Player News - Bucks

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Coach Jason Kidd hinted Malcolm Brogdon could handle the ball for the Bucks at times.

Hall of Fame guard John Stockton was at camp for the Bucks and Kidd mentioned Stockton helping Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and "a pretty big point guard" -- yes, that big point guard is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brogdon was fantastic at Summer League and showed a lot of poise at Virginia last year. Plus, he might be one of the best shooters on the team. He's a name fantasy owners will want to throw on their watch list.
Sep 28 - 2:42 PM

Thon Maker suffered a sprained right wrist on Tuesday.

He is going to be re-evaluated this week, but there is no word of an MRI just yet. Maker is an unknown as the No. 10 pick in the draft, but the Bucks certainly like him for his position flexibility. He's a boom-or-bust pick late in Dynasty drafts or deep re-drafts.
Sep 28 - 2:35 PM

Greg Monroe said on Monday coming off the bench is news to him.

Earlier today, coach Jason Kidd said Monroe will be going into training camp in the second unit. With all the talk of Monroe being on the block this summer, things could go south quickly for the Bucks big man. Monroe was really effective off the bench last year, so the news of him coming off the bench isn't really a fantasy downgrade.
Sep 26 - 7:09 PM

Khris Middleton will undergo surgery on his left hamstring on Wednesday.

Middleton added that he has no timetable for a return, but previous reports have indicated that he will miss around six months of action. This was a huge blow for the Bucks because Middleton was quickly becoming one of the premier two-way wings in the East. Rashad Vaughn is expected to start in his place, but Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker will do the heavy lifting for the Bucks.
Sep 26 - 4:48 PM

Rashad Vaughn is expected to start at shooting guard this season.

With Khris Middleton (hamstring) possibly out for the majority of the season, there are a ton of minutes available in Milwaukee. Vaughn will still have to prove himself in camp and he's coming off a rough season with averages of 3.1 points per game on 30.5 percent shooting. Don't be surprised if he loses minutes to Malcolm Brogdon and Jason Terry.
Sep 26 - 4:35 PM

Michael Carter-WIlliams will come off the bench to start training camp.

This isn't really a surprise with MCW already behind Matthew Dellavedova on the depth chart. The Bucks really need shooting in their first unit, so starting Carter-Williams on the wing makes very little sense. He'll have good per-minute stats in scoring, steals and dimes, but the inefficiency and turnovers hurt his fantasy ceiling.
Sep 26 - 4:30 PM

Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams will move to the bench to start training camp.

They will be replaced by Miles Plumlee and Rashad Vaughn. Monroe did come off the bench for 12 games last year and arguably played better in those, averaging 14.3 points, 9.0 boards, 2.3 dimes, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals on 52.9 percent from the field. There's plenty of talk of Monroe being moved in a trade, so maybe that is a factor here along with the Khris Middleton (hamstring) injury. Monroe is a decent pick in the late middle rounds of standard leagues.
Sep 26 - 4:29 PM

Miles Plumlee and Rashad Vaughn are expected to start for the Bucks this season.

Wow. Even with Greg Monroe on the trade block, this is surprising. The Bucks did give Plumlee a four-year, $52 million deal over the summer, so they clearly believe in him. The Bucks also have John Henson signed to a long-term deal, so they could have three centers vying for minutes unless a trade opens things up. Plumlee averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 block in 14 starts last season, so he's not exactly an attractive fantasy asset. We should have more clarity once camp officially begins on Tuesday.
Sep 26 - 4:25 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said Jabari Parker will be an All-Star this year.

It's not that wild of a thought. The Bucks are really going to need a lot out of Parker, especially with Khris Middleton (hamstring) expected to miss most of the season. After the break last year, Parker played 80 percent of his minutes next to Antetokounmpo and Antetokounmpo will run the offense, so this is good to hear for Parker. What's more, he did get a handful of minutes at small forward late in the year. With some talk of Parker adding more treys, he might have success in that spot. He's a very interesting pick in the middle rounds of drafts.
Sep 26 - 3:27 PM

New teammate Mirza Teletovic said he thinks Greg Monroe is the Bucks' leader off the court.

This isn't really a big deal or anything, but we found it interesting based on the narrative of Monroe likely headed out of town. Of course, Teletovic just joined the team this summer, so he might not have a strong pulse on his new team. For now, it still seems like Monroe is a good bet to be traded.
Sep 26 - 2:34 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo's new four-year, $100 million deal does not include any options and is not a max deal, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Bucks GM John Hammond revealed that a max deal for Giannis was discussed both "internally and externally," but at the end of the day it sounds like The Greek Freak was willing to take a little less in order to provide Milwaukee a chance at (eventually) building a championship-caliber roster. If you want the walking triple-double threat on your fantasy team, you'll need to take him with your first selection. For what it's worth, Giannis said he "can't imagine being somewhere else" and wants to stay in Milwaukee for "20 years."
Sep 24 - 3:35 PM

Bucks GM John Hammond said he was in talks with the Rockets about Michael Beasley before Khris Middleton's (hamstring) injury.

"We were in discussions with Houston before Khris' injury, and we think he [Beasley] can bring a scoring mentality off our bench," Hammond said. The Bucks are expected to work the phones in order to find some additional help on the wings, but it's reasonable to think that Beasley will still have a role after averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game for Houston last season. The Bucks need Mirza Teletovic's floor spacing now more than ever, so he's a better fantasy target than Beasley.
Sep 24 - 12:01 PM

The Bucks have signed center Jaleel Roberts to a training camp deal.

The 7'0" big man from UNC Asheville averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 20.0 minutes per game during his senior season. If the Bucks end up moving Greg Monroe, it's possible Roberts could make the team as the third-string center behind John Henson and Miles Plumlee.
Source: Real GM
Sep 23 - 9:21 AM

The Rockets have traded Michael Beasley to the Bucks for Tyler Ennis.

The Bucks found out on Wednesday that Khris Middleton (hamstring) will be out for about six months, so Beasley could be looking at minutes in Milwaukee right away. Beasley was a nice surprise in Houston last season with averages of 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game, and he's only going to be on the books for $1.4 million before hitting free agency in 2017. The Bucks may not be done making moves, but we're still not excited about Beasley's fantasy outlook.
Sep 22 - 4:19 PM

Khris Middleton (left hamstring surgery) is expected to miss six months, and the Bucks are reportedly inquiring about trades for a swingman to fill the void.

Middleton's "status for the [2016-17] season is unclear," according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, and GM John Hammond said in a statement that Middleton "[will be] out for a significant period of the season." Giannis Antetokounmpo was already going to get all the minutes he can handle, and Middleton's absence thrusts more minutes onto guys like Rashad Vaughn, Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Michael Carter-Williams. That said, we won't know the full fallout until a firm timetable is established and the Bucks make any subsequent moves.


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