reFRESH the community basketball court at Washington Park in Milwaukee.

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Nightmarish end can't erase Bucks' inspiring season

Published May 1, 2015

A season that started with hardly any expectations, then saw the loss of No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker and the mystifying departure of Larry Sanders, ended with a thud Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. But the ride was memorable.

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Unready for inspiring story to end, Bucks push Bulls to Game 6

Published April 28, 2015

Maybe these Milwaukee Bucks are just too young to know any better. Maybe the 3-0 deficit removed the fear factor and simply allowed them to play with a "Nothing to lose" attitude. Maybe this team is so vastly improved from last year's 15-67 debacle that it's simply better than anyone can believe. Whatever the case, the Bucks' 94-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night stunned a United Center crowd of 21,814 into silence by the end.