Player News - Bucks

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The Greek basketball federation has accused the Bucks of staging Giannis Antetokounmpo's knee injury to keep him out of Eurobasket.

"We, on our side, did everything not to give the Bucks an excuse," Takis Tsagronis (the federation general secretary) said. "We took a magnetic scan of Giannis' leg and it was clean. What the Bucks claim is not the reality; something else is happening." Giannis recently visited with Bucks Head of Strength and Conditioning Suki Hobson and was put through a series of exercises to evaluate his knee, and it was determined that he was still "experiencing significant pain on basic movements." The NBA issued a statement backing up the Bucks, so we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. According to Bucks GM John Horst, Giannis is scheduled to return to Milwaukee this week "to begin his daily treatment and rehabilitation program in order to be ready for Bucks Training Camp."
Aug 20 - 10:20 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) announced on his Facebook page that he is currently unable to practice and will not play for Greece at Eurobasket.

We first learned that Antetokounmpo was dealing with "knee discomfort" earlier this month, as he was unable to practice for five days in preparation for Eurobasket. However, he reportedly had an MRI, which came back clean, and it appeared the issue was behind him. Giannis played in Greece's next game, vs. Montenegro, last weekend, scoring 20 points. After that contest, he took off for a scheduled tour of China. At this point, we don't have any further details as to the extent of the injury. We'll pass along an update as soon as one is provided.
Aug 19 - 12:28 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) scored 20 points in a win over Montenegro on Friday.

The game was a warm-up for the Eurobasket. It's encouraging that Antetokounmpo suited up, as he had been sidelined due to a "minor knee injury" earlier this month. It was reported that Antetokounmpo had an MRI which revealed there was nothing wrong. The Greek Freak will not play for Team Greece next week, as he is touring China from August 15th through the 20th. Antetokounmpo will be one of the top draft picks in all fantasy formats this upcoming season.
Aug 12 - 10:56 AM

Bucks GM Jon Horst said that Jabari Parker (torn ACL) is doing "tremendous ... his body looks fantastic," but he added that "for Jabari and the Bucks, this is not about this year."

"This is about a 22-year-old kid who is one of the best young talents in the league, and making sure he comes back physically in the right way," Horst said. Parker has torn his ACL twice in three years and he has no clear return date, although Jason Kidd did float February as a possibility. Horst's recent quotes add to the uncertainty surrounding Jabari as a fantasy pick in 2017-18.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 6 - 7:27 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is dealing with knee discomfort and will not practice for five days.

He had an MRI on his knee, but the results showed there was nothing wrong. Antetokounmpo is with the Greek team for EuroBasket and is expected to resume activities this month. He is going to get a lot of attention for MVP and fantasy owners can look to draft him No. 1 overall in most formats.
Source: Euro Hoops
Aug 4 - 9:33 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he could be the league MVP next season.

Confidence is key, and based on Antetokounmpo's performance from his 2016-17 campaign, he could certainly be in the MVP discussion next season if the Bucks are able to emerge as one of the top-tier team out East. The Greek Freak ranked No. 5 overall last season behind averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.7 steals, 1.9 blocks and 2.9 turnovers per game on 52.2 percent shooting, and he should be able to improve upon those numbers in his fifth NBA season.
Aug 2 - 11:27 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bucks

The Bucks officially re-signed Tony Snell to a four-year, $46 million deal on Monday.

"Tony was an integral part of our team’s improvement last season and we’re excited to re-sign him," said General Manager Jon Horst. "He is a tireless worker, a terrific teammate and a man of great character. We look forward to having him back with the Bucks as we continue to build toward a championship." Snell should retain his spot in the starting five with the Bucks next season, but he's really nothing more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Source: NBA
Jul 31 - 6:37 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) said he's attacking his rehab and is feeling great.

"I tell myself every day I couldn't be in a better situation because it's going to make me a great man at the end of the day," he said. "It's going to make me mentally tough and it's going to help me for the future." Parker said he doesn't want to return until he's 100 percent and added that he doesn't have a target date in mind yet. For what it's worth, coach Jason Kidd said earlier this month that he's expecting him back in February. He will also be limited upon his return and this is his second torn ACL in three years, so fantasy owners will have to be patient with him.
Source: ESPN
Jul 27 - 2:06 PM

The Bucks are reportedly actively shopping John Henson.

Henson has always been ripe with potential as a guy that can rack up the swats at an elite level, but Jason Kidd has never allowed him to average more than 20 minutes a night. Per-36 minutes last season, Henson produced averages of 12.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per contest, so he could be a serious factor in fantasy hoops if he lands in the right situation.
Jul 26 - 10:19 AM

The Bucks are reportedly actively shopping Greg Monroe and John Henson.

Both Monroe and Henson's names have floated around in trade rumors for years now, but maybe they'll finally be able to find a taker for Monroe now that he's on the final year of his contract. Henson still has three years left on his deal but at the relatively moderate price of $31.7 million. Both these guys would be better served outside of Milwaukee, and if the Bucks are able to move both of them, that would open up a ton of minutes for Thon Maker.
Jul 26 - 10:14 AM

Bronson Koenig has signed a two-way deal with the Bucks.

The former University of Wisconsin standout will spend most of his time in the G-League and a maximum of 45 days in the NBA with this new type of contract. During his senior year at UW, Koenig averaged 14.5 points, 2.0 assists and 2.2 triples.
Jul 17 - 11:46 AM

Jalen Moore has agreed to a two-way contract with the Bucks for the next two seasons.

This means he will spend most of his time developing in the G-League over the next couple seasons. As a senior at Utah State, Moore posted averages of 17.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 triples per game. However, he didn't have much luck at Summer League, averaging 4.0 points, 2.0 boards and 1.2 triples per game. He's a long way off the fantasy radar.
Jul 17 - 11:36 AM

Jason Terry "has drawn interest from some other teams" according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

It was widely assumed that Terry would be back with the Bucks for one more season, but it still hasn't happened because they are currently pursuing Derrick Rose. While the report doesn't name a specific team, Woelfel said one of them is Western Conference playoff-caliber team. Terry will be 40 in September, so he'll be looking at a minor role almost anywhere he lands.
Jul 17 - 9:16 AM

Greg Monroe said he would like to stay with the Bucks, but added that it's "up to them."

It's no secret that the Bucks have shopped him in the past, but unloading his $17.8 million salary for 2017-18 wouldn't be easy. He said he had "no reason to leave" while explaining why he picked up his player option, adding that he wants to help the Bucks take the next step as a team. Coach Jason Kidd seems to prefer Monroe off the bench behind Thon Maker, but expect him to see minutes in the 20s if they finally give up on trading him. He recently turned 27 and posted averages of 11.7 points, 6.6 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals last season on 53.3 percent shooting.
Jul 16 - 12:59 PM

ESPN's Chris Hayes is reporting that Bucks may consider trading John Henson.

Milwaukee is pursuing Derrick Rose, but would likely need to clear cap space in order to sign him. The Bucks can currently only offer Rose $4.4 million. Henson, who has three years and $32 million remaining on his contract, played behind Thon Maker and Greg Monroe last season. Per Hayes: "There is mutual interest and motivation from both sides on finding the 6-11 center a new home."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 14 - 10:53 AM


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