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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski joins host JR Radcliffe to analyze the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski joins host JR Radcliffe to analyze the Milwaukee Bucks.

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United States

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski joins host JR Radcliffe to analyze the Milwaukee Bucks.

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English

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414-224-2323


Episodes

Bucks retain Bobby Portis and add Joe Ingles in free agency, but what about Kevin Durant? (07.01.2022)

7/1/2022
The Milwaukee Bucks retained many of their own in free agency, re-signing Bobby Portis, Wesley Matthews and Jevon Carter in free agency. The franchise also brought in Joe Ingles from Utah as a potential mid-season additive once he recovers from his ACL injury. Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at the moves and what questions remain for the Bucks before the season. And with Kevin Durant asking out of Brooklyn, is it at least POSSIBLE he ends up in Milwaukee? They discuss...

Duration:00:47:11

MarJon Bueachamp selected by the Bucks and other NBA Draft notes (06.24.2022)

6/24/2022
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Ben Steele joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the NBA Draft, starting with Milwaukee's first-round selection of MarJon Beauchamp. How does the team's first first-rounder since 2018 fit? What's next for the Bucks now that Pat Connaughton is back in the fold? Plus: Ben looks at the many other Wisconsin connections in the draft, including first-round picks Johnny Davis and Pat Baldwin Jr., plus others who weren't taken like Justin Lewis, Alondes Williams and...

Duration:00:34:49

The roster decisions facing the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason (05.23.2022)

5/23/2022
The Milwaukee Bucks now embark on an offseason looking to put themselves back in the same position next year. Are we sure The Big Three will all be back next year? What about Brook Lopez? George Hill? Grayson Allen? Bobby Portis? Pat Connaughton? Wesley Matthews? Can the Bucks add any new difference maker given the salary-cap constraints? Would the Bucks make the P.J. Tucker trade all over again? Will they use their first-round draft pick on an actual player? Music intro produced by...

Duration:00:58:03

The Milwaukee Bucks season is over. What went wrong? (05.17.2022)

5/17/2022
The Boston Celtics eliminated the Bucks in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe ask if it really does boil down to an injured Khris Middleton. Giannis was amazing, but why couldn't anyone else shoot? Does it just boil down to missed shots? On the docket: The officiating and the art of the flop, the struggles of Grayson Allen and George Hill, a re-visit of the Serge Ibaka trade and the gun violence near the Deer District. Music intro produced by...

Duration:00:53:24

Officiating takes center stage as Bucks survive tense game 3 for 2-1 lead (05.09.2022)

5/9/2022
Was Jrue Holiday's foul on Marcus Smart a shooting foul? How can there be such a big disparity in second-half foul shots? The NBA officials were in the crosshairs after Milwaukee's Game 3 win, a tense down-to-the-buzzer finish that gave the Bucks a 2-1 lead in the series against the Celtics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at where it stands, the degree to which the Bucks miss Khris Middleton, the big output from Giannis (even if the MVP trophy is...

Duration:00:45:34

Suffocating defense allows Bucks to grab Game 1 in Boston (05.03.2022)

5/2/2022
Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski chats from Boston with host JR Radcliffe after the Bucks grabbed Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston. The defense was amazing; is that sustainable? How will Boston try to counter Milwaukee's big lineup? Jrue Holiday takes over, Bobby Portis shows how far he's come on defense, Giannis alley-oops to himself off the glass and more. Plus: One Quick Buck goes back to a memorable Game 3 of the 1987 Eastern Conference semis between the Bucks and...

Duration:00:40:45

Grayson Allen and the rest of the Bucks have resounding response for Chicago in playoff series (04.26.2022)

4/26/2022
The tide has shifted dramatically in Milwaukee's first-round playoff series against the Bulls after back-to-back lopsided wins for the Bucks in Chicago. Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe look at the Grayson Allen resurgence and how Milwaukee has clicked without injured Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, coach Mike Budenholzer's deft adjustments and the defensive effort that has frustrated DeMar DeRozan. But with the Celtics on the horizon, can Milwaukee keep it up against the same team that's...

Duration:00:37:20

Emergency podcast: Khris Middleton to miss multiple weeks with injury

4/22/2022
Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss what the Milwaukee Bucks have to do to overcome an injury to one of their three best players now that Khris Middleton has a sprained MCL. Who steps up? How will things look different? Is Milwaukee in trouble in this series with the Chicago Bulls? What about after that? And what in the world happened in an aesthetically haunting Game 2 loss. What happened to Jrue Holiday? How can a player wind up with a bloody face like Bobby Portis...

Duration:00:21:26

Bucks win ugly in Game 1; cause for concern or a great sign for Milwaukee? (04.19.2022)

4/19/2022
The Milwaukee Bucks took down Chicago in an ugly-yet-satisfying Game 1 victory on Sunday. Did Chicago figure out a way to bog the Bucks down, or was that just typical Game 1 rust? Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe look at the defensive struggle, the role of Brook Lopez, and the decision by Mike Budenholzer to keep Giannis off the floor late in the game. Can the Bucks win a title if Jrue and Khris aren't at a star level? Is Giannis getting some superstar treatment from the refs? Music intro...

Duration:00:37:16

Examining Bucks vs. Bulls in playoff opener; is this the matchup they wanted? (04.12.2022)

4/12/2022
Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe take a look at the first-round playoff draw for the Bucks: the Chicago Bulls. What -- if anything -- should worry Milwaukee about the matchup? Did the Bucks orchestrate this with their late-season decision to rest players? What stands out about the now-complete regular season? Would the Milwaukee Bucks trade Donte DiVincenzo if they could do it all over again? Plus: One Quick Buck revisits the 2015 playoff clash between the two...

Duration:00:33:38

Giannis sets the scoring mark, but a disappointing end to the week (04.05.2022)

4/5/2022
The Milwaukee Bucks enjoyed a great start to the week, with a nail-biting win over Philadelphia and Giannis Antetokounmpo setting the franchise scoring mark in a thrilling OT win in Brooklyn. But then, a punted battle with the Clippers and a disappointing loss to Dallas has them back in the fight for a top-two playoff positioning. With one week left, should we be scratching our heads that the Bucks are choosing rest over seeding? Who are the teams that are most concerning as potential...

Duration:00:45:10

Suddenly the Bucks have a new foe in the Eastern Conference (03.29.2022)

3/29/2022
Whoa, where did the Boston Celtics come from? Suddenly there's a new chief contender in the Eastern Conference; where do the Bucks stand with two weeks to play? JR Radcliffe and Jim Owczarski look at the soon-to-fall franchise scoring record, the high-level play of Brook Lopez and a sneaky reason why Toronto might be a first-round playoff foe everyone -- including Milwaukee -- wants to avoid. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski. Music during segments...

Duration:00:32:13

Breaking down a meh West Coast trip and Giannis' chances for MVP (03.22.22)

3/22/2022
USA TODAY NBA writer Jeff Zillgitt and FOX6 Milwaukee reporter Lily Zhao join Jim Owczarski to break down a meh West Coast trip, if the Bucks have gotten their due in Wisconsin and Giannis Antetokounmpo's chances for MVP. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski. Music during segments from SoundCloud, "Pursuit Music Logo."

Duration:00:41:25

How does Brook Lopez's return re-shape the Milwaukee Bucks (03.15.2022)

3/15/2022
Brook is back! The Bucks big man has returned from his injury that kept him out all but one game this season, and point guard George Hill is back, too. Who's about to see their minutes decrease and how will the Bucks use him? Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe take a look and also re-visit the Bucks' six-game winning streak (including Giannis playing in a back-to-back). Plus, One Quick Buck takes a Big Dance approach and What's Making Jim Mad features a shortage of a very...

Duration:00:34:49

After a series of big wins, the Bucks have turned a corner, right? (03.08.2022)

3/8/2022
After wins over the Heat, Bulls and Suns, surely we can say the Bucks have officially turned a corner, right? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at the renewed optimism in Milwaukee. Plus, looking at how the team's midseason additions are faring, the latest on Brook Lopez and what each win foretells should the two squads meet in the postseason. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski. Music during segments from...

Duration:00:39:11

Bucks still spinning their wheels after Nets loss, plus the arrival of Jevon Carter (03.01.2022)

3/1/2022
Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look back at another tight home loss against a dangerous Eastern Conference team. Have the Bucks missed their chance to get a one-seed, and at what point should we sound the alarm about the Bucks' ability to avoid the play-in series? Milwaukee adds another guard in Jevon Carter, but he's not the guy Bucks fans wanted. Does the optimism meter on Brook Lopez's return rise now that he's back at some practices? Music intro produced by Olivia...

Duration:00:41:27

Giannis shines on all-star weekend and the 76ers present a serious problem (2.22.22)

2/22/2022
Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe look back at an eventual all-star weekend for Giannis Antetokounmpo, his brothers and Khris Middleton, including Giannis taking his place on the 75th anniversary team. They discuss the pros and cons of a chaotic skills competition and also look back at Milwaukee's loss to an inspired 76ers team before the break. Plus: One Quick Buck looks at a famous father, and What's Making Jim Mad zeroes in on pizza options. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and...

Duration:00:37:59

How will Bucks replace injured Pat Connaughton? (02.15.2022)

2/15/2022
Pat Connaughton's injury suddenly leaves the Bucks without a key member of the rotation for the foreseeable future. So what does Milwaukee do now? Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss on this week's Point Forward Podcast. Plus, newcomer Serge Ibaka and healing Brook Lopez chat with reporters, Milwaukee sees how it must improve after getting beaten badly at Phoenix, and Giannis will be just part of the Milwaukee flavor on all-star weekend. Music intro produced by...

Duration:00:41:39

Emergency podcast: Bucks swing deal for Serge Ibaka (02.10.2022)

2/10/2022
The Bucks made a bigger splash than anticipated before the NBA trade deadline Thursday, landing big man Serge Ibaka in a four-way trade that sent Donte DiVincenzo, Semi Ojeleye and Rodney Hood elsewhere. Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe discuss the deal, what it signifies about the long-term health of Brook Lopez, what specifically Ibaka provides the Bucks in a playoff situation and what comes next with a couple open roster spots. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle...

Duration:00:22:47

What will the Bucks do at the NBA trade deadline? (02.08.2022)

2/8/2022
The trade deadline has arrived; will the Milwaukee Bucks make some tweaks to the roster to bolster a repeat run? Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at Milwaukee's West Coast success, the re-arrival of Greg Monroe, a surprise choice for the all-star team and more, including One Quick Buck with another Olympic tie and What's Making Jim Mad. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski. Music during segments from SoundCloud, "Pursuit Music...

Duration:00:42:43