The Milwaukee Bucks failed to build on their playoff appearance last year and a good offseason as they are one of the disappointing teams this season. According to the latest NBA rumors and speculations, there will be major changes happening in Milwaukee this summer.
Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times reported that Bucks general manager John Hammond and head coach Jason Kidd will be part of those major changes. Hammond was on the hot seat last year but was given a one-year extension.
The general manager is rumored to be changing teams this summer with him being tipped in the same position for the New Orleans Pelicans. Hammond will not be alone in New Orleans as Joe Dumars will likely be named President of Basketball Operations.
On the other hand, NBA rumors about Kidd imply that most members of the Bucks ownership do not like him. He is reportedly perceived by some as “arrogant” who really doesn’t like coaching and wants a front office job.
Woelfel added that the 43-year-old coach’s future in Milwaukee is “cloudy” especially that many experienced coaches are available this offseason. Established names like Tom Thibodeau, Scott Brooks and David Blatt are all looking for jobs.
As for the Bucks roster, two players who might not be part of the team next season come into mind. NBA rumors in Milwaukee suggest that Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams will be shopped in the offseason.
The Bucks signed Monroe to a max contract last summer while Carter-Williams were acquired in the ill-advised Brandon Knight trade last season. However, Milwaukee still has a great core of guys including Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
They will also have a lottery pick this summer and will likely target a big man, per the Draft Express mock draft. Utah’s Jakob Poetl, Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere or Marquette and Wisconsin native Henry Ellenson possibly gets selected by the Bucks.
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