Eric Nehm and Frank Madden break down a busy first weekend of Bucks free agency, discussing the fit and future of Matthew Dellavedova and Mirza Teletovic in Milwaukee. We also consider whether Dwyane Wade would actually come to Milwaukee, including how the mechanics of a potential Wade signing could affect the Bucks' plans for Greg Monroe and restricted free agent Miles Plumlee.
With the NBA's annual free agent feeding frenzy nearly upon us, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden review the Bucks' current cap situation and discuss how the Bucks might best be able to leverage their $20+ million in cap space. We break down potential targets at every position, including rumored Bucks targets Kent Bazemore, Matthew Dellavedova, Mirza Teletovic and Joakim Noah, in addition to throwing out our personal favorites.
Following up on our discussion of Thon Maker on Tuesday, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden take a closer look at Bucks' second round pick Malcolm Brogdon and consider what kind of expectations are reasonable for the Virginia All-American, both now and in the future. We also take a broader look at what we learned from the 2016 NBA Draft, including the fluctuating nature of "value" and what we found most surprising from last Thursday.
The Milwaukee Bucks offered the first big surprise of the NBA Draft when they selected 7'1" big man/world traveler Thon Maker, and since then that decision has seemingly only grown in mystery and intrigue. In our latest podcast, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden discuss the controversy over Maker's disputed age, what it means for his potential as an NBA player, and what to watch out for when Maker debuts for the Bucks in Las Vegas Summer League next week.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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???).