Player News - Bucks

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Jabari Parker gave himself a "C" for his performance in his rookie season.

"I don’t think that I did too well," Parker said. "I have the future to make up for it." While he is being a little too hard on himself, he should be able to come back even stronger next season and he is expected to make a full recovery. He finished his season with averages of 12.3 points, 5.5 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per game. Parker is expected to have surgery this week as soon as the swelling goes down, and we will continue to pass along updates as needed.
Dec 24 - 9:28 AM

Johnny O'Bryant played just six minutes in another start on Tuesday, scoring four points with one board and one assist.

This was the second game in a row that he saw just six minutes of action, so it's clear that his time in the sun is probably up. Ersan Ilyasova is healthy again so it is just a matter of time before O'Bryant loses his starting gig. If this stat line is any indication, you can leave him on the wire in almost all formats.
Dec 23 - 11:57 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, scoring just four points to go with four boards and one assist in 17 minutes.

After missing the previous nine games, you could tell that there was some obvious rust and he ended up shooting just 2-of-8 from the field and missing all three 3-point attempts. With that being said, Jabari Parker (knee) is done for the season so there is a chance that Ilyasova can play his way into a larger role as the season progresses. Owners in standard leagues should monitor his progress closely.
Dec 23 - 11:51 PM

Brandon Knight dropped a season-high 34 points in a loss to the Hornets on Tuesday, adding five assists, two boards, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

After scoring just eight points against the Clippers on Saturday, Knight responded in emphatic fashion, hoisting up 21 shots and connecting on 13 of them. There is no question that he has been the best player in Milwaukee this season, and there is no reason why he shouldn't be able to keep it up.
Dec 23 - 11:44 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo played 34 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

The minutes are there finally, and it looks like we can start expecting these numbers much more often now that Jabari Parker (knee) is sidelined for the season. Expect some bumps in the road, but great things are coming from the Greek Freak. Antetokounmpo should be owned in all leagues moving forward.
Dec 23 - 11:35 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

Ilyasova was playing well before going down, and with Jabari Parker (knee) done for the season, he's going to have plenty of opportunity. Johnny O'Bryant will remain with the starters for tonight's game, but it should only be a matter of time until Ilyasova finds himself in the starting unit. Go and pick him up if he's still available.
Dec 23 - 6:24 PM

John Henson (foot) has been dealing with pain in his foot and visited a doctor on Monday.

He is getting closer to a return, but the Bucks would be foolish to play him if he's still dealing with pain. Henson hasn't played much power forward this season, so he's not a very attractive pickup even with the Jabari Parker (knee) injury.
Dec 22 - 3:36 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (face/nose) returned to practice on Monday, and he's questionable for Tuesday against the Hornets.

Ilyasova is going to get a big chance at meaningful minutes with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the year, and it could come as soon as Tuesday vs. Charlotte. Jared Dudley will lose much of his streamer appeal when Ilyasova initially returns.
Dec 22 - 1:50 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is getting closer to a return, and is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday.

There is a big opportunity for playing time now that Jabari Parker (knee) is done for the season, so he makes sense as a speculative add. We will update his status as soon as we know more, and we will consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.
Dec 21 - 9:44 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo made 8-of-12 from the field for 18 points in a 106-102 loss to the Clippers on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

He had a career-high six assists and he's finally starting to come around in the stat diversity department. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball much better, which was by far his biggest issue last season. He's improving and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Dec 21 - 1:34 AM

Larry Sanders scored 10 points against the Clippers on Saturday with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

He did commit his usual five fouls, but did make 5-of-6 from the field. Sanders made 76.2 percent from the field over his last four with averages of 8.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks. If you really need blocks, give him a look.
Dec 21 - 1:30 AM

Johnny O'Bryant played six minutes on Saturday with four points.

He picked up two quick fouls and that was that. O'Bryant was able to push guys around at summer league, but that doesn't work against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. He can be cut in extremely deep leagues.
Dec 21 - 1:23 AM

Khris Middleton played 24 minutes off the bench for 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

It was a big step up from his one-point stinker on Thursday and Middleton has fared well in three of his last four. He really doesn't do much outside of score while making only 43.0 percent from the field with 1.3 steals, so his ceiling isn't high enough to grab in standard leagues.
Dec 21 - 1:19 AM

O.J. Mayo scored three points in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

Well, he had three solid outings before this one, but a sub-par game from Mayo is nothing new. He only has season averages of 0.7 steals, 1.2 triples and 0.2 blocks to go with 1.9 turnovers, so there really are not enough positives to add him in most leagues.
Dec 21 - 1:16 AM

Jared Dudley excelled against his former team on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

That's back-to-back good games from Dudley and he's passed Khris Middleton as the waiver-wire add du jour. Dudley's done a fair amount of ball handling to go with his perimeter shooting, so there is enough upside to at least give him a look. That said, trusting coach Jason Kidd's rotation is like trusting a dingo to look after your baby.
Dec 21 - 1:12 AM


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