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Monday Morning Media Roundup: March 20th, 2017

 The season is slowly starting to come down to the wire, and the Bucks continue to find themselves just about directly on the brink between a playoff berth or an unsuccessful season with a low lottery pick. After another 2-2 week, Milwaukee stands at 34-35 with the seventh seed. If the season ended today, they be heading east to take on the Boston Celtics.However, there are still a few games ahead, and nothing is set in stone. The fifth seed is but three games out of reach , and who knows what will happen at the top of the Eastern Conference.Those problems are for our future selves, however, and this morning we will take a tour of the narratives surrounding the team off the court. This week, wel bask in Giannis Antetokounmpo glory, take a deep dive on the dual stadium situation in Milwaukee, and more.Let roundup!Buck up: Giannis Antetokounmpo puts Milwaukee on his shoulders Forewarning: This is a long Rashad Vaughn Jersey, yet worthwhile read. James Herbert takes us back to the early days of the Antetokounmpo-era in Milwaukee in interviewing teammates and former coaches about the arrival of Giannis. We all remember the first few months after the draft where, one way or another, Giannis stole our hearts. For some, it was the endearing stories of him getting a friendly ride to the Bradley Center his rookie year Ray Allen Jersey, or him tweeting out about his first real-live smoothie, or a plethora of other anecdotes.Take some time and relive those early days in this piece. I highly recommend it!Greg Monroe, Nick Young, D'Angelo Russell Fined After Lakers, Bucks Altercation You knew it. I knew it. We all knew it the moment the OLD ME BACK”s erupted Thursday evening that the NBA was going to be doling out fines for the shoving match between the Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Greg Monroe got hit the heaviest and will find himself $35,000 lighter this week after engaging with Nick Young after Young took offense from a perceived hard-foul by Malcolm Brogdon in transition.Unfortunately, these teams won meet again until next season, so we won get to enjoy any further drama between the franchises for awhile.New Milwaukee Bucks arena on schedule but pressure remains Another in-depth look at the arena as it slowly takes form. This time, wee got the recent first weekend of the NCAA men basketball tournament in Milwaukee to contrast with the project going on next to the Bradley Center.What interesting to note in this piece is just how much renovation or updating has gone on over the past two or so decades in bringing Wisconsin premier sports venues up to date. Whether it be the Badgers in Madison, the Brewers in Milwaukee, the Packers in Green Bay, or a host of minor league baseball teams across the state, everyone seems to be touching up their digs in some form or another.For the Bucks, the arena represents a departure in viewing and entertainment experience from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and the progress towards on-time completion is only good news!Report: Larry Sanders returning to NBA with Cavaliers No need to get the pitchforks and clubs out, folks. Larry Sanders inked a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, though it doesn look like hel be up with the Cavs-proper for awhile.Instead, he going to get an extended tryout with the D-League Canton Charge, and he in fact made his successful return to basketball Saturday evening. Our sister site Fear the Sword has the roundup here.It remains to be seen whether or not Sanders will be in good enough form to truly provide meaningful minutes inside for Cleveland, but get used to hearing his name a bit more often once more now that he back in the league.With all of that out of the way, let get to this week predicted win-loss mark, shall we? The Bucks have a busy week ahead of them as they start by heading to Portland to face the Trail Blazers Tuesday evening. After that, they head down to Sacramento to face the Kings https://www.bucksfansstore.com/Mirza_Teletovic_Jersey-16, and come home to host the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls. I going with my gut this week and will peg Milwaukee at a 3-1 week. There your dose of optimism to start the week.Enjoy the beginning of spring, enjoy yourselves some more NBA basketball, and as always:Happy Monday!
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