Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Bucks officials detail Nikola Mirotic addition

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 19: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as we get the reactions of Bucks general manager Jon Horst as well as head coach Mike Budenholzer regarding the team’s trade deadline acquisition of Nikola Mirotic.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Bucks general manager Jon Horst discusses the addition of Nikola Mirotic and his fit within the squad, the Bucks sweep their season series with the Dallas Mavericks Friday night and much more.

While there is some hope Mirotic can make his Bucks debut Saturday night in the team’s meeting with the Orlando Magic, Horst was quick to note that the calf ailments the Montenegrin has dealt with this season doesn’t pose to be a long-term concern, as Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted in his piece.

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

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Notes: Bucks react to Nikola Mirotic trade; Middleton to rest against Mavericks (read here): The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez got the reasoning behind the Bucks’ dealing for Nikola Mirotic from general manager Jon Horst as well as head coach Mike Budenholzer and provided other notes ahead of their game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday night.

Bucks 122, Mavericks 107: Milwaukee weathers Dallas’ record-tying three-point storm (read here): Velazquez also recapped the Bucks’ sixth straight win, this time coming over the Dallas Mavericks. He also shed light on the hectic travel day Bucks two-way player Trevon Duval experienced before making his Bucks debut and scoring his first pair of points as an NBA player.

How the Bucks solidified their roster by adding Nikola Mirotic in a tight Eastern Conference race ($) (read here): Eric Nehm explored the variety of ways Mirotic’s offensive services will be of use to the Bucks, how he boosts a team already well accustomed from firing away from well behind the three-point line and a whole lot more for The Athletic.

Buckle up, the Eastern Conference’s Upper Echelon Is a War Zone (read here): Jonathan Tjarks over at The Ringer gauged where the top half of the Eastern Conference stands in the wake of the many all-in moves we saw ahead of this year’s trade deadline.

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