Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Matt Velazquez

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Bucks announce they'll play in front of empty stands at Fiserv Forum until further notice

The Milwaukee Bucks said having fans at Fiserv Forum this season is dependent on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and conversations with health officials. → Read More

The Journal Sentinel fulfilled my dream. Now I’m leaving to make another dream possible.

After 7½ years at the Journal Sentinel, Matt Velazquez has moved to Indianapolis to help his wife pursue her dream of becoming a physician. → Read More

Bucks to host Mavericks twice, visit Pelicans as part of three-game preseason schedule

The Milwaukee Bucks will play two of their three preseason games at Fiserv Forum. → Read More

Bucks make it official: The big trade is done and one free agent and a draft pick are signed

The Bucks announced the completion of the trade that got them Jrue Holiday and Sam Merrill and the signings of Pat Connaughton and Jordan Nwora. → Read More

NBA players group including Sterling Brown and Kyle Korver meets with Pope Francis about social issues

Former Milwaukee Bucks Sterling Brown and Kyle Korver were among five players and three players association executives who visited the Vatican. → Read More

Bucks add guard Bryn Forbes and wing Torrey Craig to fill out the bench

In Bryn Forbes the Bucks landed a 40% three-point shooter, and Torrey Craig comes as a strong, versatile defender. → Read More

Bucks begin to fill out their roster with additions of D.J. Augustin, Bobby Portis

D.J. Augustin and Bobby Portis will be coming to the Bucks, sources say. Guard Pat Connaughton is expected to return to Milwaukee. → Read More

Pat Connaughton set to stay in Milwaukee on two-year deal in Bucks' first move of free agency

Bucks guard Pat Connaughton agreed to a deal Friday that could keep him in Milwaukee for the next two seasons. → Read More

Bucks will reportedly waive Ilyasova, crushing hopes of salvaging Bogdanovic sign-and-trade

The chances of the Milwaukee Bucks resurrecting the botched Bogdan Bogdanovic sign-and-trade took a serious hit on Thursday when they waived Ersan Ilyasova. → Read More

Bucks grab a pair of mature shooters in the second round of the NBA draft

On the night the reported sign-and-trade deal for Bogdan Bogdanovic apparently fell apart, the Bucks found a pair of mature shooters in the NBA draft. → Read More

The Bucks-Kings deal for Bogdan Bogdanovic is in jeopardy, reports say. Here's why.

The Kings guard never agreed to join the Bucks in a sign-and-trade deal, The Athletic says, and he intends to enter restricted free agency, ESPN says. → Read More

Big swings: The Bucks have made two blockbuster deals with the Pelicans and Kings, reports say

The Milwaukee Bucks started a busy week in the NBA by swinging a major trade with New Orleans late Monday, then making another move with the Sacramento Kings early Tuesday. → Read More

Bucks bringing back 'shot doctor' Josh Oppenheimer to coaching staff

As player development coach in 2013-14, Josh Oppenheimer worked closely with Giannis Antetokounmpo on his shot. → Read More

Bucks to participate in third Team Up for Change event beginning Wednesday

The Bucks, Kings and other NBA and WNBA teams will be part of the livestreamed event set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on YoutTube. → Read More

Bucks' George Hill receives NBA award for his positive impact on communities and social justice initiatives

George Hill championed numerous outreach activities in Milwaukee, his hometown of Indianapolis and his offseason home near San Antonio. → Read More

While most team owners in pro sports have donated to Republicans, Wisconsin's owners notably haven't

A USA TODAY Sports investigation found that 86% of funds donated to federal campaigns and causes since Jan. 1, 2019 has gone to Republican entities. → Read More

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is NBA Most Valuable Player for second straight season

His two MVP awards make him the 14th player in NBA history to earn the league's top individual regular-season honor multiple times. → Read More

Giannis unanimously selected as first-team all-NBA; Khris Middleton snubbed

Giannis Antetokounmpo was unsurprisingly selected unanimously to the NBA first-team. However, there was a bit of a surprise when it came to the Bucks. → Read More

Live Coverage: Bucks' Antetokounmpo reportedly out for Game 5 vs. Heat

Follow along with Journal Sentinel beat writer Matt Velazquez as the Bucks try to stave off elimination with the Heat holding a 3-1 lead. → Read More

Live coverage: Bucks vs. Heat in Game 4

Follow beat writer Matt Valazquez as he provides live updates of the Bucks' game against the Heat in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. → Read More