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Monroe joins the young Bucks

Greg Monroe signed a three year $50 million deal with Milwaukee. Kevin Pelton sees him as an upgrade on offense at a good value. Pelton’s day-two analysis (insider)

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Bucks made quick work of Middleton

Kevin Pelton praises the Milwaukee Bucks for quickly re-signing Khris Middleton, a restricted free agent, before another team could up the ante with a lucrative offer sheet. Pelton's first-day analysis (Insider)

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Pelton: Wizards add Dudley to help fill Pierce void

The Wizards will likely use the versatile Jared Dudley with Otto Porter Jr. in the kinds of small units that were so effective for coach Randy Wittman in the playoffs, Kevin Pelton writes.

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Pelton: Bucks find key piece in Monroe

The Milwaukee Bucks, according to Kevin Pelton, are getting good value with Greg Monroe's contract. Though the big man is questionable on defense, he is an ideal fit for the Bucks.

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Greg Monroe fills big need for Bucks

Monroe ranked 5th in the NBA with 415 points scored on post-up plays last season. Milwaukee scored 426 post-up points COMBINED last season, good for 25th in the league.

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Greg Monroe is super steady

He averaged between 15-16 points and between 9-10 rebounds in each of the last four seasons. Only three others have averaged at least 15 PPG and 9 RPG in each of the last four seasons: DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love and Dwight Howard. Max deal in Milwaukee

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Greg Monroe adds to Bucks' young core

The 7th pick of the 2010 draft just turned 25 years old. He joins Giannis Antetokounmpo (20), Jabari Parker (20), Khris Middleton (23) and Michael Carter-Williams (23) as key Milwaukee players aged 25 or younger.

Bucks get a big man

Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Bucks, according to Yahoo! Sports. He's one of four players to average at least 15 points and 9 rebounds in each of the last four seasons (others: DeMarcus Cousins, Dwight Howard and Kevin Love).

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Middleton invaluable to Bucks' future

Khris Middleton is an efficient scorer and a reliable defender, which puts him at No. 13 on Kevin Pelton's list of top NBA free agents. Add in his youth, and Milwaukee would be wise to match any offer for him. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)

Grantland: Will the Bucks spend big?

Only about 10 teams have max-level cap room this summer. The Milwaukee Bucks should take advantage of being one of those teams while the competition for talent is thin. Zach Lowe: Eight NBA free-agency questions

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Pelton: Breaking down Day 2 free-agent deals

D-Wade and the Heat compromised, the Bucks upgraded with Greg Monroe and the Mavs took a risk with Wesley Matthews. Kevin Pelton sorts through the second day of free agency.

Bucks close to deal with Khris Middleton

The restricted free agent would receive a 5-year deal worth an estimated $70M, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Once Middleton is secured, the Bucks will shift their focus to acquiring a top center. Greg Monroe and Tyson Chandler are among the names on their wish list.

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Sources: Bucks, Middleton near long-term deal

The Milwaukee Bucks progressed quickly toward their top offseason priority, moving to the brink of a long-term deal with restricted free agent Khris Middleton, according to league sources.

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Bucks F Jared Dudley picks up option

Jared Dudley has exercised his $4.25 million option to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks next season, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Story

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game97.822nd
Rebounds Per Game42.124th
Assists Per Game23.67th
Points Allowed97.48th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-154141.5
2013-141567.182
2012-133844.463
2011-123135.469
2010-113547.426

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