Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Rookie acquisitions officially announced

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Bronson Koenig
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Bronson Koenig /

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the end of the NBA’s moratorium led to host of rookie announcements from the Bucks.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we catch up with the Bucks’ various announcements related to official rookie signings and acquisitions, Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s response to a day of strange speculation and more.

With the formalities out of the way for the Bucks’ latest group of rookie recruits, attention will swiftly shift to their Summer League opener against the Cavaliers on Friday evening.

We’ll have all of your Summer League needs covered here at Behind the Buck Pass in the coming days, and this column should act as a nice roundup every morning.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:

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Milwaukee Bucks: Meet the Summer League roster (read here): Jordan Treske compiled a complete guide to this year’s Summer League roster ahead of the action tipping off in Vegas on Friday.

Milwaukee Bucks: Applying spacing rating to some of Milwaukee’s lineups (read here): Ti Windisch put Nick Sciria’s new spacing metric into practice to analyze how various Bucks’ lineups function in terms of spacing.

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Milwaukee Bucks sign D.J. Wilson (read here): With the NBA’s moratorium now passed, the Bucks wasted no time in signing 17th overall pick D.J. Wilson to his rookie deal.

Bucks acquire draft rights for Sterling Brown (read here): Milwaukee’s other draft pick is finally acknowledged in an official capacity as the acquisition of Sterling Brown via draft night trade with the Philadelphia 76ers is completed post-moratorium.

Bucks sign former Wisconsin standout Bronson Koenig to two-way contract (watch here): Milwaukee also announced the signing of former Wisconsin Badger Bronson Koenig to one of their two eligible two-way contracts, as well as the signing of former VCU Ram JeQuan Lewis.

Giannis Antetokounmpo used a Kendrick Lamar line to clap back at reports he may leave Bucks (read here): After a day of nonsense following a vague report that was widely circulated in misleading fashion, Giannis Antetokounmpo sent a tweet to remind everyone of where his allegiances lie.

The Bucks still have time to clean up their mess (read here): Haley O’Shaugnessy of The Ringer takes a more reasoned look at the comments that set off hysteria on Thursday, and looks at the ways in which the Bucks will need to steady the ship to ensure Giannis’ long-term future is in Milwaukee.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.