2021 SeasonAll times ET

2021 Schedule
1st in Central
Pierce is intrigued by KD vs. Giannis matchup (0:58)
3h
4h

J&J: Is James Harden a Problem in Houston?

Spend your afternoon with Jalen & Jacoby as the guys discuss the ongoing saga with Harden in Houston, Giannis doesn't mind taking a back seat for stars to join the Bucks, no more random weed testing in the NBA, plus a preview of the fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia.

Stephen A. advises Giannis to sign supermax with Bucks (2:31)
7h
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1dEric Woodyard

Giannis' future on minds of Middleton, coach

Will Giannis Antetokounmpo agree to a five-year supmermax extension to remain in Milwaukee? Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and teammate Khris Middleton might not have the answers but they've let their intentions be known.

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3dOhm Youngmisuk

Sources: Mavs-Lakers to highlight Christmas slate

A matchup between Luka Doncic's Mavericks and the reigning champion Lakers will highlight the tentative Christmas Day slate, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Best of Andrew Bogut (1:35)
4d
The most interesting NBA players on new teams (1:20)
5d
9d

The Hoop Collective: What Will Giannis Do?

Brian Windhorst welcomes Malika Andrews and Tim MacMahon to discuss the possibilities of what comes next for Giannis Antetokounmpo. And before that, the crew talks about the growing implications of player options in contracts.

9d

First Take 2nd Hour: Which NBA team improved themselves the most, is there an NBA duo better than LeBron & AD, plus, reaction to Nick Saban contracting covid-19 again, and a Ravens-Steelers preview

Max & Kendrick Perkins debate which NBA team made the best trades this offseason, plus, is there a better NBA duo than LeBron and Anthony Davis? Ryan Clark joins to react to Nick Saban being out for the Iron Bowl after contracting covid-19, and the guys debate if losing to the Ravens would be a big deal to the Steelers. Also, does Calvin Johnson belong in the NFL Hall of Fame?

10d

Bam Gets the Max

Bam Adebayo signed a max extension with the Miami Heat. Jay Reynolds walks through the impact of this move on the Heat's running in the sweepstakes for Giannis Antetokounmpo. We hear from ESPN Radio's Sarah Spain and First Take's Stephen A Smith.

10d

What other NBA team do the Lakers have to worry about?

The guys tell you 'What You Need to Know.' What other NBA team do the Lakers have to worry about?... Off on Monday... it's Tuesday Morning QB in Sedano and LZ... Zach Harper calls in to check out the free agents in movies... and picks against the spread...

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11dEric Woodyard

No fans at Bucks home games to start season

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Bucks announced that fans won't be permitted into home games, at least to start the 2020-21 season.

Pope meets with NBA players to discuss social justice (1:20)
11d
12d

The Hoop Collective: Free Agency Winners And Losers

As the NBA world waits to know more about the future of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Tim Bontemps discuss the flurry of roster moves made over the past few days and how they may alter the landscape of the 2020-21 season.

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12dTim MacMahon

Sources: Sterling Brown, Rockets agree to deal

Sterling Brown, who recently settled a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee, has agreed to a deal with the Rockets, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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13d

Portis, Augustin reach multiyear deals with Bucks

Bobby Portis, who averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Knicks last season, has reached a two-year deal with the Bucks, his agent said. Milwaukee also reached a three-year deal with guard D.J. Augustin, sources told ESPN.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
15d

Sources: NBA probing failed Bogdanovic deal

The NBA is looking into whether a failed sign-and-trade agreement that would have sent Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Kings to the Bucks occurred before the start of the league's free-agency period, sources told ESPN.

15d

The Hoop Collective: Latest NBA Deals

As we inch closer to the official start of NBA free agency, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton discuss landing spots for Gordon Hayward, the Bucks' attempts to appeal to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the latest in James Harden's showdown with the Rockets.

Team Stats

Points Per Game118.71st
Rebounds Per Game51.71st
Assists Per Game25.96th
Points Allowed108.68th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-205617.767
2018-196022.732
2017-184438.537
2016-174240.512