Wisconsin Weekly 7/14-7/19



Thon Maker
The recently drafted Center was named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team. Maker averaged 14.2 points and 9.6 rebounds a game, with his transition into summer league play looked relatively smooth, especially his mobility for someone his size.

Miles Plumlee The Center who was a restricted free agent is returning to the Bucks after signing a four-year deal worth $52 million. Plumlee averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 61 games played last season, which was his first full year in Milwaukee. The Bucks have three big men in their rotation including Greg Monroe and John Henson. If all three players are kept, their expected payroll for just their centers for the upcoming season will exceed $40 million dollars.

Greg Monroe
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Bucks remain open in trading the center who was signed to a max contract in last season’s free agency. The resigning of Miles Plumlee has enforced this report. Last season Monroe averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds a game in his first season in Milwaukee but reportedly struggled to fit in coach Jason Kidd’s system, being moved to the bench and appearing in 12 games as a reserve.

Giannis AntetokGiannis Mounmpo
Bucks superstar and his brother Thanasis began their mandatory military service in Greece last Wednesday near Athens. The country of Greece requires all men between the ages of 19 and 45 to serve nine months of service. Greeks such as Giannis and Thanasis have that commitment reduced because they live permanently overseas. It is unknown if the brothers have to serve the entire three-month term as it would end just a few weeks before the season begins.


Brett FavreBrett Favre
The legendary Packers Quarterback will be honored in a Ceremony at Lambeau Field during the halftime of the Oct. 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Favre will be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in August.

As of Tuesday night’s game. the Milwaukee Brewers are 1-3 since the All-Star Break in games against the Reds in Cincinnati and the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Two of those loses were handed in walk-off fashion as the Reds’ Billy Hamilton stole home after a wild pitch and the Pirates’ Josh Harrison hit a inside the park homerun after an error throw sent him home.

Jonathan Villar
The Brewer Shortstop is continuing to chase history this season as he’s looking to become the 18th man to have a .400 or better BAbip in an MLB season. BAbip is batting average of ball in play. Villar currently has a .410 average through 87 games which would place him at 14th all-time. Players to achieve this include Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Joe Jackson, Roberto Clemente among other legendary hitters. The last player to do this is Jose Hernandez who did if for the Brewers in 2002.


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