Milwaukee #Bucks just said that Carlos Delfino's X-rays on head and neck were negative and he was released from the hospital last night.AP's Colin Fly on twitter
The Milwaukee Bucks are close to signing forward Jerry Stackhouse for the rest of the season. Stackhouse is expected to sign sometime in the coming days, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract hasn’t been finalized pending a physical. The deal was earlier reported by ESPN.com and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The Bucks are in need of a scoring threat after guard Michael Redd(notes) tore ligaments in his left knee last Sunday and will miss the rest of the year. Stackhouse, a 14-year veteran, was part of a four-team, eight-player trade in the offseason and became an unrestricted free agent this summer, when the Memphis Grizzlies bought out his contract for $2 million.Colin Fly, AP, via Yahoo! Sports
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* Hammond says he talked Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl into approving the Jefferson trade. "Yes, I did," said Hammond, in his second year overseeing the Bucks. "It was a very difficult decision that we felt like we had to make. "Let me say this about Richard: He came to Milwaukee and was great for us, he played 82 games, he was the exact kind of person we needed and he represented our organization in the very best way. We didn't trade Richard for what he did not do. We traded him for what we felt were the right reasons for us as an organization. And Sen. Kohl -- I can tell you this -- Sen. Kohl was like, 'I don't even want to consider this if it's going to hurt us in a win-loss standpoint.' Richard had $29.2 million (due him) over the next two years, and [Kohl] still was saying, 'If it's going to help us win then we'll keep the player.' "It's very bothersome to me that people are talking about what we've done over the last few months in saying that it's a small-market team, it's an owner who has given me a mandate to cut salaries and save money. That is the furthest thing from the truth. If you look at our salaries and what he's done over the years in paying players and coaches, it's pretty evident he wants to win."John Hammond to Ian Thomsen of SI.
The gap between Evans and fellow rookie Jennings is wider on charisma than on performance. With his whippet-thin frame flicking treys and gliding across the court with an ambidextrous dribble, Jennings is like a bead of mercury rolling on silk. By contrast, the muscular Evans has the panache and savoir faire of a John Deere uprooting tree stumps. Grace trumps grit at the box office, though, and that has made Jennings the early Rookie of the Year favorite. A closer look at the numbers, however, illustrates how similar the two have been this season. Evans averages 4.7 assists and 3.2 turnovers compared with 5.7 and 3.3 for Jennings. And while Jennings is scoring three points more per game (21.8 versus Evans' 18.8), it is largely because he has attempted 66 more shots. No matter the numbers, it's no coincidence that the league's two best rookies are playing for the NBA's two most surprising overachievers.Britt Robson of SI.
Bucks will make Joe Alexander highest draft pick ever to have rookie option declined and will allow him to be UFA in summer, sources tell Y!Yahoo! NBA twitter
Ramon Sessions scored 26 points, while Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva each chipped in 25, to lead the Bucks to a 124-112 win over the Rockets on Monday night. Each of those players played fewer than 35 minutes. It was the first NBA game in 16 years in which three teammates each scored 25-or-more points, while logging fewer than 35 minutes of playing time. The last trio to do that was Kevin Willis, Dominique Wilkins and Mookie Blaylock for Atlanta, in a win against Philadelphia, on January 30, 1993. Milwaukee BucksElias Sports Bureau
I feel really good. It’s a good situation for me. With Coach Skiles system, he puts me in the position to be a playmaker and to score. That’s what I was looking for in a team and it’s something that I didn’t get in the past years. Coach Skiles put a lot of trust in me in order to make plays.Charlie Villanueva, as told to SLAM's Matt Caputo