February 25, 2020, 1:51 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez (sore back) is being listed as probable ahead of Tuesday's game against the Raptors.
Lopez missed Monday's overtime win against the Wizards on Monday but looks to be ready to go on the second night of a back-to-back against the number two seeded Raptors. Robin Lopez, who started in place of his brother, will return to a reserve role off the bench.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 24, 2020, 10:37 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe had a strong performance in a 137-134 overtime win over the Wizards on the road on Monday with 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting, seven rebounds, 10 assists and four triples in 33 minutes.
Over the last month or so, Bledsoe has been the early-mid-round player that those that drafted him have been waiting for. His numbers aren't always flashy, but he's a solid point guard who is mainly down this season due to a dip in steals. Donte DiVincenzo had a standout game off the bench with 12 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
February 24, 2020, 10:29 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton put up a team-high 40 points on 15-of-28 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes in an overtime win on Monday vs. the Wizards.
Middleton is a top-10 player over the last month. There's not much more to say. He's probably helped position you for a shot at your league championship. Middleton probably won't stick as a first-round player, but most of what he's doing is sustainable.
February 24, 2020, 10:04 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez started in place of his brother Brook and filled in admirably, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, three 3-pointers, three blocks, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes on Monday vs. the Wizards.
Lopez had at least one big defensive play late in this close overtime match. The threes and blocks look just like what we hope to get from Brook Lopez (back soreness), who could miss additional time. Though, his absence isn't expected to be a long one.
February 24, 2020, 9:54 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled on Monday with 22 points (8-of-12 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs) and 14 rebounds in 25 in minutes, adding two assists and a block before fouling out near the end of regulation vs. the Wizards.
Giannis was efficient in this one, including a decent showing at the line. In case you have him on a team that's not punting free throws and your trade deadline hasn't passed, it might be worth seeing what you can get for Antetokounmpo. Yes, he's likely to win a second MVP this season, but his defensive stats are down and his free throw numbers are still the worst in the league. If you can find someone that still thinks he's a top-5 player, make the switch.
February 23, 2020, 5:45 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez (back) has been listed as out for the Bucks' Monday night contest vs. the Wizards.
The Bucks are hoping this is a short-term thing. Coach Mike Budenholzer reiterated that he didn't think Lopez would miss much time but until there is another update, we can't say anything definitively.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 23, 2020, 3:34 amRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez made a splash off the bench for the Bucks on Saturday, chipping in 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including two 3s, plus one assist and one block.
Lopez has not made any significant impact in fantasy prior to this solid outing, so he can be left on the worse for now.
February 23, 2020, 3:24 amEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe had a productive outing in Saturday’s win over the Sixers with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting, adding eight assists, two treys and four rebounds.
Bledsoe has been looking good as of late, having stabilized with reliable value. The Bucks are in cruise control right now and Bledsoe owners can confidently keep him slotted into their active lineups in all formats.
February 23, 2020, 3:13 amGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo went HAM on the Sixers on Saturday to lead the Bucks to a 119-98 victory over the Sixers with 31 points on 12-of-17 shooting, adding 17 rebounds, eight assists, two 3s and one block.
For whatever reason, Giannis loves stomping on the Sixers and gaudy lines like this have been the norm. This a top-end line from him, but we’re sure no one’s gonna complain outside of Sixers fans.
February 20, 2020, 10:11 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez scored 18 points on Thursday night in 24 minutes of action as the Bucks routed the Pistons 126-106.
Lopez was very efficient while making 9-of-10 from the line. Unfortunately, this was a pretty empty line because he only pulled down two boards and didn't block any shots. He should still be a top-50 asset going forward and he should continue to block shots at high volume.
February 20, 2020, 10:09 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points to go along with four rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes in Thursday's win over the Pistons.
Bledsoe added two triples and three defensive counters to a great line. Bled has had some rough patches at times this year, but he's really hitting his stride and he is a must-start option for all fantasy teams.
February 20, 2020, 10:03 pmGeorge HillPG, Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill played 20 quiet minutes on Thursday, scoring four points and dishing out three assists.
Hill returned to the court in this game and he was a welcome return for the Bucks. He was not particularly productive in this one, but he is a reliable and steady producer for this team who continues to be underrated from a real team standpoint. He'll be a deep-league option going forward.
February 20, 2020, 10:00 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton continued his strong run of play on Thursday with 28 points, eight rebounds, four triples in 32 minutes against the Pistons.
Middleton is the perfect Robin to GA's Batman. He just goes to work and does his job. That quiet production has vaulted him to 21st overall in 9-cat leagues because he just doesn't hurt fantasy teams (or the Bucks, for that matter) in any way. Just like his nickname, he has been Khash money all year.
February 20, 2020, 9:56 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo led from the front in Thursday's win over the Pistons, with 33 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block.
Antetokounmpo was sharp in this game and went right back to his MVP ways after missing the last two games before the All-Star break for the birth of his child. The Bucks are the team to beat right now so we'll see how much rest GA gets going forward after 32 minutes in this blowout.
February 20, 2020, 10:54 amGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Every executive that spoke to ESPN's Tim Bontemps believes Giannis Antetokounmpo will re-sign with the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo's free agency has been shaping every team's decisions over the past few months, if not longer, as teams are trying to open up max space in the summer of 2021 to go after the reigning MVP. Milwaukee has built an excellent team around him and an early playoff exit might be the only thing that will sour Giannis on the organization. If he does re-sign without entering the open market, expect a wave of player movement as team make use of their flexibility with the league's top target off the board. This is all still a long ways off, but the prevailing sentiment seems to be that Giannis isn't going anywhere.