Our friend James Plowright is covering the Bucks in London this week for us, and below you can check out his report from the open media session on Wednesday. - Frank Madden
A big thank you must go to the NBA's PR department for allowing the media some fantastic access to the players ahead of Thursday's Bucks-Knicks matchup in London. I tended to stay away from the huge crowds surrounding Jason Kidd and Giannis Antetokounmpo, and instead opted for chasing after some of the younger players.
"Jared Dudley 1" is a general interview with the rest of the media, in "Jared Dudley 2" I managed to track him down and speak to him one on one.
- Dudley's time in London so far
- On his invitation (or lack of one) to see the royals
- Visit to Stamford Bridge
Listen to the interview here: Jared Dudley 1
- Details of the read & react offense in Milwaukee
- Some personal beef I had with Jared...
- Brandon Knight as the team's best player
Listen to the interview here: Jared Dudley 2
Greg Foster (Assistant Coach)
- The chance for London to be a bonding trip for the Bucks
- The "High Hands" Chart the Bucks study
- Who is the defensive leader on the court (Guest appearance from K Butter)
- Henson's emergence as a vocal leader
- Henson's adjustment to his new role
- Why Henson's high foul rate is a good thing
- Foster's work with Nerlens Noel last year
- The Bucks development plan for their young players
Listen to the interview here: Greg Foster Interview
- Finding his role on the Bucks
- Emergence as a vocal leader defensively
- Did he ever find a Chipotle in London?
- Chelsea fan & Stamford Bridge visit
- His relationship with Kendall Marshall
- Importance of Greg Foster for his development
- Can Greg Foster become a head coach?
Listen to the interview here: John Henson Interview
- Kidd as a role model for Marshall's game
- The effect on losing Jabari Parker for the season
- Can the Bucks stay in the playoff spots the rest of the season?
- Explanation of why Kendall likes Milwaukee more than LA
- How he met adversity early in his NBA career
- Do other rookies get an easy ride?
- Did Kobe ever follow him on Twitter?
- Is being left handed a real advantage in the NBA?
- Relationship with John Henson on the team
- How Giannis has matured and grown as a player
Listen to the interview here: Zaza Pachulia Interview