Player News - Bucks

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes during a 126-117 loss to the Magic on Wednesday.

The Bucks defense didn't show up a night after the Magic scored just 72 points last night, and coach Joe Prunty had an explanation. "Horrible effort," he said. Antetokounmpo continues to be used at the five more, and Prunty put his star player in earlier than usual to cause him to hit the 40-minute mark. On the whole, Giannis' usage rate since the break is down at 29.8 compared to 31.7 before All-Star. Maybe the Bucks will feed the freak more often.
Mar 14 - 9:46 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with two rebounds, eight assists, one block, four steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Magic on Wednesday.

That's better after a discouraging Friday and Monday with only 26 minutes per game in those two wins. Excluding injury-related games, that down set was the first time he didn't hit 30 minutes in consecutive games since Jan. 10. The Brandon Jennings signing likely won't affect Bledsoe as he continues to post early-round value.
Mar 14 - 9:38 PM

Brandon Jennings played nine minutes with two points, one rebound and one assist against the Magic on Wednesday.

Not great after the 16/8/12 line in his season debut on Monday. Jennings only had a three-minute stint in the first half, but he had two fouls and was roasted on defense. His value looks like it's tied to Eric Bledsoe more than anyone else, which hammers home the point that his big Monday game had a lot to do with Bledsoe's foul trouble. Jennings should be better than this and there is an opportunity, but this was obviously a reality check. It's likely a bumpy ride and most owners probably won't want to deal with that.
Mar 14 - 9:33 PM

Jabari Parker never got it going offensively vs. the Grizzlies on Monday, hitting 3-of-6 shots for six points.

The rest of his line wasn't much better with three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers. Parker's minutes are still floating around the lower 20s and he was only averaging 12.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 treys in his previous five games in March. He'll improve, but he's not a must-own player right now.
Mar 12 - 10:47 PM

Khris Middleton scored 24 points on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 from the line in Monday's easy win over Memphis.

Slowing down Giannis Antetokounmpo was the focus of Memphis' game plan, so Middleton found himself wide open for several looks. Not only did he shoot the ball well, but Middleton also grabbed six rebounds with four assists, one steal and a pair of triples in 35 minutes. He's flirting with top-30 value on the season and is off to a great start with two games left on the schedule this week.
Mar 12 - 10:41 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one triple in Monday's win over the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies were swarming him every time he got the ball, and Giannis turned the ball over six times and was in foul trouble for most of the night. He eventually salvaged his night with a strong fourth quarter, finishing 7-of-14 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line. He will have two more cupcake matchups this week against the Magic on Wednesday and the Hawks on Saturday.
Mar 12 - 10:35 PM

Brandon Jennings put on a show in his first game back with the Bucks, scoring 16 points with 12 assists and eight rebounds in 24 minutes in a 121-103 win over the Grizzlies on Monday.

Jennings looked like he lost a step in previous stints with the Wizards and Knicks (related to his Achilles injury), but since then he's been dominating overseas and in the G-League. He looked explosive tonight and had the green light for a team that is ranked 28th in 3-pointers per game, hitting 5-of-9 shots, 3-of-6 triples and all three free throws. It's worth noting that Eric Bledsoe (24 minutes) was in foul trouble and the Grizzlies aren't the most formidable team with 18 straight losses, so there are reasons to be skeptical about this line. With that said, he passed the eye test tonight and should at least be on your radar going forward.
Mar 12 - 10:30 PM

Brandon Jennings will be available to play Monday vs. Memphis.

Joe Prunty said he's aiming to get Jennings "some minutes" off the bench, "depending on the flow of the game." He could see some limited run with the second unit tonight, but he won't be on the floor enough to matter in fantasy hoops.
Mar 12 - 6:42 PM

The Bucks have recalled D.J. Wilson from the G-League.

He hasn't been in the rotation and we don't expect that to change any time soon.
Mar 12 - 10:10 AM

Bucks waive F Mirza Teletovic.

This move was expected with the report of Brandon Jennings signing with the Bucks. Teletovic has had a tough time with a couple blood-related issues, but he's said he is not ready to retire. We hope to see him chucking threes somewhere soon.
Mar 10 - 8:56 PM

Brandon Jennings is expected to sign a 10-day deal with the Bucks.

He's back. Jennings had some good times with the Bucks, including a 55-point game in 2009. He may get minutes at some point because the Bucks are struggling and they lack a lot of perimeter depth. He still shouldn't be added in fantasy until he does something noteworthy.
Mar 10 - 3:34 PM

Shabazz Muhammad posted six points on 2-of-3 shooting in six minutes off the bench Friday against the Knicks.

Muhammad didn't play much, but he had the six points while going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line with a rebounds and a steal. It will likely take an injury or two before Muhammad has any kind of meaningful role in Cream City. Still, his presence might carve into the minutes of Ian Snell, especially if he goes scoreless across 27 minutes like he did Friday.
Mar 9 - 11:22 PM

Tyler Zeller (back) was able to post 12 points in just 17 minutes in his return to action Friday against New York.

Zeller missed the past two games after leaving Sunday's contest due to a sore back. He was also able to add six rebounds and an assist with no turnovers while going a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Despite the semi-respectable numbers he remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Mar 9 - 11:14 PM

Jabari Parker hit 5-of-8 from the field to finish with 12 points across 23 minutes in Friday's game against New York.

Parker also connected on 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line while adding five assists and four rebounds with just one turnover. He is averaging 12.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game over his five outings in the month of March. The five-game streak with 10 or more points is his longest since returning from his long-term knee injury.
Mar 9 - 11:05 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bucks

Tony Snell made the start Friday against the Knicks, but he was scoreless across 27 minutes.

It's uncertain if his thigh injury was still bothering him, but he was 0-of-3 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the arc. He salvaged the stat line somewhat with five assists, a rebound and just one turnover. Shabazz Muhammad scored six points in six minutes off the bench and he could carve into Snell's fantasy value, especially if these type of lines continue.
Mar 9 - 11:01 PM

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