GREAT analytical piece on Giannis
There's been a lot of discussion lately on roster building and contract values. Thought this was interesting... "It’s not always about getting the best deal possible. Sometimes, it’s about getting the player that your team needs."
After a slow start in their EuroBasket opener against Macedonia, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece are starting to find their legs -- and nearly hitting their heads on the rim.
According to Rich Kirchen of the Milwaukee Business Journal by way of WISN's Mike Gousha, the Bucks may be ready to unveil the design plan for the new downtown by the end of August. Bucks President Peter Feigin was recently on Gousha's show "Up Front with Mike Gousha" and did not provide any details, but Bucks spokesman Jake Suski said more details would be shared in the coming weeks, according to Kirchen. Back in April, the Bucks unveiled preliminary renderings of the arena and entertainment plaza as well as additional ancillary development including a new practice facility and commercial and residential properties. The proposed ancillary development would be built in various phases over the next decade and privately financed at a cost of roughly $500 million. The Bucks hope to get a shovel in the ground for the new arena by October or November, so an end-of-August release for a design seems right on schedule.
While in Vegas for Summer League, Giannis Antetokounmpo sat down with Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix to chat about his offseason, as well as Jason Kidd, Jabari Parker, and Greg Monroe. It's a short video well worth your time.
The Wisconsin State Assembly is expected to vote on the arena bill as soon as Tuesday, July 28, and as usual Save Our Bucks has all the information you need to call your legislators and let them know your opinions of the deal. Passing the bill as-is would allow Gov. Scott Walker to sign it into law, while any changes would require another Senate approval. While Republicans have a 63-36 majority in the Assembly, it's been estimated that 15 Democratic votes could be needed to pass the bill. As a result, legislators were planning to work the weekend in order to finalize the details of a package that could go to a vote on Tuesday.
Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton was deeply affected by the tragedy that took place there on June 17. He shared his feelings in a piece for the Players' Tribune, published on Tuesday. Please be mindful of comments on this sensitive subject.
Twitter video posted by Suki Hobson, the Bucks' newly hired Senior Strength and Rehabilitation Specialist. Hobson, who previously trained Australian Footballers, specializes in helping athletes recover from ACL tears.
Whoa Greivis, it's only our first date.
Courtesy of our photoshopping friend Tom Dickerson, here's a little sneak preview of what we'll be seeing a lot of next fall.