Player News - Bucks

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Wizards during a 111-100 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

He made all eight shots from the line and was 6-of-11 from the field in the loss. Antetokounmpo has started to get into a groove on the offensive end and his discovery of the one-dribble drive has gone a long way to help his shooting percentages. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but most of value will likely lie in March and April.
Nov 23 - 1:28 AM

Larry Sanders played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, four rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

He fouls too much and the Bucks run an 11-man rotation, so that leaves a lot to be desired from the 2012-13 breakout player. Still, the blocks make him someone worth holding on to just in case coach Jason Kidd decides to tighten his rotation.
Nov 23 - 1:25 AM

Brandon Knight scored 27 points against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, three 3-pointers and five turnovers.

He was grabbing his thigh before he went to the locker room in the first half, but he came back out and it didn't seem to bother him. Knight should be good to go, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss practice.
Nov 23 - 1:23 AM

Jabari Parker scored six points on 3-of-11 from the field against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds and two steals.

He looked good in his past couple games, but Parker is a rookie after all. His fantasy owners should expect him to have some down games in the next couple months, but at least the Bucks are committed to him.
Nov 23 - 1:19 AM

Jerryd Bayless will move back to the bench on Saturday.

He didnt' score in his nine minutes of action on Friday, which serves as your daily reminder that a starting role doesn't necessarily mean a significant role. Baylies has no fantasy value.
Nov 22 - 6:58 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to Milwaukee's starting lineup on Saturday, sending Jerryd Bayless to the bench.

Jason Kidd unexpectedly benched Antetokounmpo on Friday, playing him 15 minutes in a blowout defeat vs. the Raptors. Giannis may still be dealing with a minor ankle injury but he's worth deploying now that he's reclaimed his spot in the Bucks' starting lineup.
Nov 22 - 6:58 PM

The NBA has changed the score of Friday's Bucks at Raptors game to 124-83 to 124-82.

With 1:44 left in the blowout, the scorer incorrectly gave John Henson a 3-pointer. That means anyone who started him will lose one point and a 3-pointer in their stats. Considering Henson was barely in the rotation and there were 12 games on Friday, this probably won't affect many fantasy owners.
Nov 22 - 3:31 PM

Jabari Parker was the only Bucks player to truly survive Friday night's 39-point loss to the Raptors, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one three in 27 minutes.

Believe it or not the game wasn't as close as the score entailed. Larry Sanders went for eight and five in 21 minutes, Brandon Knight was held to 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and a three, O.J. Mayo was held scoreless in nine minutes, and Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points with two threes in 21 minutes off the bench. Owners need to ignore this game for evaluation purposes, but it was nice to see Parker have a versatile line for once. He's heating up.
Nov 21 - 11:02 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for Friday's game was all over the board, but he eventually decided to suit up and finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 15 minutes.

The Bucks got the snot beat out of them by the Raptors and in the grand scheme of things it probably would have been better for him to sit. We've been telling you he's a must-own player and that really shouldn't change based on a minor ankle injury, so if you buy into that you probably want to stay the course.
Nov 21 - 10:57 PM

Updating a previous item, Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is available to play against the Raptors.

Just when you thought the Bucks weren't going to do their usual misinformation dance, they go ahead and do it. Coach Jason Kidd is making us miss Larry Drew, which is no small feat. Antetokounmpo might not play, but maybe he plays 47 minutes. Who knows?
Nov 21 - 7:42 PM

Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup against the Raptors.

We just thought we'd throw that out there considering it was an issue with him last time. Start Sanders like you normally would and hope he avoids foul trouble.
Nov 21 - 7:08 PM

Jerryd Bayless will start on Friday night alongside Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker, and Larry Sanders.

This will be Bayless' first night as a starter for the Bucks, but he hasn't been doing much lately, scoring four, nine, and two points in his last three outings. He'll have some increased opportunity tonight with Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined, but on such a busy night, owners in standard leagues can probably do better than Bayless.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Friday.

Well, it looks like he had some discomfort in his ankle. Antetokounmpo had an ugly ankle roll when he landed on Brandon Knight's foot on Wednesday, but he did play through it. He could miss more time and fantasy owners will want to put him on their benches. Jerryd Bayless will start, but the bigger winners in fantasy may be Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton.
Nov 21 - 6:39 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo "appears to be a go unless he reports some pain after warmups," according to C.F. Gardner of the Journal-Sentinel.

When it comes to Bucks players being a game-time decision, we'll take whatever info we can get. Larry Sanders was a game-time decision on Wednesday, but the team didn't announce he was starting until seconds before the actual tip. Antetokounmpo owners will want to check back and might want to bench him unless he's clearly the best option.
Nov 21 - 6:22 PM

Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues.
Nov 21 - 1:58 PM


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