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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

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

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Middleton among best 3-and-D players

Khris Middleton was one of the brightest spots in the Bucks' bounce-back season. He's the "best of the second-tier 3-and-D players on the market," writes Amin Elhassan. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

Bucks: League execs think Tyson Chandler could land in Milwaukee - Chris Broussard; won title with Jason Kidd in Dallas

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Which FA to sign: Butler or Middleton?

Bradford Doolittle breaks down free agent wings Jimmy Butler and Khris Middleton and makes a pick for which one teams should target in free agency. The verdict? (Insider)

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Report: Greg Monroe wants a team 'ready to win'

Detroit Pistons free-agent center Greg Monroe said he wants to play for a team "ready to win." Monroe will reportedly speak this week to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Report: Vaughn thoroughly checked out

The Milwaukee Bucks selected shooting guard Rashad Vaughn with their first round pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Vaughn has had some issues with his knees, but they appear to fine, now.

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Sources: Mavs likeliest to lure Jordan from L.A.

The Mavericks are widely considered the likeliest team in the league to persuade free-agent center DeAndre Jordan to leave the Clippers, according to league sources.

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Rashad Vaughn fills need for Bucks

Wisconsin product Sam Dekker was on the board when Milwaukee picked at No. 17, but the team opted to go with Vaughn, whose shooting prowess could make him a steal at that pick. The Bucks also added depth by trading for Greivis Vasquez. Overall, they earned a thumbs-up from ESPN's Bradford Doolittle. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Bucks make the most of only draft pick

The Bucks quietly picked up one of the better shooters in the draft in Rashad Vaughn, who also has a versatile set of offensive skills. He'll have time to develop behind O.J. Mayo and provide immediate 3-point help off the bench. Vaughn earns Milwaukee a solid B from Chad Ford. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

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Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

Bucks: UCLA SG Norman Powell selected with 46th pick in NBA Draft; Jay Williams compares him to Tony Allen

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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