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June 20, 2016  

With the NBA Draft fast approaching, Frank Madden and Eric Nehm welcomed SI's Andrew Sharp to the podcast on Sunday to get an outside perspective on the Bucks and the draft specifically. We discussed why Andrew's love of Giannis Antetokounmpo also makes him more skeptical of Ben Simmons, who he thinks could be interesting prospects for the Bucks at #10 and a broader discussion of where the Bucks fit in the grand scheme of the wide-open East moving forward. Be sure to check out more from Andrew at Sports Illustrated and on the Open Floor podcast. Note: we had some issues with the audio being too loud on the recording, so it probably works best to lower the volume.

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In our latest podcast, Frank Madden and Eric Nehm discuss the past, present and future of the Milwaukee Bucks with a long-time friend and fellow member of Bucks media row: Bucksketball's Jeremy Schmidt. We look back at the evolution of the Bucks on and off the court in the eight years since Brew Hoop launched and ponder the potential of the current iteration led by Giannis, Jabari and Khris. Could the Bucks really become title contenders by the end of this decade? Is it OK if they fall short of really contending for a championship? And how has covering the team affected our own Bucks fandom?

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With draft preparations underway and the NBA's free agency period now just six weeks away, Frank Madden and Eric Nehm offer a blueprint for what kind of moves the Bucks might make in the draft, trade market and free agency. Should Greg Monroe and MCW be on their way out? How could the draft affect the Bucks' roster construction? And what will July have in store for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jerryd Bayless and Miles Plumlee?

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In our latest mailbag, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden tackle listener questions including whether the Bucks should pursue Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, whether the Bucks will look to make a deal on draft night, and why French prospect Timothe Luwawu is drawing the attention of Bucks fans for both the right and wrong reasons.

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Jason Kidd, John Hammond and the broader nature of the Milwaukee Bucks' decision-making apparatus have been a source of constant discussion since Kidd arrived in Milwaukee 22 months ago. But despite regular suggestions to the contrary, Kidd has not left the sidelines for a gig in the front office, nor has Hammond been jettisoned from the general manager position he's held since the spring of 2008. In our latest podcast, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden discuss the state of the Bucks' front office, what to expect from the Bucks this summer, and whether Milwaukee's current decision-makers should have ownership's confidence moving forward.

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In part two of our offseason podcast series, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden tackle listener questions including how the Milwaukee Bucks can address their defensive issues at the center position, potential point guard targets, the likelihood of the Bucks returning to the playoffs next season and an assessment of Jason Kidd and the Bucks' coaching staff. What will the future hold for Greg Monroe, John Henson and Miles Plumlee, and which names the Bucks might be linked with in the draft (Jakob Pöltl?) and free agency (Joakim Noah? Dwight Howard???). 

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The Milwaukee Bucks' 2015-16 season might have ended with a whimper in the standings, but the performances of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton -- particularly after the all-star break -- suggested big things may be in store for the Bucks next season. What kind of production can we expect from the trio next year? And do youngsters Tyler Ennis, Damien Inglis, Johnny O'Bryant and Rashad Vaughn project to have long-term roles next to them? Eric Nehm and Frank Madden discuss that and much more in the latest podcast.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is threatening triple-doubles on a nightly basis. Jabari Parker is suddenly scoring like the guy we hoped to see when he was taken #2 overall in the 2014 draft. And all of a sudden fans of the Milwaukee Bucks are pondering what it all means for the long-term hopes of a franchise that's won 50 games just once in the last two decades. In our latest podcast, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden discuss the sustainability of the young Bucks' recent success, what it suggests about their individual floors and ceilings, and how it might affect the Bucks' approach to the point guard position and their roster building overall. 

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February 25, 2016  

The Milwaukee Bucks have won four out of five games since moving Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams to the bench, but the real story of their recent turnaround is all about the emergence of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker. The Bucks' young cornerstones have each averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds since the all-star break, flashing the sort of dynamism that Bucks fans have long been dreaming of. So what's changed, and is this something fans should expect to see for the remainder of the season? 

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To the surprise of many, the Milwaukee Bucks stood pat at the NBA's trade deadline, though that doesn't mean the team won't consider the possibility of moving the likes of Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams this summer. In our latest podcast, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden digest the Bucks' lack of trade deadline moves, and ponder if discussions around the likes of Jeff Teague and Ricky Rubio might be rekindled in June and July. We also delve into the impact of benching Greg Monroe and MCW, why Miles Plumlee is more valuable than we thought, and how all of that relates to the ongoing development of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker.

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