2017–18 Milwaukee Bucks season

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2017–18 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachJason Kidd (fired on January 22)
Joe Prunty (interm)
General managerJon Horst
Owner(s)Wesley Edens & Marc Lasry
ArenaBradley Center
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Celtics 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Wisconsin
RadioWTMJ (AM)
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The 2017–18 Milwaukee Bucks season was the 50th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] On June 16, 2017, the Bucks named Jon Horst as their new general manager.[2] This was the Bucks' final season at the Bradley Center, with their move to the new Fiserv Forum beginning with the 2018–19 NBA season.[3] On January 22, 2018, the Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd and replaced him with the team's assistant head coach Joe Prunty as interim head coach.[4]

They finished the regular season with 44–38, which clinched the 7th seed. In the playoffs, the Bucks faced the 2nd seeded Boston Celtics in the First Round, and lost in seven games.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position(s) Nationality School
1 17 D. J. Wilson PF  United States Michigan

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 34 Antetokounmpo, Giannis (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1994–12–06 Greece
G 6 Bledsoe, Eric 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1989–12–09 Kentucky
G 13 Brogdon, Malcolm 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–12–11 Virginia
G 23 Brown, Sterling 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1995–02–10 SMU
G 8 Dellavedova, Matthew 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1990–09–08 Saint Mary's
C 31 Henson, John 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 1990–12–28 North Carolina
G 11 Jennings, Brandon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1989–09–23 Oak Hill Academy (VA)
F/C 7 Maker, Thon 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 223 lb (101 kg) 1997–02–25 Orangeville Prep (CAN)
F 22 Middleton, Khris (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1991–08–12 Texas A&M
G/F 15 Muhammad, Shabazz 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1992–11–13 UCLA
G 0 Munford, Xavier (TW) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1992–06–01 Rhode Island
F 12 Parker, Jabari 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995–03–15 Duke
C 40 Plumlee, Marshall (TW) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991–07–14 Duke
G 21 Snell, Tony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1991–11–10 New Mexico
G 3 Terry, Jason 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1977–09–15 Arizona
F 5 Wilson, D. J. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 236 lb (107 kg) 1996–02–19 Michigan
C 44 Zeller, Tyler 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1990–01–17 North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–01

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yCleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 0.0 29–12 21–20 11–5 82
xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2.0 27–14 21–20 10–6 82
xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 6.0 25–16 19–22 6–10 82
Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 11.0 25–16 14–27 9–7 82
Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 23.0 17–24 10–31 4–12 82


Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 1–3 (Home: 1–1; Road: 0–2)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 44–38 (Home: 25–16; Road: 19–22)
2017–18 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2018 playoff game log
Total: 3–4 (Home: 3–0; Road: 0–4)
2018 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2017
To Milwaukee Bucks
Cash considerations[6]
To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft rights to Sindarius Thornwell
July 6, 2017
To Milwaukee Bucks
Draft rights to Sterling Brown[7][8]
To Philadelphia 76ers
Cash considerations
November 7, 2017
To Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe[9]
To Phoenix Suns
Greg Monroe
2018 protected first-round pick
2018 protected second-round pick

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Tony Snell[10] 4-year contract worth $46 million
Jason Terry[11] 1-year contract worth $2.3 million

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
DeAndre Liggins[12] 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Dallas Mavericks
Gary Payton II[13] Two-way contract Milwaukee Bucks
Joel Bolomboy[14] Two-way contract Utah Jazz
Sean Kilpatrick Two-way contract Brooklyn Nets

Subtractions[edit]

Player Signed New Team
Michael Beasley[15] 1-year contract worth $2.1 million New York Knicks
Spencer Hawes[16] Waived
Gary Payton II Waived Los Angeles Lakers / South Bay Lakers

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017-18 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks name Jon Horst general manager". NBA.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ ""Engine for future growth:" Milwaukee Bucks, Design Team Release Vision for New Multi-Purpose Arena". WITI. Milwaukee. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd". NBA.com. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Return to the Mecca". NBA.com. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks trade draft rights to Sindarius Thornwell". NBA.com/bucks. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bucks acquire draft rights to Sterling Brown". NBA.com/bucks. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks sign Sterling Brown". NBA.com/bucks. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "Bucks acquire Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix". NBA.com/bucks. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks re-sign Tony Snell". NBA.com/bucks. July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  11. ^ "Bucks re-sign Jason Terry". NBA.com/bucks. September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Bucks awarded DeAndre Liggins". NBA.com/bucks. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "Bucks sign Gary Payton II to a Two-way contract". NBA.com/bucks. October 17, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "Bucks sign Joel Bolomboy to a Two-way contract". NBA.com/bucks. October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "Knicks sign Michael Beasley". NBA.com/knicks. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  16. ^ "Bucks request waivers on Spencer Hawes". NBA.com/bucks. September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.