Player News - Bucks

Date: Team: Pos:

Greg Monroe (face) is headed to the locker room.

Monroe got hit in the face and after being briefly checked out on the bench, he went back to the locker room with some trainers. While there was some blood, it didn't look like anything all that serious, and we should have another update soon.
Oct 18 - 8:05 PM

Thon Maker will start at center for Wednesday's season opener against the Celtics.

The Bucks will roll out a starting five featuring Malcolm Brogdon, Tony Snell, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Maker on Wednesday, and it'll be interesting to see what Maker's minutes look like in his second NBA season. As a starter last year, Maker averaged just 13.7 minutes per game, and the center position in Milwaukee will likely remain complicated with Greg Monroe and John Henson all vying for minutes at the five-spot.

The Bucks have claimed DeAndre Liggins off waivers.

Liggins will help bring some depth to Milwaukee's backcourt, but he's not going to be a factor in fantasy hoops. This move also suggests that the Bucks are out of the Richard Jefferson sweepstakes.
Oct 16 - 5:31 PM

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Thon Maker bulked up over the offseason "to endure the banging inside and prevent him from being pushed around."

"It’s going to help me out on the offensive end, too," Maker said of the added muscle. "When I am making moves, little bumps don’t bother me. And I will be able to finish through contact." An ankle issue limited Maker to one preseason game, but he fared well with eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and two triples in 26 minutes. He's projected to start at center, but Kidd's crazy rotations may make it tough for Maker to produce consistent value.
Source: USA Today
Oct 16 - 10:56 AM

The Heat waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell.

Liggins was signed on Oct. 10 and even got the start on Friday, but not even the injury to Rodney McGruder could help him make the roster.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 14 - 2:22 PM

In his second and final preseason game, Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 17 points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and five blocked shots in just 27 minutes.

Giannis recorded two of his blocks on the same possession vs. Andre Drummond (see link below), and he came within two swats of his career-high seven blocks vs. the Bulls last December. Antetokounmpo sat out EuroBasket this summer due to a vague knee injury, but it never sounded serious. He's on the brink of a phenomenal fantasy campaign and is in the discussion for the No. 1 pick in most formats.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 14 - 12:09 AM

John Henson came off the Bucks' bench on Friday for four points, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 12 minutes.

Henson has been mentioned in trade rumors, along with fellow Bucks center Greg Monroe, and it would likely take a trade or a teammate's injury to propel him to standard-league relevance. That said, his upside shouldn't be ignored in deeper leagues -- on a per-36-minute basis, he has career averages of 14.5 points (53.4 percent FGs), 9.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals and a value-anchoring 2.9 blocks.
Oct 13 - 11:46 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (knee) is likely to play on Friday against the Pistons.

He's been back at practice and it would appear he's over his knee soreness. Malcolm Brogdon will continue to start, but it's possible Dellavedova can get some combo guard minutes along with his backup role. Still, Delly isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 11 - 4:06 PM

Thon Maker (ankle) is expected to play against the Pistons on Friday.

His ankle injury has kept him out for most of camp, but he was back at practice on Wednesday. Maker is expected to start and coach Jason Kidd mentioned he may be a bigger part of the offense this season. Still, Maker may not get enough minutes to draft in 12-team leagues.
Oct 11 - 4:05 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (left knee soreness) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

"It's feeling good, just taking care of it," said Dellavedova, who had a bag of ice on the knee after practice. "It is frustrating but it's part of the game. You can still get better and you can still help the team get better even though you're not fully out there for a couple days." Delly added that he's confident he'll be ready for opening night, but as Malcolm Brogdon's backup, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues this season.
Oct 11 - 9:50 AM

Thon Maker (right ankle) and Matthew Dellavedova (left knee) were full participants during Tuesday's practice.

"He was full-go," said head coach Jason Kidd of Maker. "He was everything; he did great today for his first day back from his ankle sprain." Maker had been relegated to non-contact work for the past week, so it's great to see him ramping up his activities, and maybe he'll be able to get out there for Friday's preseason finale against the Pistons. Either way, he appears to be on track for the regular season opener, and there's a decent chance he'll be starting for the Bucks this season.
Oct 11 - 9:48 AM

The Heat announced on Tuesday that they signed G DeAndre Liggins.

Liggins played 61 games for the Cavs last season, but will likely spend most of the 2017-18 campaign in the G-League. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 10 - 1:39 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (knee soreness) went through the non-contact portions of Monday's practice.

Knee soreness won't be something that impacts Dellavedova's status for opening night, but as Malcolm Brogdon's backup, he'll be irrelevant in fantasy hoops this season.
Oct 9 - 3:40 PM

Thon Maker (right ankle) was limited to the non-contact portions of Monday's practice.

Maker has yet to take the floor during the preseason and considering he's still not taking contact, that fact may remain unchanged with just one preseason game left for Milwaukee. The ankle issue doesn't sound all that serious, but if he's still not ready to go by opening night, John Henson would likely get the start at the center-spot as Jason Kidd prefers to keep Greg Monroe with the second unit.
Oct 9 - 3:36 PM

The Bucks have waived Kendall Marshall.

The Bucks are now down to 19 players and will have to cut four more over the next week. Marshall, 26, has had stints with the Suns, Lakers, Bucks and 76ers with career averages of 5.0 points and 4.9 assists.
Oct 8 - 11:53 AM


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