May 22, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett got one second team vote.
May 11, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a chocolate milk sponsorship in Greece.
May 5, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT
NBA Rookie of the Year full voting includes nine players
Apr 24, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT
Less-heralded Damien Inglis declares, too
Apr 16, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Kohl is going to pitch in $100 million to get a new arena built in Milwaukee.
Apr 16, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
First team nearly a clean sweep, but one top teamer didn’t even make other two ballots
Apr 16, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT
New York based hedge fund billionaires Marc Lasry and Wes Edens are buying the team but keeping it in Wisconsin, they just need to get a new arena built.
Apr 15, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT
On an off night the Pacers got what they wanted… and so did the Bucks.
Apr 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Special film study, top-to-bottom roster changes and old players who aren’t really old define Philadelphia’s season.
Mar 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The Greek Freak loves everything about the NBA… except that nickname. But it’s grown on him.
Mar 19, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT
This was pretty much the only way Larry Sanders’ season was going to end. Poorly.
Mar 5, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT
When teams go into the NBA draft the question isn’t “who is the best player now?” it’s “who is the best player three years, five years from now?” The Bucks may have won that this draft with Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak has all sorts of raw talent and that leads to some amazing plays, but…
Mar 4, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks: Just below Raymond Felton and just above Mo Williams in PER Just below Andrea Bargnani and just above E’Twaun Moore in win shares Just below Toney Douglas and just above Luc Mbah a Moute in win shares per 48 minutes So, why does everyone go gaga over the Greek Freak? 1. He’s…
Mar 3, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo, is there anything he can’t do? The most exciting rookie in this year’s class — and maybe in a few years the best player in this class — swung by a Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer league game and turns out the Greek Freak has some soccer skills, too. He showed off a little…
Feb 27, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT
It’s easy to forget now, but Royce White was the No. 16 pick in the 2012 NBA draft for a reason. He projected to have enormous upside thanks to his ball-handling and passing ability for his size, and he still had big-man skills to form the full package as a prospect. Before Giannis Antetokounmpo, there…
Feb 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
The rest of the Milwaukee Bucks’ season probably doesn’t matter. They’re 9-43 and have a five-game cushion for the NBA’s worst record. It would be a pretty big upset if they don’t land the best odds in the lottery. What matters now is developing their core. The three players most essential to Milwaukee’s future –…
Feb 15, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS — Damian Lillard’s busy All-Star Saturday night started out pretty darn well — with a repeat win. Lillard will be in all three major events on the evening and first out of the gate he and Trey Burke teamed up to win the NBA All-Star Saturday Skills Challenge — by just one tenth…
Feb 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
All-Star weekend is upon us. While the rest of the PBT crew gets to eat beignets and earn beads for showing a little skin (that’s how that works, right?), some of us will be stuck at home watching the celebrity game and reevaluating our life choices. Not that I’m bitter or anything. Not at all.…
Feb 10, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT
More and more I think Adam Silver’s first NBA Finals as commissioner will feature Indiana and Oklahoma City — which would be good basketball but not exactly Super Bowl ratings. Things can change, but those are the two best teams right now. 1 Thunder (41-12, Last Week No. 1). We gave been praising Kevin…
Feb 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
A week from now the eyes of the basketball world will be on New Orleans for the NBA’s Damian Lillardapalooza. … er, I mean the NBA’s All-Star weekend. While Sunday’s All-Star Game is the big show, I’ve always found Saturday night’s series of skill contests more fun than the no-D exhibition that is the All-Star…
Feb 6, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
The Rising Stars Challenge kicks off the All-Star weekend festivities that Friday night, and features a mix of the game’s top rookies and sophomores competing in the exhibition. Teams used to be separated by seniority, which often times meant a blowout victory for the second-year players. But the league has since created a draft of…
Feb 6, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT
It seems redundant at this point to list Damian Lillard as part of the lineup for any of All-Star weekends many events, considering he’s participating in all of them. But he, along with DeMar DeRozan are the two 2014 All-Stars who will be taking part in the Skills Challenge event on All-Star Saturday night. The…
Feb 6, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
Typically, rookies don’t get noticed. Typically, players from overseas need more time to build an American following. Typically, Milwaukee Bucks are ignored. Giannis Antetokounmpo is definitely atypical. “The Greek Freak” has wowed fans all season with his long arms, diverse skillset and outward happiness. He’s been so impressive, he’ll be competing in Skills Challenge –…
Jan 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The NBA announced the field for the Rising Stars Challenge, but the teams won’t be selected until next week. A sucker for any opportunity to hold a mock draft, I enlisted Kurt into holding our own. We followed the same positional rules whoever picks the teams on TNT next Thursday – the general managers have yet to…
Michael Carter-Williams, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard all in All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge
Jan 29, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT
While the All-Star Game itself is an exhibition for the biggest names in basketball, a sneaky fun part of All-Star Weekend is always the Rising Stars Challenge — watching the games best young players put on a little show. And there are plenty of good young players to showcase this season. Last season’s Rookie of…
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