Thunder waive Austin Rivers, could resurface with Bucks

The machinations of the post-trade NBA continue to play themselves out. Austin Rivers who was involved in the three-team deal that sent George Hill to the 76ers and young big man Tony Bradley to the Thunder, was waived by Oklahoma City on Sunday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Charania also adds that the Milwaukee Bucks are the leader in the clubhouse to acquire Rivers’ services. On the season, the son of championship coach Doc Rivers is averaging 7.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.0…

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Milwaukee trades Torey Craig to Phoenix

From Tyler Conway of B/R: The Houston Rockets reportedly agreed to trade forward P.J. Tucker to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston traded Tucker, Rodions Kurucs and the 2022 first-round pick it already had from the Bucks to Milwaukee in exchange for DJ Augustin, DJ Wilson and a 2023 unprotected first-round pick. If Milwaukee’s first-round pick does not fall in the top nine, Houston can also swap its 2021 second-round pick in exchange for it. Wojnarowski noted the Bucks were not done dealing: Tucker, 35, has been…

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Houston trading PJ Tucker to Milwaukee

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker is headed to Milwaukee. With a 17-game losing streak under its belt, the Rockets are going nowhere fast and it appears they will become sellers, as this will signal the franchise in embarking on a full rebuild.

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Milwaukee Bucks issue statement following DA’s decision not to press charges in Jacob Blake shooting

from nba.com: The Milwaukee Bucks have released a statement after Kenosha (WI) County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday he would not to bring charges against the police officer who shot and seriously wounded Jacob Blake in August. The shooting triggered a wave of protests, including the Bucks’ decision to boycott a first-round playoff game with the Orlando Magic on Aug. 26. The statement: The Bucks organization remains firmly against excessive use of force by law enforcement. This past year shed light on the ongoing racial injustices facing our African American and…

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Heat gets mule-kicking from the Bucks 144-97

From nba,com staff: The Milwaukee Bucks demolished the Miami Heat 144-97 on Tuesday night with the long ball, hitting 29 3-pointers to set an NBA team record for most shots made from beyond the arc. By the time Sam Merrill came off the bench late in the fourth quarter to nail his 3 (his only shot of the night), it was number 28 in the barrage, breaking the record of 27 held by the Houston Rockets. The Bucks went on to add another 3-pointer, and 12 Milwaukee players contributed to the onslaught…

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Warriors will be without Draymond Green for second straight game.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will miss his second consecutive game due to a foot injury. Though Green was a full participant in the team’s practice Wednesday following the opening night keister-kicking the Nets gave them, head coach Steve Kerr said that he would not play in their Christmas Day game against the Milwaukee Bucks. However Kerr did say that he hoped to him back either for their Sunday game against the Bulls or Tuesday versus the Pistons.

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Giannis signs supermax with Milwaukee

From Eric Woodyard of ESPN: Back-to-back NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has committed to the Milwaukee Bucks long-term. Antetokounmpo agreed to sign a five-year, $228 million supermax extension with the Bucks on Tuesday, he announced on Twitter, with the terms being confirmed by agent Alex Saratsis to ESPN. The deal includes an opt out after the fourth year. Had he passed on the offer, he would have been an unrestricted free agent next summer and the biggest name to hit the market since Kevin Durant in 2016. Antetokounmpo is coming off a career year where he became…

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NBA releases Christmas Day schedule

Christmas Day is one of the biggest days for the NBA, which likely played a role in the league trying to get the upcoming season started when it shall. Tuesday, the league released the docket of games for the sun’s birthday. Here are the slate of games: Pelicans @ Heat (12pm ET) Warriors @ Bucks (2:30pm ET) Nets @ Celtics (5pm ET) Mavericks @ Lakers (8pm ET) Clippers @ Nuggets (10:30pm ET)

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Bucks reportedly to pursue Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic

From Bleacher Report’s Joseph Zucker : The Milwaukee Bucks apparently aren’t done upgrading their roster. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported Milwaukee “will pursue a sign-and-trade” for Bogdan Bogdanovic, who’s a restricted free agent of the Sacramento Kings. That followed a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Bucks are finalizing a deal to get Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans. Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points while shooting 37.2 percent from three-point range. The 28-year-old would be a great fit in an offense that looks to spread the floor and open the paint for Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Holiday trade will leave…

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Milwaukee Bucks trade Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three picks for Jrue Holiday

From James Herbert of cbssports.com : The Milwaukee Bucks have made their big move of the offseason. They will reportedly acquire guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for guards Eric Bledsoe and George Hill, plus three first-round picks, according to Shams Charania. There will also be pick swaps involved, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Holiday, 30, is one of the league’s best defenders and one of the top players on the trade market. He is one of the few guards in the league who does not represent a downgrade from Bledsoe when it comes to perimeter defense, and…

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