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Locked on Bucks
Eric Nehm 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 ESPN Milwaukee and Brew Hoop, Eric and Frank dive into the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA in Locked on Bucks, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. #nba #bucks
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Locked on Bucks, 10/16/18: Over/Unders, Part 2 ...
Eric keeps it going with lines he made up for Frank with a focus on individual lines in the second part of the annual Over/Unders exercise.
48 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/16/18: Over/Unders, Part 1 ...
Eric sets some lines and Frank and Eric decide to go through some over/under picks that you will only be able to find on Locked on Bucks.
38 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/15/18: Bucks light it up in...
Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks tossing in a (hypothetical) NBA record number of threes in their preseason finale against the Timberwolves and get into a big argument.
57 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/12/18: Bucks finishing up t...
With Frank out for the day, Eric takes a closer look at the things that matter in Milwaukee during their final preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
26 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/11/18: Brogdon in the Start...
Frank and Eric discuss what they think about Mike Budenholzer's choice to start Malcolm Brogdon alongside Eric Bledsoe.
47 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/10/18: Bucks fall to the Th...
(Just kidding, it's the preseason.) The Bucks third preseason game brings the final roster spot into focus, which means Frank and Eric need to discuss Christian Wood, Tyler Zeller, and...D.J. Wilson?
50 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/9/18: Eric's new job and bo...
Frank gets Eric to talk about the Bucks apparent chemistry for 20 minutes between his two selfish self-promotion outbursts.
46 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/8/18: Bucks-Wolves ***secre...
Frank and Eric try to figure out exactly what happened in Ames, Iowa on Sunday night.
38 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/4/18: Bucks beat down Bulls...
It's only a preseason game against a bad team, but Frank and Eric take a closer look at the new offense and defense under new head coach Mike Budenholzer.
47 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/3/18: Bucks-Bulls Preseason...
Eric decides to stay up late to watch baseball and thus needed to preview the Bucks first preseason without Frank.
33 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/2/18: Breaking down the Buc...
Frank and Eric dive further into the Black and White scrimmage and try to figure exactly what will happen at the end of the roster.
35 min
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Locked on Bucks, 10/1/18: Breaking down the Buc...
Frank and Eric dive deep on the the Green and Cream (err...Black and White) Scrimmage and everything that happened on Saturday.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/28/18: Training Camp Mailbag...
Frank and Eric grab a few more questions from the mailbag as they try to cover as much of training camp as possible.
42 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/27/18: Training Camp Mailbag...
Frank and Eric plow through some of the questions you've been asking as the Bucks get started at training camp.
44 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/26/18: Cleaning Up Media Day...
Frank and Eric take a look at the things they missed on their Monday podcast about Media Day, plus Eric tries to hid a conversation with Donte DiVincenzo from Frank and listeners alike.
62 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/25/18: Media Day Fact or Fic...
Frank draws up the questions and asks Eric to separate fact from fiction in a review of Bucks Media Day.
36 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/21/18: Friday Jumparound (E...
Without Frank, Eric hops around a number of Bucks topics bouncing around on the Internet.
36 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/20/18: What about Jimmy Butl...
Frank and Eric have a hypothetical discussion about Jimmy Butler, which leads into a discussion of the Bucks near future.
49 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/19/18: The season is almost ...
With the Bucks Foundation Golf Outing on Monday, the season is almost officially here and Frank and Eric are attempting to contain their excitement.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/14/18: Where should Khris Mi...
The Bucks top two players were ranked in the league's 28th best players by SI's Top 100. Eric ponders if they deserve to be rated there.
36 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/12/18: Top 100 Talk, Part 2 ...
Sports Illustrated is in the middle of releasing their Top 100 and Frank and Eric are breaking it all down.
29 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/11/18: Top 100 Talk, Part 1 ...
Sports Illustrated released the first part of their Top 100 on Monday, which means Frank and Eric need to critique and discuss where Bucks players showed up on the list.
38 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/7/18: Who will start for the...
With Frank out for the day, Eric takes a closer look at who will be on the floor when the Bucks start the season, as well as who might be there when the buzzer sounds at the end of Game 1.
28 min
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Locked on Bucks, 9/4/18: Bucks Survivor, Part 3...
Frank and Eric wrap up the Bucks Survivor exercise by taking a critical eye to the top of the Bucks roster.
42 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/31/18: Bucks Survivor, Part ...
After making a few quick news updates, Frank and Eric hop back into Bucks Survivor.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/30/18: Mini-Mailbag Time! (E...
Frank and Eric have struggled to make it work this week, so Eric goes solo with the help of some listener questions.
33 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/24/18: Bucks Survivor, Part ...
Frank and Eric embark on a new project, which allows them to judge the Bucks roster in a different way.
46 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/22/18: Team Bonding and Broa...
Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks meeting up in New York and the changes to the Bucks broadcast team.
31 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/20/18: The Bucks Summer Pick...
Frank and Eric head out to the playground and pick two teams from the Bucks current roster. Who has the best team?
42 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/16/18: Christian Wood's Cont...
After a long, meandering start to the podcast, Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks' latest signing of Christian Wood.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/14/18: Signing Shabazz Muham...
Frank and Eric get back to basketball with a breakdown of the potential Shabazz Muhammad signing and a quick look at the 2019 Bucks schedule.
36 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/13/18: Discussing Tom Cruise...
Frank and Eric are joined by their good friend JJ Bersch to discuss Tom Cruise and his unexpected rise to great American action movie star.
102 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/9/18: Is Khris Middleton one...
Frank and Eric attempt to figure out just how good Khris Middleton is.
37 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/8/18: A Very Giannis Christm...
Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks playing on Christmas for the first time in 41 years.
24 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/7/18: Over/Under 46.5, plus ...
Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks' over/under number in Las Vegas and clean up a few questions from last week's mailbag.
48 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/3/18: Middle of Summer Mailb...
And finally, Frank and Eric finish their summer mailbag. with some snark, stanning, and a little bit of patriotism.
29 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/2/18: Middle of Summer Mailb...
More questions? MORE QUESTIONS!
33 min
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Locked on Bucks, 8/1/18: Middle of Summer Mailb...
The questions don't stop! And Frank and Eric will answer them all!
32 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/31/18: Middle of Summer Mail...
There isn't a lot going on right now and we're overdue for a mailbag, so let's hit up some of your questions.
31 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/26/18: Donte DiVincenzo Summ...
Frank and Eric take a look back on the Summer League activity of the Bucks first rounder, Donte DiVincenzo.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/25/18: Bucks sign Duval to t...
It's the summer, but the Bucks are still making moves! Just a two-way deal, but still!
31 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/20/18: Giannis or Kawhi? OR ...
Frank wanted to revisit the "Best Player in the Eastern Conference" conversation from Thursday, which led to an entirely different discussion with Eric.
33 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/19/18: Christian Wood, Jabar...
Frank and Eric discuss three different players and how they may affect the Bucks this season.
49 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/17/18: Jabari Parker Fallout...
Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks in the first weekday post-Jabari Parker.
61 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/14/18: Jabari Parker signs w...
Frank and Eric react to the Chicago Bulls signing Jabari Parker and break down everything that led up to it.
87 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/13/18: Donte DiVincenzo's De...
After missing the Bucks' first three Summer League games, Donte DiVincenzo finally made his (Summer League) debut.
28 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/11/18: Summer League Observa...
The Bucks have finished up their first three Summer League games. What have we learned thus far?
43 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/9/18: Bucks add Brook Lopez ...
Frank and Eric react to the Bucks finding a BAE.
49 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/6/18: Jabari Parker and Summ...
After a quick detour discussing Jabari Parker, Frank and Eric discuss everything they'll be looking for during Summer League.
44 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/3/18: How does LeBron's exit...
Frank and Eric discuss how LeBron's decision to play with the Lakers impacts the Bucks and their chances in the Eastern Conference.
58 min
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Locked on Bucks, 7/2/18: Reacting to the Bucks ...
The Bucks made a move on the first day of free agency and then sort of made another one. How'd they do?
50 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/29/18: Bucks Free Agency Ext...
Friend of the Pod Dean Maniatt (@AllTheBucks) joins the show to help Frank and Eric break down the Bucks' options in free agency.
95 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/27/18: Bucks News roundup, n...
The Bucks recently made one final change to their coaching staff and rumors abound as we get closer and closer to free agency.
41 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/26/18: DiVincenzo Intro Pres...
Donte DiVincenzo made his way to Milwaukee for his introductory press conference and Frank and Eric broke down a bunch of trade rumors.
45 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/25/18: Discussing DiVincenzo...
A number of listeners believed Frank and Eric were too dismissive of Donte DiVincenzo's upside, so they took a closer look at their potential blindspots.
35 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/22/18: Bucks draft Donte DiV...
With the 17th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks selected Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo.
56 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/21/18: Thinking about trade ...
With Frank out for the night, Eric looks at potential Draft Night trade partners and one last look on the potential prospects available with the 17th pick.
34 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/20/18: Jon Horst discusses B...
Jon Horst checked in with the local media about the 2018 NBA Draft, so Frank and Eric broke down his comments.
51 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/19/18: Sign-and-trade partic...
Frank and Eric clear up some misconceptions about sign-and-trades before discussing Troy Brown Jr. and Elie Okobo.
43 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/18/18: NBA Draft week begins...
Frank and Eric take a look at a list of players worked out by the Bucks, while also discussing some of the bigger ideas floating around this year's draft.
44 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/15/18: Discussion with forme...
52 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/14/18: Discussion with forme...
Former Bucks Director of Basketball Analytics Mike Clutterbuck joins Eric and Frank to discuss how analytics and data are shaping NBA decision-making.
44 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/12/18: Frank and Eric actual...
For the first time in podcast history, Frank and Eric actually disagree on something.
34 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/11/18: NBA Finals Thoughts, ...
Frank and Eric discuss some takeaways from the NBA Finals and then share a few thoughts on the offseason before teasing Locked on Beef.
34 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/8/18: NBA Draft Breakdown wi...
After Cole broke down some of the best point guards in the NBA Draft, he also told us about some of the best wings and the players to watch for the Bucks at #17.
33 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/7/18: NBA Draft Breakdown wi...
With the NBA Draft just two weeks away, we ask Cole Zwicker, NBA Draft expert at The Stepien, everything we want to know about the NBA Draft.
35 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/5/18: Coaching Carousel, plu...
Frank and Eric break down the various coaching moves with Bucks affiliations and Eric's stupid decisions as Bucks general manager.
50 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/4/18: Revisiting Our Preseas...
We drew up some Bucks Over/Unders before the season. With the season comfortably over, we decided to look at how we did on our predictions.
57 min
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Locked on Bucks, 6/1/18: Let's start talking ab...
The 2018 NBA Draft is less than a month away, so let's start talking about it.
40 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/31/18: Draft Decision Day (E...
Wednesday was the day college players had to decide if they wanted to remain in the draft. How did that affect the Bucks?
27 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/30/18: The Eric jr Discussio...
We tried to talk about the Bucks and then the most insane story started to unfold.
48 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/29/18: Awards discussion, pl...
Frank and Eric reunite to get Frank's opinion on the NBA honors announced last week and also discuss the playoff philosophies of the league's best teams.
44 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/25/18: Giannis Antetokounmpo...
All-Defensive Teams and All-NBA Teams were released in the last few days. Where did Antetokounmpo deserve to be ranked?
42 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/24/18: Discussing the Sterli...
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Police Department released the video of Sterling Brown's January 2018 arrest.
35 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/23/18: Lingering Questions f...
Mike Budenholzer held his introductory press conference on Monday, but there were a couple questions left unanswered.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/22/18: Budenholzer's Introdu...
On Monday, Mike Budenholzer was introduced as the 16th head coach in Bucks history with an official press conference.
41 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/21/18: Adaptability in Milwa...
The NBA Playoffs have shown us adaptability is one of the most important traits in the NBA. Do they have enough of it in Milwaukee?
29 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/18/18: Budenholzer is a Buck...
Mike Budenholzer has officially been named the Bucks head coach, so let's learn some more about him.
43 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/17/18: Bucks to name Mike Bu...
It took a couple weeks, but the Bucks got their guy, Mike Budenholzer.
49 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/15/18: Bucks and Raptors key...
It appears as though Mike Budenholzer has become the leading candidate for the head coaching positions in both Milwaukee and Toronto.
48 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/14/18: Bucks coaching search...
The Bucks continued to interview coaches and people continued to question Becky Hammon's resume.
57 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/11/18: Breaking Down Budenho...
Mike Budenholzer has been a topic of discussion in Milwaukee for the last few weeks, so we got an expert to help us break down his coaching.
44 min
83
Locked on Bucks, 5/10/18: Playoff Reaction and ...
With the success of the Sixers and Celtics, how should Bucks fans view the future in Milwaukee?
37 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/9/18: How does a coach affec...
It is obvious how a coach affects the product on the floor, but how does it affect everything else?
50 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/8/18: What kind of coach do ...
As we all discuss the Bucks coaching search, Frank and Eric attempt to zoom out a little bit and see if it'd be helpful for the next Bucks coach to lean towards a preferred side of the ball.
55 min
86
Locked on Bucks, 5/7/18: More coaches added to ...
More coaches officially entered the conversation, so Frank and Eric discussed how they may fit with the Bucks.
31 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/4/18: Coaches Pod, Part 3 (E...
Before wrapping up the Coaches Pod with Eric Buenning, Frank comes through to discuss the initial coaches list reported by Woj and other Bucks reports from across the media landscape.
82 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/3/18: Coaches Pod, Part 2 (E...
As our three-part Coaches Pod continues, we actually start breaking down coaches.
64 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/2/18: Coaches Pod, Part 1 (E...
As the Bucks prepare their search for a new head coach, Frank and Eric do the same thing.
59 min
90
Locked on Bucks, 5/1/18: Bucks Exit Interview T...
After a disappointing season, a number of Bucks players talked with the media about how things could have gone better and what lies ahead this summer.
51 min
91
Locked on Bucks, 04/29/18: Bucks disappoint in ...
With their season on the line, the Bucks decided to go with what they knew best.
37 min
92
Locked on Bucks, 4/27/18: Bucks force a Game 7,...
No one has won on the road yet, so that means this Bucks-Celtics series is going to a Game 7, baby.
48 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/26/18: Game 6 Preview (Ep #389)
The Bucks' backs are against the wall. They need a win Thursday night.
36 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/25/18: Bucks can't match Cel...
The Bucks had plenty of chances against Celtics, but can't score well enough to beat Boston in Game 5.
51 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/24/18: Game 5 Preview (Ep #387)
The Bucks and Celtics are locked up at two heading into Game 5 with a Marcus Smart return looming.
35 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/22/18: Bucks even series wit...
With a Game Four win, the Bucks have evened their first round playoff series against the Celtics.
60 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/21/18: Bucks win it! (Bucks-...
After struggling Games 1 and 2, the Bucks jump on the Celtics in Game 3 and defend their home court.
67 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/20/18: Jabari Parker's comme...
Discussion of Jabari Parker's comments on Thursday, made a too-long episode of the PLAYOFF MAILBAG! much longer.
93 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/19/18: PLAYOFF MAILBAG! (Ep ...
You asked a million questions, so we gave you a million answers.
62 min
100
Locked on Bucks, 4/18/18: Celtics crush Bucks i...
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton were awesome.
46 min
101
Locked on Bucks, 4/17/18: Adjustments for Game ...
Game 2 is on Tuesday night, so we previewed that game, but also talked a little bit about the 17th pick in the NBA Draft, which the Bucks actually get to use.
72 min
102
Locked on Bucks, 4/16/18: Bucks let Game 1 slip...
Khris Middleton hit a miraculous shot to send Game 1 to overtime, but the Bucks couldn't find a way to pull off the victory.
38 min
103
Locked on Bucks, 4/13/18: Celtics Series Previe...
Our good friend Dean Maniatt (@AllTheBucks) joins the show to discuss how the Bucks matchup with the Celtics.
59 min
104
Locked on Bucks, 4/12/18: Bucks blown out by Si...
The Bucks no-showed on Wednesday night, but still end up with the Eastern Conference's best playoff matchup and the possibility of keeping their first round pick this year.
42 min
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Locked on Bucks, 4/11/18: PLAYOFF SCENARIOS! AL...
The Wizards won on Tuesday night and thus we know exactly who the Bucks will play in the playoffs. (We have no idea.)
41 min
106
Locked on Bucks, 4/10/18: Bledsoe messes around...
Eric Bledsoe collected his first triple-double as a Buck in an ugly win over the Magic on Monday night.
30 min
107
Locked on Bucks, 4/9/18: Bucks hold on against ...
It was an ugly game in the Garden, but Eric Bledsoe and the Bucks were able to close it out for a victory on Saturday.
55 min
108
Locked on Bucks, 4/6/18: A disappointing loss t...
The Nets should a lot of threes. They shot 39 of them against the Bucks and beat the Bucks. None of that feels particularly surprising.
40 min
109
Locked on Bucks, 4/5/18: Commenting on Jabari P...
Jabari Parker made some interesting comments about his future in Milwaukee and we discussed them.
47 min
110
Locked on Bucks, 4/4/18: Bucks beat short-hande...
The Bucks broke up the Celtics' six-game win streak on Tuesday night.
36 min
111
Locked on Bucks, 4/3/18: A whole mess of Bucks ...
There were a bunch of smaller Bucks topics to discuss before previewing the Bucks-Celtics game and Frank and Eric discussed them all!
50 min
112
Locked on Bucks, 4/2/18: Bucks split weekend wi...
A 2-2 West Coast road trip isn't bad. Splitting weekend games against the Lakers and Nuggets is not bad either. Doing it how the Bucks did it though? Yeah. That hurts.
43 min
113
Locked on Bucks, 3/30/18: Bucks take it to Warr...
An 11-0 run to end the first half gave the Bucks a nine-point lead over the Warriors at the half and they never looked back from there.
41 min
114
Locked on Bucks, 3/29/18: Which Warriors will c...
The Warriors have suffered a bunch of injuries, but are there enough to give the Bucks a chance?
32 min
115
Locked on Bucks, 3/28/18: Bucks drop winnable g...
After fighting back to take a lead into the fourth quarter, the Bucks couldn't close out the Clippers.
26 min
116
Locked on Bucks, 3/27/18: Giannis on 60 Minutes...
A Milwaukee Bucks player had a feature on the most-watched 60 Minutes of the last decade.
40 min
117
Locked on Bucks, 3/26/18: Two-Win Weekend for t...
How many wins in a row do you need for a winning streak?
42 min
118
Locked on Bucks, 3/23/18: Rumor Roundup, plus a...
We already discussed some rumors on Wednesday, but now we have some updates to those topics.
50 min
119
Locked on Bucks, 3/22/18: Clippers outscore Buc...
The offense has been great for the last week or so, but the Bucks defense has been very bad and that led to a loss at the hands of the Clippers.
38 min
120
Locked on Bucks, 3/21/18: Jabari Parker's futur...
Everything we'll talk about this summer hit the headlines on Tuesday.
61 min
121
Locked on Bucks, 3/20/18: Bucks fall to Cavs (E...
Neither team played defense, but the Cavaliers scored more efficiently than the Bucks and won the game.
55 min
122
Locked on Bucks, 3/19/18: Bucks close out Hawks...
It was much closer than any Bucks fan would have hoped, but the Bucks still managed to pick up a win against the Hawks.
37 min
123
Locked on Bucks, 3/16/18: Analyzing Jabari Park...
What have we learned about Jabari Parker's future in the last month since his return?
54 min
124
Locked on Bucks, 3/15/18: Bucks fall to Magic (...
And THAT, folks, is a loss in a Sucks-To-Lose Game.
27 min
125
Locked on Bucks, 3/14/18: Talking about people ...
Some national folks have talked about the Bucks lately, so we listened and then reacted.
50 min
126
Locked on Bucks, 3/13/18: The Young Buck Strike...
Brandon Jennings was on #TripleDoubleWatch in Memphis and propelled the Bucks to a victory.
31 min
127
Locked on Bucks, 3/12/18: Teletovic waived/Jenn...
The Bucks decided to part ways with Mirza Teletovic, while adding Brandon Jennings on a 10-day contract.
62 min
128
Locked on Bucks, 3/9/18: Return of the Sucks-To...
They aren't must-wins because they don't exist until you must actually win, but each of the next four games are definitely Sucks-To-Loses for the Bucks.
48 min
129
Locked on Bucks, 3/8/18: Rockets too good for B...
Even on the second night of a back-to-back, the Rockets were simply too good for the Bucks.
48 min
130
Locked on Bucks, 3/7/18: Will the Bucks keep th...
There are protections on the Bucks draft picks this year, how do they work?
39 min
131
Locked on Bucks, 3/6/18: Bucks fail to comeback...
The Bucks fell behind at the start of the second half again against the Pacers and couldn't recover this time.
39 min
132
Locked on Bucks, 3/5/18: Weekend split ends on ...
The Bucks put themselves deep in a hole twice against the Sixers, but managed to come back twice and pull out a win to end the weekend.
54 min
133
Locked on Bucks, 3/2/18: Bucks sign Shabazz (hu...
25 min
134
Locked on Bucks, 3/1/18: Bucks disappoint in De...
The Bucks were so bad Frank refused to podcast, so Eric took the recap by himself...sort of.
13 min
135
Locked on Bucks, 2/28/18: Bucks can't comeback ...
Frank and Eric break down the Bucks' attempt at a comeback against the Wizards that ultimately fell short on Tuesday night.
45 min
136
Locked on Bucks, 2/27/18: Reviewing Jabari Park...
Frank and Eric talk about Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo's current situations.
45 min
137
Locked on Bucks, 2/26/18: Exhilarating Raptors ...
Before the weekend, a split might have been okay, but not after Friday's rousing victory.
54 min
138
Locked on Bucks, 2/23/18: All-Star Break MAILBA...
After previewing the Bucks' weekend slate, we get back to your questions.
38 min
139
Locked on Bucks, 2/22/18: All-Star Break MAILBA...
The Bucks still haven't played basketball, but you still have questions we've yet to answer.
48 min
140
Locked on Bucks, 2/21/18: All-Star Break MAILBA...
The Bucks don't play until Friday, which means we have more than enough time for a mailbag of a bunch of your questions.
46 min
141
Locked on Bucks, 2/19/18: All-Star Weekend Revi...
Never Trust Team Stephen.
38 min
142
Locked on Bucks, 2/16/18: Defense optional in B...
The Bucks scored 123 points and lost by 11 points.
42 min
143
Locked on Bucks, 2/15/18: Brandon Jennings in O...
Brandon Jennings is not a Buck, but he is an NBA free agent nominally associated with the organization.
33 min
144
Locked on Bucks, 2/14/18: Bucks eke one out ove...
It was ugly, but it was a win.
46 min
145
Locked on Bucks, 2/13/18: #BuyoutSZN/Snell's St...
Before previewing the Bucks and Hawks, Frank and Eric hop around with a couple other topics.
35 min
146
Locked on Bucks, 2/12/18: Weekend split in Flor...
The Bucks stuck to the script over the weekend, falling to the Heat and beating the Magic.
40 min
147
Locked on Bucks, 2/9/18: Quiet Trade Deadline i...
Milwaukee was quiet at the deadline, but how did the activity of other teams affect the Bucks?
47 min
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Locked on Bucks, 2/8/18: Trying to figure out t...
The Bucks have already made two trades, so does that mean it will be a quiet trade deadline in Milwaukee?
51 min
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Locked on Bucks, 2/7/18: Giannis jumps over a d...
Giannis Antetokounmpo jumped over Tim Hardaway Jr. on an alley-oop from Khris Middleton.
46 min
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Locked on Bucks, 2/6/18: A Zeller's Market (Ep ...
We prepared a full podcast and then the Bucks decided to trade Rashad Vaughn and a protected second round pick to the Nets for Tyler Zeller.
54 min
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Locked on Bucks, 2/5/18: Jabari Parker returns ...
Jabari Parker was the weekend headliner, but there was a lot more to discuss about the wins over the Knicks and Nets.
63 min
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Locked on Bucks, 2/2/18: Injuries + Missed Shot...
Nothing went right against the Timberwolves on Thursday night.
40 min
153
Locked on Bucks, 2/1/18: Frank is back, plus Wo...
After a couple days away from the podcast, Frank makes his illustrious return to the podcast.
50 min
154
Locked on Bucks, 1/31/18: Discussing the Future...
Friend of the show Pratik Patel from ESPN Milwaukee makes his debut as guest host and considers the Bucks' future with Eric.
55 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/30/18: Bucks outlast Sixers ...
The Sixers kept the Bucks from running them out of the building in the fourth quarter, but Milwaukee kept making plays to beat Philly.
35 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/29/18: Weekend Recap with @A...
Our friend Dean Maniatt (@AllTheBucks) stops by to discuss what's different now that Joe Prunty is the head coach in Milwaukee.
57 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/26/18: MAILBAG!, part 2 (Ep ...
You stuffed the Locked on Bucks mailbag to such an extent, it took us two days to get through all the questions.
87 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/25/18: Kidd Fired MAILBAG! (...
With so much happening this week, we decided to figure out what you want to know with a mailbag.
62 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/24/18: Kidd fallout, plus Lo...
There were a lot of reactions to Jason Kidd's firing around the country and we reacted to many of them.
64 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/23/18: Bucks fire Jason Kidd...
The Bucks played a basketball game on Monday night and it didn't matter to anyone because Jason Kidd is no longer the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
63 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/22/18: Giannis out, Bucks lo...
On Saturday morning, we learned Giannis Antetokounmpo would be out for the next two games, which means we got our third look at the Giannis-less Bucks on Saturday night.
52 min
162
Locked on Bucks, 1/19/18: Giannis starts a seco...
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished second only to LeBron James in All-Star voting.
48 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/18/18: Bucks bested by Heat....
This was a dumb basketball game between the Bucks and Heat.
36 min
164
Locked on Bucks, 1/17/18: Revisiting Preseason ...
We're halfway through the season, so we decided to look back at our preseason predictions.
67 min
165
Locked on Bucks, 1/16/18: Bucks bounce back aga...
After an ugly loss to the Heat, the Bucks needed a win against the Wizards and that's what they got.
20 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/15/18: Bad Bucks Weekend (Ep...
A bad 4th quarter against the Warriors + a bad game in Miami = one bad Bucks weekend.
36 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/12/18: Warriors preview, plu...
The Bucks will always have 24-1, but do the Bucks actually make things difficult for the Warriors?
34 min
168
Locked on Bucks, 1/11/18: Bucks take care of bu...
It wasn't perfect, but it got done.
40 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/10/18: Struggles with consis...
Will the Bucks bring it against the Magic on Wednesday?
55 min
170
Locked on Bucks, 1/9/18: Bucks embarrassed them...
The Bucks played one good quarter of basketball, so we spent one quarter of our podcast talking about them.
69 min
171
Locked on Bucks, 1/8/18: Recapping a wild Bucks...
Frank and Eric break down all of the Bucks roster moves and a weekend back-to-back against two Eastern Conference contenders.
74 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/5/18: Captain Giannis, plus ...
Seemingly over night, Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the most popular basketball player in the world.
44 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/4/18: Bucks boatrace Pacers ...
The Bucks haven't had many blowouts this year, but they put one together on Wednesday night and gave Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton a break.
45 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/3/18: Where are the blowouts...
Are there any underlying reasons for the Bucks lack of blowouts?
38 min
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Locked on Bucks, 1/2/18: Bucks can't close out ...
The Bucks trailed, then led, then trailed, then led again, but ultimately lost to the Raptors.
37 min
176
Locked on Bucks, 1/1/18: A New Year's Eve Chat ...
Instead of going out and reveling in a New Year's celebration, Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks with Dean Maniatt (@AllTheBucks).
81 min
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Locked on Bucks, 12/29/17: Bucks come back and ...
Mistakes were made, players were benched for mistakes, and the Bucks came back to win in the end.
42 min
178
Locked on Bucks, 12/28/17: Big Man rumors, plus...
Another week, another rumor connecting the Bucks to a big man.
40 min
179
Locked on Bucks, 12/27/17: Bucks embarrassed by...
It appears the Bucks did not learn anything from their 115-109 loss to the Bulls 11 days ago because they did it again on Tuesday.
47 min
180
Locked on Bucks, 12/26/17: Bucks split against ...
The Bucks get just one out of two against the Hornets, but the loss may not be the most significant event of the weekend.
46 min
181
Locked on Bucks: 12/22/17: New jerseys, expecta...
Before getting you ready for a weekend against the Hornets, Frank and Eric discuss the Bucks' newest jerseys and realistic expectations for their roster.
55 min
182
Locked on Bucks, 12/21/17: Could the Bucks have...
With an off-day, Frank and Eric explore the possibility of Eric Bledsoe or Khris Middleton being named to the All-Star Team this year.
50 min
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Locked on Bucks, 12/20/17: Bucks beat Cavs in a...
Despite a scoreless drought that lasted six minutes in the fourth quarter, the Bucks toppled the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
54 min
184
Locked on Bucks, 12/19/17: Thoughts on Teletovi...
Before previewing the Bucks game against the Cavaliers, Frank and Eric take a look at the recent roster moves.
44 min
185
Locked on Bucks, 12/17/17: Disappointing weeken...
Lesson One: Never trust the Bucks.
48 min
186
Locked on Bucks, 12/14/17: Bucks can't score wi...
It was a high-scoring affair in New Orleans, but the Bucks just couldn't keep up, falling 115-108 to the Pelicans on Wednesday.
32 min
187
Locked on Bucks, 12/13/17: Pelicans preview & M...
The Bucks place in the East, Jabari Parker's place on the Bucks and more of your questions answered...
89 min
188
Locked on Bucks, 12/12/17: MAILBAG TIME! (Part ...
You sent us a bunch of questions and we answered them, even though it took us five hours.
66 min
189
Locked on Bucks, 12/11/17: Bucks flip the scrip...
The Bucks struggled against the Mavs and Jazz on the road in November, but took care of business in Milwaukee over the weekend.
54 min
190
Locked on Bucks, 12/8/17: What Up with Thon Mak...
Eric and Frank discuss Thon Maker's sophomore season and then preview the Bucks' upcoming games on Friday and Saturday.
46 min
191
Locked on Bucks, 12/7/17: Bucks close it out la...
Despite making it interesting in the final 30 seconds, the Bucks were able to close out their second victory over the Pistons on the season.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 12/6/17: JET grounded, Bucks p...
Frank and Eric take a closer look at the third matchup of the season between the Bucks and Pistons.
39 min
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Locked on Bucks, 12/5/17: Bucks can't break old...
After winning three straight with a different gameplan, the Bucks try the same old thing in Boston with disastrous results.
46 min
194
Locked on Bucks, 12/4/17: Bucks hold on against...
The Bucks have won three straight games, but can they keep it going against the league's best team?
59 min
195
Locked on Bucks, 12/1/17: A Big 3 night beats t...
Bucks fans finally got to see what it looked like when Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, and Khris Middleton all played well on the same night.
46 min
196
Locked on Bucks, 11/30/17: More trade rumors, p...
Recent injuries have turned DeAndre Jordan into a possible trade candidate, but does Milwaukee make any sense as a destination?
44 min
197
Locked on Bucks, 11/29/17: Bucks win convincing...
After a week of ugly basketball, the Bucks boatrace the Kings 112-87 in Sacramento on Tuesday night.
36 min
198
Locked on Bucks, 11/28/17: Fizdale fired in Mem...
What does the Grizzlies firing David Fizdale tell us about the Bucks and Jason Kidd?
36 min
199
Locked on Bucks, 11/27/17: Bucks **mess** it up...
On Saturday night, the Bucks gave up 18-of-32 three point shooting to the Utah Jazz and lost 121-108.
55 min
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Locked on Bucks, 11/23/17: Bucks thankful to wi...
It wasn't a pretty game, but the Bucks were able to eek out a win against the Suns in overtime on Wednesday night.
60 min
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Locked on Bucks, 11/22/17: Herd>Bucks, Bledsoe ...
At least one pro basketball team in Wisconsin is up to good things right now
34 min
202
Locked on Bucks, 11/21/17: Bucks lose to Wizard...
The Bucks struggled mightily in Milwaukee two days after they struggled mightily in Dallas.
32 min
203
Locked on Bucks, 11/20/17: Dallas Disaster & Wi...
Everything went terribly wrong in Dallas, but will things be better on Monday against the Wizards?
47 min
204
Locked on Bucks, 11/17/17: A closer look at the...
How has the outlook for the rest of this Bucks season changed with the addition of Eric Bledsoe?
43 min
205
Locked on Bucks, 11/16/17: Middleton and Bledso...
After falling in their first meeting in Detroit, the Bucks enact a little revenge with a 99-95 victory over the Pistons in Milwaukee.
41 min
206
Locked on Bucks, 11/15/17: KG schools Thon, Pis...
Another matchup with the surging Pistons figures to be a good measuring stick for Eric Bledsoe and the Bucks
43 min
207
Locked on Bucks, 11/14/17: Giannis perseveres a...
The Grizzlies did everything they could to slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo, but ultimately the Bucks pulled out a 110-103 win with some help from Antetokounmpo's friends.
46 min
208
Locked on Bucks, 11/13/17: Bledsoe's Debut
Three days of talk led up to Eric Bledsoe's Bucks debut in a back-to-back against the Spurs and Lakers over the weekend.
61 min
209
Locked on Bucks, 11/10/17: Bledsoe MAILBAG (and...
We asked for your lingering questions about the Bucks' trade for Eric Bledsoe and you delivered!
69 min
210
Locked on Bucks, 11/9/17: Eric Bledsoe's fit in...
Eric Bledsoe should make the Bucks better now. But is it a winning bet in the big picture?
27 min
211
Locked on Bucks, 11/8/17: Giannis soars, Bucks'...
Giannis, Khris and the Bucks offense couldn't overcome another wretched defensive performance
48 min
212
Locked on Bucks, 11/7/17: EMERGENCY POD - Eric ...
The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly traded for Suns guard Eric Bledsoe.
60 min
213
Locked on Bucks, 11/7/17: Bucks face slumping C...
Are the Bucks *bad enough* to beat the Cavs?
37 min
214
Locked on Bucks, 11/6/17: Let's talk about Jaso...
The Bucks' third loss in a row and continued defensive struggles have done nothing to blunt doubts about Milwaukee's coaching
69 min
215
Locked on Bucks, 11/3/17: Giannis the chessmast...
Distracting Giannis Antetokounmpo from basketball is no small task.
49 min
216
Locked on Bucks, 11/1/17: Defenseless Bucks was...
The Bucks' defense grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory against the Hornets
43 min
217
Locked on Bucks, 11/1/17: No help for Giannis a...
Jason KIdd's club looked unprepared and overwhelmed ahead of a difficult road trip
53 min
218
Locked on Bucks, 10/31/17: Giannis vs. Westbroo...
The Giannis MVP campaign faces its next challenge: beating the reigning MVP
45 min
219
Locked on Bucks, 10/30/17: Giannis/Khris power ...
Greg Monroe is hurt, but it might not matter much for the Bucks
60 min
220
Locked on Bucks, 10/27/17: MECCA lives up to hy...
The MECCA made a great stage for basketball Thursday night. Now if only the Bucks had been ready for it.
48 min
221
Locked on Bucks, 10/26/17: More Bledsoe talk, M...
What are the odds of Eric Bledsoe actually landing in Milwaukee -- and should Jabari Parker be on the table to make it happen?
79 min
222
Locked on Bucks, 10/25/17: Eric Bledsoe trade t...
Eric Bledsoe won't be wearing a Suns jersey anymore, but what would it take to put him in green and cream?
56 min
223
Locked on Bucks, 10/24/17: Giannis does Giannis...
It wasn't pretty, but the Bucks move to 3-1 against an undermanned Hornets team
47 min
224
Locked on Bucks, 10/22/17: GIANNIS IS EVERYTHIN...
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo a real human or a figment of Bucks fans' collective imagination? WE DISCUSS
52 min
225
Locked on Bucks, 10/20/17: Giannis vs. LeBron p...
35 min
226
Locked on Bucks, 10/19/17: Giannis dominates Ce...
Giannis dominates and the Bucks' point guards best Kyrie Irving in a memorable season opener in Boston.
48 min
227
Locked on Bucks, 10/18/17: Bucks-Celtics previe...
The Bucks open the 17/18 season against a Celtics team reeling from the loss of Gordon Hayward
37 min
228
Locked on Bucks, 10/17/17: Bucks 17/18 Over/Und...
47 min
229
Locked on Bucks, 10/16/17: Bucks-Pistons and RJ...
46 min
230
Locked on Bucks, 10/13/17: Bucks 17/18 Over/Und...
Giannis is bigger and Khris is healthier, but what does that mean for their games in 17/18?
43 min
231
Locked on Bucks, 10/11/17: Steve von Horn and J...
We conclude our three-party conversation with Steve von Horn and Jeremy Schmidt by looking at which league-wide trends we think will matter the most.
51 min
232
Locked on Bucks, 10/10/17: Giannis returns, doe...
Frank and special guest Mitchell Maurer review Giannis Antetokounmpo's preseason debut, the Bucks' defensive issues in Chicago and the THRILLING race for the final roster spot. PLUS: does Joel Embiid's $148 million contract extension suggest anything a...
59 min
233
Locked on Bucks, 10/6/17: Talking Bucks with St...
We continue our conversation with our friends Steve von Horn and Jeremy Schmidt by digging into analytics vs. eye test and what it's like to cover the Bucks when they're bad vs. good.
52 min
234
Locked on Bucks, 10/5/17: Bucks drop the ball v...
We unpack the Bucks' lackluster preseason home debut against the Indiana Pacers, pondering how the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo is affecting the team, looking at Khris Middleton's three point shooting and debating how much Gary Payton II and Gerald...
26 min
235
Locked on Bucks, 10/4/17: Bucks Big Picture wit...
Old friends (and Bucks blogosphere titans) Jeremy Schmidt and Steve von Horn return to the podcast to talk about how we watch the Bucks, which one of them is truly "the worst" and much, much more.
38 min
236
Locked on Bucks, 10/3/17: Bucks vs. Mavs! Game ...
Bucks preseason basketball is here, which means it's time to break down the Bucks' narrow loss in Dallas to the Mavericks.
43 min
237
Locked on Bucks, 9/27/17: Giannis hearts Khris,...
In part 2 of our Bucks Media Day review, we dig into the burgeoning love affair between Giannis Antetokoumpo and Khris Middleton, assess Jason Terry's ambitious goals for the Bucks, pick favorites for the Bucks' last roster spot and consider how much l...
52 min
238
Locked on Bucks, 9/26/17: BUCKS ARE BACK! (Ep ...
Part 1 of our media day deep dive looks at Bucks ownership, Jaso Kidd and Jon Horst taking center stage.
50 min
239
Locked on Bucks, 9/19/17: JET BACK, Moose and ...
We celebrate the return of Jason Terry, ponder if/how Brandon Rush's rumored signing would impact the back of the Bucks' bench, and Eric tells us stories from interviewing Greg Monroe, Thon Maker and Jason Kidd at the Bucks' annual charity golf outing.
54 min
240
Locked on Bucks, 9/13/17: Bucks player rankings...
We debate Jabari Parker's supposed max contract "demand" and break down ESPN and Sports Illustrated's rankings for Khris Middleton, Greg Monroe and Malcolm Brogdon.
64 min
241
Locked on Bucks, 9/7/17: MAILBAG! Future moves...
We dig into our listener mailbag tackling a wide-ranging set of topics including what James Young's training camp deal means for the Bucks' roster, Thon's chances of stardom in Milwaukee, whether any of the Bucks' unappealing contracts might be traded,...
81 min
242
Locked on Bucks, 9/2/17: Hawes stretched...so n...
We break down what the Bucks' decision to waive and stretch Spencer Hawes means for Milwaukee's cap situation and how they might fill their newly opened roster spot. Is Jason Terry destined for a return? Did the Bucks have better options to avoid the l...
32 min
243
Locked on Bucks, 8/29/17: Bucks over/under, MEC...
(NOTE: VOLUME ISSUE FIXED - You may need to re-download in your podcasting app, apologies!) Now that Vegas odds and an assortment of win projection models have been released, we dig into how many games *we* think the Bucks will win in 2017/18 (and why)...
62 min
244
Locked on Bucks, 8/23/17: Kyrie/Isaiah blockbus...
We break down the Kyrie Irving/Isaiah Thomas blockbuster and what it means for the Bucks both in the short and long term, plus we ponder O.J. Mayo's future and whether it might lead back through Milwaukee in 2018.
55 min
245
Locked on Bucks, 8/21/17: Giannis to miss EuroB...
Conspiracy! Shenanigans! Giannis Antetokounmpo's withdrawal from the 2017 EuroBasket squad sent Greek federation officials into a tizzy over the weekend, as the Bucks and NBA were immediate target of Greek conspiracy theories. We debate how much any of...
53 min
246
Locked on Bucks, 8/17/17: Bucks All-Time Starti...
We break down our picks for an all-time Bucks starting five, reflect on the Michael Beasley Era and shout out Malcolm Brogdon for *not* sticking to sports.
54 min
247
Locked on Bucks, 8/15/17: Bucks schedule is her...
We break down NBA schedule day with everything you need to know about the Bucks' 17/18 calendar, plus Giannis playing for Greece (briefly) and much more.
54 min
248
Locked on Bucks, 8/11/17: Harley jerseys unveil...
IT'S AUGUST AND WE NEED TO GET RILED UP
49 min
249
Locked on Bucks, 8/8/17: Giannis injury, Milt N...
We dig into a busy weekend of news, starting with Giannis Antetokounmpo's apparently not-so-serious "knee discomfort" and transitioning into a busy day in the HR department. Former Wolves GM Milt Newton is filling the empty assistant GM position, VP of...
32 min
250
Locked on Bucks, 8/4/17: Salary capstravaganza,...
Eric offers a breakdown of his visit to the Bucks' brand new training facility and then Frank answers your cap-related questions (starting at the 21-minute mark) about exciting topics such as what the luxury tax means, how exceptions and cap holds work...
90 min
251
Locked on Bucks, 8/1/17: Bucks' trade value ran...
We might all agree on who the most valuable Buck is, but how do the Bucks' trade values stack up after the inimitable Giannis Antetokounmpo?
65 min
252
Locked on Bucks, 7/27/17: Khris + Kyrie + Every...
We answer listener questions about all of the interesting Bucks offseason topics, including All of the Kyrie Irving questions.
79 min
253
Locked on Bucks, 7/25/17: Rose to Cavs, Kyrie l...
Derrick Rose is landing in Cleveland, just days after the explosive revelation that Kyrie Irving no longer was content to play second fiddle to LeBron James. We dig into why Rose was a bullet dodged for the Bucks, whether packages being hypothethesized...
68 min
254
Locked on Bucks, 7/22/17: Kyrie Irving trade sc...
We break down what Kyrie Irving's trade demands mean for the Cavs, what kind of package he may command, and whether the Bucks could make a compelling offer for the Cavs' all-star point guard. We also discuss reports of Derrick Rose likely ending up wit...
77 min
255
Locked on Bucks, 7/19/17: Bucks free agency opt...
After spending much of the last week arguing why we don't like Derrick Rose's fit in Milwaukee, we consider which cheap options might still be worth pursuing in free agency and ponder whether Giannis Antetokounmpo should play for Greece in this summer'...
39 min
256
Locked on Bucks, 7/15/17: Derrick Rose Scenario...
We break down the latest Derrick Rose rumors and reflect on what we did (and didn't) learn about the Vegas Bucks over the past week.
62 min
257
Locked on Bucks, 7/12/17: Summer League mailbag...
We answer your questions about all things Bucks, including what has impressed us most (and least) in Vegas, the realness of Vegas Rashad Vaughn, and expectations for how much we'll see D.J. Wilson and Sterling Brown this season.
71 min
258
Locked on Bucks, 7/10/17: Vegas first weekend r...
We break down everything we saw (and didn't see) from the Bucks' opening two Summer League games in Las Vegas, including Thon Maker's offensive skillset, Rashad Vaughn's Sunday breakout, Gary Payton II's defense and first impressions of D.J. Wilson, St...
63 min
259
Locked on Bucks, 7/7/17: Giannis punches back, ...
A busy moratorium day in Milwaukee featured Giannis Antetokounmpo renewing his loyalty to Bucks fans, Sterling Brown's official arrival and new contracts for D.J. Wilson and Bronson Koenig. We dig into all the news of the day and preview what to watch ...
76 min
260
Locked on Bucks, 7/6/17: Free agency chatter, t...
We break down the latest news from the NBA free agency, dig into the numbers behind the Bucks' luxury tax challenges, argue whether no news is good news for Bucks fans, and ponder whether Woj's talk of Giannis potentially leaving in 2021 is actually a ...
57 min
261
Locked on Bucks, 7/4/17: Bucks meet with Derric...
It happened. We discussed it.
43 min
262
Locked on Bucks, 7/1/17: Bucks bring back Tony ...
We take a closer look at the deal of Bucks' restricted free agent shooting guard Tony Snell, the rest of the NBA free agency landscape, and react to the Lowe/Windhorst story on the Bucks' GM search.
51 min
263
Locked on Bucks, 6/29/17: Bucks Free Agency Pre...
We look ahead to the start of free agency by offering our predictions on Tony Snell's potential next contract, the most likely Bucks to be traded/waived, and the futures of John Henson, Mirza Teletovic, Rashad Vaughn, and Jason Terry.
70 min
264
Locked on Bucks, 6/28/17: What Free Agency 2016...
We look back at the past year to deconstruct what went wrong (and maybe right?) in the past year for the Bucks on the free agent market and what it means moving forward.
40 min
265
Locked on Bucks, 6/26/17: Honors for Brogdon an...
A day randomly filled with a lot of news. We discuss Malcolm Brogdon winning Rookie of the Year, Giannis Antetokounmpo's Most Improved Player and 2nd Team All-Defense honors, Spencer Hawes' decision to opt-in, and moves in the Bucks' front office.
34 min
266
Locked on Bucks, 6/26/17: Bronson Koenig's chan...
Bronson Koenig appears headed to be a Buck -- sort of. We discuss Koenig's odds of making it to Milwaukee, what 2-way deals will mean for the Wisconsin Herd, why Sterling Brown hasn't officially been made a Buck and look forward to Spencer Hawes' loomi...
33 min
267
Locked on Bucks, 6/23/17: D.J. Wilson and Sterl...
D.J. Wilson and Sterling Brown are the newest Milwaukee Bucks, and if you're too lazy to watch their DraftExpress videos, WE CAN HELP.
48 min
268
Locked on Bucks, 6/22/17: Monroe opts in, Porzi...
We count down the final 24 hours to the draft by examining what Greg Monroe's opt-in means for the Bucks, ponder potential Kristaps Porzingis trades and offer our final Bucks draft thoughts.
49 min
269
Locked on Bucks, 6/21/17: Bucks draft preview, ...
With Jon Horst making the media rounds just two days ahead of the NBA Draft, we ponder what we know and don't know about the Bucks' plans for draft night. We also dig into a crazy week in the NBA, giving our thoughts on D'Angelo Russell to the Nets, Dw...
51 min
270
Locked on Bucks, 6/20/17: Jon Horst GM introduc...
We break down everything we did (and didn't hear) at Jon Horst's first press conference as Bucks' GM, plus we answer listener questions around what to expect from Horst going forward, whether David Griffin should still be on the Bucks' radar and a pote...
72 min
271
Locked on Bucks, 6/18/17: Jon Horst is your new...
Now what?
41 min
272
Locked on Bucks, 6/16/17: Jon Horst vs. Justin ...
Sigh.
33 min
273
Locked on Bucks, 6/15/17: Bucks' GM mess, NBA D...
The Milwaukee Bucks' GM search should be over; as of Wednesday it still wasn't. We look into the Bucks' indecision and also talk about Bam Adebayo's visit to Milwaukee, plus the latest that Jabari Parker and Thon Maker are up to.
59 min
274
Locked on Bucks, 6/14/17: GM search narrows, Fi...
We check in on the latest news in the Bucks' search for a new GM, ponder what the NBA Finals say about the current state of the NBA (and us as fans), and discuss whether we like *any* of the big men likely to be available in the Bucks' draft range.
52 min
275
Locked on Bucks, 6/12/17: Bucks GM search lates...
We dig into the finalists for the Bucks' GM search (and the oddness of Wes Wilcox being among them), plus we offer our opinions of the Bucks' new G-League team name and the Bucks' return to the MECCA (er, UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena) in 17-18.
43 min
276
Locked on Bucks, 6/7/17: GM search narrows to Z...
Justin Zanik, Arturas Karnisovas and Wes Wilcox are your finalists for the Milwaukee Bucks GM job. We dig into why we like Justin Zanik for the job, who Arturas Karnisovas is, and why Wes Wilcox makes no sense at all.
33 min
277
Locked on Bucks, 6/5/17: Revisiting 16/17 over/...
We check in on the NBA Finals, look back at our predictions for the 16/17 season, and recap the remaining contenders for the Bucks' GM position.
69 min
278
Locked on Bucks, 6/2/17: Cavs/Warriors gauntlet...
We consider what the Warriors and Cavs' playoff dominance means for the Bucks and look at the latest names in the Bucks' GM search.
58 min
279
Locked on Bucks, 6/1/17: Mailbag Part 3 - Bucks...
We finish off our mailbag by looking at the Bucks' options on draft night, including what it might take to trade up into the lottery, who we are liking at #17 and sleeper options who might go undrafted and be available for 2-way G-League contracts.
29 min
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Locked on Bucks, 5/30/17: Mailbag Part 2 - 2018...
We continue our Memorial Day Mailbag by digging deeper into what might come next for the Bucks, including their odds of winning a playoff series next season, the importance of this summer, and what to expect of the Bucks' GM search.
79 min
281
Locked on Bucks, 5/29/17: MEMORIAL DAY MAILBAG ...
Finish out your Memorial Day weekend with part 1 of our listener mailbag. We dig into the ideal point guard for the Bucks future, Tony Snell's value, whether Greg Monroe and Spencer Hawes will be back, and expectations for next season.
53 min
282
Locked on Bucks, 5/24/17: NBA Draft Preview wit...
We dig into the NBA Draft with Cole Zwicker (@colezwicker), picking apart the Bucks options at #17 and #48. Among the prospects discussed: Donovan Mitchell, Hamidou Diallo, Terrance Ferguson, Jonathan Jeanne, Harry Giles, T.J. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu, Luke ...
67 min
283
Locked on Bucks, 5/23/17: John Hammond is gone....
We dig into a BIG news day in Milwaukee, unpacking John Hammond's legacy in Milwaukee, why Justin Zanik wasn't immediately named as the team's next GM on Tuesday, and what's at stake with the NBA Draft and free agency just weeks away.
47 min
284
Locked on Bucks, 5/23/17: John Hammond's Future...
The Orlando Magic are reportedly hiring Toronto Raptors GM (and former Bucks assistant GM) Jeff Weltman as president of basketball operations. Bucks GM John Hammond has just one year left on his contract in Milwaukee and reportedly interviewed for the ...
39 min
285
Locked on Bucks, 5/22/17: Giannis All-NBA/exten...
We celebrate Giannis Antetokounmpo's All-NBA second team selection and look into the future for what a 2020 max extension might look like, consider Giannis and Malcolm Brogdon's odds of claiming NBA Awards night hardware, discuss All-NBA and MVP voting...
45 min
286
Locked on Bucks, 5/19/17: Bucks draft FEVER (Ep...
The Milwaukee Bucks draft workouts are in full swing, so we dig into scouting reports on T.J. Leaf, Ivan Rabb, Derrick White, Wesley Iwundu, and more. PLUS we have some fun with the Jeff Schwartz-Jason Kidd-Excel sports conspiracy theory...
52 min
287
Locked on Bucks, 5/18/17, How long before Bucks...
With Cleveland continuing its dominant run through the East playoff bracket, we ponder if and when the Bucks could compete with LeBron and the rest of the East's wannabe contenders in Boston, Toronto and Washington.
57 min
288
Locked on Bucks, 5/17/17: Lottery reaction, Buc...
We dig into the winners and losers from Tuesday night's draft lottery, discuss what we learned from last weekend's NBA Draft Combine, ponder who are the most "Bucksian" potential picks in the 2017 draft, and Eric relays what he learned from Wednesday's...
65 min
289
Locked on Bucks, 5/11/17: Prospects to watch at...
We dip our toes into the 2017 NBA Draft by looking ahead to this week's Draft Combine in Chicago, discussing a range of potential Bucks targets including OG Anunoby, Donovan Mitchell, Jawun Evans, Luke Kennard, Terrance Ferguson, Justin Patton, Justin ...
47 min
290
Locked on Bucks, 5/9/17: Tony Snell and Greg Mo...
In part 2 of our discussion around Tony Snell, Greg Monroe and the Bucks' offseason, we make our predictions as to what will happen with both players, how Jabari Parker and Monroe may be more intertwined than you might think, and what Snell's improveme...
38 min
291
Locked on Bucks, 5/8/17: Front office future, G...
We revisit rumors around John Hammond's future in Milwaukee, consider the Bucks' cap (in)flexibility this summer, and how Greg Monroe and Jabari Parker's Bucks futures may be more intertwined than you might think.
48 min
292
Locked on Bucks, 5/5/17: John Hammond presser r...
We say thanks to departing JS beat writer Charles Gardner and dig into John Hammond's post-season press conference, including Khris Middleton's flu game, the market for Tony Snell, the Bucks' upcoming D-League team and the mystery of Greg Monroe's next...
63 min
293
Locked on Bucks, 5/3/17: Offseason talking poin...
We continue our discussion of the Bucks' upcoming offseason, starting with a debate about the Bucks' backcourt shooting.
30 min
294
Locked on Bucks, 5/2/17: Kidd's future, offseas...
We launch into the offseason with some thoughts on the Bucks' upcoming summer and Jason Kidd's future in Milwaukee.
32 min
295
Locked on Bucks, 4/28/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 6 ...
We react to an epic, emotional roller-coaster game six: the heart of Giannis, the grit of a sick Khris Middleton, and an insane crowd that *nearly* willed the Bucks to a game seven-inducing comeback win over the Toronto Raptors.
50 min
296
Locked on Bucks, 4/27/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 6!...
We look ahead to the Bucks' pivotal game six matchup with the Raptors in Milwaukee, including a discussion of how much pressure the Bucks will be under, how the Bucks can cope with the Raptors' smaller starting five and Khris Middleton's playoff shooti...
33 min
297
Locked on Bucks, 4/25/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 5 ...
We break down an ugly game five loss for the Bucks in Toronto, focusing on the Raptors' improved ball movement, an impressive bounce-back performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the struggles of Khris Middleton.
21 min
298
Locked on Bucks, 4/23/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 5 ...
We break down what to look out for in Monday's pivotal game 5 between the Bucks and Raptors, including how the Bucks will need to figure out the Raptors' smaller starting lineup, Giannis Antetokounmpo's reaction to playoff adversity and Dwane Casey's c...
38 min
299
Locked on Bucks, 4/22/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 4 ...
We break down a disappointing game four loss in Milwaukee, as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and the Bucks' offense struggled to get anything going against a smaller Raptor starting five.
53 min
300
Locked on Bucks, 4/21/17: Bucks demolish Raptor...
We break down the Milwaukee Bucks' sensational 104-77 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, taking a closer look at the Bucks' defensive success vs. the Raptors' pick-and-roll, the importance of Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo, and ...
47 min
301
Locked on Bucks, 4/20/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 3...
We look ahead to game three of the Raptors and Bucks with a discussion of whether the young Bucks can handle the pressure of defending their home court, national opinions of the Bucks and Jason Kidd, and whether Michael Beasley and Tony Snell might pla...
55 min
302
Locked on Bucks, 4/19/17: Bucks-Raptors Game 2 ...
We break down the Bucks' valiant game two effort, looking at whether adjustments were a major factor, what went right and wrong for Giannis Antetokounmpo, the supporting cast performances of Khris Middleton, Greg Monroe and Thon Maker, and how the Buck...
49 min
303
Locked on Bucks, 4/18/17: Game 2 Preview with M...
Mitchell Maurer from Brew Hoop joins Eric to discuss the potential adjustments the Bucks should expect the Raptors to make in Game 2.
44 min
304
Locked on Bucks, 4/16/17: Giannis, Bucks stun ...
Giannis Antetokounmpo launched the Bucks to a dream start in Saturday's playoff opener in Toronto, and WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT. In our first playoff pod we take a closer look at how Giannis rose to the occasion, the strong play of Greg Monroe and Tho...
62 min
305
Locked on Bucks, 4/14/17: Playoff Rotation Talk...
We discuss a possible playoff rotation for the Bucks against the Toronto Raptors with Brew Hoop's Brett Abramczyk.
56 min
306
Locked on Bucks, 4/13/17: Raptors/Bucks talk wi...
We talk all things Bucks-Raptors in a special crossover podcast with Locked on Raptors host Sean Woodley.
43 min
307
Locked on Bucks, 4/12/17: Bucks eye Raptors, pr...
We look ahead to the Bucks' playoff matchup against the Toronto Raptors, whether resting players in Bosto matters and ponder where Giannis Antetokounmpo's most recent chasedown block ranks among his all-time best.
27 min
308
Locked on Bucks, 4/11/17: Bucks close out Horne...
It wasn't entirely convincing, but the Milwaukee Bucks guaranteed their first winning season since 2010 by dominating Charlotte in the fourth quarter. We discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's third triple-double of the season,the hot shooting of JET, Khrs Mi...
27 min
309
Locked on Bucks, 4/10/17: PLAYOFFS (Ep #173)
It wasn't pretty, but the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a return to the postseason on Saturday night in Philadelphia. We take a look at why that's something worth celebrating, who they might face off against in the first round, and what to expect over their...
33 min
310
Locked on Bucks, 4/7/17: Giannis good, most ev...
The Bucks' losing streak reached three games in Indiana on Thursday, and we break down the good (Giannis/Mirza definitely, Thon sort of) and the bad (the Bucks' fundamentals, Monroe, and Middleton).
30 min
311
Locked on Bucks, 4/6/17: Playoff scenarios, Br...
We look ahead to the Bucks' visit to Indiana, wonder what's really going on with Malcolm Brogdon, consider various playoff scenarios and consider Jason Kidd's future.
43 min
312
Locked on Bucks, 4/5/17: Bucks boatraced in OK...
We attempt to describe the horror that was the Bucks' 110-79 loss in OKC, ponder how much of the Bucks' recent success has been attributable to luck and distract ourselves with talk of some of our favorite recent movies and TV shows.
36 min
313
Locked on Bucks, 4/4/17: Thon Maker's rookie s...
Eric is back to dig into Thon Maker's big weekend, why the Gary Payton II signing is worth a shot, the importance of Malcolm Brogdon and what to look for when the Bucks take on OKC Tuesday night.
50 min
314
Locked on Bucks, 4/3/17: Thon and Giannis risin...
Frank Madden recaps the Bucks' win over the Pistons and loss to the Mavericks, which featured dominating performances from Giannis Antetokounmpo and a coming out party for Thon Maker.
30 min
315
Locked on Bucks, 3/31/17: Clutch Brogdon, growi...
Frank Madden revisits Giannis Antetokounmpo's MVP credentials, unpacks Malcolm Brogdon and Greg Monroe's clutch contributions, looks at why Thon Maker's modest contributions are so encouraging, and previews a big weekend homestand against the Pistons a...
28 min
316
Locked on Bucks, 3/30/17: Malcolm Brogdon break...
The Bucks' charmed life continued in Boston on Wednesday night, stiff-arming the East-leading Celtics fora second road win in 48 hours. We discuss Malcolm Brogdon's star turn and the improbable turnarond from the Bucks over the past month.
32 min
317
Locked on Bucks, 3/29/17: Bucks heat up in Char...
The Bucks shrugged off their disappointing home loss to Chicago with a 118-point outburst in Charlotte.
39 min
318
Locked on Bucks, 3/28/17: Where does Giannis fi...
We break down our view of the great James Harden-Russell Westbrook-Kawhi Leonard-LeBron James MVP race and consider where Giannis Antetokounmpo fits into this year's MVP, Most Improved, All-NBA and All-Defensive balloting. (Note: we had some issues wit...
55 min
319
Locked on Bucks, 3/27/17: Bucks edge Hawks, fal...
We dig into a weekend of ups and downs for the Milwaukee Bucks, including a narrow win over the Atlanta Hawks and a fall-flat-on-their-face effort vs. the Bulls.
46 min
320
Locked on Bucks, 3/24/17: How did the Bucks sud...
We look ahead to a big Milwaukee Bucks homecoming weekend by pondering how the Bucks righted their ship since the return of Khris Middleton -- and how sustainable it might actually be.
34 min
321
Locked on Bucks, 3/23/17: Giannis schools Kings...
The Bucks punctuated a 4-2 Western road trip with a (relatively) easy win over the Kings in Sacramento. We discuss the unstoppability of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the hilarious revenge games of Jason Terry and Spencer Hawes, and Khris Middleton's jumpshot.
27 min
322
Locked on Bucks, 3/22/17: Bucks edge Blazers (E...
We unpack the Bucks' latest (big) road win in Portland, which featured some big defense down the stretch from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the return of the Teletovic Archipelago.
34 min
323
Locked on Bucks, 3/21/17: Bucks Reddit/Twitter ...
We dig into our mailbag to discuss Jabari Parker, Jason Kidd's future in Milwaukee, which team we'd like to see the Bucks match up with in the playoffs and much, much more.
71 min
324
Locked on Bucks, 3/20/17: Bucks split weekend, ...
We unpack the Bucks' narrow win over the Lakers and blowout loss to the Warriors, including Giannis Antetokounmpo's relative inconsistency of late, Khris Middleton's goodness, Thon Maker looking solid in Oakland and Greg Monroe's amusing turn as the Bu...
37 min
325
Locked on Bucks, 3/17/17: Bucks vs. Lakers/Warr...
We look ahead to an important Bucks weekend with the Lakers and Warriors on tap, and also take some time to think about the vanquished Clippers and which of Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin you'd be most interested in seeing on the Bucks.
36 min
326
Locked on Bucks, 3/16/17: Bucks hang on vs. Cl...
The Bucks bounced back from a disappointing night in Memphis by doing *just* enough to down Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Clippers in L.A.
34 min
327
Locked on Bucks, 3/15/17: Bucks rotations, Larr...
Finishing up our rotaton discussion, we ponder which Bucks have made a compelling case for consistent minutes and look forward to Wednesday night's matchup with the Clippers in L.A.
36 min
328
Locked on Bucks, 3/14/17: Streak ends with thud...
The Bucks' six-game winning streak came crashing to an end against a struggling Grizzlies team that got hot from three and outplayed the Bucks in basically every other phase of the game as well. We discuss how the Bucks lost a game in which they hit 14...
35 min
329
Locked on Bucks, 3/13/17: Streaking! Bucks hand...
The Milwaukee Bucks pushed their winning streak to a season-high six games over the weekend, dispatching the Pacers and Timberwolves to reclaim the East's 8th seed ahead of a six-game Western road trip. Is the defense back? What can we make of Rashad V...
44 min
330
Locked on Bucks, 3/10/17: Jabari Parker speaks,...
We review Jabari Parker's first public comments since tearing his ACL for a second time, explain why Bucks fans don't need to worry about Derrick Rose coming to Milwaukee, and look ahead to a critical weekend back-to-back for the Bucks.
34 min
331
Locked on Bucks, 3/9/17: Giannis dominates Knic...
It's easy to take Giannis Antetokounmpo's greatness for granted. Wednesday night against the Knicks was not one of those nights.
35 min
332
Locked on Bucks, 3/8/17: Predicting Bucks' fina...
We break down the Bucks' final 20 games and ponder which fanbases have more reason for optimism than the Bucks moving forward.
49 min
333
Locked on Bucks, 3/7/17: Bucks bully Sixers, Th...
The Milwaukee Bucks take care of business in a S2L against the Sixers, but many fans weren't happy because the Bucks made their draft position worse. Has the tank wagon already left town?
35 min
334
Locked on Bucks, 3/6/17: Giannis/Khris down Cli...
We break down the Bucks' surprising sweep of the Clippers and Raptors, including how Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo got the Bucks back on track, whether and ponder what (if anything) we should take from Spencer Hawes' big Saturday night.
44 min
335
Locked on Bucks, 3/3/17: Terrence Jones added, ...
We break down what the Terrence Jones signing means for the Bucks, whether Malcolm Brogdon has a legitimate claim to the Rookie of the Year award now that Joel Embiid's season is over, and ponder the likelihood of Giannis Antetokounmpo making the all-d...
49 min
336
Locked on Bucks, 3/2/17: Indifferent Bucks trou...
The Bucks added another embarrassing home loss to their 16/17 resume, dropping a not-as-close-as-the-final-score 110-98 decision to the Nuggets. Jason Kidd looked lost, Giannis looked sad and the Bucks in general look adrift at sea. So what next?
37 min
337
Locked on Bucks, 3/1/17: The Beas' knees! Nugge...
We celebrate the sturdiness of Michael Beasley's elastic knees, consider the Bucks' odds of downing a fun Nuggets team on Wednesday and say NO THANKS to the Dwyane Wade non-rumor that cropped up on Tuesday.
39 min
338
Locked on Bucks, 2/28/17: Beasley hurt, Gianni...
There were no moral victories to be had in Cleveland on Monday night. We dig into the impact of Michael Beasley suffering what appeared to be a gruesome looking knee injury, Giannis Antetokounmpo looking lost and the Bucks' fourth quarter lineup leavin...
33 min
339
Locked on Bucks, 2/27/17: Same old Bucks vs. Ja...
The post-break Bucks got back to work looking (unfortunately) much like the pre-break Bucks, struggling to keep pace with the Jazz on Friday before *barely* beating the Suns on Sunday. We break down why patience with Matthew Dellavedova is wearing thi...
43 min
340
Locked on Bucks, 2/24/17: Hibbert dealt, Axel T...
We break down the NBA trade deadline, with a focus on the Bucks' salary dump of Roy Hibbert and the signing of D-Leaguer Axel Toupane.
44 min
341
Locked on Bucks, 2/23/17: Trade deadline mailba...
With the NBA trade deadline upon us, we answer your questions about the likelihood of a Bucks deal, who might be on the way out, and much more.
54 min
342
Locked on Bucks, 2/22/17: Ricky Rubio rumor red...
We continue our look at the trade deadline by revisiting the perpetual rumor of Bucks' interest in Ricky Rubio, and we ponder whether the Bucks should have made a play for DeMarcus Cousins.
44 min
343
Locked on Bucks, 2/21/17: Trade Deadline Previe...
With the NBA trade deadline approaching on Thursday, we take a look at the Bucks' needs, what they have to work with and break down what we'd like to see happen with every player on the roster.
52 min
344
Locked on Bucks, 2/20/17: Giannis flies in all...
We break down our favorite parts of Giannis Antetokounmpo's all-star dunkfest and offer up our instant reactions of the Kings' decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for...well, not much.
45 min
345
Locked on Bucks, 2/17/17: Giannis all-star prev...
We look ahead to Giannis Antetokounmpo's big all-star weekend, ponder whether Malcolm Brogdon could surprise in the Rising Stars game and recount our favorite all-star weekend memories.
32 min
346
Locked on Bucks, 2/16/17: Middleton/Giannis too...
We break down Khris Middleton's efficient night in Brooklyn, his excellent chemistry with Greg Monroe, and how important his playmaking has been since returning from injury. We also ponder the future of Rashad Vaughn and why getting him regular minutes...
35 min
347
Locked on Bucks, 2/15/17: Jabari surgery detail...
We dig into what we know about Jabari Parker's second ACL reconstruction surgery and why the Bucks' last game before the all-star game in Brooklyn is a definite "sucks to lose" (S2L) game.
36 min
348
Locked on Bucks, 2/14/17: Beas and Moose take o...
Michael Beasley and Greg Monroe shot 22-of-28 from the field in the Bucks 102-89 victory over the Pistons. Seems cool, but Bucks fans didn't seem all that excited. Why? Is that the new normal?
29 min
349
Locked on Bucks, 2/13/17: Giannis takes charge...
The Milwaukee Bucks' roller-coaster season continued with a dispiriting home loss to the Lakers followed by a surprisingly easy win in Indy. The common thread: Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing everything right now. We also talk about an encouraging week...
45 min
350
Locked on Bucks, 2/10/17: Jabari out for a year...
The Bucks' worst fears for Jabari Parker were confirmed, begging the question: what do the Bucks do now?
43 min
351
Locked on Bucks, 2/9/17: Jabari Parker sadness ...
The Bucks' 21-year-old star appears to have been lost to yet another long-term knee injury. So what next for Jabari Parker and the struggling Milwaukee Bucks?
29 min
352
Locked on Bucks, 2/8/17: Khris Middleton expect...
We preview Khris Middleton's much-anticipated return Wednesday night against the Heat, what Kevin Garnett's return to practice might mean, and how the Heat have won 11 (!) straight games.
32 min
353
Locked on Bucks, 2/7/17: Oshkosh D-League decis...
The Bucks appear set to name Oshkosh as their new D-League affiliate, but how much will a D-League team change basketball in Milwaukee?
36 min
354
Locked on Bucks, 2/6/17: Bucks break out in Pho...
After a failed comeback in Denver, the Bucks snapped out of their five-game skid with a 137-point scoring avalanche against the struggling Suns. Giannis was awesome and Jabari was smiling, but will the Bucks be able to get back on track?
24 min
355
Locked on Bucks, 2/3/17: Deconstructing the Plu...
The Bucks got an early start on the trade deadline by shipping Miles Plumlee's contract to the Hornets for the far-less-onerous deals of Roy Hibbert and Spencers Hawes. What does it mean for the Bucks this season and beyond?
43 min
356
Locked on Bucks, 2/2/17: Bucks lose again...BUT...
The Bucks lost in uncompetitive fashion in Utah, but once again there was at least one bright spot: Thon Maker.
32 min
357
Locked on Bucks, 2/1/17: Bucks start critical r...
We look ahead to Bucks-Jazz matchup by pondering whether Thon Maker will start, how the Jazz defense got so good and why we're really hoping to see a bounce-back game from Jabari Parker.
26 min
358
Locked on Bucks, 1/31/17: Thon Maker gets his c...
Thon Maker showed flashes of the future over the weekend. Now what?
39 min
359
Locked on Bucks, 1/30/17: The Bucks' Rough Week...
We discuss the Bucks' struggles against the Raptors and Celtics, including the Bucks' continued problems in the clutch, Jabari's worst game of the season, and the Bucks' weak first quarters.
37 min
360
Locked on Bucks, 1/27/17: Schadenfreude Friday ...
We decompress from the Bucks' loss to Philly by looking at the disaster unfolding in Chicago and consider the Bucks' odds this weekend against the Raptors and Celtics -- two teams whose defensive struggles have mirrored the Bucks' in some respects.
33 min
361
Locked on Bucks, 1/26/17: Bucks embarrass thems...
For the second time in 10 days, the Milwaukee Bucks *should* have played with desperation against the Sixers at home. Instead, they fell apart defensively in the first half and struggled to do anything late, hitting a new rock bottom in the process.
32 min
362
Locked on Bucks, 1/25/17: What to make of Thon ...
In our latest podcast we check in on the progress of Bucks rookies Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon. Are Thon's recent rotation minutes reasons for long-term optimism? Is the rookie wall to blame for Brogdon's recent dip in form? Lastly, we take a quick...
36 min
363
Locked on Bucks, 1/24/17: Streak snapped! Gian...
We break down the Bucks' streak-snapping win over the Rockets in Milwaukee, including how Miles Plumlee's rim-running return spaces the floor, the resurgent play of the Bucks' bench and another big night from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker.
32 min
364
Locked on Bucks, 1/23/17: Losing spiral continu...
The Bucks' downward spiral continued over the weekend with a pair of uninspiring losses in Orlando and Miami. Can the Brodgon/Delly shakeup reinvigorate the bench? Did Jabari Parker's punishment fit the crime? And do they have a chance in their rematch...
36 min
365
Locked on Bucks, 1/20/17: Giannis is everythin...
We break down the significance of Giannis Antetokounmpo becoming the Bucks' first all-star starter in over three decades, whether players embarrassed themselves with voting, and who we'd pick for our East and West all-star starters.
38 min
366
Locked on Bucks, 1/19/17: Giannis gets no help ...
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden lived up to their all-star statures in Houston on Wednesday night, but the rest of the Bucks might as well have missed the team bus.
30 min
367
Locked on Bucks, 1/18/17: Role player struggle...
We preview the Bucks' Wednesday night matchup in Houston with James Harden and look at the struggles of Matthew Dellavedova, Mirza Teletovic and Miles Plumlee.
34 min
368
Locked on Bucks, 1/17/17: Embiid ruins Bucks' M...
A fast start gave way to another terriblem, Joel Embiid-plagued second half for the Milwaukee Bucks. Is it time for a shakeup in Milwaukee?
33 min
369
Locked on Bucks, 1/16/17: Letdown vs. Hawks, B...
We recap the Bucks' weekend, beginning with Sunday's defensive letdown in Atlanta and a not-as-close-as-it-seems win over the awful Heat on Friday. Plus, we debate why Jabari hasn't scord 40 yet, pick our favorite crazy Giannis dunk and look forward to...
41 min
370
Locked on Bucks, 1/13/17: Giannis back vs. Heat...
Giannis Antetokounmpo will be back for Friday night's tussle with the struggling Heat PLUS we complete our mailbag with discussions of Thon Maker's playing time, Giannis' superstar credentials and Jabari Parker's improvement.
49 min
371
Locked on Bucks, 1/11/17: Bucks Mailbag, Part 1...
We dive into listener questions about potential trade deadline deals, the development of Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Malcolm Brogdon's award chances and which Bucks free agents might be back next year.
42 min
372
Locked on Bucks, 1/11/17: BEAZUS! does in the S...
Even with an ailing Giannis Antetokounmpo spending most of the night on the bench, the Bucks ended a decade of futility in San Antonio with a shocking 109-107 win. We unpack a terrific night from Michael Beasley, a surprise appearance from Thon Maker a...
29 min
373
Locked on Bucks, 1/10/17: What can Khris Middle...
We look ahead to the Bucks' trip to San Antonio and -- after months of not letting ourselves think about it -- ponder what Khris Middleton's return could mean for this season's Bucks.
26 min
374
Locked on Bucks, 1/9/17: Melancholy Monday afte...
A three-game win streak quickly turned into two straight losses over the weekend and we try to break down how the Bucks dropped games to the Wizards and Knicks over the weekend. We also predict whether or not the Bucks will make changes to their starti...
33 min
375
Locked on Bucks, 1/6/17: Giannis getting all-st...
Giannis Antetokounmpo's brilliance isn't going unnoticed, as the first round of NBA All-Star fan voting place him second behind only LeBron among East frontcourt players. We discuss whether it's now a lock that he starts, the Knicks' moping after thei...
41 min
376
Locked on Bucks, 1/5/17: Giannis wins it at the...
A sluggish Bucks effort in New York turned into pure ecstasy Wednesday night, as Giannis Antetokounmpo capped a big fourth quarter comeback with a buzzer beater to sink the Knicks.
46 min
377
Locked on Bucks, 1/4/17: OKC redux, Knicks-Buck...
We look ahead to the first round of all-star voting (GIANNIS!), talk a bit more about the Bucks' big win over the Thunder, and dig into this week's Knicks-Bucks games with Jared Dubin of Locked on Knicks.
72 min
378
Locked on Bucks, 1/3/17: Bucks come out on top ...
Eric goes solo and talks about the Bucks' victory over the Thunder, including some long overdue praise of Tony Snell and another breakdown of the Bucks in crunch-time.
30 min
379
Locked on Bucks, 1/2/17: Time for Malcolm Brogd...
Malcolm Brogdon has clearly outplayed Matthew Dellavedova to date, but will Jason Kidd stick with his rookie standout as a starter once Delly returns from injury, or will he prefer to keep Brogdon in a super sub role?
48 min
380
Locked on Bucks, 12/30/16: Bucks' past, present...
Tech journalist and NBA nerd Ben Thompson (@NoTechBen) joins us to talk about the overlooked upside of the Brandon Knight/MCW trade, how last summer's moves constrain the Bucks moving forward, and the joys of rooting for Giannis and Jabari.
67 min
381
Locked on Bucks, 12/29/16: Jabari leads blowout...
Brew Hoop's Mitchell Maurer and Adam Paris join Frank to discuss the Bucks' impressive blowout win in Detroit and Jabari Parker's ongoing maturation as a scorer and playmaker. In other news, we all know Giannis Antetokounmpo *deserves* to start the al...
33 min
382
Locked on Bucks, 12/28/16: Brogdon vs. Delly vs...
Our 100th episode has us recapping the Bucks' continued late-game struggles vs. the Wiz, whether Macolm Brogdon should be playing late in games, Bradley Beal being salty about Giannis scoring 39, and a look ahead to the Bucks' trip to Detroit.
38 min
383
Locked on Bucks, 12/24/16: Giannis Santatekounm...
Normally we only publish podcasts on weekdays....but Giannis Antetokounmpo's 39-point explosion in the Bucks' 123-96 blowout win over the Wiz just *had* to be talked about late Friday night. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
37 min
384
Locked on Bucks, 12/23/16: LeBron and Kyrie tal...
Frank and Eric make a couple personal/career announcements before diving into basketball. In particular, what's up with Kyrie Irving alluding to a potential Cavs' sweep of the Bucks in the playoffs? And LeBron James taking digs at Giannis and Jabari's ...
44 min
385
Locked on Bucks, 12/22/16: No help for Giannis...
What went wrong for the Bucks in Cleveland? We discuss the limitations of Giannis and Jabari's supporting cast and discuss whether there's any optimism to be had from seeing Thon Maker and Rashad Vaughn make a cameo against the Cavs.
37 min
386
Locked on Bucks, 12/21/16: Giannis/Jabari not *...
The best efforts of Giannis and Jabari weren't quite enough to topple LeBron James for a second time. Among other things, we unpack Jabari's beast mode, Giannis' otherworldly help defense and Malcolm Brogdon poster night.
39 min
387
Locked on Bucks, 12/20/16: The Jabari Parker Qu...
Depending your point of view, Jabari Parker is either the Bucks' second superstar-in-waiting or the empty calories (PPGZZZ!) in an otherwise complete breakfast. In our latest pod, we dive into where Jabari Parker is, where he isn't, and what that migh...
43 min
388
Locked on Bucks, 12/19/16: Bucks complete sweep...
The Milwaukee Bucks doubled their fun against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, trouncing Fred Hoiberg's team for the second time in 48 hours. In our latest pod, we break down how so many things went right for Milwaukee and wrong for Chicago and ponder the...
44 min
389
Locked on Bucks, 12/16/16: Giannis and Jabari r...
Giannis, Jabari and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a three-game skid with a resounding win over the Chicago Bulls on national TV Thursday night. We revel in the joy of Giannis and Jabari -- and the tears of disappointed Bulls fans.
35 min
390
Locked on Bucks, 12/15/16: Bucks-Bulls! Jimmy v...
We look ahead to the Bucks-Bulls home-and-home spectacular, beginning with Thursday's TNT game at the Bradley Center.
30 min
391
Locked on Bucks, 12/14/16: Matt Moore on Gianni...
Matt Moore of CBS Sports joins us to talk about what's surprised him about Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker's potential fit issues in Milwaukee and why the Bucks should be a playoff time this year.
65 min
392
Locked on Bucks, 11/18/16: Bucks crushed in Tor...
We discuss the Bucks' consistent inability to compete with the Toronto Raptors, the difficulty of finding minutes for Thon Maker and Rashad Vaughn, and Giannis Antetokounmpo's (maybe) burgeoning arsenal of shots.
42 min
393
Locked on Bucks, 12/12/16: Not-too-clutch Bucks...
Coming off late losses to the Hawks and Wizards, we dissect the Bucks' struggles closing out games and look ahead to a stiff test in Toronto.
36 min
394
Locked on Bucks, 12/9/16: Hawks preview and MEG...
We take a look at the Bucks' back-to-back against the Hawks and Wizards while diving into part two of our Tuesday mailbag, discussing Jabari and Snell extensions and which player we'd want to add to the Bucks.
54 min
395
Locked on Bucks, 12/8/16: Giannis triple-double...
The Bucks got back to their winning ways as Giannis' second triple-double and Jabari Parker's 27 points powered them past Portland. We discuss the Bucks' defense, the return of Point Giannis and Jabari showing alpha flashes.
38 min
396
Locked on Bucks, 12/7/16: Blazers Preview and P...
We take a quick look at the Portland Trailblazers before hopping into the first part of a monster Twitter mailbag. Topics include Middleton, Maker, and a one-on-one matchup between Frank and Eric.
36 min
397
Locked on Bucks, 12/6/16: Bucks can't put away ...
The Bucks came *this* close to toppling the mighty Spurs on Monday night. We break down why this was an important game for Jabari Parker, why this was a worse loss than the Bucks' defeats to the Raptors and Warriors and more.
35 min
398
Locked on Bucks, 12/5/16: Bucks sweep Nets, but...
The Bucks have taken care of business during a four-game win streak, moving them to an encouraging 10-8 with a difficult series of games against the Spurs, Blazers and Hawks upcoming.
43 min
399
Locked on Bucks, 12/2/16: Giannis, Bucks bomb a...
Three quarters of brilliance from Giannis Antetokounmpo and a boatload of threes pushed the Bucks back above .500 in Brooklyn.
28 min
400
Locked on Bucks, 11/28/16: Have your Bucks 16/1...
We look forward to the Bucks home-and-home with the Brooklyn Nets and take stock of what we've seen from the 8-8 Bucks and what it means for our full season expectations. Also: GIANNIS GIANNIS GIANNIS.
42 min
401
Locked on Bucks, 11/29/16: Giannis dominates Ca...
Another monster night from Giannis Antetokounmpo carried an energized Bucks team past LeBron James and the Cavs on Tuesday night.
33 min
402
Locked on Bucks, 11/29/16: Giannis-LeBron, DELL...
We look ahead to the Bucks' showdown with the NBA Champion Cavaliers on Tuesday.
20 min
403
Locked on Bucks, 11/28/16: Weekend reactions, f...
We recap the Bucks' weekend loss to the Raptors and win over the Magic, all while pondering why Jason Kidd isn't giving more run to Mirza Teletovic.
30 min
404
Locked on Bucks, 11/23/16: Can Giannis-led smal...
We celebrate Thanksgiving by looking at the success of Giannis and the Bucks' smallball lineups, ponder the Greek Freak's place in the East All-Star hierarchy, and consider the logic of fans shooting halfcourt shots vs. free throws
42 min
405
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
406
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
407
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
408
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
409
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
410
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
411
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
412
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
413
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
414
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
415
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
416
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
417
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
418
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
419
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
420
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
421
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
422
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
423
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
424
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
425
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
426
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
427
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
428
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
429
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
430
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
431
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
432
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
433
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
434
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
435
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
436
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
437
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
438
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
439
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
440
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
441
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
442
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
443
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
444
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
445
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
446
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
447
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
448
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
449
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
450
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
451
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
452
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
453
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
454
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
455
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
456
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
457
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
458
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
459
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
460
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
461
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
462
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
463
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
464
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
465
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
466
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
467
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
468
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
469
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
470
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
471
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
472
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
473
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
474
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
475
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
476
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
477
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
478
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
479
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
480
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
481
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