Giannis Antetokounmpo (neck soreness) is a late scratch for Monday's game vs. the Cavaliers.
Advice: He wasn't on the injury report and the Bucks are dropping this on us less than an hour before tip-off. Several teams have been resting key guys against opponents like the Cavs, Hawks and Bulls, so hopefully this is just a one-game absence for the Greek Freak. Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon will see increased usage, and this means we will definitely get our first look at George Hill in a Bucks uniform.
Antetokounmpo has been ruled out for Monday due to a sore neck, according to the team.
Advice: It's obviously a huge loss for the Bucks and fantasy owners alike as Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points Sunday on 8-of-15 shooting as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-99. Antetokounmpo grabbed 19 rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 37:03 on the floor. He added one block. Antetokounmpo went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 19 rebounds and six assists during Sunday's impressive 104-99 road win at Toronto.
Advice: The rebounds tied Giannis' season high but it's not exactly surprising -- he's had 15+ boards in 11 games this season and ranks fifth in the NBA at 13.3 boards per game. For perspective, that puts him ahead of Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns and Clint Capela. Elite rebounds are a big part of his fantasy appeal and the next step will be hitting more 3-pointers (0.3 per game) and free throws (69.2% from the line).
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points (8-of-13 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs) with 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks in 34 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.
Advice: This was Giannis' fifth game with 2+ blocks and 2+ steals so far this season. His turnovers have been up of late, which is hurting his value in nine-category leagues. Still, he's one of the most consistent players and is looking like an MVP-finalist.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points Friday, going 8 of 13 from the field, as the Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Golden State Warriors 105-95. Antetokounmpo grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 33:57 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points Wednesday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Detroit Pistons 115-92. Antetokounmpo grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +22 in his 26:15 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Giannis Antetokounmpo matched his season-low 15 points against the Pistons on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 26 minutes.
Advice: Credit to Blake Griffin for defending Giannis well in this one, but the Bucks offense has been too strong lately. Antetokounmpo turns 24 on Thursday and said his birthday plans include preparing for the Warriors at home on Friday. Antetokounmpo has been a mild disappointment in nine-category leagues, but it's mostly about his missed free throws and high turnovers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points Saturday on 10-of-17 shooting as the Milwaukee Bucks fell to the New York Knicks 136-134 in overtime. Antetokounmpo grabbed 19 rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 41:50 on the floor. He added two blocks and three steals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points during a 136-134 overtime loss at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, adding 19 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks in 42 minutes.
Advice: The Knicks fans gave him a big cheer perhaps in hopes to win him over in the distant future, and Giannis put up a show as he fell one board short of his career-high. Antetokounmpo is on a tear offensive with four of his last five resulting in 33-plus points, averaging 31.6 points, 14.2 boards, 7.0 dimes, 1.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 3.6 turnovers. His fantasy owners won't care about a bad loss at MSG as Giannis has really hit his stride offensively lately.