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The new look Milwaukee Bucks take the court for real tonight in New York. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi )

Meet the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks


The Milwaukee Bucks travel to New York to play the Knicks in their season opener tonight.

Here's a quick look at this revamped roster with some interesting facts and ways to interact with your favorite players.

O.J. Mayo, guard
Did you know?: His full name is Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo.
Stat: Has tied for the league lead in games played in four of his five seasons.
Twitter: @JuiceMayo32

Brandon Knight, guard
Did you know?: Is one of only three male high school basketball players to be named the Gatorade Player of the Year in back-to-back years. The other two? LeBron James and Greg Oden.
Stat: Has a career 21.1 percent "assist percentage," which is an estimate of the percentage of total teammate field goals he assisted on.
Twitter: @BrandonKnight07

Caron Butler, forward
Did you know?: He has a habit of chewing on straws, and his straws of choice are from McDonald's.
Stat: Has an opportunity to surpass the 12,000-point mark for his career this year. He begins season with 11,320 points.
Twitter: @realtuffjuice

John Henson, forward
Did you know?: He has a 7-foot, 6-inch wingspan.
Stat: His per 36-minute averages last season came out to 16.5 points and 12.9 rebounds per game.
Twitter: @_John_Henson

Larry Sanders, center
Did you know?: He grew eight inches in high school.
Stat: Had a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 18.7 last season.
Twitter: @LarrySanders

Ersan Ilyasova, forward
Did you know?: He played 46 games in the NBA Developmental League in 2005-06, then left the NBA for two seasons in 2007-09.
Stat: Averaged 16.6 points per game over the final 32 games of the season.

Gary Neal, guard
Did you know?: He played in Europe from 2007-10.
Stat: Has only started 25 games over three NBA seasons.

Khris Middleton, forward
Did you know?: His cousin, Josh Powell, played six seasons in the NBA.
Stat: Appeared in just 27 games for Detroit last season.
Twitter: @Khris22m

Luke Ridnour, guard
Did you know?: Has been involved in trades that have included 11 different players and Desmond Mason twice.
Stat: Started all 82 games for Minnesota last season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, guard/forward
Did you know?: Was just 5-feet, 5-inches when he started playing basketball.
Stat: Begins season while 18 years old, making him the youngest player in the NBA.
Twitter: @GAdetokunbo

Zaza Pachulia
Did you know?: Writers in Atlanta took to calling him "Balboa" after his play against Boston in the 2008 playoffs.
Stat: Has played in 40 playoff games in his career.
Twitter: @zaza27

Ekpe Udoh, forward
Did you know?: Played at Michigan and Baylor in college.
Stat: Averages 2.3 blocks per game per 36 minutes.
Twitter: @EkpeUdoh

Miroslav Raduljica, center
Did you know?: Was the MVP of the European U20 Championships in 2008.
Stat: Averaged 14.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in the Ukrainian Superleague last year.

Nate Wolters, guard
Did you know?: He was actually drafted by the Washington Wizards.
Stat: He scored over 2,000 points at South Dakota State University.
Twitter: @NateWolters

Carlos Delfino, guard/forward
Did you know?: He holds dual citizenship in Italy and Argentina.
Stat: Averaged 10.6 points per game for Houston last year.
Twitter: @cabezadelfino

Talkbacks

Photodavie | Oct. 30, 2013 at 2:08 p.m. (report)

Looks like the Bucks are in the running for Andrew WIggins next year. Come on #1 pick!!!

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