December 15, 2019, 12:11 amGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the Cavs on Saturday with 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting in just 24 minutes.
Giannis was questionable with right quad soreness but suited up and barely broke a sweat on his way to 29 points. The free throw percentage is a big weakness for Giannis, but everything else is gravy for the MVP.
December 15, 2019, 12:03 amKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton chipped in 24 points with six assists on Saturday, shooting 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from deep.
Middleton is hot lately, shooting .500 from the field or greater in eight of his last nine games. He is inside the top-50 and his percentages have a lot to do with it as he is now shooting .500 from the field on the season and .895 from the line.
December 14, 2019, 11:58 pmGeorge HillPG, Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds in 22 minutes on Saturday.
Hill should see a boost in value with Eric Bledsoe (shin) expected to be out the next two weeks. Donte DiVincenzo (15 points in 25 minutes) got the start and is the preferred option while Beldsoe is out, but Hill can produce late-round value in the short term and is worth a look in standard leagues.
December 14, 2019, 11:54 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo filled up the box score on Saturday with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 25 minutes.
DiVincenzo started for Eric Bledsoe (shin) and contributed across the board. Bledsoe is expected to miss two weeks and DiVincenzo is the biggest beneficiary. He is an add in standard-leagues until Bledsoe returns.
December 14, 2019, 11:49 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez scored 16 points with six rebounds and one block in 21 minutes on Saturday.
Lopez played eight minutes on Friday and scored three points with two rebounds. He can be left on the wire, even in deep leagues.
December 14, 2019, 11:19 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss the next two weeks with an avulsion fracture in his right fibula.
Bledsoe was knocked out of Friday's game with a right shin contusion, and the injury appears worse than initially expected. George Hill and Donte DiVincenzo figure to be the big winners and can both be viewed as worthwhile adds in 12-team leagues if you need guard numbers.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 8:06 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo will start in place of Eric Bledsoe (shin) on Saturday.
DiVincenzo is a decent source of steals. He will see a bump in playing time with Bledsoe out.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 7:08 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokoumpo (right quad) will play in Saturday's game versus the Cavs.
Antetokounmpo played in last night's game as well leading us to believe that his injury is not serious. Insert him into your lineups with confidence.
Source: Bucks PR on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 2:50 pmDragan BenderPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Dragan Bender (right ankle sprain) will not play on Saturday.
Bender hasn't appeared in Milwaukee's last five games but he has only been on the injured list for the last three. In better, and equally irrelevant, news, Kyle Korver has been taken off the injury report and is good to go.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 14, 2019, 2:49 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokunmpo (right quad tendon soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game.
Antetokounmpo was also questionable to face the Grizzlies last night but was ultimately cleared to play, though a SEGABABA against Cleveland seems like a great spot for a night off if he's truly dealing with an injury. You can upgrade the rest of the Bucks in that case as there will be plenty of shots to go around. Eric Bledsoe is also ruled out, so it could be open season. Ersan Ilyasova is the most likely winner if Giannis sits, though DJ Wilson and Sterling Brown are dart throws in deeper formats.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 14, 2019, 2:22 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe (right shin contusion) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.
It's no surprise that the conservative Bucks will be holding him out, both because Bledsoe did not return to Friday's game after suffering the injury and because they're facing a weak Cavs team on Saturday. There have been no indications that the injury is serious, so consider this an unscheduled rest day. George Hill should fill in admirably, while Donte Divincenzo and Sterling Brown will likely see an increase in minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 13, 2019, 11:13 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo destroyed the Grizzlies on Friday, adding 37 points (12-for-23 shooting), 11 rebounds, three triples, two assists and a steal in only 27 minutes as the Bucks got the win by a score of 127-114.
It was already encouraging to see the Greek Freak back on the court after a right quad issue threatened to force him out for a few games. It was even better to seem him be so productive on limited minutes. He will look to keep it going tomorrow against Cleveland.
December 13, 2019, 11:10 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez finished with 10 points (4-for-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a triple in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
Lopez scored in double figures for the first time in five games on Friday, but still continued to produce quality blocks production. Look for his shot to come back around soon and he should finish in the top-75 range this season.
December 13, 2019, 11:08 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton dropped 26 points (10-for-19 shooting), three triples, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
It was a hyper-efficient night from Middleton, who provides solid value in several cats without being truly elite at one thing. That skillset makes him a safe bet for top-50 value on the season.
December 13, 2019, 11:05 pmGeorge HillPG, Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill logged a team-high in bench minutes for the Bucks on Friday, compiling eight points (2-for-5 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and a triple.
It wasn't anything flashy for Hill, but he checked several boxes and provides decent enough back-end value to have at the end of your roster. Don't hesitate to drop him if there is a high upside option available on your wire.