Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Reaction to Spencer Hawes being waived

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the Bucks officially confirm their decision to waive Spencer Hawes.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we react as the Bucks officially announce their decision to waive Spencer Hawes, as well as starting our coverage of Bucks History Month.

With Hawes gone and an open spot now available on the roster, the Bucks will be able to assess their options in the coming weeks and look to add a player on a veteran minimum deal.

If the Bucks do decide to take up that option, we’ll have all of the details, analysis and reaction here on Behind the Buck Pass, as well as a handy daily recap in this particular column.

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

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 9/1/17

Milwaukee Bucks: A farewell to Spencer Hawes (read here): Our own Jordan Treske took a look back on Spencer Hawes’ relatively brief time as a Buck, saying goodbye to a player who became a somewhat surprising fan favorite.

Milwaukee Bucks: Welcome to History Month 2017 at Behind the Buck Pass (read here): As we kicked off our coverage for our second annual Bucks History Month, I outlined what the coming weeks will have in store for all of our readers.

Milwaukee Bucks History: Oscar Robertson‘s journey to cement his legacy (read here): I also wrote about how Oscar Robertson came to the Bucks missing one key component of an otherwise glittering career, and how the Bucks helped him to obtain it, as he also helped the team to achieve their ultimate goals.

Milwaukee Bucks: 49 years in 49 days – 1970-71 season (read here): Ti Windisch also continued his look back through every season in franchise history, with the focus on this occasion falling on the team’s sole championship season.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 9/1/17

Bucks request waivers on Spencer Hawes (read here): Following various reports on Thursday night, on Friday the Bucks officially announced that they had waived center Spencer Hawes. For salary cap purposes, the Bucks used the stretch provision on the final year of Hawes’ contract.

Milwaukee’s offer for Kyrie Irving may tell us about its plans for the future (read here): Paolo Uggetti of The Ringer considers what the reported offer the Bucks were prepared to make for Kyrie Irving might tell us about how they’ll approach similar opportunities when they arise in the future.

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