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Reactions to the Bucks Summer League debut, Gary Payton rumored to be joining Jason Kidd's staff, and other off day highlights.

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The Bucks were off today, but they still made plenty of news on day two of the Las Vegas Summer League. Let's check out what they've been up to.

But before we do that, let's watch the Jabari spin cycle:


Sorry, let's continue.

If you missed our reactions to the game and scene during the match-up, make sure to check those out here and here.

Bucksketball | Consistency will be the key for Bucks

Our pal Jeremy at Bucksketball had a nice story on where the young Bucks could improve after an encouraging opening game. Let's hope that we can see another strong outing tomorrow when the Bucks face the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m. central.

Journal Sentinel | Charles Gardner: Jason Kidd Q & A

Much of Jason Kidd's arrival in Milwaukee has been clouded in a bit of mystery and unease, so it was refreshing to see him take some time and share some of his opinions on a wide range of Bucks topics. It won't put a ton of anxieties to rest, but it's better than having no reaction from the new coach.

Kidd had also been seen hanging around with Gary Payton quite a bit since the team arrived in Vegas, and Gardner reports that Payton may be in the running for a coaching position on Kidd's staff. Payton had a celebrated career as a player, but he also comes with his own baggage. Coming over to Milwaukee in a return package for Ray Allen in 2003, Payton made more headlines for his opinion of Milwaukee than his play in the city. It left a bad taste in Bucks fans' mouths, but if Payton is sincere about coming in to help the young team develop, might his experience be worth adding? No move is close to being made though, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Enough talk about worrisome transitions, let's take a look at some fun things!


Yay, team building! Larry Sanders reportedly paid for this entire dinner, so props to Larry for being a good guy. It's encouraging to see him back and trying to take on an active leadership role again. Let's hope this time it can be sustainable. Maybe being one of the older guys on the roster will do him wonders.

...Let's watch that spin move one more time.

See you tomorrow.