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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Adam Silver was interviewed Wednesday on ESPN and expressed that he is hopeful that the 2019-20 NBA season can be "salvaged" but it remains unclear what that would look like.

    Silver asked a lot of questions that many of us have wondered since the suspension of the NBA season began last week. One idea that he brought up was having an exhibition game for charity with a small subset of NBA players in the interim to allow fans something to watch during these trying times. The NBA remains without a definitive plan in place at this time as they, like the rest of the world, deal with the outbreak of COVID-19.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as questionable for Thursday's showdown vs. the Celtics with a left knee injury.

    Antetokounmpo was able to participate in practice on Wednesday and appears on track to suit up against the Celtics. This is definitely a situation to monitor as fantasy GMs are already in their playoffs or are looking to earn a playoff berth. We should learn more about his availability Thursday afternoon.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    According to head coach Mike Budenholzer, Eric Bledsoe (right knee effusion) and George Hill (right adductor contusion) were both able to practice on Wednesday and are expected to play in Thursday's showdown vs. the Celtics.

    The Bucks were shorthanded on Monday as they played without four of their regular starters and several key bench players. They appear to be nearing full strength ahead of Thursday so expect all of the regular guys to get back in the mix.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Kyle Korver told the media that Giannis Antetokounmpo participated in practice on Wednesday.

    Giannis has missed the last two games but has only missed eight games so far this season. He has been excellent from a fantasy perspective outside of his horrific free throw shooting. On the season, Giannis is shooting a career-low .633 from the charity stripe on 10 attempts per game. Continue to monitor the wire ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Celtics but consider Antetokounmpo questionable at this point.

    Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter

  • Pat Connaughton
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Pat Connaughton started on Monday and scored six points on 2-of-7 shooting to go with three rebounds and one assist.

    Connaughton logged 29 minutes in a start and went 0-for-5 from deep. Wes Matthews (32 minutes, nine points on 2-of-11 shooting to go with six boards, two assists, two steals and a triple) didn't do much better in a start as well. The Bucks rotation was missing a lot of key players tonight and the weaknesses of their role-players got exposed as expected.

  • Sterling Brown
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Sterling Brown started on Monday and scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Brown put up numbers tonight in a start and could be a triples specialist if Eric Bledsoe (knee) continues to miss time.

  • Kyle Korver
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Kyle Korver came off the bench on Monday and scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and five 3-pointers.

    Korver had a ton of sets run through him tonight as the Bucks didn't have their best shooters tonight. It was a classic load management game from a team that has the first seed locked up.

  • Robin Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Robin Lopez started on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting while adding five rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Lopez got a lot of extra run today and was a beneficiary of the Bucks resting their starters. He can be ignored.

  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Thanasis Antokounmpo started on Monday and scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

    Antetokounmpo started in place of his MVP brother but can be ignored in all formats. The Bucks have the first seed locked up and there could be many more nights where they rest their starters. Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez and Eric Bledsoe all didn't step on the floor tonight.

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe (right knee effusion) will not play Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Bledsoe's absence will provide increased value for Donte DiVincenzo, who was already on the rise with Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the lineup. DiVincenzo is a must-own player for this week with Pat Connaughton and Sterling Brown seeing some extra minutes. Connaughton and Brown are only low-end streaming options.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill will sit out of Monday's game vs. the Nuggets with a bruised right adductor.

    The Bucks will be shorthanded on Monday as they will be without Hill and Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) while Eric Bledsoe (knee) is unlikely to play. Donte DiVincenzo is a must-stream player with this news while the other starters will see more usage on Monday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe (right knee effusion) is listed as doubtful for Monday's matchup vs. the Nuggets.

    Bledsoe popped up on the injury report late on Monday so fantasy GMs should make sure to make alternative plans if the Bucks' point guard is unable to suit up. Donte DiVincenzo is a must-add player with this news while Pat Connaughton, Sterling Brown and Frank Mason are also likely to see increased opportunity.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton stepped up on Sunday with 39 points (13-of-26 FG, 10-of-11 FT), three 3-pointers, four assists, two rebounds and four turnovers, in a loss to the Suns.

    Middleton certainly brought the scoring in this game as the Suns had nobody who could slow him down, but the team was unable to get stops on the other end without the Giannis Antetokounmpo's presence. Middleton will have every opportunity to carry the load while the Greek Freak is out for at least one more game.

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe had a bounce-back outing vs. the Suns on Sunday, putting up 28 points (12-of-19 FG, 2-of-5 FT), two 3-pointers, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

    Bledsoe was in need of a strong offensive outing after topping a dozen points just once in the prior five games. The Suns will lean on him more as a creator while Giannis Antetokoumpo out for at least one more game. Until Bledsoe starts wracking up some steals he is going to be a disappointment in comparison to where you drafted him to start the season.

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez was productive against the Suns on Sunday, putting together 18 points (8-of-14 FG), one 3-pointer, two blocks and one steal.

    In typical Lopez fashion, he only grabbed two rebounds, but you are just carrying Lopez for the blocks and 3-pointers anyway. He remains a reliable mid-round player with early-round upside when his shot is falling. Unfortunately, that has not been a regularity this season, but he could get hot anytime from deep.