FS Wisconsin: Bucks kick off camp
Andrew Wagner reports from day one of the Bucks' training camp, which featured nine players including Andrew Bogut (looking fit and healthy), Brandon Jennings, Drew Gooden (looking around 20 pounds lighter), Jon Brockman, Beno Udrih, Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova, Carlos Delfino and Shaun Livingston. Stephen Jackson arrived in town but did not play, while the newly-signed Mike Dunleavy took his physical but sat out while waiting on the Keyon Dooling trade to be made official. Same story for Tobias Harris, Jon Leuer and Darington Hobson, who are also in Milwaukee but had to wait to sign their contracts. I would guess Leuer and Hobson will sign non-guaranteed deals, but we'll try to confirm. Either way, the full roster (aside from RFA Luc Mbah a Moute) is expected to participate tomorrow.
Paschketball: Day one video
Bucks players at the Cousins Center = a beautiful and long-overdue sight. Media day is tomorrow (streamed live on Bucks.com) and Alex will be there, so let us know in the comments what you're curious about. In other good news, Fox Sports Wisconsin will be televising all 66 games in HD this season.
Woelfel: Mbah a Moute draws interest
Gery Woelfel tweeted on Friday that the Nuggets, Hornets, Thunder and Celtics are all interested in defensive ace Luc Mbah a Moute, though Boston is presumably out after news broke Friday evening of their impending signing of David West.
"My agent has been talking to a few teams, trying to work out something,'' Mbah a Moute said in a telephone interview Wednesday from Los Angeles. "I don't know the exact number, but it's probably about five.
"I don't think those five teams are just talking to him to just talk. I'm pretty sure they're talking to him about making me an offer.
"It looks pretty promising.''
With major dollars already being tossed at free agents on Friday, it would seem kind of surprising if Mbah a Moute didn't receive at least a full MLE deal from someone. But it's not clear that the Bucks would be willing to pay that much to retain Luc's services, especially given how crowded the Bucks' forward rotation has become.
NBA labor agreement passes by 25-5 vote
The NBA's new labor agreement passed by a vote of 25-5 Friday morning, meaning the NBA season is officially on. Now let's never talk about the lockout again, OK?