Player News - Bucks

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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

Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 40 minutes on Sunday.

Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-22 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but it wasn't enough to beat the Hawks in Atlanta tonight. The Bucks' defense was their undoing, as they allowed the Hawks to score 111 points on 52.5 percent shooting (13-of-26 from downtown), and they'll need to tighten up during Monday's matinee vs. the Sixers.
Jan 15 - 7:48 PM

Thon Maker has played meaningful minutes in consecutive games for the first time this season.

After scoring five points in 13 minutes in a win over the Spurs on Tuesday, Maker played four minutes in the second quarter on Friday night. Maker is only averaging 4.5 minutes per game this season, but it seems he is taking baby steps in the right direction. Maker should still be left on waiver wires in standard leagues.
Jan 14 - 11:05 AM

Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes vs. the Heat on Friday.

He's going to be the starter going forward and it's probably not going to be a timeshare either -- Matthew Dellavedova only played 18 minutes in this one and hasn't played more than 23 minutes since returning from his hamstring injury. Brogdon finished 3-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line and should be owned in standard leagues. How did he fall to the second round?
Jan 13 - 11:33 PM

Michael Beasley scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes vs. the Heat on Friday.

Of course he played well in a revenge game. Beasley has been stepping up for the Bucks and had a big 28-point game vs. the Spurs on Tuesday with Giannis Antetokounmpo battling an illness, but his upside is going to be capped when the Greek Freak is healthy like he was tonight. He's a deep-league asset at best despite some strong play this week.
Jan 13 - 11:23 PM

Greg Monroe double-doubled vs. the Heat on Friday with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

He only hit 5-of-13 shots, but hit all six of his free throws with one turnover in 25 minutes. "[Monroe] has been playing at a very high level for us, being that star off the bench that we need," head coach Jason Kidd said. "He’s being a leader with that group." Monroe said that he's not thinking about his $17.8 million player option for the 2017-18 season, but it's one of the reasons why his name has been tossed around in trade rumors. With the way he's been playing lately, the Bucks may want to hold onto him. He's the center fantasy owners want to own in Milwaukee.
Jan 13 - 11:19 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) looked much better in Friday's 116-108 win over the Heat, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

After failing to score in nine minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, Antetokounmpo had a few days to recover for this one and didn't look limited at all. He logged 36 minutes and added eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block, finishing 3-of-4 from the line. The Bucks deployed him at center tonight when the Heat went small, but his owners already know by now that he's matchup proof.
Jan 13 - 11:09 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) is a "full go" on Friday vs. the Heat according to coach Jason Kidd.

An earlier report indicated that he was playing, but it doesn't hurt to get confirmation a second time especially when you play for the Bucks. Hopefully Giannis feels better tonight after a scoreless dud on Tuesday. Make sure he's active in all lineups.
Jan 13 - 7:12 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Heat.

He returned to full practice on Thursday and appeared to be over his illness. The Greek Freak only managed to play nine scoreless minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday and clearly didn't look right physically, but his fantasy owners can feel much more confident about him on Friday. Michael Beasley loses the most value with this report despite a monster 28-point game vs. the Spurs.
Jan 12 - 1:19 PM

Malcolm Brogdon said he's played with a chip on his shoulder his entire career, and falling to the second round on draft day only added fuel to the fire.

"My whole career, I’ve been an underdog, I’ve been underestimated," Brogdon said. "Therefore I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire career. Being drafted in the second round when you think you’re supposed to be in the first round, a lottery pick, the chip grows bigger. And you have more to prove." Brogdon is emerging as a draft day steal with his impressive play as a starter, contributing 9.1 points, 3.9 dimes, 1.0 triple, 0.9 steals and 1.5 turnovers a night on 45.6 percent shooting.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 11 - 5:41 PM

Mirza Teletovic returned to the bench and played five minutes with zero points vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) only played nine minutes, but coach Jason Kidd couldn't go away from the hot hand in Michael Beasley (28 points). Teletovic isn't worth owning in standard leagues while the Bucks are healthy.
Jan 10 - 11:14 PM

Jabari Parker scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Spurs.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) was only able to play nine minutes, so it was the Parker and Michael Beasley show tonight. Parker racked up seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and two triples in 34 minutes. He had 28 points, eight boards, seven assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block in his previous outing, so his ceiling is noticeably higher without Giannis.
Jan 10 - 11:12 PM

Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Spurs.

More importantly, Brogdon has kept his starting PG job despite the return of Matthew Dellavedova. Brogdon closed this game out and hit a big 3-pointer down the stretch, so his job looks safe. He added six rebounds, six assists, one block and three triples in 25 minutes and looks like the second best rookie in fantasy behind The Process.
Jan 10 - 11:07 PM


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