Player News - Bucks

Date: Team: Pos:

Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named as the starters for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team.

Giannis clearly has earned his spot and the frontcourt is tough to argue against. On the other hand, Kyle Lowry is a massive snub. He's leading all East players in real plus minus, he's first among all NBA guards with at least seven starts for true shooting percentage and his assist:turnover ratio is better than the 10 starters.
Jan 19 - 7:21 PM

Khris Middleton (hamstring) has been aiming for a return near the All-Star break, according to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

This is the third different report to talk about a possible return near the All-Star break. Middleton has been doing some stuff at practice and has been doing some 1-on-1 since early this month. The Bucks will be managing his minutes, so it may be until late March until he's consistently contributing for your team. If you have a big lead or have a spare I.R. spot, give him a look.
Jan 19 - 4:24 PM

The Bucks are "increasingly hopeful" that Khris Middleton (hamstring) could return in early- to mid-February, according to ESPN sources.

The same sentiment was echoed by ESPN's announcers during Wednesday's game. Middleton previously said that he hoped to play just after the All-Star game, and the Bucks' organizational optimism is even more encouraging. There are no firm return dates, to be clear, and Middleton remains a very risky stash unless you have multiple IR spots or the luxury of a huge lead in your league.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 19 - 2:19 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 111-92 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He was the only player in this game to get double-digit boards and some of that was due to him playing center. This was his eighth 30-point game on the season and 17th double-double. His scoring efficiency is truly elite over his last 14, posting a 64.4 true shooting percentage on a 29.9 usage rate. Now that he has his jumper working, Giannis is one of the most unstoppable scorers in the NBA at age 22.
Jan 18 - 11:30 PM

Matthew Dellavedova scored five points with two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

The Bucks are playing him next to Malcolm Brogdon at times this season, but clearly the rookie has earned the lion's share of the minutes at point guard. Dellavedova isn't worth owning in most leagues right now.
Jan 18 - 11:17 PM

John Henson played 19 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

He was right at his monthly average in playing time, but there has been a slight downward trend. Henson hasn't really been in foul trouble too often, but his play has really taken a turn for the worse. He'll be in a great spot on Friday against the Magic, so a bad game there may be the final straw for his patient owners.
Jan 18 - 11:14 PM

Michael Beasley scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

Revenge game? The Bucks went with a lot of small-ball lineups to help get Beasley over 20 minutes for the fourth time in his last five. In that span, Beasley averaged 14.2 points, 5.8 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 0.6 treys in 24.6 minutes per game. That's not really sustainable, but he's making a case to be picked up in 16-team leagues. Although, a potential Khris Middleton (hamstring) return would hurt him.
Jan 18 - 11:09 PM

Malcolm Brogdon scored seven points with eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He had to go up against Pat Beverley a lot tonight, but he's slightly cooled off since Matt Dellavedova played 20 minutes for the first time in 2017. In those five, Brogdon averaged 12.0 points, 4.4 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 treys on 42.0 percent from the field. That's still more than serviceable for his owners, so keep him rolling in all standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 11:04 PM

Greg Monroe scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the 76ers.

"Moose" only played 21 minutes in this one, as the Bucks opted to roll with John Henson for his defense against Joel Embiid. Monroe was still productive with six rebounds, two assists and one steal, but his owners can expect a stronger performance and larger workload on Wednesday vs. Houston.
Jan 16 - 6:53 PM

John Henson played 26 minutes on Monday vs. the 76ers, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting.

The Bucks needed his defense against the one they call The Process, so he reached 26 minutes for the just the second time in over a month. Henson did a respectable job and grabbed five rebounds with four assists and two blocks, but we'll need to see him do this a couple times in a row before recommending an add in standard leagues. Greg Monroe still looks like the center you want to own.
Jan 16 - 6:49 PM

Jabari Parker scored 23 points in Monday's loss to Philly, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line.

He continues to thrive from beyond the arc and hit a pair of triples on four attempts Monday, bumping his 3-point percentage up to 41.1 percent on the season. He added five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes, and he's now scored 22+ points in five out of his last six games. He should feast in a great mathchup vs. Houston on Wednesday.
Jan 16 - 6:45 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points in Monday's loss to the 76ers, but fouled out in 29 minutes.

The Greek Freak hit 10-of-19 shots from the field and 3-of-5 from the line, adding six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals. Giannis (28.34 PER) moved past Kawhi Leonard (28.13) for third place in player efficiency rating Monday, and he now only trails Anthony Davis (28.45) and Russell Westbrook (29.92). His owners will get to deploy him three more times this week against the Rockets, Magic and Heat.
Jan 16 - 6:39 PM

Rashad Vaughn returned to the Bucks' rotation on Sunday with five points, one 3-pointer and one rebound in seven minutes.

Vaughn played one stint, spanning the end of the first quarter and the start of the second, but he didn't re-appear until there were 32 seconds left of garbage time. His ankle injury is behind him, but tonight's line proves that he's nowhere near being a fantasy asset.
Jan 15 - 7:52 PM

Malcolm Brogdon didn't have any rebounds or assists in 26 minutes on Sunday, though he did score 12 points with two 3-pointers, two steals and one block.

The Bucks' rookie had at least five dimes in his previous seven games, but tonight his playmaking duties were overtaken by Giannis Antetokounmpo (six assists) and Jabari Parker (nine assists). Brogdon has been a textbook waiver-wire steal this season, and owners should just shrug this one off.
Jan 15 - 7:52 PM

Jabari Parker handed out a career-high nine assists on Sunday, adding 10 rebounds, eight points and one steal in 33 minutes of action.

The ball has been in Parker's hands a ton in January. His 31 total assists this month are more than Giannis Antetokounmpo (25) and not that far behind ostensible point guard Malcolm Brogdon (34). Giannis' ridiculous season has overshadowed Parker, to some extent, but he's flirting with top-50 value in roto leagues and has been even better for the past month. There's no reason to think he'll cool off.
Jan 15 - 7:49 PM


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