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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019, file photo, Virginia's De'Andre Hunter, right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected with the fourth pick overall by the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA basketball draft in New York. Hunter went No. 4 overall, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. His rights had been traded twice, first to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis deal, then to Atlanta. But since neither of those trades could be closed before July 6, Hunter wore a Lakers cap on stage. Silver wants the hat game fixed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 10, 2019 - 10:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two...
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Wendy's Big Show
July 01, 2019 - 5:39 pm
The Bucks are off to an active start in NBA free agency: re-signing Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and George Hill; adding Robin Lopez and Wesley Matthews Jr.*; and sending Malcolm Brogdon to the Pacers in a sign-and-trade that netted the team a trio of draft picks. But are the Bucks better as a...
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Wendy's Big Show
July 01, 2019 - 3:29 pm
MILWAUKEE -- The Bucks struck deals to bring back three players at the onset of NBA free agency, Sunday. Then, GM Jon Horst went and brought another player back...to the state of Wisconsin. League source confirms Wes Matthews will join the Bucks on a minimum deal. — Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez...
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FILE - At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, June 30, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple. (AP Photo/File)
July 01, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top...
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June 30, 2019 - 6:26 pm
In a bit of a shocking move, the Bucks and Pacers have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal, with Malcolm Brogdon heading to Indiana in return for a future first round pick and two second round picks. Brogdon will sign a four year, $85 million dollar deal with the Pacers Didn't see this one coming...
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June 30, 2019 - 5:39 pm
The Bucks are doing whatever they can to retain the nucleus that won 60 games and got to the Conference Finals - making two huge moves as free agency began. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez are both expected to sign long term deals with the Bucks Can confirm the @wojespn report that Brook Lopez is...
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June 28, 2019 - 3:29 pm
...for Greece in this year's basketball World Cup in China. Whether star players should compete in international exhibitions during the NBA offseason has been an oft debated in league circles, most of which circle around the risk of injury and the teams' consequent loss -- both on the court and on...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, argues a call with referee Steve Anderson (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, in San Antonio. It's likely NBA coaches will be challenging one call per game next season. The league told teams Friday, June 28, 2019, that, pending expected approval by the board of governors on July 9, coaches may challenge a personal foul charged to their team, a called out-of-bounds violation, a goaltending violation or a basket-interference violation. No other call may be challenged. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 28, 2019 - 12:33 pm
NBA coaches likely will be challenging one call per game next season. The league told teams Friday that, pending expected approval by the board of governors on July 9, coaches may challenge a personal foul charged to their team, a called out-of-bounds violation, a goaltending violation or a basket-...
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© Gary A. Vasquez | 2019 Jun 24
June 25, 2019 - 2:03 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa...
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June 24, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Ethan Happ, former Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball standout, went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. But that doesn't mean he won't get an opportunity to realize an NBA dream: -- Chi-Town Badger -- @EthanHapp22 will play for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League, July 5-15 in Las Vegas #...
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