KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 11/18/2020

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>>Packers Activate WR Allen Lazard For Indianapolis Game

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Suddenly, the Green Bay Packers are healthy again.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is getting his number-two receiver back this week.  Allen Lazard has been sidelined with core muscle surgery for the last six games.  The team already had added left tackle David Bakhtiari and running back Aaron Jones to the lineup.  Running back Jamal Williams is available and coach Matt LaFleur says rookie A-J Dillon is close.  The question mark among the skill players appears to be receiver Tyler Ervin with a rib injury. Even with those guys missing time the Packers are second in the NFL in points and sixth in total offensive yards.  Sunday’s game at Indianapolis starts at noon.

>>Game-Changing Deals Made; Antetokounmpo Has A Month To Decide On Super Max Contract

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Now, it’s up to Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.  He has about a month to decide whether to sign the supermax contract being offered by the team.  General manager Jon Horst made the kind of deals this week that the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player seemed to be looking for. The Bucks won’t start the celebration until Antetokounmpo signs the big contract.  If he doesn’t sign, the Bucks are left holding the bag.  They won’t have much in the way of draft picks until 2027.  Right now, the job for the General Manager and coach Mike Budenholzer is to figure out who’s going to be playing the minutes when the Greek Freak, Khris Middleton, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Jrue Holiday are taking breathers.  Much of the team’s bench strength has been traded.

>>Brewers Deny New York Mets Permission To Speak With David Stearns

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns won’t be going home.  The Brewers have refused permission for the New York Mets to talk to Stearns about the same position with that team’s rebuilding front office.  Stearns grew up in New York City as a Mets fan and worked for the club as an intern 12 years ago.  He’s got a big job here.  He has to find a hitter or two to fill out a roster that couldn’t produce very many runs last season.  The team is in the middle of the most successful stretch in franchise history.  It has made the postseason three years in-a-row.

>>Wisconsin 9-Day Gun Deer Season Opens Saturday

(Madison, WI)  —  Brisk temperatures, beautiful Wisconsin views, face coverings not required in most situations, and built-in social distancing – it’s gun deer season in the state starting Saturday.  The annual tradition is worth millions of dollars to the Wisconsin economy and it’s important to many families and friendships.  As of Monday licenses sold for the nine-day gun deer season were approaching 344-thousand.  Hunters are being reminded to go for that perfect buck with people from their own household this year as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The Department of Natural Resources reports the state’s deer population is doing well, although there are some areas with smaller than desirable numbers.

>>Bucks “Coach Bud” Adds 2 Assistants To Staff

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has added a pair of assistants to his staff.  Former Charlotte Bobcats and Loyola Marymount coach Mike Dunlap is coming on board and former Bucks assistant Josh Oppenheimer is returning to the team.  Oppenheimer was with Milwaukee from 2013-to-2016.  The Bucks announced the two additions at the same time two major trades were getting all of the attention.