BROOKLYN – The slogan for the Milwaukee Bucks is “Own the Future,” which is fitting because they certainly haven’t owned the present. Milwaukee is now 4-12 overall since trading for Michael Carter-Williams, including five straight losses. Keep in mind, the Bucks were at the peak of their season at 31-23 overall and coming off a four-game winning streak one day after the trade deadline. On Friday night, the Bucks fell below the .500 mark for the first time since Dec. 27 (15-16)
The surprising Milwaukee (young) Bucks have already surpassed their entire win totals from all of last year just 32 games into the 2014-15 season. In a weak Eastern Conference, they’re now holding the sixth seed with a record of 16-16. They won all of 15 games last year, and were a team that seemed lost. That all seems to be changing now, and with a good crop of young players and talent, Jason Kidd and company are trying to right the
Friday was a night of surprises. Jared Dudley $3700 couldn’t miss (24 points on 10-10 shooting) as the Bucks destroyed a bunch of impostors wearing Hawks uniforms. Both LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and Chris Kaman (family) didn’t play, so Joel Freeland pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds.
There were two pieces of bad news coming out of Loud City this weekend. And there was a disproportionate reaction to the wrong one. There was far too much hand-wringing to the news that Russell Westbrook will be joining fellow Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Thunder are going to survive November without Durant and Westbrook. They have 14 games between now and Dec. 1, the projected earliest return for
After months of waiting and a summer full of roster change and player movement, the dawn of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is now upon us. Play begins with three games Tuesday night. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. (EST). The game will air the local Fox Sports affiliates — FSNOLA and FS Florida, otherwise, you can find it on NBA League Pass. Meanwhile, the NBA on TNT crew will host a doubleheader, starting with the
When you’re a professional athlete (or anyone famous) with a countless number of people following you on Twitter, there is always the challenge of dealing with faceless trolls on a daily basis. Take this tweet, for example. @JaredDudley619 @Ra5ik yo Jared, you’re fucking trash bruh. That’s why they traded your bum ass away lmao — Master Wongton (@Ching_Ling666) August 29, 2014The troll, of course, is referring to the unexpected trade that sent Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Again, this kind of
When the Los Angeles Clippers decided to trade Eric Bledsoe for Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick last summer, major contributions were expected from the two players. They had a simple job to take care of: space the floor and knock down open 3-pointers. When he wasn’t injured, Redick did his part and was a huge part of the team’s offensive schemes, averaging 15.2 points while knocking down 39.5 percent of his 3-pointers. For whatever reason, Dudley regressed badly last season, averaging just 6.9 points on
There is a famous old adage that states: good things come to those who wait. Everything came full-circle for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon, as a year and a half long process had finally been complete: the pursuit of Minnesota’s All-Star forward Kevin Love. Love was officially introduced as a member of the Cavaliers, and will team up with fellow All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to form, potentially, the most devastating trio in the NBA.