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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the 2018-2019 MVP award.

    It was only a matter of time until Antetokounmpo would start to wreak havoc upon the league and that day came sooner rather than later. There are still obvious flaws to his game, but it is a regular season award and the Greek Freak had a historic regular season. He led the team to the best record in the league and the Bucks team and staff brought home a lot of well-deserved hardware tonight.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Jon Horst
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Jon Horst has been awarded the Executive of the Year award.

    Horst added Coach Budenholzer and retooled the roster to perfectly fit Giannis Antetokoumpo and his style of play. This led to the best record in the NBA and to a team that many believed to be the favorites to come out of the east. Obviously this was a regular season award, because Masai Ujiri came in fourth place and if voting were done today it would look a lot different.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Mike Budenholzer has been named the Coach of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.

    In his first season as the Bucks’ coach, Budenholzer helped propel the team to an NBA-best 60 wins. The Bucks revamped their offense and did their best to play through Giannis Antetokounmpo’s strengths and the drastic shift in performance compared to years past makes this a well deserved award.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Jon Leuer
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Jon Leuer may not stay with the Bucks according to GM Jon Horst.

    Horst was upfront with Leuer and his agent by telling them that the move to trade for Leuer was purely financial and that he might be moved in another deal. The 8-year veteran appeared in only 41 games for the Pistons last year with 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.8 minutes and likely won't make it on the fantasy radar no matter where he ends up.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    G, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks say that Donte DiVincenzo (heel) is healthy, but that they may keep him out of Summer League as a precaution.

    DiVincenzo was limited to just 27 games as a rookie between persistent heel bursitis and ineffectiveness. He could be looking at a larger role if the Bucks lose some players in free agency, but his skillset isn't exactly rare in the league these days and fantasy owners don't need to pay DiVincenzo much mind on draft day.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Jon Leuer
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Pistons have agreed to give the Bucks Jon Leuer for Tony Snell and the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft on Wednesday night.

    The Pistons now own two picks in the first round, but they take on Tony Snell's contract for this season and next season. The Pistons are stuck in the middle of the Eastern Conference right now, so they are trying to acquire picks hoping that they can find a gem that will lift their franchise.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Middleton is expected to command a five-year max contract but he and the Bucks are planning to work together toward a new long-term deal. Middleton recently bought a new property in Milwaukee and Giannis has openly vouched for his teammate so we’d be shocked if the two parties don’t end up agreeing on a new deal. There will be plenty of suitors that can only offer him a four-year max deal, with the Lakers rumored to be one of them.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Tony Snell
    G, Milwaukee Bucks

    According to Marc Stein, the Bucks are looking to attach draft compensation in order to rid themselves of players like Tony Snell and Ersan Ilyasova.

    Milwaukee has big fish to fry if they want to keep the band together, and they'll need to clear up some salary to make it happen. Snell has two years left on his four-year, $46 million contract while Ilyasova has two more seasons at $7 million a pop, though the final year is not guaranteed. The latter will be far more coveted on the trade market given his skillset and more modest paycheck. The Bucks hold the 30th pick in the draft, though teams might hold out for higher future selections if they're going to throw Milwaukee a bone and help clear the cap sheet.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton will be present at Team USA's August training camp before September's FIBA World Cup.

    Middleton will be hoping to land a max contract in free agency, and scrapping it out with some of the best players on the planet might help raise his stock. Beyond that, it's just a great honor for a player who had been fairly unheralded before this season. LaMarcus Aldridge and Andre Drummond have also been added to the list as Team USA puts together a star-studded camp roster.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    G, Milwaukee Bucks

    Asked about how he hopes his free agency will play out this summer, Malcolm Brogdon said that he really doesn’t know what will happen.

    Khris Middleton is expected to decline his $13M player option in order to hit the open market and it’s almost certain that he will command a max contract. The Bucks would love to also have Brook Lopez back but a lot will depend on whether ownership will be willing to go over the cap in order to keep the core of the team together. Brogdon remains an underrated fantasy asset and a potential move to another team could boost his value for next year.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    Chemistry matters to Giannis Antetokounmpo who likes what the Bucks have in Milwaukee and wants to see all the free agents return for next season.

    “Obviously, I want everybody back, I’m going to let my teammates know that, unselfish players that play basketball the right way. They’re winners. We had a great atmosphere. We didn’t have no buttheads.” Financial realities may make it difficult to get the band back together as Bucks ownership has to decide how deep it wants to go into the luxury tax, and after the loss to the Raptors, GM Jon Horst has to think about what changes may need to come for this team to take the next step. Malcolm Brogdon is a restricted free agent and is not sure what his future hold, Khris Middleton is a free agent likely to land a few max offers while big men Brook Lopez and Nikola Mirotic are also expected to receive heavy interest from around the league.

    Source: ESPN

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have multiple decisions to make when free agency starts but re-signing Brook Lopez is a priority, according to Malika Andrews.

    The Bucks will likely lock up Khris Middleton first and then will have to decide on Malcolm Brogdon. He is a restricted free agent, but keeping him may vault Milwaukee into the luxury tax. After those two, Lopez is a priority over the other pending free agents such as Nikola Mirotic and George Hill. The Bucks won't have Bird Rights on Brook Lopez meaning they'd only have the mid-level exception to offer him, and if they go into the luxury tax, the mid-level exception drops from about $9 million to about $5 million. He'd almost certainly be taking a discount to stay in Milwaukee, but it's still possible he remains a Buck.

    Source: Malika Andrews on ESPN

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    While Giannis Antetokounmpo will be eligible for a five-year supermax contract worth over $247 million, ESPN's Malika Andrews is reporting that the 2020 playoff run could swing whether or not Antetokounmpo stays with the Bucks long-term.

    The Bucks have three of their starters and two key bench pieces heading into free agency this summer, so they might have to make some bold choices to keep the necessary parts around while also improving the team on a budget. It's possible that this is the Antetokounmpo camp's way of encouraging Milwaukee to empty the wallet and keep the current group together, but it goes against what Giannis has said publicly about the team and city from day one. The Bucks were eliminated mere hours ago but we're already having this conversation. The NBA news cycle is perpetual.

    Source: ESPN