August 4, 2020, 4:24 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo ceded his spot in the starting lineup with the return of Eric Bledsoe, totaling 11 points in 24 minutes to go with six assists, four rebounds and one steal in Tuesday's loss to the Nets.
DiVincenzo assumed what is likely to be his typical role now that the Bucks are primarily healthy. Despite calls for him to replace Wes Matthews (calf) in the starting lineup, the Bucks appear set on their opening five. With that being said, DiVincenzo still has a chance to play meaningful minutes on a nightly basis and is worth a look in most resumption formats.
August 3, 2020, 6:21 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews (calf) is listed as out on the injury report and will not play against the Nets on Tuesday.
Matthews' absence is likely just a precaution given they are playing a vastly understrength Nets team. Despite the fact he remains a starter for the Bucks, Matthews' contributions are mediocre at best and his absence shouldn't move the fantasy needle all too much. However, there should be additional playing time for players such as Donte DiVincenzo, Sterling Brown and George Hill.
July 27, 2020, 10:43 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting with five boards, an assist and a steal in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Pelicans.
Matthews took all of his field goal attempts from beyond the arc which is what he's there for. Donte DiVincenzo started at point and scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with four boards and an assist as well. Both players are there to space the floor for their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
July 14, 2020, 3:51 pmLance ThomasSF, Free Agent
The Nets have officially signed Lance Thomas as a Substitute Player ahead of the NBA restart.
Thomas finds himself back in the NBA after sitting playing his last game in the 2018-19 campaign with the Knicks. He averaged 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 threes in 17.0 mpg across 46 contests. He would normally just be a depth piece, but with the Nets depleted of talent for the league resumption, there is a possibility that he will play a decent chunk of minutes off the bench.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 11:29 pmPat ConnaughtonSG, 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.
March 1, 2020, 3:43 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews finished Sunday's road win with eight points, eight rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers.
Matthews' 3-of-11 mark from the field stings but that's just part of the deal at this point. His threes and steals are down this year as Matthews is averaging just 24.5 mpg on the season, so he's best left for streaming scenarios and deep-league use even if he can post some 3-and-D lines like this from time to time.
February 6, 2020, 10:51 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe was the third Buck who scored in double-digits on Thursday, scoring 14 points to go along with six rebounds and eight assists in 33 minutes.
The Bucks won this game by committee outside of the three main guys. No other Buck scored more than nine points. Bledsoe should be a top-75 player the rest of the way. His backcourt mate, Wes Matthews, played 31 minutes for his eight points which included two big 3-pointers.
February 4, 2020, 9:57 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Matthews played well Tuesday against the Pelicans and contributed in a big way, hitting five triples and scoring 17 points in total.
Matthews did not do much besides knock down threes, but that is what we expect from him.
January 30, 2020, 5:53 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo (left ankle sprain) is questionable to play in Friday's game against the Nuggets.
DiVincenzo has been an excellent source of steals on the season, averaging 1.5 per game. He also has shown an ability to rebound well for his position and can hit three-pointers on good efficiency. He should be on fantasy rosters across formats as he is currently inside the top-100. Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews and Sterling Brown could all see additional opportunity if Donte misses Friday's game.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 28, 2020, 9:54 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews was able to return to the Bucks bench after a brief trip to the locker room on Tuesday.
Whatever it is that bugged Matthews is apparently nothing serious. We wouldn't be surprised if made it back on the court.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 9:48 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Mathews headed to the locker room in Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.
Matthews is a starting placeholder right now, but guys like Donte DinVincenzo are the ones holding more value. If Matthews is unable to return, expect DiVincenzo, Pat Connaughton and Kyle Korver to pick up the slack.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
January 23, 2020, 1:50 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews (illness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Hornets.
Matthews has put up value outside of the top-200 in both 9/8 cat leagues this season as he continues to be outplayed by Donte DiVincenzo. Matthews is nothing more than an occasional streamer for teams looking for extra threes on small slates.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 16, 2020, 11:20 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo (right finger sprain) scored 19 points and hit four triples in 28 minutes off the bench.
DiVincenzo has been worlds better than Wes Matthews and that continued even through a minor injury. Matthews was scoreless in 29 minutes. DiVincenzo is on the cusp of being a top-100 player and unless the Bucks make a move to bring in a wing upgrade, he should continue to play the important minutes for this Bucks team as they find out that Wes Matthews just isn't really the answer.
January 16, 2020, 7:36 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews (left finger sprain) will start on Thursday vs. the Celtics.
Despite the start, Matthews doesn’t do enough to be relevant outside of 20-team leagues and there might even be better options out there than Matthews.
Source: Bucks PR on Twitter
January 15, 2020, 8:38 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews is probable to play on Thursday with a left finger sprain.
Matthews has not been able to provide reliable fantasy value and can be left on the wire outside of 20-team deep leagues.