Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks 10/22/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Minnesota Timberwolves looked to find some consistency on Wednesday night when they faced the Milwaukee Bucks in a preseason clash.

The new-look Timberwolves had struggled to build momentum in the preseason, and they faced a tough test from a Bucks squad eager to prove they’d put last season’s dismal campaign behind them. 

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Mayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107 (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: O.J. Mayo #00 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a shot against the New York Knicks on October 20, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night.


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Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 10/20/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The New York Knicks looked to score a preseason victory Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Knicks looked to continue putting last season’s dismal effort behind them and faced a tough test from a rebuilding Bucks squad.

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Milwaukee Bucks: Point guard depth changes player rotation

A good backup point guard is under-valued in the NBA. When the most reliable starters need a rest, a good point guard can take control of a game. They can keep or change the game tempo and even help settle down a rattled team. Good bench production is the kind of thing that helps win championships.
While Brandon Knight is the obvious starting point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, it will be interesting to see how head coach Jason Kidd distributes playing time to the rest of the backcourt.
Second-year player Nate Wolters will hope to build upon a solid rookie year. Wolters was put into the starting lineup at the beginning of the year last season due to a Brandon Knight injury. He played well as a rookie, and should greatly benefit from a full season in the NBA. Wolters didn’t do anything extremely impressive his rookie year, but he proved he can be a reliable backup point guard with the talent to grow into a consistent starter later in his career. Wolters can score, pass well and is even a decent rebounder. W

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Jabari Parker Puts Exclamation Point on Bucks’ Preseason Win with Spin and Dunk

Seeing plays like this from Jabari Parker should have Milwaukee Bucks fans very excited about the future.

Sure, it happened during the preseason. But it shows just what the rookie is capable of.

With his team clinging to a 97-96 lead in the final minute of Friday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Parker took control. He received a pass, spun in the lane and threw down what turned out to be a game-sealing dunk.

Oh, and who is the defender he dunked over? That’s Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft—no slouch himself.

Here is another angle of the dunk from behind the backboard:

Milwaukee held on to win, 105-98. Parker finished the game with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

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Parker helps Bucks top Timberwolves, 105-98 (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 17: Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots against Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 17, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Rookie Jabari Parker had 21 points and 11 rebounds, O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-98 on Friday night.


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Bucks say center Larry Sanders has minor surgery (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will miss the rest of the preseason after minor surgery.

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Report: NBA owners could split $1.1B if Bucks move to Seattle

The Milwaukee Bucks are under new ownership after Herb Kohl sold the team. The new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry bought the team for $550 million, but there were guidelines that came with the purchase. One of the guidelines is that NBA could buy the team back from Edens and Lasry if construction of a new arena was not ready by 2017. After the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA knows that the Bucks are worth far more than what the new owners paid for. Months have passed and the Bucks still don’t have a site for the new arena. Well according to Bill Simmons via Business Insider, NBA owners could split $1 billion if the Milwaukee Bucks move to Seattle.
If the Bucks can’t get a new stadium built before the deadline, the NBA could buy the team for $575 million and then turn around and sell the team to a group in Seattle for an estimated $1.6 billion. That would be a cool $1.025 billion profit for the league or about $35.3 million for each of the other 29 owners.
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Milwaukee Bucks season preview: Player projections

In the third and final part of the Milwaukee Bucks season preview, we will be looking at the potential starting five and their expectations for the upcoming season. For part one, looking at the Bucks roster for the upcoming season, click here. For part two, looking at the team’s projections for this year, click here.
Throughout the first three games of the preseason, coach Kidd has not started the same five players twice. He seems to be giving players a chance to show what they can bring to the team and how well they play with other likely starters. The Bucks have a lot of talent which hints that the starting five to begin the season most likely won’t be the same starting five in the middle of the season or even the end of the season.
Point Guard
The starting point guard of the Milwaukee Bucks will be Brandon Knight. Knight is the obvious choice for the role and has played well in each preseason game. Knight is a great scorer, but he only averaged 4.9 assists for Milwaukee last season. With Jason Kidd coa

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LeBron sits, Love scores 25 as Cavs beat Bucks (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with a referee during the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) — On the flight to Brazil, Kevin Love’s new teammates told him to stop trying so hard to fit in.


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