Player News - Bucks

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Giannis Antetokounmpo posted his first triple-double of the season during a 134-123 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 36 points with 11 rebounds, 13 assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

That's his ninth triple-double of his career to set a Bucks franchise record. This was also Antetokounmpo's first double-digit dime game of the year, and it's become very clear scoring the ball is his best attribute. Giannis sits at a tidy 60.6 TS% with his 31.7 usage rate on the season, so he's in some elite company with only six points qualifiers ever hitting those two numbers in a season. The Bucks will battle for playoff positioning in the second half and Giannis should be very active the rest of the way.
Feb 15 - 10:39 PM

Thon Maker scored four points with three rebounds, three assists and three fouls in 17 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

It was one of his worst defensive games of his sophomore season with Nikola Jokic taking him to school on the block. John Henson (hamstring) could be back after the break, so Maker is a fairly easy drop in even 20-team leagues.
Feb 15 - 10:29 PM

Jabari Parker scored 12 points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Bucks still have a clear minutes cap on him and he didn't close this game out. Parker has been shooting jumpers with four shots outside of the restricted area tonight, and he's had some trouble getting clean looks from two-point range so far this season. Maybe he'll see more run after the break, but Parker's fantasy owners shouldn't have more than a top-75 ceiling the rest of the way. Hopefully, he can flirt with around top-100 value.
Feb 15 - 10:28 PM

Tyler Zeller scored 14 points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

At the trade deadline, it was a mild surprise that the Bucks gave up anything to get a guy who was out of the rotation, but the Bucks are getting a lot out of Zeller right now. He's coming off a 14-point, eight-board Tuesday, but perhaps the biggest takeaway here is that the center position in Milwaukee will be a headache. Most fantasy owners will probably want to avoid Zeller, John Henson and Thon Maker in the second half.
Feb 15 - 10:27 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored 27 points with three rebounds, eight assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

Those five steals get him back in second place with his 2.12 steals per game this year (Paul George has 2.21, Victor Oladipo has 2.10). Bledsoe's scoring is also up over his last six games with 21.5 points per game while adding strong percentages and full lines. He's trending up and is a strong bet for top-50 value the rest of the way.
Feb 15 - 10:26 PM

John Henson (hamstring) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He was listed as out for this one and he'll have the break to get his hamstring strain right. Henson may have lost some ground while he was out because Thon Maker has played well and Tyler Zeller has fit in with the second unit. Henson is more of a drop than a stash.
Feb 15 - 7:08 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 7-of-16 shots for 15 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 97-92 win over the Hawks.

Khris Middleton also stayed hot with 21 points, seven boards, three assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer, and both he and Giannis are rolling, leading the Bucks to wins in five of their last six games, along with the No. 4 seed in the East. Giannis only has two 3-pointers over his last five games (2-of-11), but he'll get hot again from downtown soon enough. Giannis is the No. 8 player in nine-cat this season and Middleton checks in at No. 35 on Basketballmonster.com.
Feb 13 - 11:00 PM

Tyler Zeller hit 7-of-9 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Hawks.

Thon Maker continues to start with John Henson sidelined by a hamstring injury, but Zeller was the best big man for the Bucks tonight. He hadn't done much prior to this game and will take a hit once Henson is back, so just put him on your watch list for now. He'll have to play like this a couple more times before we'll get too excited about him, and it's probably not going to happen.
Feb 13 - 10:55 PM

Eric Bledsoe struggled in the first half of Tuesday's 97-92 win over the Hawks, but had a nice second half that included an emphatic dunk over Ersan Ilyasova to help fire up his team and propel them to the win.

Bledsoe finished with 14 points, three rebounds, nine assists, a steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 5-of-14 shooting in 35 minutes. The three blocks tied his season high and were a bit fluky, as he hasn't blocked a shot in eight of his last 10 games, but he did a little bit of everything tonight, including turned it over six times. Bledsoe is hot over his last five games, averaging 20.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting. Milwaukee's won five of their last six games and are currently the No. 4 seed in the East, and Bledsoe is a big part of the equation for their success.
Feb 13 - 10:51 PM

Jabari Parker is available to play on Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

He was rested on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday, but should be cleared for about 20 minutes of action tonight. He'll likely have restrictions for at least a few more weeks, but hopefully he'll be free of restrictions for the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 13 - 7:18 PM

John Henson (right hamstring soreness) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Maybe he suffered a setback, but the Bucks aren't going to take any chances this close to the All-Star break. Thon Maker and Tyler Zeller will fill the void left by Henson, but neither player can be trusted in standard leagues. We may also see Giannis Antetokounmpo play some center minutes like he's done many times this season.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 12 - 4:56 PM

Tyler Zeller finished Saturday's game at Orlando with four points and eight rebounds across 22 minutes off the bench.

Zeller was seeing a little extra work with John Henson (hamstring) nursing a hamstring injury and Marshall Plumlee taking a DNP-CD. The newcomer was 2-of-3 from the field, while adding an assist and a blocked shot, making a nice second impression after an ugly debut on Tuesday. Still, his fantasy appeal is rather minimal at this point.
Feb 10 - 9:55 PM

Jason Terry ended up with 11 points over 15 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 111-104 win at Orlando.

Terry hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and he added just one rebound and no other defensive statistics. The points were nice, and he'll continue to see a decent amount of minutes with Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) on the mend. However, Terry is only worth using in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this juncture.
Feb 10 - 9:43 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bucks

Tony Snell make the start Saturday at Orlando, but he finished with just three points across 27 minutes.

Snell hit 1-of-3 from the field, and he added two rebounds with two assists and no turnovers. He isn't asked to do much at the offensive end, even while starting for the injured Malcolm Brogdon (quadriceps). Snell remains a catch-and-shoot specialist with very little offensive upside. He remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy formats at this point.
Feb 10 - 9:41 PM

Eric Bledsoe posted 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting across 33 minutes in Saturday's 111-104 win at Orlando.

Bledsoe also chipped in with a 2-of-3 night from behind the 3-point line while going a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. He added eight assists with three rebounds and a steal, but it still might be a bit disappointing across 33 minutes. Fantasy owners want to see more, but unless Giannis Antetokounmpo or Khris Middleton are sidelined, it appears Bledsoe is the tertiary scoring option at best.
Feb 10 - 9:39 PM


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