Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Bucks-Heat Game 5

The Bucks can win this game and maybe extend the series long enough to get Antetokounmpo back (and make adjustments to get him flowing again). But each step will be difficult, starting with winning tonight without their best player.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis headline NBA All-Defensive Team

The three players with the highest vote totals not to make the team are Kris Dunn (Chicago, guard), P.J. Tucker (Houston, forward), and Jimmy Butler (Miami, forward). Joel Embiid was the center with the most votes behind Lopez, but there was a considerable gulf.

Report: Mike Budenholzer will return as Bucks’ coach

If Budenholzer is safe, it’s because Antetokounmpo wants him back. With the potential of his contract extension coming up, potentially followed by free agency (or a trade), Antetokounmpo has a lot of power in the organization. It’s not his style to wield it like LeBron James, but if the Milwaukee front office thought there was […]

Warriors mailbag: Assessing Golden State’s options with No. 2 pick

If for whatever reason Edwards is available at No. 2, I think the Warriors keep things simple and take him. He could slide into a featured role off the bench as a rookie. Given his physical tools, Edwards also has a chance to become a face of the franchise within the next few years. You […]