The Milwaukee Bucks begin training for the 2015-16 NBA season on Tuesday, but before that begins, they have to say hello to the media.
Bucks media day is here, and after an offseason highlighted by the approval of the downtown arena deal and signing Greg Monroe, there's a lot of excitement in Milwaukee.
The return of Jabari Parker is the main headline to watch in Bucks camp. Parker only played in 25 games his rookie season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. Bucks general manager John Hammond said last week that Parker will be able to participate in camp, but they're going to monitor his progress closely.
The Bucks are carrying 20 bodies in training camp, putting pressure on 2014 second-round picks Johnny O'Bryant and Damien Inglis to perform well. O'Bryant wasn't efficient in limited minutes last season and has been slowed by injuries (a hamstring issue kept him out of summer league). Inglis missed all of last season with a broken foot but did show positive signs in Las Vegas. Milwaukee must have their roster to 15 by Oct. 26.
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- John Hammond Q&A: "There's a new day in Milwaukee Bucks basketball"
- Jason Kidd Q&A: "We're still a new team learning to win in this league"
"I'm not a real estate agent, I'm a basketball player. I thought this was the best situation for me."—Greg Monroe on picking MKE over NYC/LA— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) September 28, 2015
"I'm here to play basketball, not hang out. You can win in any market, its a new day in the NBA" -Greg Monroe pic.twitter.com/nUY8U4g0eY— Paul Henning (@brewcitypaul) September 28, 2015
MCW: I never felt in Philly that I was unwanted. I'm happy to be here and the past is the past. I'm just looking to get better.— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) September 28, 2015
When asked about trying to play with so many talented players, MCW said he still has a ways to go and still has things to figure out.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) September 28, 2015
Henson talked about the importance of having the same coaches for two years in a row. Gave him a better idea what to focus on in the summer.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) September 28, 2015
"the Bulls series gave me the confidence to know I can play at that level." pic.twitter.com/SGb8QnJOqU— Paul Henning (@brewcitypaul) September 28, 2015
O'Bryant says he spent this summer also getting in better shape for the season. He looks a bit leaner.— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) September 28, 2015
Middleton seems to be happy to out of a focal offensive role. Mentions not being forced to take as many tough shots this season.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) September 28, 2015
(Playing with MCW) "Im going to be able to play my game instead forcing up too many shots, like I did after (trade)"— Paul Henning (@brewcitypaul) September 28, 2015
Middleton: I'm ready for anything, I don't have to be a focal point.. As long as we fit, we really don't have to worry about who does what.— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) September 28, 2015