Khris Middleton Hits Game-Winning Three To Cap Frenzied Final Seconds

Khris Middleton is starting to make a habit of hitting game-winners from a very specific spot on the floor. Down two to the Heat with eight seconds remaining, Jerryd Bayless's missed layup was heading out of bounds before Zaza Pachulia tracked it down and chucked it backwards. His save found Middleton perfectly, who… » 3/24/15 11:10pm Tuesday 11:10pm

Read The Bullshit Charts A "Scientist" Is Hawking To Sports Teams

Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure, every few years a player like Andrew Luck or Bryce Harper comes along who simply can't fail (even… » 3/13/15 1:18pm 3/13/15 1:18pm

Larry Sanders Explains Why He Walked Away From Basketball

After taking an extended leave from the Milwaukee Bucks early in the season, Larry Sanders negotiated a buyout with the team last week. Now, in a video produced by The Players' Tribune, the 26-year-old center sheds some light on why he left the Bucks, and why he has no intention of returning to basketball anytime soon. » 2/25/15 10:55am 2/25/15 10:55am

Did Sam Hinkie Just Trade Away The Next Jason Kidd? 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Obliterates Rim With Thunderous Windmill Jam

It's no secret we're big fans of Giannis Antetokounmpo in these parts. Here's an example why, set tonight against the Trail Blazers. The rim's family requests no flowers. » 1/31/15 10:15pm 1/31/15 10:15pm

Larry Sanders Returns To Bucks, Doesn't Explain Much

Bucks center Larry Sanders, who had been away from the team since Dec. 26 due to "personal reasons" and was reportedly considering quitting basketball altogether, returned to the team last night and watched the Bucks' game against the Suns while sitting on the bench in street clothes. Sanders did speak to the media,… » 1/07/15 10:58am 1/07/15 10:58am

Giannis Antetokounmpo Basically Dunked A Freaking Skyhook

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar perfected the hook shot and made it unstoppable, releasing it so far from the basket and so high into the air that it was coined the skyhook. Or so we thought, until Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off the next phase of its evolution against the Suns tonight: the skydunk. Think about it, it's perfect.… » 1/06/15 10:20pm 1/06/15 10:20pm

Something's Up With Larry Sanders

There is something weird going on with Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. He hasn't been with the team since December 23, when he was sidelined with the flu, but now the reasons for his absence have gotten a bit murky: » 1/05/15 5:59pm 1/05/15 5:59pm

Report: Jabari Parker Out For The Season With Suspected Torn ACL

Jabari Parker will likely miss the rest of the season with a "suspected torn ACL," according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Parker left last night's win over the Suns with a "sprained knee" after he collided with PJ Tucker. He becomes the second lottery pick to suffer a season-ending injury, after Julius Randle broke his leg » 12/16/14 10:50pm 12/16/14 10:50pm

Khris Middleton Beats Suns With Contested, Game-Winning Three

Down one to the Phoenix Suns with under four seconds remaining, Bucks forward Khris Middleton hit this contested game-winner to send the surprising Bucks to 13-12. The final minute of the game featured as good of basketball as you'll see, with the teams trading baskets and combining to hit six straight shots.… » 12/15/14 11:57pm 12/15/14 11:57pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo Can Cover A Lot Of Ground With Just Two Steps

Last night Giannis Antetokounmpo pulled off the move that is quickly becoming his signature, gathering his dribble behind the three-point line, taking two steps, and laying the ball in. That is at least 22 feet covered in just two steps, with Antetokounmpo using his incredibly long limbs to make plays that are… » 12/06/14 2:45pm 12/06/14 2:45pm

Monta Ellis's Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater Was Bananas

I think it's time to admit that there probably isn't another player in the NBA who is better at hitting reckless, off-balance buzzer-beaters than Monta Ellis. Almost two years after hitting a game-winner so absurd that Ellis himself had to flee from it, the Mavericks shooting guard once again did his thing against the… » 12/04/14 10:24am 12/04/14 10:24am

Watch Jason Kidd Play Mind Games With Joe Johnson

This is a cool moment from last night's triple-OT thriller between the Bucks and Nets. Just before the last possession of the second overtime, cameras caught Bucks (and former Nets) head coach Jason Kidd going at the Nets' huddle with some well-timed chirping. » 11/20/14 3:27pm 11/20/14 3:27pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo Has A New Weapon

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been having a quiet but solid year as the Bucks' 6-foot-11 guard-forward hybrid. He's averaging 12 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes per game—good numbers that any 19-year-old in just his second NBA season would be proud of—but what's more impressive is how quickly Antetokounmpo's game is… » 11/20/14 12:21pm 11/20/14 12:21pm

Brandon Knight Blows Game-Winning Layup In Overtime

Brandon Knight's presence here on Deadspin is bad news for Brandon Knight. After all, who can forget what happened just 20 short months ago: » 11/19/14 10:25pm 11/19/14 10:25pm

Jason Kidd Has Been Traded To The Bucks

Well, that escalated quickly. Over the weekend, reports about Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd's unhappiness with his employers began to surface, along with talk that the first-year head coach was looking to escape to Milwaukee. Now it's being reported that Kidd has gotten his wish. » 6/30/14 11:26am 6/30/14 11:26am

Jabari Parker Goes No. 2 To Milwaukee Bucks

Not a huge surprise here: The Bucks took Jabari Parker with the No. 2 overall pick after Andrew Wiggins and Andrew Wiggins's suit were taken No. 1. » 6/26/14 7:52pm 6/26/14 7:52pm