March 23, 2019, 5:48 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cavs.
Antetokounmpo returned from a two-game absence on Friday and put up an easy 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, but the Bucks shouldn't need him to beat Cleveland tomorrow — though they just recently lost to the Cavs under similar circumstances. It's been a total wash of a week for Giannis, who will play in two of Milwaukee's four games at maximum, so hopefully he'll be full strength next week with fantasy championships on the line.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 23, 2019, 12:38 amGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) returned from two games on the shelf and looked fresh with 27 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in a 116-87 win over the Heat.
The Greek Freak shot 12-of-19 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. He might get some more precautionary nights off if anything pops up, especially with Milwaukee coasting its way to the top seed, but it was great to see him back tonight.
March 22, 2019, 7:43 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) will play on Friday vs. the Heat.
Giddyup. Make sure Giannis is in your lineups.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
March 21, 2019, 5:57 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is probable ahead of Friday's game with the Heat.
Antetokounmpo should return from a two-game absence tomorrow night, but it may be too little too late for fantasy owners as Milwaukee's four-game week quickly turned to a two-game week for Giannis. Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson will get less action, though they're still going to help replace Nikola Mirotic's minutes. Expect all the other Bucks to get less usage.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 20, 2019, 5:45 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Cavs.
Much like Tuesday's game against the Lakers, the Bucks shouldn't need Giannis to take down a vastly inferior opponent. It's a crushing blow to his fantasy owners, but it's big news for anyone leaning on Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez. D.J. Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova should pick up the slack off the bench and are viable DFS darts. The Bucks have been blessed with good health throughout the year but have taken three big hits in the last week, though Antetokounmpo's injury is still not a long-term concern.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 1:46 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play the Cavs on Wednesday.
With the news that Nikola Mirotic is out for the next few weeks, the Bucks need Giannis back on the floor. If Giannis can't give it a go Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson will have the PF spot to themselves, and make for decent streaming options in a good matchup.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 19, 2019, 12:30 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is out for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.
Giannis' absence will have some ripple effects against a depleted Laker team. Nikola Mirotic is likely to get the start, while Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe get a big bump in usage in great matchups. Pat Connaughton, Tony Snell and D.J. Wilson all look to gain some extra minutes with Giannis out, and make for decent streaming options.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 6:18 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable ahead of Tuesday's game with the Lakers.
Antetokounmpo didn't look hobbled in Sunday's 52-point masterpiece. His absence tomorrow would mean tons of extra usage for the other Bucks, and perhaps the team gives Giannis a night off against a team that's not in the playoff hunt with their own seed already sewn up. Fantasy owners will be waiting nervously for the next update.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 17, 2019, 6:41 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo was outstanding in Sunday's 125-130 loss to the Sixers, racking up an insane line of 52 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block, three 3-pointers and just one turnover while shooting 15-of-26 from the field and 19-of-21 from the line.
Giannis checked every single box in this one, from the low turnovers to the 3-pointers to the fantastic day at the line. This was Antetokounmpo in his final form, and it'll be a terrifying day when he fully unlocks the next level instead of visiting it a handful of times throughout the season.
March 15, 2019, 11:33 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo powered his herd to victory on Friday with 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting, adding 16 rebounds, nine dimes, one triple, two steals and three blocks.
Giannis' big line was besmudged by his 8-of-11 shooting from the line and his six turnovers for the game. At this point in the fantasy game, you take the bad with the good when it comes to first-round talent like the Greek Freak. That said, he's been a solid top-15 play over the last couple of weeks.
March 12, 2019, 10:46 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit all 10 of his free throws on Tuesday night as part of an effort that included 24 points, nine rebounds, five assists and six turnovers.
Antetokounmpo scored 10 in the final frame to salvage an otherwise pedestrian evening. He did do all that in only 26 minutes though, so it's not like he was bad. Khris Middleton had his 10-point outburst in the third, finishing with 23 points, five boards, seven dimes and three 3-pointers.
March 10, 2019, 10:58 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks fell to the Spurs 114-121 on Sunday but not due to a lack of effort from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who tallied 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field and 6-of-10 shooting from the line.
The Greek Freak added 13 rebounds, six dimes, one 3-pointer and one block to the box score to round out his line for the night. His poor shooting from the line aside, it was an overall acceptable performance. He's got a solid top-12 floor and only an injury would slow him down. Eric Bledsoe was also productive with 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting, two rebounds, two 3s and six assists in 31 minutes.
March 7, 2019, 10:57 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 29 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, a block and a 3-pointer in Thursday's 117-98 win over the Pacers, also going 10-of-17 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.
The only holes in Antetokounmpo's fantasy game are his weaknesses at the charity stripe (.708 on 9.2 attempts) and from behind the arc (0.6 threes per game), so tonight's line is a nice sight even if it's ultimately a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things. The young superstar still has plenty of time to figure that out and is already a locked-in fantasy stud, so there's still some lengthy strides to take before Giannis even scratches the ceiling. It's a scary thought.
March 5, 2019, 9:55 amGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo dealt with right knee soreness last week but coach Bud doesn't foresee the daily questions about the star's health continuing for the rest of the season.
Managing minutes has been an intentional, year-long plan for the Bucks this season, particularly when it comes to the starters. In individual games, Bud has generally spread minutes out, leaving his starters as fresh as possible to play the bulk of the fourth quarter. The playing time of Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton has been particularly managed a season after they both ranked in the top-10 in minutes played. Giannis is on track to play the fewest minutes since his rookie season, but other than the occasional rest day, he should continue to deliver first-round numbers.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
March 4, 2019, 11:42 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokunmpo scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting with 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals on Monday vs. the Suns.
Antetokounmpo did his best to bring the Bucks back in this game, but there wasn't much help for him tonight. When his teammates aren't hitting their outside shots the game becomes much more difficult for him to get his scoring numbers up.