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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Discusses Playoff Journey

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Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rose to the occassion to finish off a sweep of the Detroit Pistons by leading the way with 41 points in a 127-104 blowout win, and now Giannis is looking back on his journey to this point.

Antetokounmpo points to the Bucks first round loss to the Chicago Bulls when they were throttled by 54 points in Game 6, and how that stuck with him to this day.

“I remember our first playoff series we lost to Chicago in the last game, Game 6, they beat us by 50 [54],” Antetokounmpo said, according to Eric Nehm of The Athletic.

“It was something insane, but where we were and where we are now, it’s been an unbelievable journey. I think the organization has done a great job just pushing us towards the right direction and we’re just going to keep enjoying the moment.”

Milwaukee will now face the Boston Celtics in the next round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Knicks Sign Marcus Morris to One-Year Deal

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Marcus Morris

The New York Knicks have officially signed veteran forward Marcus Morris to a one-year, $15 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Morris nixed a deal he had in lace with the San Antonio Spurs, a two-year, $20 million contract, and now lands with the Knicks for a more lucrative, yet shorter, deal.

Morris is known for his hard play and consistency, and should provide a versatile element to the roster.

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Knicks Sign Reggie Bullock to Re-worked Deal

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The New York Knicks have finalized a new, re-worked, two-year deal with Reggie Bullock, according to SNY’s Ian Begley.

Bullock originally agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the team with an option for the second year, but the terms were re-worked due to a medical issue

Despite the hurdles in closing the deal, Bullock’s agent, David Bauman, praised the Knicks for how they navigated the process.

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Cavaliers, Raptors Interested in Dragan Bender

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Dragan Bender

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors are interested in former Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender.

Bender was a major bust with the Suns, who drafted him with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, but he is still only 21 years old.

Bender can still turn his career around, but he has issues with 3 point shooting and the physicality of the NBA game.

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