Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Thon Maker leaves Summer League to work with Giannis Antetokounmpo

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Thon Maker finishes up at Summer League, and returns to Milwaukee to work with Giannis Antetokounmpo.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we have the details on Thon Maker’s plans for the next two weeks, reaction to the Bucks’ Summer League win, and more.

The Summer League Bucks will look to keep up the positive momentum heading into tournament play by closing out the exhibition series with a win over the LA Clippers on Monday night.

Be sure to check back in with us on Tuesday morning for all of the reaction to that and more, on Behind the Buck Pass, and even more specifically in this daily column.

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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo could earn a super-max extension (read here): Ben Sewell explores how Giannis could follow in James Harden’s footsteps by signing a rich extension for his third contract before even hitting free agency.

Milwaukee Bucks Summer League Preview: Brooklyn Nets (read here): Prior to tip, Ti Windisch looked ahead to Sunday’s game with the Brooklyn Nets, picking out some of his things to look out for.

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VIDEO: Thon Maker on working out with Giannis Antetokounmpo (read here): Basketball Insiders provide the footage of Thon’s post-game interview, where he revealed he was leaving Summer League to return to Milwaukee and spend the next two weeks working out with Giannis.

Bucks 88, Nets, 83: Rashad Vaughn shines with 31 points (read here): Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recaps the action from the Bucks’ first Summer League win of 2017, and gets Rashad Vaughn’s reaction to his scoring outburst.

NBA star Luol Deng praises Thon Maker, future for South Sudanese youngsters (read here): Luol Deng is in Australia for the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association’s annual tournament, and spoke of the opportunity for others to follow in Thon’s footsteps.

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