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Bucks fined $50K for comments about offering Giannis “supermax”

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Milwaukee Bucks have been fined $50,000 for GM Jon Horst’s comments regarding a contract extension for Giannis Antetokounmpo.

At a Bucks’ fan event, Horst told a crowd of fans that they will offer Giannis a five-year, nearly $250M supermax extension when he is eligible in the summer of 2020.

In a statement on Tuesday, the NBA wrote “Under NBA rules, teams cannot commit to offer a ‘supermax’ extension prior to the summer following a player’s seventh season in the NBA.”

Giannis to be offered supermax contract in 2020

This should come as a surprise to nobody. Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst said they will “of course” offer Giannis Antetokounmpo a supermax contract extension in 2020.

Giannis is coming off an MVP season. He averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals last year. The Bucks came two wins short of reaching the NBA Finals. They are the favorite to come out of the Eastern Conference this season.

In 2014, Giannis made it very clear he plans to stay in Milwaukee.

He has remained consistent with his feelings on the city and his desire to win a championship with the Bucks. We’ll have to wait and see what happens but as of now you can expect Giannis to stay in Milwaukee for the foreseeable future.

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Bucks 2019-20 schedule released

The start of the 2019-20 NBA season is getting closer and closer. The Milwaukee Bucks have high expectations after coming two wins short of an NBA Finals appearance last season.

On Monday afternoon, Milwaukee announced their schedule for the 2019-20 campaign. The Bucks will begin their season on the road against James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets on Oct. 24.

Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat will come to town on Oct. 26 for the Bucks home opener.

The Bucks’ longest road trip of the season is a pair of four-game sets. Their longest homestand is also two different four-game sets.

Milwaukee is also getting a ton of national respect, as they should. Also, their Christmas Day game against the Philadelphia 76ers will tip off at 1:30pm on ABC.

You can see the full schedule on the Bucks website here.

Bucks to play 76ers in Philadelphia on Christmas Day

For the sixth time in franchise history and second straight year, the Milwaukee Bucks will be featured on Christmas Day.

Last December, the Bucks played their first Christmas Day game since 1977 in New York against the Knicks. They’ll travel out east again next season to take on the 76ers in Philadelphia. It’s great the Bucks are back playing on X-mas, but it would’ve been nice to see them host.

The matchup features two of the best players in the NBA. The reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo and center Joel Embiid are set up to have a classic battle. As for the two teams, the Bucks and 76ers are expected to be the top two competing for a trip to the NBA Finals.

There are five total games being played on the Christmas Day slate. In addition to the Bucks playing the 76ers, the day will feature four other marquee games | The Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers, the New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets, the Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets at the Golden State Warriors.

The Bucks are 3-2 all-time on December 25th. The defeated the Knicks 109-95 on Christmas last season. The full NBA schedule is expected to be released in a few weeks.

Bucks top regular season win totals at Ceasars Sportsbook

Thanks to an NBA offseason full of player movement, the NBA is left without a clear-cut title favorite for the first time in a long time. There seems to be no more “super team” like the Golden State Warriors over the last several seasons | Or, the LeBron James led Miami Heat. Multiple teams have a chance to compete for a title.

Caesars Sportsbook did their best to predict how the regular season will play out by posting their win totals for each team. The Milwaukee Bucks are at the top of the list with 57.

The Bucks are coming off an NBA best 60-win season and are the favorites in the Eastern Conference heading into the 2019-20 season. The Philadelphia 76ers are second in the east at 54.5.

The Los Angeles Clippers lead the Western Conference at 55.5. The Utah Jazz have the second highest win total out West with 52.5. The Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets are each at 52. Also, the Los Angeles Lakers opened at 51.5.

Check out each team’s win total below:

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook

Atlanta Hawks 36
Boston Celtics 49½
Brooklyn Nets 47
Charlotte Hornets 24
Chicago Bulls 30½
Cleveland Cavaliers 24
Dallas Mavericks 41
Denver Nuggets 52
Detroit Pistons 37½
Golden State Warriors 47
Houston Rockets 52
Indiana Pacers 48½
LA Clippers 55½
LA Lakers 51½
Memphis Grizzlies 25½
Miami Heat 43½
Milwaukee Bucks 57
Minnesota Timberwolves 35
New Orleans Pelicans 39
New York Knicks 27
Oklahoma City Thunder 28
Orlando Magic 40½
Philadelphia 76ers 54½
Phoenix Suns 27
Portland Trail Blazers 47½
Sacramento Kings 37
San Antonio Spurs 43½
Toronto Raptors 45
Utah Jazz 52½
Washington Wizards 28½

Bucks announce their preseason schedule

The return of Milwaukee Bucks basketball isn’t that far away. Coming off a 60-win season which included a trip to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, the Bucks will open the preseason of their 2019-20 campaign against the division rival Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Oct. 7.

The Bucks will play a total of five preseason games, including two at Fiserv Forum.

Check out the full schedule below. The regular season schedule will be announced later.

Oct. 7 at Chicago Bulls, 7 p.m.

Oct. 9 vs. Utah Jazz, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 13 at Washington Wizards, 6 p.m.

Oct. 17 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7 p.m.

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