• David Lee finished with 14 points, four assists and six boards in Monday’s win over the Hawks.

    Lee started for a second straight game and nearly doubled his minute total (18) from the Warriors game on Saturday. With LaMarcus Aldridge out indefinitely, Lee is by the far the biggest beneficiary and could see production that warrants ownership in 10-team leagues. The big man was given extended minutes earlier in the season when Pau Gasol was out, but the difference is Gasol only had 22 minutes to give away while Aldridge has 32 that are up for grabs. He is worth a end of the bench add in most formats if you’re in need of good percentages and boards.

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  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Marvin Williams took a big step back in 2019-20, largely due to a big decline in playing time.

    Williams finished the season averaging 19.4 mpg overall with minimal difference between his Hornets and Bucks figures (19.7 vs. 18.5). Charlotte was focused on developing its younger players, while there were no expectations that Williams would hold a big role after being bought out and signing with the league's best team. The veteran has always had a 9-cat game that ticks multiple boxes, and that was still present even if the volume wasn't: 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 threes per game. He was able to manage top-250/215 value (8/9-cat), but unfortunately it seems unlikely that he'll come back into big minutes going forward.

  • Kyle Korver
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Kyle Korver continued to age gracefully this season, knocking down 1.7 threes per game on a sterling .415 mark from deep.

    Korver continues to make it work despite declining playing time, and this year's 16.7 mpg is the fewest he's received since his rookie season, while this also marks the sixth straight season in which his playing time has decreased. Korver was able to finish as a top-285 fantasy player but he's really only good for one category. With threes more abundant than ever in today's NBA, it makes Korver tough to endorse as an elite specialist until you get into the 16-20-team range.

  • Robin Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Robin Lopez finished around fantasy's top-350 mark in 2019-20, settling into a clear backup role with the Bucks.

    Lopez did appear in 60 games but saw just 14.4 minutes per contest, his lowest playing time since a 2012 campaign with the Suns. While RoLo got with Milwaukee's program and shot a career-high .366 from deep, he also shot a career-low .535 from the free throw line. His 0.7 blocks per game kept him on the radar as a desperation blocks specialist but it looks like it'll take a new team to reinvigorate Lopez as a potential late-round asset.

  • Frank Mason
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Frank Mason made just six NBA appearances while on a two-way contract with the Bucks, posting top-460/490 (8/9-cat) value.

    Mason has been trending down in general, playing in 52, 38 and now six games over his three-year career. He shouldn't be considered a fantasy option for next season.

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton scored 21.1 points and added 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.4 triples and 0.9 steals in 52 starts for the Bucks, good for 32/22 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    The career year comes after Milwaukee signed him to a five-year, $177 million dollar contract last summer. Middleton solidified his status as the No. 2 scoring option next to Giannis while shooting career-highs from the field (.499) and the 3-point line (.418). Coach Bud of course did not hesitate to yank him in games where he looked indifferent on the other side of the ball but the truth of the matter is that his perimeter shooting is essential to the success of the Bucks. The charismatic scorer surpassed his ADP and was a pleasant surprise for anyone who invested a pick for him in the early rounds of the draft.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons said on Tuesday morning that his back feels really good and that he is as fast as he’s ever been on the floor.

    It’s likely that no other player benefited more form the four-month hiatus other than Simmons. While he was expected to miss the playoffs he is now fully healed and ready to get back to the court, while fans really can’t wait to see him again in his new role as the starting power forward for the Sixers. His fantasy ceiling is still open and it’s very encouraging to see him sound rejuvenated.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Bucks GM Jon Horst said that he can’t really worry about Giannis Antetokounmpo mingling, talking and hanging out with other players while in the bubble.

    “We can only control what we can control”, said Horst. “At the end of the day, I have full confidence in my personal relationship, our league’s relationship, our coach’s relationship, his teammate’s relationship with Giannis in what we’re doing and what we’re about.” Giannis is eligible for a supermax extension this summer, one the Bucks are going to offer him the minute they can, while most people around the league expect him to sign the deal. The Greek freak has been spending time with his brother Thanasis, who also plays for the Bucks, and Kostas, who is on the Lakers roster, while in Orlando, so Bucks fans really have no reason to worry at this point.

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez scored 11.0 points while adding 4.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 triples, 0.7 steals and a career-high 2.4 blocks in 61 games and 26.6 minutes per contest, good for 75/61 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    His percentages from the field (.427) and behind the arc (.296) were both career-lows but BroLo continued to be a strong inside presence for the Bucks, forcing his opponents to avoid driving to the basket. His 1.4 triples were down compared to last year’s 2.3 per game, as defenses paid more attention to him, but he showed no hesitation launching from deep. Lopez is a very important piece for the Bucks and his fantasy value continues to be close to the top-50 range.

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    In his first full season with the Bucks, George Hill looked great once again, scoring 9.6 points to go with 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.4 triples and 0.8 assists, returning 163/145 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    Hill was the primary backup for both guard positions shooting .530 from the field and .480 from behind the 3-point line. Coach Budenholzer felt very comfortable with him in the lineup, even opting to finish games with him running the point instead of Eric Bledsoe. Hill was a nice bounce-back fantasy option and even though his starting days are over he is still able to help managers due to his contribution in multiple stat categories.

  • Ersan Ilyasova
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    In 56 contests and 16.0 minutes per game for the Bucks, Ersan Ilyasova averaged 6.8 points to go with 4.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.8 triples, good for 266/247 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    The Turkish forward tied his career-high from the field, shooting an impressive .472, while hitting an equally remarkable .371 from behind the arc. He made eight starts and provided extra length and shooting when the team chose to go small against opponents. Ilyasova has found his Ithaca in Milwaukee and he is one of the key veteran presences around Giannis as the team is trying to compete for a championship.

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