March 18, 2020, 7:44 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, 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
March 11, 2020, 6:05 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, 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
March 11, 2020, 3:30 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, 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
March 9, 2020, 11:20 pmThanasis AntetokounmpoSF, 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.
March 8, 2020, 3:55 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been diagnosed with a mild joint capsule sprain in his left knee and will be held out of the final two games of the Bucks' current road trip.
Antetokounmpo's next chance to play will come on Thursday against the Celtics, though that will likely be dependent on his next re-evaluation. Ersan Ilyasova figures to move into the starting five and we should see more work for wing types like Donte DiVincenzo and Sterling Brown as the rotation shuffles around to compensate for this massive loss.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 8:43 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee) is listed as doubtful to play on Sunday.
Ouch. This is definitely horrible timing for Giannis owners. With him potentially sidelined, guys like Donte DiVincenzo will make good spot-adds for a short-term boost in value.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 7, 2020, 1:38 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee) is expected to get a precautionary MRI after a hard fall against the Lakers on Friday.
Antetokounmpo remained in the game after the fall but the Bucks will not take any chances with their franchise player. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Suns with his minutes likely being split among several players if he does need to miss any time.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 1:34 amGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 32 points (10-for-21 FG, 1-for-6 3PT), 11 rebounds, six assists, one three and one steal across 36 minutes as the Bucks fell to the Lakers 103-113.
It was another clunker from deep for the Greek Freak, who didn't have much help from his teammates tonight. Most importantly, he survived a scary moment in the fourth quarter where it looked like he tweaked his knee. Though he did miss all three free throws he took after that, he should be fine moving forward.
March 4, 2020, 10:23 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo carried the Bucks to a 100-119 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday, putting up 29 points (10-23 FG, 2-8 3PT, 7-7 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists and one steal.
Antetokounmpo struggled a bit from deep tonight, but other than that shot the ball well, and was perfect from the charity stripe. He is a threat to put up monster lines at any point, and if he isn't being rested, should be a top-15 player.
March 2, 2020, 9:52 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled in Monday's 89-105 loss, scoring 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting to go with 15 rebounds, one steal and one block.
Antetokounmpo couldn't get things going against the Heat tonight, missing all four of his 3-point attempts and splitting his only two free throw attempts. The Heat came in with a solid game plan and the personnel to deliver it, but Giannis should be able to get back to his insane production at home against the Pacers on Wednesday.
March 1, 2020, 3:51 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo was dominant on Sunday afternoon, posting 41 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer against the Hornets.
It's the first 40 & 20 game of Antetokounmpo's career, and we're betting it won't be the last. He also shot an incredible 17-for-28 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line to cap off yet another huge performance. The Bucks are going to cruise to the first seed which might put Giannis in danger for some rest days down the stretch, but obviously he's going to be truly elite when he's on the floor.
February 28, 2020, 10:55 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo led his herd to an easy 133-86 win over the Thunder on Friday with 31 points (13-of-20 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 13 rebounds, two 3s and six assists in only 27 minutes.
Giannis was unstoppable, plain and simple. The Bucks took an early lead and never really looked back. This was still a good line, lack of defensive stats notwithstanding, considering it was recorded in just 27 minutes. At this point, the only thing that can possibly hold Giannis back from a strong finish to the season is the back soreness that's been bothering him as of late.
February 28, 2020, 7:47 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (back soreness) is available and in coach Mike Budenholzer's starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.
If he had sat this one out, it likely would have been more due to rest than anything else. He may sit some games the rest of the way because the Bucks are so far ahead in the standings and have locked up a playoff spot. Fantasy owners should be wary and alert prior to his games, especially in games against subpar opponents.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 8:39 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (back soreness) is probable for Friday's game against the Thunder.
Is GA's back sore from leading the Bucks in another Herculean MVP effort this season? Probably. It wouldn't be surprising to see Antetokounmpo on the injury report and sitting out some games down the stretch as the Bucks have already locked up a spot in the postseason.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 25, 2020, 10:40 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo's shot attempt total was on the lower side for the second straight night, but he still managed to impress with 19 points (5-of-14 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), 19 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes as the Bucks beat the Raptors on Tuesday.
Giannis deferred to his teammates for much of the game before taking a handful of shots in the fourth quarter. No matter, as he did just about everything a fantasy team could need anyway, including a nice performance from the free throw line. Aside from his usual struggles there, the only thing that might derail him down the stretch is the Bucks resting him here and there during the fantasy playoffs.