Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Once again, the #Bucks will run out Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton and George Hill to start with Gianni Antetokounmpo and Grayson Allen.
Bobby Portis and Semi Ojeleye are no longer on the injury report and appear ready to go as much as needed. – 6:45 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Asked Budenholzer if it was accurate when he told me Middleton had a non-COVID illness after Sunday’s game.
Bud: “Yeah. We thought he just had a head cold or some type of non-COVID illness. And then didn’t feel good again the next day. And got tested and has come back positive.” – 5:57 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Khris Middleton has tested positive for COVID-19, per Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. Team thought he’d originally come down with a cold/flu, but when he didn’t improve he got tested – 5:56 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
I just watched the restricted area video of the Bucks getting the championship rings.
I’ve heard Giannis talk a lot but hearing him say “golly” when he received the Nike shoes and case was the most Wisconsin thing ever. Said it with the true accent of a local 😂😂 – 5:55 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Dwane Casey said he wants to assess things after a 20-game sample size to figure out the strengths and weaknesses. “The second-year guys are still figuring things out with crowd noise and opposing gyms. It’s a new world for them too.” – 5:25 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Dwane Casey said despite the shooting woes, they’re getting the looks they want: “We’re getting the right shots and we’re turning down some good shots.” – 5:23 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Dwane Casey on link between new basketballs and lower 3-point shooting: “I know the league is looking into it and researching it. Any time you change equipment like that, there are things that guys have to get used to.” – 5:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saben Lee and Luka Garza are here warming up. They were with the Cruise yesterday. Big benefit of having the G League team in the city. No more three-hour treks across state. – 4:49 PM
Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
One guy the Bucks need to step up, especially with Khris out: Jordan Nwora. He’s improved his defensive effort and decision-making on both ends, but he’s gone ice cold as a scorer during a period when Bucks need it. Just 31% FG and 26% from 3 since strong opening night vs. Nets. – 1:39 PM