Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Conflicting reports of Kyrie Irving interest as trade is finalized

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as prior to the Kyrie Irving trade being finalized, there were again conflicting reports about Bucks’ interest.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we explore all of the strands of rumors linking the Bucks to Kyrie Irving in the final hours before his trade to Boston went through, and more.

The whole Kyrie Irving trade saga was a strange one for everyone involved in the NBA, and the way in which the Bucks seemed to keep surfacing in the discussion was no exception.

With the biggest NBA trade of the summer now likely wrapped up, the Bucks and the rest of the league’s teams can now move on to preparing for the new season. In the run-up to the regular season, and when it returns, stick with us at Behind the Buck Pass for all of the news, opinions and analysis you could need.

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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Revisiting the decision to draft Jabari Parker in 2014 (read here): Mike Bossetti looks back on the 2014 NBA Draft, and asks with the benefit of hindsight whether the Bucks were right to select Jabari Parker with the second overall pick.

Milwaukee Bucks: 49 years in 49 days – The 1968-69 season (read here): Ti Windisch began our series of looking back at the Bucks’ previous 49 seasons over the coming 49 days by focusing in on the franchise’s inaugural season.

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Why the Kyrie Irving trade makes sense for Boston (read here): Prior to the Celtics and Cavaliers finalizing the trade, Zach Lowe of ESPN wrote about the Bucks in the context of being one of the teams lurking if a deal fell through. Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon and a first round pick were among the assets mentioned by Lowe as potentially in play.

Source: ‘Nothing’ to Kyrie Irving trade rumors involving Bucks (read here): Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a league source informed him there had been no contact between the Bucks and Cavs at any point in relation to a Kyrie Irving deal.

The NBA Positional Census: Center (read here): Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer continues to look at the evolution of positions in the NBA, highlighting Thon Maker as one of the centers with the potential to redefine his position.

Ranking the 10 NBA teams who have ‘next’ after the Golden State Warriors (read here): Gerald Bourguet of HoopsHabit ranks the 10 teams who he believes can hit the front of the NBA when the Warriors eventually decline, and he places the Bucks at the top of the list.

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