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Kane Pitman and Frank Madden give you a daily look into all things Milwaukee Bucks, providing analysis of every Bucks game, player and rumor. Oh, and did we mention Giannis Antetokounmpo? Yep, lots of him, too. Having covered the Bucks at a variety of media outlets, Kane and Frank dive into the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA in Locked on Bucks, part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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Locked on Bucks, 11/22/16: Giannis triple-doubl...
Giannis Antetokounmpo's first triple-double of the season helped drag the Bucks past a not-so-good Magic team. We review how Giannis dazzled, what Jabari Parker's sudden three point surge means, and how Jason Kidd is utilizing his new small ball lineups.
35 min
802
Locked on Bucks, 11/21/16: Dissecting Greg Monr...
What the hell is going on with Greg Monroe, Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks?
44 min
803
Locked on Bucks, 11/20/16: Warriors/Bucks react...
Locked on Warriors host Danny Leroux joins Frank Madden to discuss another terrific Bucks-Warriors matchup, as Golden State pulled out a 124-121 win in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Among other things: How do the Bucks keep giving the Warriors all they ...
43 min
804
Locked on Bucks, 11/18/16: Bucks crushed in Mia...
The Bucks laid an egg in the second half in Miami on Thursday night, prompting us to ponder why Greg Monroe was benched, how Jabari Parker went completely cold (and can't get any calls), and why the Bucks need to trim down their big man rotation.
35 min
805
Locked on Bucks, 11/17/16: Small lineup almost ...
A dumpster fire second quarter dug the Bucks a big hole in Atlanta, but the small-ball efforts of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Mirza Teletovic gave the Bucks a fighting chance in the fourth quarter. Is this a one-game aberration, or might w...
30 min
806
Locked on Bucks, 11/16/16: Hawks/Heat Preview (...
The Bucks are above .500 -- but will that change after a back-to-back in Atlanta and Miami?
26 min
807
Locked on Bucks, 11/15/16: Rookie talk -- how g...
We break down the encouraging performance to date of second round pick Malcolm Brogdon, ponder whether Thon Maker will play this season and consider both players' long-term roles in Milwaukee.
36 min
808
Locked on Bucks, 11/14/16: Giannis propels Buck...
The Bucks overcame Memphis' grit-and-grind tempo to claim a much-needed win on Saturday night. We break down the return of Point Giannis, Michael Beasley winning minutes over Mirza Teletovic, and the latest shakeup in the Bucks' big man rotation.
26 min
809
Locked on Bucks, 11/11/16: Pelicans loss, Jabar...
The Bucks lost to a winless team for the second time in as many games, wasting a monster 33-point effort from Jabari Parker. What went wrong with the defense? What went right with Jabari? And is it time for Matthew Dellavedova to spot-up more and playm...
28 min
810
Locked on Bucks, 11/10/16: Pelicans preview, Bu...
We look at the Bucks next game vs. New Orleans, ponder the reasons why Bucks attendance remains low and marvel that some people seem to think Jabari will be better than Giannis.
36 min
811
Locked on Bucks, 11/08/16: A closer look at the...
We break down the numbers and discuss exactly what trends have been most important to the Bucks' early-season success, including Giannis, Greg Monroe, and THREES!!!
36 min
812
Locked on Bucks, 11/7/16: It was the best of ti...
We break down what went right and wrong in the Milwaukee Bucks' extreme weekend -- from the highs of blowing out the Kings on Saturday to the lows of an ugly game in Dallas on Sunday. Should we be happy with where the Bucks are? Is the offense much bet...
36 min
813
Locked on Bucks, 11/4/16: Pacers/Bucks reaction...
We break down the Bucks' big 125-107 win over the Pacers, including big nights from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker and why the Bucks have started shooting (and scoring) in higher volumes.
37 min
814
Locked on Bucks, 11/03/16: Previewing the Pacer...
We preview the Bucks' game against the Pacers, including the Bucks' style and why it may be more indicative of their opponents' philosophies than their own.
26 min
815
Locked on Bucks, 11/2/16: Giannis & Jabari help...
Narrow as it might have been, the Bucks' road win in New Orleans actually offered signs of life from much of the Bucks' roster, especially on the offensive end. In this episode, we reflect on another big night from Giannis Antetokounmpo, improvement f...
37 min
816
Locked on Bucks, 11/01/16: Helping out Jabari P...
We try (poorly) to figure out ways to help Jabari Parker thrive offensively and take a closer look at the Pelicans before they play the Bucks Tuesday night.
32 min
817
Locked on Bucks, 10/31/16: Weekend (Bucks vs. N...
We attempt to figure out what is going on with the Bucks through three games, including the team's offensive struggles and lackluster energy.
35 min
818
Locked on Bucks, 10/28/16: Talking Bucks' futur...
Earlier this week The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks wrote in detail about the Bucks' prospects for this year and beyond, and on Wednesday we talked to him about what Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Thon Maker and the rest of the young Bucks.
22 min
819
Locked on Bucks, 10/27/16: Bucks-Hornets recap ...
We unpack what went right and wrong in the Bucks' season-opening loss, including Giannis Antetokounmpo's big night and Jabari Parker's inability to get going.
34 min
820
Locked on Bucks, 10/25/16: The NBA is back! Buc...
We preview Bucks' opener against the Charlotte Hornets, including how the Bucks might look if Tony Snell isn't ready and how Michael Kidd-Gilchrist changes the complexion of the Hornets.
31 min
821
Locked on Bucks, 10/24/16: Preseason Recap, Par...
We conclude our deep dive into the Bucks' preseason with a look at went *didn't* go right.
28 min
822
Locked on Bucks, 10/23/16: Bucks Preseason Wrap...
We kick off our preseason review by looking at just how much Giannis and Jabari stuffed the box scores this preseason. Could they both crack 20 points per night this season?
22 min
823
Locked on Bucks, 10/20/16: Bucks-Pacers reactio...
We recap the Bucks' win over the Pacers in their preseason finale, talk about Giannis and Jabari getting to the free throw line, and why the Bucks (still) aren't playing fast.
30 min
824
Locked on Bucks, 10/19/16: Snell to start? Plus...
The Bucks' preseason finale is upon us! We dig into Tony Snell's first day in Milwaukee, his golden opportunity to prove himself, and dig into some promising preseason numbers from Giannis and Jabari.
29 min
825
Locked on Bucks, 10/18/16: Pistons-Bucks reacti...
We take a look back at what we liked and didn't like from Monday night's Bucks loss in Detroit, including more positive returns from Giannis and Jabari, the Bucks' inability to avoid big runs, and a look at Thon Maker's steep NBA learning curve.
36 min
826
Locked on Bucks, 10/17/16: MCW out, Tony Snell ...
The Michael Carter-Williams Era is over in Milwaukee, but does the Tony Snell Era promise to be any better? We unpack what the Bucks might be getting in Snell, what they gave up in MCW, and why we can't judge this latest deal based on the mistakes that...
23 min
827
Locked on Bucks, 10/14/16: Bucks-Bulls preview,...
We look ahead to Saturday's MACC Fund game with a preview of the Bucks-Bulls rematch at Bradley Center, plus reader questions on Point Center Giannis, Brogdon vs. MCW, and much more.
33 min
828
Locked on Bucks, 10/13/16: Bucks-Pacers reactio...
We offer our thoughts on the Bucks' 101-83 loss to the Pacers, including encouraging signs from Giannis Antetokounmpo and John Henson, a no-show from the bench, and the weirdness of the Bucks' preseason lineups.
38 min
829
Locked on Bucks, 10/12/16: Bucks-Pacers preview...
We preview the Bucks' third preseason game in Indiana, debate whether we'd buy the new Bucks license plates, and talk about whether the Bucks need a blue (or cream?) alternate jersey.
38 min
830
Locked on Bucks, 10/11/16: MCW trade rumors, re...
We unpack recent Michael Carter-Williams trade rumors and debate the value of Ben McLemore, plus we take a look at why Khris Middleton struggled late in games last season and who might get the ball this year.
29 min
831
Locked on Bucks, 10/10/16: Bucks-Mavs reactions...
We react to the Bucks' easy win over the Mavericks in Madison, including a discussion of Jabari Parker's big scoring night, Thon Maker's debut and what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo's slow preseason start.
37 min
832
Locked on Bucks, 10/7/16: Marketing Giannis and...
In the second part of our conversation with Bucks Chief Marketing Officer Dustin Godsey, we dive into the art of marketing players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and building a statewide brand for the Bucks.
23 min
833
Locked on Bucks, 10/6/16: Bucks CMO Dustin Gods...
Bucks Chief Marketing Officer Dustin Godsey joins us to talk about the business of basketball and owning the future in Milwaukee (and beyond).
28 min
834
Locked on Bucks, 10/5/16: The Bucks need to sho...
A year after his team finished last in the league in threes, Jason Kidd says he wants his team to embrace the deep ball (and in their preseason opener they did). But do we really expect big changes from a year ago, and how can they make all the talk re...
46 min
835
Locked on Bucks, 10/4/16: Bucks-Bulls recap, an...
Fresh off the Bucks' preseason opening win over the Bulls, we unpack the promising starts of Moose and Delly, the first quarter struggles of the Giannis-Jabari tandem, and whether the Bucks' three-point explosion is a sign of things to come.
40 min
836
Locked on Bucks, 10/2/16: Bulls preview and ope...
We recap what we liked (Giannis and Jabari making plays!) and didn't like (shooting guards not shooting) about Sunday's open scrimmage, while also setting the table for the Bucks preseason opener in Chicago on Monday.
38 min
837
Locked on Bucks, 9/30/16: Giannis/Jabari's scor...
In our latest Twitter mailbag, we discuss the scoring of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, what the Bucks' goals should be without Khris Middleton, ponder Thon Maker's spirit animal and much, much more. Note: we apologize for some sporadic audio...
56 min
838
Locked on Bucks, 9/29/16: Are the Bucks *really...
Miles Plumlee told reporters on Tuesday that the Bucks have opened camp with a renewed emphasis on playing up-tempo and running more pick-and-rolls. Do we actually believe it will happen?
45 min
839
Locked on Bucks, 9/28/16: Media Day Part 2 (Ep ...
In part two of our Media Day review, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden review the compatibility of Matthew Dellavedova and Michael Carter-Williams, Jabari Parker's social activism and Jason Terry's big predictions for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
28 min
840
Locked on Bucks, 9/27/16: Media Day rumblings i...
Jason Kidd turned heads -- including Greg Monroe's -- when he suggested Miles Plumlee and Rashad Vaughn would begin camp working with the starting five. Plus we discuss Giannis inching closer to 7-feet, Monroe losing 10 pounds and Jason Terry marveling...
32 min
841
Locked on Bucks, 9/26/16: Bucks and NBA over/un...
In light of the Khris Middleton injury, we break down the likelihood of the Bucks hitting their 37-win over/under, and also pick some of our favorite overs and unders for the rest of the league.
47 min
842
Locked on Bucks, 9/23/16: Michael Beasley lands...
The curveballs just keep coming: hot on the heels of the Giannis Antetokounmpo signing and Khris Middleton's serious injury, the Bucks surprised observers by acquiring Rockets forward (and former #2 overall pick) Michael Beasley for Tyler Ennis. Is thi...
24 min
843
Locked on Bucks, 9/22/16: Khris Middleton is hu...
Khris Middleton is out for SIX MONTHS, throwing everything we thought we knew about the Bucks' 16/17 season in doubt. Eric Nehm and Frank Madden try to pick up the pieces.
35 min
844
Locked on Bucks, 9/21/16: Giannis press confere...
Eric Nehm provides his impressions of what he saw and heard both during and after the Giannis Antetokounmpo contract extension press conference.
33 min
845
Locked on Bucks, 9/20/16: Giannis signs and Pis...
Happy Giannis Signing Day! Frank Madden briefly hits on the high notes from today's Giannis presser and then digs into a conversation about the Bucks and Pistons with Dan Feldman of Locked on Pistons.
35 min
846
Locked on Bucks, 9/19/16: Giannis Antetokounmpo...
Giannis Antetokounmpo is reportedly signing a 4 year, $100 million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. Is it a good deal for the Bucks? For Giannis? Should the Bucks have signed him to a five-year deal?
28 min
847
Locked on Bucks, 9/16/16: Making the case for M...
In our look at the Bucks center position, a few things seem obvious: Greg Monroe is the most talented, Miles Plumlee is the best rim-runner and John Henson is the best defender. But who will start? In the final episode of our positional previews, Fran...
25 min
848
Locked on Bucks, 9/15/16: Power forward positio...
Much has been made of Giannis Antetokounmpo's offensive abilities at point guard, but defensively is his best position at the 4?
41 min
849
Locked on Bucks, 9/14/16: Giannis, Jabari and t...
The small forward spot is arguably the Bucks' most loaded position -- after all, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton are all more than capable of seeing time there. But which guy makes the most sense defending opposing wings, and w...
30 min
850
Locked on Bucks, 9/13/16: Shooting Guard previe...
Our positional preview switches over to the shooting guard position, where we ponder the (still) unheralded awesomeness of Khris Middleton and the wide-open battle for backup minutes.
36 min
851
Locked on Bucks, 9/12/16: Position Preview Week...
We kickoff a week of positional previews by taking a look at the Bucks' complicated point guard position, which features the dynamism of Giannis Antetokounmpo (offensively at least) and an intriguing battle between Matthew Dellavedova and Michael-Carte...
37 min
852
Locked on Bucks, 9/7/16: Bucks 16-17 Over/Under...
In Part 2 of our over/under series, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden look at Giannis Antetokounmpo's assists, how much the Bucks' defense can improve and whether Orlando Johnson or Xavier Henry have any chance of making the opening night roster.
28 min
853
Locked on Bucks, 9/6/16: Bucks 2016 over/under ...
Eric Nehm and Frank Madden consider Bucks over/unders for the coming season, including Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo's prodigious dunk rates, Khris Middleton's three-point shooting and Greg Monroe's playing time.
34 min
854
Locked on Bucks, 9/2/16: Bucks big men and youn...
In part 3 of our conversation with RealGM's Brett Koremenos, we discuss what to make of the Bucks' big man rotation and what skill(s) are most critical for Thon Maker, Rashad Vaughn, Malcolm Brogdon and Tyler Ennis to develop.
22 min
855
Locked on Bucks, 8/31/16: Jabari Parker, Greg M...
In part two of our podcast with RealGM writer and player development pro Brett Koremenos, we consider the development of Jabari Parker, Greg Monroe's role in Milwaukee and how Jason Kidd can make the best of his lineups.
32 min
856
Locked on Bucks, 8/29/16: Bucks offense and Gia...
In our latest podcast, we dive into the Bucks' offensive approach and Giannis Antetokounmpo's development as a playmaker with RealGM writer and player development pro Brett Koremenos.
25 min
857
Locked on Bucks, 8/24/16: Talking Bucks and the...
In Part 2 of our podcast with Fansided's Ian Levy, we dive into the eventful offseasons of the Pacers, Magic, Hornets and Knicks and consider why the Sixers and Celtics may be the Bucks' biggest long-term rivals in the East. We also discuss Jason Kidd ...
33 min
858
Locked on Bucks, 8/22/16: Ian Levy talks Bucks,...
Ian Levy (Hardwood Paroxysm Editor-in-Chief, Fansided Senior NBA Editor) joins the podcast to discuss the Bucks' summer additions and how to best use Giannis Antetokounmpo (Point Center??). Presented by SeatGeek.
24 min
859
Locked on Bucks, 8/19/16: Jason Terry vs. Ray A...
The Bucks appear to be closing in on a deal to bring veteran shooter Jason Terry to Milwaukee, a move that would also seem to signal the end of their flirtations with former Buck Ray Allen. In our latest podcast, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden dig into wh...
25 min
860
Locked on Bucks, 8/17/16: Talking Olympic hoops...
Team USA is undefeated in the Rio Olympics, but Eric Nehm and Frank Madden can't help but feel underwhelmed with USA Basketball's performance so far. Should American fans feel obligated to root for its team of superstars? Is there anything the NBA cou...
0 min
861
Locked on Bucks, 8/15/16: Bucks schedule offers...
The NBA schedule is out, and for the Milwaukee Bucks that means a chance at a fast start. Frank Madden and Eric Nehm break down what matters (and what doesn't) about the Bucks' 16-17 schedule.
0 min
862
Locked on Bucks, 8/10/16: Matthew Dellavedova m...
Matthew Dellavedova and the Australian national team have been among the early highlights of the Rio Olympic basketball tournament, but have we learned anything new about Delly's game and potential fit in Milwaukee? Eric Nehm and Frank Madden break dow...
26 min
863
Locked on Bucks, 8/9/16: Would a Ray Allen retu...
Ray Allen suggested over the weekend that he would "love" a return to Milwaukee or Boston, sparking immediate discussion over what he might be able to bring both on and off the court for the Bucks. In our latest podcast, Frank Madden and Eric Nehm deb...
28 min
864
Locked on Bucks, 8/4/16: Bucks 5-on-5 (Ep #14)
Giannis vs. Khris. Jabari vs. Moose. If you were captaining a pickup game at Bucks practice, who would you want on your squad? Frank Madden and Eric Nehm go head-to-head to build their hypothetical Bucks pickup winner.
25 min
865
Locked on Bucks, 8/1/16: Giannis love, Giannis ...
Giannis Antetokounmpo randomly became a topic of Twitter debate on Friday, which leads us to ask: is the "cult of Giannis" overstating the young Buck's ultimate ceiling, or are his superstar hopes as legitimate as Bucks fans want them to be?
44 min
866
Locked on Bucks, 7/29/16: Giannis the marksman,...
Frank Madden and Eric Nehm ponder which skill each player on the Bucks' roster could most benefit from adding. Would you rather see Giannis Antetokounmpo become a consistent shooter or Jabari Parker become a better defender?
39 min
867
Locked on Bucks, 7/28/16: Bucks defense, vetera...
Frank Madden and Eric Nehm answer more listener questions, including a discussion of what the Bucks might do next this summer, how much the defense can improve and whether we're all too negative about Michael Carter-Williams.
36 min
868
Locked on Bucks, 7/27/16: Michael Rapaport talk...
Actor, podcaster and Knicks superfan Michael Rapaport chats with Eric Nehm about his upcoming live podcast with Latrell Sprewell this Friday at Turner Hall and gives his thoughts on Jason Kidd, the Bucks, and the new "superteam" Knicks.
16 min
869
Locked on Bucks, 7/26/16: Historical hype, Buck...
Frank Madden and Dan Sinclair dive into more listener questions, considering how the hype behind the current Bucks' core compares to that of the Fear the Deer Bucks, whether Milwaukee's bench can actually be an asset this season and how John Henson fit...
28 min
870
Locked on Bucks, 7/25/16: Giannis the All-Star,...
Frank Madden and Dan Sinclair project what an all-star season from Giannis Antetokounmpo might look like, whether Greg Monroe's uncertain status affects the Bucks' roster building, and -- as much as we'd prefer not to -- consider whether Jabari Parker ...
34 min
871
Locked on Bucks, 7/22/16: What a D-League affil...
In our mailbag week finale, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden discuss the value of adding a Bucks D-League affiliate in the state of Wisconsin, as well as how a new arena might affect the Bucks on and off the court.
25 min
872
Locked on Bucks, 7/21/16: Where do the Bucks ra...
Eric Nehm and Frank Madden continue their mailbag from last weekend, tackling listener questions about the Bucks' place in the East and who could be in play as they fill out the end of their bench. Programming note: we recorded this last weekend, prior...
31 min
873
Locked on Bucks, 7/20/16: Solving the Bucks' sh...
Have the Bucks' offseason moves "solved" their shooting issues? And what happens if Greg Monroe isn't traded before the 16/17 starts? Eric Nehm and Frank Madden answer those questions and more in our latest round of listener questions. Programming note...
30 min
874
Locked on Bucks, 7/19/16: Miles Plumlee's retur...
Miles Plumlee is returning to Milwaukee, but did the Bucks overpay in handing the restricted free agent a four-year, $52 million deal? In our latest pod, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden consider what Plumlee brings on the court and what his return means for...
38 min
875
Locked on Bucks, 7/18/16: Thon Maker vs. the Wo...
With the Bucks' Las Vegas Summer League experience now officially in the books, Eric Nehm and Frank Madden consider how Thon Maker's performance stacks up against his rookie peers and consider Rashad Vaughn's future in Milwaukee.
31 min
876
Locked on Bucks, 7/15/16: Malcolm Brogdon vs. R...
Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon and second year guard Rashad Vaughn were both hoping to use Vegas Summer League as springboards for earning rotation minutes this fall. But after a week of action, should we really be excited about either of them?
25 min
877
Locked on Bucks, 7/14/16: Thon Maker's Vegas Ad...
Frank Madden and Eric Nehm dig into Thon Maker's first week as a Milwaukee Buck, exploring what Maker's up-and-down performance in the Vegas Summer League might mean in the short- and long-term for the Bucks.
34 min