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Milwaukee Bucks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Khris Middleton, F1/24/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton had a decent fantasy night with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists versus the Pistons.
Insight: Middleton was 7-of-9 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also had a steal.
O.J. Mayo, G1/24/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo came off the bench to lead the team in scoring against the Pistons on Saturday.
Insight: Mayo was 8-of-14 and hit four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points. Mayo is shooting 34.2 percent from the 3-point line this season, but he has been shooting an incredible 64.7 percent from deep range the last five games. That has really helped his fantasy value, but it is unlikely to continue.
Brandon Knight, G1/22/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 16 points during Thursday's loss against the Jazz.
Insight: Jared Dudley also scored 16 points. Knight went 6-of-16 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line, and also had five assists, two boards, one steal, one blovk, and zero turnovers.
Brandon Knight, G1/19/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led all Milwaukee with 20 points on Monday.
Insight: Knight was 7-of-21 with two 3-pointers versus the Raptors. He also chipped in five rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block.
Kendall Marshall, PG1/17/2015 8:25:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall will miss the rest of the season with a torn right ACL.
Insight: Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo will pick up the slack with Marshall out. However, neither are recommended options.
O.J. Mayo, G1/15/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo came off the bench to lead the team in scoring against the Knicks on Thursday.
Insight: Mayo was 8-of-14 shooting on his way to 22 points in 24 minutes. Mayo hit four 3-pointers, and is now 12-for-19 shooting 3-pointers in his last four games. Although he doesn't provide much else besides scoring, Mayo is an interesting add if an owner is in dire need of points and 3-pointers.
Brandon Knight, G1/15/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led all Milwaukee starters with 20 points in London's game on Thursday.
Insight: Milwaukee dominanted the New York Knicks in O2 Arena in London. Knight was 6-of-13, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line while also contributing in several other categories. He had six steals, six assists and five rebounds.
Kenyon Martin, PFCold1/15/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Kenyon Martin is averaging just seven minutes per game in his first two contests with Milwaukee.
Insight: Martin was just a stop gap measure and the return of Ersan Ilyasova may take even those few minutes away. He has no fantasy value.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/15/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova is expected to return tothe floor Thursday against the Knicks.
Insight: Ilyasova hasn't played since Dec. 23, according to coach Jason Kidd. "Ers looks good," When healthy this season he's averaging just 9.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Brandon Knight, G1/10/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight was 9-of-19 from the field on Saturday.
Insight: Knight led the Bucks with 20 points in the loss against the Bulls. He also had five rebounds and five assists.
Brandon Knight, G1/10/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight shot 5-of-10 from the field during Friday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: He scored a team-high 14 points, and also had four assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and five turnovers. Knight is averaging 18.1 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 1.4 spg.
Kenyon Martin, PF1/9/2015 1:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Kenyon Martin is expected to be active for Friday's game.
Insight: Martin was just signed this morning. He'll back up Johnny O'Bryant who has been starting at the PF spot, but could see a decent amount of minutes while Ersan Ilyasova is sidelined.
Khris Middleton, F1/7/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton was very efficient during Wednesday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: He went 7-of-9 from the floor, 2-of-2 from the line, and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc for 18 points, three assists, three boards, and five steals. Middleton should be owned everywhere.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F1/6/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a double-double during Tuesday's loss to the Suns.
Insight: It was his second consecutive double-double with 16 points and 12 boards. Antetokounmpo also had two assists, one block, and one turnover. He should be in all lineups.
Brandon Knight, G1/6/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight continued his strong play on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 10-of-20 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for a team-high 26 points. Knight also chipped in four assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, one block, and one turnover.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F1/4/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a double-double during Sunday's victory against the Knicks.
Insight: He had 16 points and 12 boards, along with going 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line. Antetokounmpo also had two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks, and four turnovers.
O.J. Mayo, G1/4/2015 12:43:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game due to illness.
Insight: Mayo missed the morning shootaround session. He's been a low-end value this season averaging 11.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.2 threes per contest. Jared Dudley would see a bump if Mayo can't run.
Brandon Knight, G1/2/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 20 points in the loss to the Pacers on Friday.
Insight: Knight was 9-of-19 from the field, hitting two 3-pointers. He also had seven assists, four steals and two rebounds.
Larry Sanders, C1/2/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Larry Sanders has missed the past four games due to flu-like symptoms and will miss Friday's game against Indiana too.
Insight: Jason Kidd has stated that even when Sanders is healthy he'll come off the bench behind Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia has averaged 12.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg in Sanders' absence the past four games.
Zaza Pachulia, C1/2/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia should continue to start for the foreseeable future.
Insight: Jason Kidd has stated that even when Larry Sanders is healthy he'll come off the bench behind Pachulia. Pachulia has averaged 12.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg in Sanders' absence the past four games.
Brandon Knight, G1/1/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 26 points during Wednesday's win against the Cavaliers.
Insight: He also had six rebounds, two assists, four 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. Knight is averaging 18.0 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.5 rpg, and 1.4 spg.
Brandon Knight, G12/29/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led Milwaukee over Charlotte in overtime, 104-94.
Insight: Knight scored 18 points to lead the team. He hit on 8-of-19 shots, including 2-of-5 from the 3-point line. He also had four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Hopefully, owners don't have Knight in leagues that count turnovers because he had eight of them on this otherwise stellar night.
Zaza Pachulia, CHot12/29/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia is expected to start Monday with Larry Sanders sidelined by illness.
Insight: Pachulia posted an 11-point, 15 rebound performance Saturday, and 14 and 8 on Friday night so obviously has fantasy value.
Larry Sanders, C12/29/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Larry Sanders has missed the past two games due to flu-like symptoms and will miss Monday's game against Charlotte too.
Insight: Zaza Pachulia would start and he's posted double-digit points the past two games, with 15 rebounds on Saturday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/29/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova will miss Monday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Ilyasova can't seem to stay healthy as he is now suffering from a concussion. He missed 21 games last season due to a concussion. Even when healthy he's averaging just 9.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Khris Middleton, F12/27/2014 11:06:00 PM
Description: The Bucks go-to guy on offense continues to change on a nightly basis and on Saturday, it was Khris Middleton.
Insight: Middleton scored 21 points off the bench to lead Milwaukee in scoring. No reason to run to the waiver wire to pick him up, however, as he made 5-of-8 from the 3-point line, a feat not likely to be repeated. Middleton is a 39.1 3-pointer shooter this season and is averaging 9.3 ppg.
Larry Sanders, C12/27/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Larry Sanders was out on Friday due to the flu and is questionable for Saturday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Zaza Pachulia would start against his old team and along with Johnny O'Bryant would play most of the minutes.
Brandon Knight, G12/26/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led all Milwaukee starters with 16 points on Friday.
Insight: Knight was 5-for-11 with two 3-pointers versus the Hawks. Knight was also 4-for-4 at the line and had five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.
Jared Dudley, F12/26/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley scored in double figures for the fourth straight game on Friday, leading the team with 24 points.
Insight: Dudley's sudden scoring burst can mostly be credited to his great 3-point shooting. Over the last four games, he is 10-for-16 from behind the arc. On Friday, Dudley was a perfect 10-for-10 from the field. He is playing a decent amount of minutes, but fantasy owners will have to count on his hot shooting continuing to make him a player worth starting.
Larry Sanders, C12/26/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Larry Sanders is out on Friday due to the flu.
Insight: Sanders is out along with Ersan Ilyasova, so the Bucks are pretty thin in the front court. Zaza Pachulia and JOhnny O'Bryant will play most of the minutes along with John Henson.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/26/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova is out on Friday against the Hawks.
Insight: Ilyasova can't seem to stay healthy as he is now suffering from a concussion. He missed 21 games last season due to a concussion, so fantasy owners should be concerned.
Brandon Knight, G12/23/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a season-high 34 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Someone has to take the reigns Jabari Parker is leaving behind because of his injury, and Knight is a guy who could. He certainly did on Tuesday, shooting 13-of-21 and hitting 4-of-7 3-pointers. Knight also had five assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Jared Dudley, F12/21/2014 11:00:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley had a solid game off the bench during Saturday's loss against the Clippers.
Insight: He was 7-of-12 from the field for 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and three turnovers. Leave Dudley on the waiver wire.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F12/21/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo filled the stat sheet during Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He was 8-of-12 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the line for 18 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals,and three turnovers. Antetokounmpo is now averaging 12.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, and 2.0 apg, while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Jerryd Bayless, G12/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Bucks backup shooting guard Jerryd Bayless was very good off the bench Thursday night.
Insight: Bayless totaled 17 points with four rebounds, five assists and a block in his best game this season. Hopefully he's earned more time because he can fill a box score better than O.J. Mayo or Jared Dudley.
O.J. Mayo, G12/19/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo got off to a hot start and we thought we would see a big night, but he quickly cooled off.
Insight: Mayo racked up 17 first quarter points but finished with 19 in 23 minutes. Mayo doesn't provide much besides scoring so his fantasy value is a bit limited.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F12/18/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo will start on Thursday versus the Kings.
Insight: Antetokounmpo was playing very well Wednesday before his injury, so the fact he is out there should give owners enough confidence to start him.
Larry Sanders, C12/18/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Larry Sanders will not play Thursday due to a suspension.
Insight: Sanders received his suspension for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he went up for a lay up. Zaza Pachulia is the best plug-in option while Sanders is out.
John Henson, C12/18/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson was targeting a Dec. 15 return date from his foot injury, but didn't play and we have no updates.
Insight: Even when healthy, Henson hasn't been getting the minutes needed to help fantasy owners. He's averaging 4.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg in under 15 minutes per night.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/18/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova was originally hoping to return to the court on Dec. 13, but didn't go on the road trip with the team and now is shooting for Dec. 23 versus Charlotte.
Insight: Ilyasova suffered a broken nose/mild concussion on Dec. 2. He's averaging 10.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.9 apg this season so has limited value even when healthy.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F12/18/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for Thursday's game against Sacramento due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.8 apg and is a 30-plus minute a night guy when healthy.
Jabari Parker, F12/16/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker has suffered a torn ACL, according to Espn's Marc Stein.
Insight: Awful news for Milwaukee and Parker owners. He is now destined to be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Jabari Parker, F12/16/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker suffered a non-contact knee injury against the Suns on Monday.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but we still don't have a clear timetable for his return from what is being called a sprained knee. Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova should see additional minutes.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F12/13/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 72 percent from the floor to help lift the Bucks over the Clippers, 111-106, on Saturday.
Insight: Antetokounmpo also shot 4-of-5 from the free-throw line Saturday. He reeled in five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block for his stat line as well.
Brandon Knight, G12/13/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led the team with 22 points as Milwaukee defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 111-106.
Insight: Knight made 3-of-5 3-pointers and finished 6-for-14 from the field on Saturday. He also had five assists and four rebounds.
O.J. Mayo, G12/9/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 18 points during Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.
Insight: He was 6-of-13 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. Mayo also had four rebounds, and two turnovers, but zero assists and zero steals.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/8/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova is hoping to return to the court on Dec. 13.
Insight: Ilyasova suffered a broken nose/mild concussion on Dec. 2. He's averaging 10.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.9 apg this season so has limited value even when healthy.
John Henson, C12/8/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson is targeting a Dec. 15 return date from his foot injury.
Insight: Even when healthy, Henson hasn't been getting the minutes needed to help fantasy owners. He's averaging 4.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg in under 20 minutes per night. Starter Jabari Parker is averaging about 30 minutes a night.
Kendall Marshall, PG12/6/2014 8:45:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall came off the bench and led Milwaukee with 20 points in the, 109-85, victory over the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Marshall was on fire, hitting on 7-of-8 shots, including going 4-for-5 behind the arc. It is always worth keeping an eye on players like this to add but considering Marshall is averaging 4.6 ppg and shooting 48.6 percent on the season as opposed to the 87.5 percent he shot Friday, a repeat performance is unlikely.
Larry Sanders, C12/5/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Scratch our last update as Bucks forward/center Larry Sanders will play on Friday.
Insight: Milwaukee continues to rule players out only to then put them into the lineup. Sanders should be in all fantasy lineups because of the friendly matchup against the Heat.
Larry Sanders, C12/5/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward/center Larry Sanders will not play on Friday due to an illness.
Insight: It's too bad because Sanders had a friendly matchup against the Heat Friday. Zaza Pachulia is a decent plug-in option for daily leagues as he will take Sanders' spot.
Brandon Knight, G12/2/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 27 points in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: Knight shot 10-of-18 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. He also chipped in eight assists, six rebounds, three steals, and three turnovers. Knight is a top-50 player.
Jabari Parker, F12/2/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker played very well in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He shot 11-of-15 from the field for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three turnovers. Parker continues to be and up and, which should be expected.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/2/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova has played well off the bench the past two games, but the return of Zaza Pachulia will likely eat into those minutes.
Insight: Ilyasova averaged 27.5 mpg over the past two contests, averaging 20 ppg, 5.0 rpg, but is likely to return to his season-long 19 mpg. beware of overvaluing the past two games because the circumstances have changed.
Zaza Pachulia, C12/2/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia is expected to return from missing two games to attend to a family matter.
Insight: Pachulia doesn't have fantasy value, but his return will eat into Ersan Ilyasova's time and he was playing well and getting close to 30 minutes of court time without Pachulia.
Jabari Parker, F11/30/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker continued his up-and-down season Saturday, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Insight: Parker has not been able to string together several great games in a row. His best stretch in November came in a four-game span where Parkers scored at least 12 points every game. But in five of the 16 games this month, Parker has failed to score 10 points.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/28/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 22 points in the, 104-88, victory over the Pistons on Friday.
Insight: Ilyasova came off the bench to play 31 minutes and shoot 9-for-14 from the field. Not a single Bucks player was in double-digits, but four bench players were. Ilyasova also had eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Nate Wolters, G11/28/2014 1:16:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Nate Wolters is out for Friday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Wolters didn't make the road trip with the team. He's averaged 3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.0 apg in very limited action this season.
John Henson, C11/28/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson is questionable for Friday's game against Detroit due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Even when healthy, Henson hasn't been getting the minutes needed to help fantasy owners. He's averaging 4.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg in under 20 minutes per night.
Larry Sanders, C11/26/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward/center Larry Sanders shot 7-of-10 from the field for 15 points during Wednesday's victory against Minnesota.
Insight: He also had seven rebounds, five blocks, two assists, one steal, and four turnovers. Solid fantasy-night for Sanders.
Brandon Knight, G11/25/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 20 points during Tuesday's win versus Detroit.
Insight: He was ver efficient, going 7-of-12 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep in 32 minutes of action. Knight also had eight assists, three rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F11/23/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo was very efficient during Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-8 from the stripe for 20 points. Antetokounmpo also had five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers. Now that he is back in the starting lineup, owners need to start him with confidence.
Brandon Knight, G11/23/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 27 points during Saturday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 from the floor, 4-of-5 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep. Knight also chipped in six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and five turnovers. Owners will deal with the turnovers if he continues to produce numbers like these.
Jabari Parker, F11/21/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker led the team with 15 points on Friday against the Raptors.
Insight: Parker shot 5-for-12 from the field and made his only 3-point attempt. He also had six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block while only turning the ball over once.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F11/21/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play against the Raptors on Friday. UPDATE: He will play against the Raptors.
Insight: Originally ruled out, Antetokounmpo is available despite an ankle injury. Who knows how many minutes he will actually play.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F11/21/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play against the Raptors on Friday.
Insight: Antetokoumpo is out with an ankle injury. He rolled his ankle on his teammate's foot during Wednesday's game. Stay tuned because he could miss more than just Friday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F11/19/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 7-of-11 to help the Bucks beat the Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime on Wednesday.
Insight: Despite it being an early regular season game, it had extra meaning for coach Jason Kidd to defeat his old team. Brandon Knight could have won the game with a layup at the end of the first overtime, but he missed the wide open shot. Antetokounmpo had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Jabari Parker, F11/19/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Bucks over the Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime.
Insight: Parker shot 8-of-13 from the field and 7-for-10 at the line. He also had seven rebounds. His numbers might have been a little inflated with the three overtimes, but fantasy owners love the efficiency. That's the most points Parker has scored in his young NBA career.
Larry Sanders, C11/19/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward/center Larry Sanders is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets. UPDATE: Sanders is playing Wednesday night.
Insight: The Bucks scratched Sanders late on Tuesday and will likely do the same on Wednesday. Zaza Paculia will likely get the spot start and is a decent fantasy plug-in for Wednesday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/18/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 20 points during Tuesday's win over the Knicks.
Insight: He was 8-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from downtown. However, owners should leave Ilyasova on waivers for the time being.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/18/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia played well in a spot start.
Insight: Larry Sanders was a late scratch and Pachulia delivered with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Owners, should expect him to come back down to Earth, once Sanders returns.
Khris Middleton, F11/16/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton (sore right knee) hasn't played the last two games and is questionable for Sunday's game against Miami.
Insight: Middleton is averaging 9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg which isn't fantasy worthy.
Brandon Knight, G11/14/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight had a nice night in Friday's loss to the Magic.
Insight: He had 24 points, six rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. Knight has been filling stat sheets for fantasy owners, and there is no reason to believe that won't continue.
Khris Middleton, F11/14/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton (sore right knee) is questionable for Friday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Middleton is averaging 9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg which isn't fantasy worthy.
Jabari Parker, F11/12/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Bucks coach Jason Kidd benched forward Jabari Parker in the fourth quarter against the Thunder on Tuesday.
Insight: It was the second straight game Parker rode the bench down the stretch in the fourth quarter. That is a huge concern for fantasy owners, who likely took Parker as the No. 1 rookie in this year's draft. The rookie finished with just six points, four rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Despite that, owners need to show patience. This 19-year-old has played just eight games at the NBA level.
Brandon Knight, G11/11/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led all Milwaukee starters with 16 points on Tuesday.
Insight: In fact, Knight was the only starter in double-figures. O.J. Mayo and Giannis Antetokounmpo both came off the bench and scored a combined 33 points. Knight also had four rebounds and four assists.
O.J. Mayo, G11/11/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo came off the bench to lead Milwaukee in scoring against the Thunder on Tuesday.
Insight: Mayo scored 19 points as Milwaukee won, 85-78. He shot 6-for-15 from the field and had four rebounds.
Brandon Knight, G11/9/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight played well in Saturday's win against the Grizzlies.
Insight: He had 14 points, six assists, three rebounds, but also six turnovers. Knight is now averaging 17.6 ppg, 7.3 apg, 6.4 rpg, and 1.43 spg, which should please fantasy owners.
Jabari Parker, F11/8/2014 11:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jabari Parker shot well from the field, but needs to contribute in other categories moving forward.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 for 13 points, but had only four rebounds, one assist, and one block. There will be some growing pains for Parker all season long.
Jabari Parker, F11/7/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jabari Parker played likely the best game of his career on Friday against the Pistons.
Insight: Parker scored 18 points, shooting 8-for-14 from the field. He also had five rebounds and three steals. Parker did turn the ball over four times, but that won't matter in standard leagues.
Brandon Knight, G11/5/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight was the only starter in double figures on Wednesday.
Insight: Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored double-figure points off the bench, but Knight led the starters with 10 points. He also had nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals. With the lack of skill on the Milwaukee roster, Knight will continue to do a little bit of everything this season.
Brandon Knight, G11/4/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led Milwaukee to their second win of the season.
Insight: He was 10-for-16 from the field for 23 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, two 3-pointers, and four turnovers. Knight has had a nice start to the season.
Brandon Knight, G11/1/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight shot 9-for-15, including 3-for-4 from the 3-point line in Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
Insight: Knight scored 24 points as Milwaukee lost, 108-97. He also had five rebounds, six assists and one steal.
Jabari Parker, F11/1/2014 9:04:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Jabari Parker posted his first-career double-double.
Insight: He had 11 points and 10 rebounds, along with a steal and one 3-pointer. Parker will have some growing pains early on.
Brandon Knight, G10/29/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight almost posted a triple-double on Wednesday night against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot terribly (5-of-17), but had 22 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds, and was 10-of-10 from the line. Knight did turn the ball over four times, but if he produces numbers like that, the turnovers should not be an issue to fantasy owners.
Jabari Parker, F10/29/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker did not do much in his NBA debut.
Insight: He shot 3-of-9 from the field, for eight points, and had four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Owners should expect growing pains, especially early on, but it is nice to know he played 37 minutes on Wednesday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F10/28/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener.
Insight: We don't normally like to write notes with "may" in them, but this just proves Jason Kidd is again lost as a head coach. A day before the season opener, he has admitted he doesn't know who is starting. The Greek freak could start at guard or small forward. If he plays at SF, then Jabari Parker will start at power forward.
Brandon Knight, G10/24/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight is questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte due to a strained right groin.
Insight: Knight averaged 17.9 ppg and 4.9 apg, but new coach Jason Kidd has mentioned Giannis Antetokounmpo playing some minutes at point guard and rookie Jabari Parker should take away shot attempts from Knight.
Ersan Ilyasova, F10/23/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova played in just 55 games last season, but in a 15-game stretch after the All-Star break, he averaged 14.1 PPG and 7.0 RPG.
Insight: The question is whether he can get back to that form, especially with less volume of work. Rookie Jabari Parker will lead the team in shots, so Ilyasova might not have as many opportunities.
John Henson, C10/23/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Bucks center John Henson showcased a lot of skill last season and has upside going into 2014-2015.
Insight: Henson averaged 15.2 PPG, 10.1 RPG and 2.3 BPG in 12 December games last season. He, however, couldn't continue that pace, and he might not have the chance to do so again with Jabari Parker, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders in the front court. Still, Ilyasova and Sanders are injury prone, so Henson has fantasy worth.
Larry Sanders, C10/23/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward/center is a double-double threat every night, but in the words of the great Charles Barkley, he is also a knucklehead.
Insight: Sanders missed a large portion of last season after breaking his thumb in a bar fight. Then he missed the end of the year after he broke his orbital bone when James Harden elbowed him in the face. Sanders will also miss the first five games of this season due to a drug suspension. When on the court though, he averaged 12.0 PPG and 11.1 RPG before the All-Star break in 2012-2013.
Jabari Parker, F10/23/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker should be the first rookie off the draft board.
Insight: Parker is getting comparisons to Carmelo Anthony. He is a versatile forward who can score, rebound and shoot a high percentage. Parker has tremendous size, 6-foot-8, 241 pounds, and skill. On the bad Milwaukee Bucks, Parker will make an immediate impact.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F10/23/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo can play any spot on the floor.
Insight: With his ball skills and at 6-foot-11 and 217 pounds, Jason Kidd could use him anywhere. He worked at shooting guard and small forward last season, but Kidd has been testing him out, with very little success, at point guard. Hopefully, Kidd defines his role by the start of the season. The Greek is a potential sleeper.
Brandon Knight, G10/23/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight will not be able to repeat his production from last season.
Insight: Knight averaged 17.9 PPG and 4.9 APG while shooting 42 percent from the floor last season, but new coach Jason Kidd has mentioned Giannis Antetokounmpo playing some minutes at point guard and rookie Jabari Parker will take away shot attempts from Knight. Without 15.2 FGA per game, Knight will not come close to averaging 18 points, and his assist numbers aren't likely to rise.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F7/16/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: The Bucks have been experimenting with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard in the Summer League and are seriously considering starting him there during the regular season. SOURCE: nba.com
Insight: If Milwaukee chooses to go that route, who better to guide the Greek Freak than new coach Jason Kidd? Even if he's kept at shooting guard, the 19-year-old Antetokounmpo is a big part of Milwaukee's future plans and should be used way more in 2014-15 after averaging 24.6 minutes per game as a rookie.
Jabari Parker, F6/26/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: The Bucks got their man in Duke forward Jabari Parker.
Insight: They took him with the second pick. Parker (19.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg in his only year at Duke) has been touted as the most "NBA-ready" player in this year's draft. He's already drawn comparisons to Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony. Don't be surprised if the Chicago native wins Rookie of the Year in 2015.
Jeff Adrien, FHot4/14/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF Jeff Adrien had 19 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Adrien has averaged 15.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last eight games. The undrafted big man was a throw-in in the deadline trade that sent Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal to Charlotte for Ramon Sessions, but for some reason Milwaukee has played him 33+ mpg instead of giving more minutes to 2012 first-round pick John Henson.
Khris Middleton, FHot4/14/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton has averaged 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 threes over his last five games.
Insight: The Bucks have been playing Middleton way more minutes than he should be getting over the past month in an attempt to lock down the worst record in the NBA. They clinched it Monday with a loss to the Raptors.
Brandon Knight, G4/14/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight, a late scratch Saturday, made it through the shootaround and is expected to play against Toronto, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Knight (17.7 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.5 rpg) and Ramon Sessions (12.3 ppg, 4.1 apg) should eat up most of the guard minutes.
Brandon Knight, G4/12/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight was a late scratch Saturday against the Wizards. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: It's been frustrating to own Bucks players this season because the team has a habit of reporting injuries at the last possible minute. Either way, Ramon Sessions (12.2 ppg, 4.0 apg) will get the start at point guard while Knight (17.7 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.5 rpg) sits out with a hip injury.
Zaza Pachulia, C4/11/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists Friday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Pachulia scored at least 12 points in four of the past six games and grabbed eight or more rebounds in five of them.
Ramon Sessions, GHot4/11/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions has averaged 19 points, 6.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in nine games since he became the starting shooting guard.
Insight: Sessions had 20 points, seven assists and three rebounds in 43 minutes Friday against he Cavaliers.
O.J. Mayo, G4/11/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) missed Wednesday's game and is doubtful for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Mayo has played just 11 games since Jan. 26 and none since March 24.
Larry Sanders, C4/9/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: The Bucks activated PF/C Larry Sanders Wednesday so he could begin serving his five-game suspension. SOURCE: Bucks on Twitter
Insight: Sanders, who is done for the year with a facial fracture, was suspended for testing positive for marijuana. He'll get his suspension out of the way and be ready to go at the start of next season.
O.J. Mayo, G4/9/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will miss Wednesday's game.
Insight: Mayo has played just 11 games since Jan. 26 and none since March 24.
John Henson, C4/6/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Bucks center John Henson put up 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three blocks and one steal in 39 minutes Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: Henson hadn't played that many minutes since Feb. 8 and he only saw that many because Zaza Pachulia picked up four personal fouls in nine minutes. For some reason, the Bucks have been reluctant to turn Henson loose (probably because they are trying to lose every game at this point), even with Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders done for the season . Henson has averaged just 23.9 minutes per game over his last 24 games.
Jeff Adrien, FHot4/5/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF Jeff Adrien had 19 points, 12 rebounds and one block in 41 minutes Saturday.
Insight: Adrien has averaged 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks his last four games and 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 23 games with Milwaukee.
O.J. Mayo, G4/5/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: As expected, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo will not play Saturday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: It's the sixth straight game he's missed with a sprained ankle. The guard has appeared in just 11 games since Jan. 26.
Larry Sanders, C4/4/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Larry Sanders was given a five-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: He tested positive for marijuana. Sanders, who is already out with a facial fracture, will serve his suspension at the start of next season.
O.J. Mayo, G4/4/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: As expected, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo won't compete Friday against the Bulls. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's the fifth game he's missed with a sprained ankle. Mayo's 11.7 ppg scoring average is his lowest since 2011 (11.3 ppg in 71 games for Memphis).
O.J. Mayo, G4/4/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) did not play Wednesday against the Heat and is expected to miss Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle a week ago and hasn't returned to action. He has played more than 20 minutes just one time since March 3, so should be dropped in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G4/2/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle a week ago and hasn't returned to action. He has played more than 20 minutes just one time since March 3.
O.J. Mayo, G4/2/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Miami.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle a week ago and may serve as an emergency player, but is unlikely to see game action. He has played more than 20 minutes just one time since March 3.
Ramon Sessions, GHot3/31/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions had 20 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in 44 minutes Monday at Detroit.
Insight: Sessions has thrived in four games since he took over the starting job, averaging 21.3 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds. He has put up 15.6 ppg in 20 games since the Bobcats dealt him to the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F3/31/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes Monday at Detroit.
Insight: The 19-year-old Antetokounmpo has been too inconsistent to use in fantasy leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G3/31/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will dress for Monday's game against the Pistons but isn't expected to play, according to Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle last Monday, missed the last two games and will serve as an emergency player Monday. He was out of the rotation for most of March and has played just seven games during the month.
O.J. Mayo, G3/31/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle last Monday and missed the last two games. He was out of the rotation for most of March and played just seven games during the month.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F3/28/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a right ankle sprain Thursday night and is questionable for Saturday's game against Miami
Insight: Antetokounmpo claims its the first one he every suffered. he hasn't been performing at a fantasy worthy level of late, but his absence would help Brandon Knight and Ramon Sessions' values.
Brandon Knight, G3/27/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: After shooting 5-of-24 the last two games, Bucks PG Brandon Knight bounced back with 30 points on 12-of-21 shooting Thursday against the Lakers.
Insight: Knight was due for a cool-down period after averaging 20.8 ppg in 22 contests from Feb. 1 to March 20. It's good to see the cold streak didn't last too long.
Ramon Sessions, GHot3/27/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions had a second consecutive game with 20+ points Thursday against the Lakers and ended up with 22 points, five assists and three rebounds.
Insight: Sessions had 28 points Monday against the Clippers. He took over the starting shooting guard job when Nate Wolters suffered a season-ending hand injury and has averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games since the Bobcats traded him to the Bucks.
O.J. Mayo, G3/27/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will miss Thursday's game against the Lakers, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle in Monday's game. The shooting guard was out of the rotation for six straight games and had 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting in his return on Sunday. His absence will leave more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/27/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is not expected to play the remainder of the season, according to the team.
Insight: Ilyasova's doctor recommended rest, but no surgery. He'll finish with a 11.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg, down from last season's averages of 13.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg. Jeff Adrien will continue to start at power forward and John Henson may also see more minutes.
O.J. Mayo, G3/27/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is questionable for Thursday's game against the LA Lakers.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle in Monday's game. He came back hot after missing six games with 21 points Sunday on 9-of-14 shooting, but cooled in Monday's contest, posting just eight points.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/26/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is questionable for Thursday's game, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova is expected to see a doctor for his injured ankle on Wednesday. He has sat out one game in Milwaukee's last four back-to-backs.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/24/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: As expected, Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will not participate in Monday's game against the Clippers. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's the second game of a back-to-back. Ilyasova (11.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg) should be good to go Thursday night against the Lakers.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/23/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova will start Sunday versus Sacramento but is likely miss Monday's game against the Clippers. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova (11.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg) has been sitting out back-to-backs because of an ankle injury. Fantasy owners should adjust their lineups accordingly.
Nate Wolters, G3/22/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Nate Wolters' hand injury is expected to end his season.
Insight: Wolters averaged 7.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 3.2 apg in his first NBA season. Not fantasy worthy at the moment, but he showed promise.
Larry Sanders, C3/19/2014 2:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders confirmed he won't return this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Sanders suffered a fractured orbital bone and had to undergo surgery in mid-February. He had a miserable season after signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension last summer (which won't kick in until next season). The center missed six weeks after tearing a thumb ligament in a nightclub brawl and ended up averaging 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 23 games.
Zaza Pachulia, C3/19/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia had 17 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals in 37 minutes Tuesday night. It was his first double-double since Feb. 8.
Insight: Pachulia has started the last 18 games for Milwaukee following Larry Sanders' injury, but he has averaged just 6.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 blocks in that span.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/18/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will not play in back-to-back games the rest of the season. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova will play Tuesday after missing Sunday's game against Charlotte, but he'll sit at least three more games this season. Milwaukee has back-to-backs on March 23-24, April 4-5 and April 11-12.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/18/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will return to action Tuesday versus Portland. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova missed Sunday's game against Charlotte because it was the second night of a back-to-back. In seven games this month, he's averaged 15.7 ppg. Ilyasova's season average is only 11.2 ppg.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/17/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova tweaked his ankle Saturday is questionable for Tuesday's game against Portland.
Insight: Ilyasova didn't play Sunday which allowed John Henson to play 36 minutes and that would likely be repeated of Ilyasova can't suit up on Tuesday. Henson is averaging 9.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg in March.
Jeff Adrien, F3/16/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Jeff Adrien had 12 points, four rebounds and one steal in just 14 minutes of action Sunday against Charlotte, his former team.
Insight: The Bucks acquired Adrien and Ramon Sessions from the Bobcats at the trade deadline for Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal. Adrien has averaged 9.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks in 13 games with the Bucks.
O.J. Mayo, G3/16/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo has played just seven minutes combined over his last six games.
Insight: Mayo (11.6 ppg) has been out of the rotation since he was suspended one game earlier this month for striking Greg Stiemsma of the Pelicans. His first season in Milwaukee has been an abject failure.
Brandon Knight, G3/16/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee point guard Brandon Knight gave the Bobcats all they could handle on Sunday.
Insight: Knight totaled 21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. He's averaged 19.0 ppg on 45.3 percent shooting during the Bucks' four-game losing streak.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/16/2014 12:45:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova tweaked his ankle Saturday against New York and won't be available Sunday versus the Bobcats. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He shot 3-for-10 against the Knicks and didn't look right all night. John Henson (11.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.9 bpg) will absorb Ilyasova's spot in the starting lineup.
Ersan Ilyasova, FHot3/13/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova returned from an ankle injury Thursday and had 22 points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.
Insight: Ilyasova missed one game. He has averaged 15.7 points and 7.8 rebounds over his last 10 games. For his career, Ilyasova has produced 12.7 ppg on .494 shooting after the All-Star break compared to 9.6 ppg on .416 shooting before it.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/13/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (right ankle) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Ilyasova has picked up his play as of late, averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last nine games, but he missed his 14th game of the season Tuesday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/13/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (right ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: John Henson will start for the Bucks if Ilyasova can't play. Ilyasova has picked up his play as of late, averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last nine games, but he missed his 14th game of the season Tuesday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/11/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will not play Tuesday, according to the Bucks on Twitter.
Insight: Ilyasova has picked up his play as of late, averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last nine games, but he'll have to miss his 14th game of the season Tuesday. John Henson will start for the Bucks and should be in all lineups.
O.J. Mayo, G3/10/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is probable for Monday's game against Orlando after serving his one-game suspension.
Insight: Mayo is averaging 11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg in a nightmare season for the 26-year-old. They are the worst numbers of his career and he's having to endure it with a team that has won a league-worst 12 games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/FCold3/9/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged just 6.4 ppg on .346 shooting his last 14 games.
Insight: Antetokounmpo's minutes have dipped to 22.6 per game over his last five games and he has scored single-digit points in four straight. The 19-year-old has loads of potential but won't realize it this season, especially when the Bucks are more concerned with getting minutes to Khris Middleton and Nate Wolters.
Ekpe Udoh, F3/8/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C Ekpe Udoh (knee) will not play Saturday, according to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Udoh (3.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg) put up some shots prior to the game, but he isn't ready to return. He has played just one game (15 minutes) since late January due to a knee injury and isn't worth holding, especially with Jeff Adrien averaging 21.4 minutes, 9.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in seven games since he joined the Bucks.
O.J. Mayo, G3/8/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended for one game for hitting Greg Stiemsma in the throat on Friday.
Insight: Mayo is averaging 11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg in a a nightmare season for the 26-year-old. They are the worst numbers of his career and he's having to endure it with a team that has won a league-worst 12 games.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/8/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova has served his one-game suspension on Friday and should be ready to play on Saturday.
Insight: Ilyasova (10.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg) was being punished for the altercation he had with Kings forward Reggie Evans on Wednesday night.
O.J. Mayo, G3/7/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo played just three minutes before getting tossed Friday against the Pelicans.
Insight: Mayo was thrown out for elbowing Greg Stiemsma. He'll finish the night with zero points and could be facing a suspension. It's been a nightmare season for the 26-year-old and a suspension would just add insult to injury.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/7/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended for Friday's game against New Orleans. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: Ilyasova (10.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg) is being punished for the altercation he had with Kings forward Reggie Evans on Wednesday night. He'll be back for tomorrow's game versus Washington.
Ekpe Udoh, F3/5/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C Ekpe Udoh remains sidelined with an ankle injury. SOURCE: Bucks on Twitter
Insight: What else is new? Udoh hasn't seen the court in almost a month while battling knee and ankle issues. Jeff Adrien has probably benefited the most from Udoh's absence (5.8 ppg since joining Milwaukee at the trade deadline).
Ramon Sessions, GHot3/3/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Ramon Sessions has averaged 24.8 minutes, 13.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds in five games since he joined the Bucks.
Insight: Sessions had 14 points, four assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes Monday. He has attempted 6.2 free-throws per game with Milwaukee and made 93.5 percent of them.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/3/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova made 13-of-14 from the field Monday against the Jazz. He finished with 31 points, five rebounds, two steals, two threes and a block in the blowout victory.
Insight: Ilyasova looks to be getting into his typical late-season hot streak, as he has averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last eight games.
Khris Middleton, FHot2/27/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had 22 points, three steals, three threes and two rebounds Thursday against the Pacers.
Insight: Middleton doesn't rebound much for a 6-foot-8 guy, but he's been hitting the three-ball all month long (2.5 threes per game) and should continue to see enough minutes to make him a fantasy option in most leagues following Caron Butler's buyout.
Caron Butler, G/F2/27/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: The Bucks completed their buyout of Caron Butler's contract on Wednesday, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Butler has missed six of the last eight games with a sprained ankle. Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and O.J. Mayo will see more minutes now that Butler is gone. He's expected to sign with the Heat or Thunder and wouldn't have fantasy value with either team.
Caron Butler, G/F2/25/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: The Bucks are discussing a buyout of Caron Butler's contract, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: Butler has missed six of the last eight games with a sprained ankle. He has averaged 24 mpg, 13.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 2.0 3pg the last 10 games he played. If he's bought out, it would mean more minutes for Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and O.J. Mayo.
O.J. Mayo, G2/24/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo notched 25 points in Monday's win against the Sixers.
Insight: Mayo drained seven out of nine from three-point range. This marks his first 20-point outing since January 4th. Mayo should see lots of playing time while Caron Butler is out with an ankle sprain.
Caron Butler, G/F2/24/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee G/F Caron Butler won't be in the lineup Monday versus Philadelphia. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's a recurrence of the high ankle sprain Butler suffered earlier this month. He also missed Saturday's game so fantasy owners should have seen this one coming. Nate Wolters (6.9 ppg, 3.5 apg) will grab another start at shooting guard for the lottery-bound Bucks.
Nate Wolters, G2/24/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Nate Wolters will be available for Monday's 7 p.m. tilt against Philadelphia. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Wolters sprained his ankle in Saturday's loss to the Pacers. Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo (7.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg) will be ready to fill in if Wolters encounters a setback.
Nate Wolters, G2/24/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Bucks shooting guard Nate Wolters is probable after playing just 19 minutes Saturdat night due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Wolters has played 40 minutes in back-to-back games, but the addition of Ramon Sessions could eat into that total the rest of the way. Before playing half of Saturday's game he had averaged a solid 13.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.2 apg over his last five contests.
Ekpe Udoh, F2/23/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh (right knee swelling) has played once in the last 13 games and will sit out again Monday. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Udoh is only averaging 20.6 minutes per game and there's no reason to hold onto him through this injury, especially after newly acquired power forward Jeff Adrien had six points, 11 boards and three assists in 18 minutes Saturday.
Caron Butler, F2/23/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game but will travel with the team to Philadelphia, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Butler warmed up for Saturday's game to test his sore ankle, but he was ruled out after playing 30 mpg and averaging 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes the last two games. He previously sat out four straight games from Feb. 5-12 with a high ankle sprain.
Brandon Knight, GHot2/23/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight returned from a heel laceration to score 30 points with eight assists, five rebounds and three triples Saturday against the Pacers.
Insight: Knight played 39 minutes Saturday after sitting out Thursday. In his last 30 games, the 22-year-old has put up 20.2 points, 5.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 threes and 1.1 steals per game. His numbers are very similar to the man he was traded for, Brandon Jennings, but he's making nearly $4 million less than the Pistons guard this season.
Brandon Knight, G2/22/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight is starting Saturday's game.
Insight: Knight sat out Thursday with a cut on his heel and was a true game-time decision Saturday, as the team didn't make a decision until after he warmed up.
Caron Butler, F2/22/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler (ankle) will miss Saturday's game, according to Bucks announcer Ted Davis.
Insight: Butler and Brandon Knight were true game-time decisions. They both warmed up and the team didn't make a decision until right at 8:30 p.m. Butler played 30 mpg and averaged 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes the last two games, but he's still dealing with ankle soreness. Khris Middleton will see more playing time with Butler out.
Ramon Sessions, G2/22/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Ramon Sessions will make his Bucks debut Saturday, according to the Bucks on Twitter.
Insight: As will Jeff Adrien. Milwaukee picked up both players from Charlotte Thursday for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour. Sessions will join Nate Wolters as backups to Brandon Knight once Knight (heel) is healthy.
Brandon Knight, G2/21/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Brandon Knight's cut foot seems to be improving. He's hopeful about playing Saturday versus Indiana. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Nate Wolters started in his place Thursday against Denver. Knight has posted 20 or more points in five of his last seven games. If he's playing Saturday, you'd be wise to start him.
Brandon Knight, G2/20/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight won't compete Thursday against Denver. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Knight injured his heel in the shower earlier this week and will need a couple more days to heal up (no pun intended). This would have been a good spot for Gary Neal but he was traded to Charlotte earlier today. Instead Nate Wolters will start at the point with Caron Butler slotting in as the two-guard.
Gary Neal, G2/20/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shipped Gary Neal to Charlotte Thursday as part of a four-team trade. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Neal (10.0 ppg) had been the subject of trade rumors for weeks but we doubt this is what he had in mind. It's a better situation than Milwaukee but not the contender he was hoping for. Either way, Neal's stats should stay about the same.
Ramon Sessions, G2/20/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: The Bobcats sent Ramon Sessions to the Bucks Thursday as part of a four-player swap. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Former UConn forward Jeff Adrien is also headed to Milwaukee. Sessions (10.5 ppg, 3.7 apg) will backup Brandon Knight at point guard. He shouldn't see much of a fantasy boost with his new squad.
O.J. Mayo, G2/19/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee coach Larry Drew said he's going to have to allow guard O.J. Mayo to "play his way into shape," according to foxsports.com. Mayo missed nine straight games due to an illness and was a DNP-CD Tuesday.
Insight: "We have tried to bring him along slowly from a conditioning standpoint, but we are going to have to anticipate that the minutes he is out there that he is going to be pretty winded," Drew said prior to Tuesday's game. "I think right now it is just one of those situations where we are just going to have to allow him to play his way into shape." Mayo has averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/19/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo was available to play Tuesday after missing the last nine games with an illness but he was a DNP-Coach's Decision.
Insight: Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
John Henson, C2/19/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Bucks center John Henson (foot) had nine points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes Tuesday in his return to the lineup.
Insight: Henson missed the Bucks' last game before the All-Star break. With Larry Sanders out for at least the next six weeks, Henson should see 30+ minutes per game going forward. Even with an average of just 28 minutes this season, the 23-year-old has managed 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 rejections per game.
Caron Butler, F2/18/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler played well Tuesday in his return from an ankle injury.
Insight: Butler produced 21 points off the bench. Incredibly, 13 of his 15 field goal attempts (including all seven of his made field goals) came from beyond the arc. He'll have another chance to shoot the lights out Thursday versus Denver.
Nate Wolters, G2/18/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: The Bucks decided to take a break from tanking and win for a change Tuesday against Orlando. And for that, shooting guard Nate Wolters deserves most of the credit.
Insight: Wolters actually came within striking distance of his first career triple-double (15 points, seven rebounds, eight assists). The 40 minutes Wolters logged Tuesday were his second-most of the season (41 against Orlando again on January 31st). The rookie out of South Dakota State has scored 14 or more points in three of his last four games.
Brandon Knight, G2/18/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee point guard Brandon Knight is active for Tuesday's game against Orlando. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Knight's status had been in question after cutting his foot in the shower. He's scored 20 or more in five of his last six games. Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to start him against a pitiful Magic squad.
John Henson, C2/18/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks center John Henson is expected to play Tuesday against the Magic. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, FoxSportsWisconsin
Insight: Henson missed Milwaukee's last game after aggravating his sprained ankle. He had a productive outing last time he played Orlando (ten points, nine boards, five blocks) and should be able to reward fantasy owners again on Tuesday.
Larry Sanders, C2/18/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: According to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com, Bucks coach Larry Drew thinks Larry Sanders (face) won't be able to do any basketball activities for six weeks.
Insight: Sanders has been ruled out for at least six weeks due to a fractured orbital bone. If he's unable to do anything during that time his conditioning will fall behind, making him unlikely to play again this season.
Ekpe Udoh, F2/18/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Orlando due to a swollen right knee.
Insight: Udoh hasn't played just once since Jan 24. and provides only minimal numbers - 3.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg.
O.J. Mayo, G2/18/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) practiced Monday and has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Mayo missed the last nine games before the All-Star break due to a flu bug and is now trying to regain his conditioning. The guard averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
Luke Ridnour, G2/18/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour is probable for Tuesday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Ridnour has been dealing with back spasms and hasn't played much of late - just 25 total minutes since Jan 29. He's rumored to be on the trading block so could be showcased Tuesday with the deadline just a couple of days away.
Caron Butler, F2/17/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (ankle) practiced Monday and is probable for Tuesday's game, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Butler missed the last four games due to a high ankle sprain. He has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January and can be dropped in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/17/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) practiced Monday and is questionable for Tuesday's game, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Mayo missed the last nine games before the All-Star break due to a flu bug and is now trying to regain his conditioning. The guard averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
John Henson, C2/17/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson (ankle) practiced Monday, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson (11.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game after missing his 12th game of the season last Wednesday. He should have a chance to play more than his 28-mpg average with Larry Sanders out for at least six weeks with a broken orbital bone.
Gary Neal, G2/15/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal is a candidate to be dealt before next week's trade deadline. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: This could be the reason Neal got so much playing time Wednesday against New Orleans (29 minutes). It also means that the good times won't last for long. If Neal gets traded to a contender, he'll probably be buried on the bench, ruining any fantasy value that he may have had.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/15/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, Ersan Ilyasova wants Milwaukee to trade him.
Insight: Ilyasova (10.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg) isn't interested in being with the Bucks while they rebuild. ESPN's Nick Borges mentioned Houston as a possible landing spot for the Turkish forward.
Larry Sanders, C2/14/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Larry Sanders will be out a minimum of six weeks after surgery on a fractured orbital bone, according to beat reporter Aron Yohannes.
Insight: At least its not a season-ending injury. With Ersan Ilyasova (back) out as well and John Henson struggling with a sore foot, Zaza Pachulia could have fantasy value.
Brandon Knight, GHot2/12/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight has scored 22 or more points in five of his last six games.
Insight: Knight has been the best player on the NBA's worst team, averaging 18.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game since Nov. 29. He had 22 points and nine assists Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Gary Neal, G2/12/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Gary Neal has scored 35 points over his last two games.
Insight: Neal played just 13 games from Nov. 30 to Feb. 8 and averaged 16.4 minutes and 7.3 points in that span, but the Bucks have moved him up the depth chart ahead of Luke Ridnour, probably in an attempt to boost his trade value.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/12/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (back) will play Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Insight: He sat out Monday because of a sore back. The 26-year-old has been frequently injured this season and dogged by inconsistency when he has played. He's shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and averaging 26.8 minutes, 10 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/12/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is questionable to play Wednesday against the Pelicans. SOURCE: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He sat out Monday because of a sore back. Ilyasova has registered double-digit rebounds in two of his last three games so he could be worth a look if he ends up playing on Wednesday.
Luke Ridnour, G2/11/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed that Luke Ridnour was 100 percent healthy Monday. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ridnour missed Saturday's game due to a back injury and picked up a DNP-Coach's Decision Monday against Boston. He hasn't played more than 21 minutes in a game since Jan. 18 and can be dropped in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/11/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: A flu bug has afflicted Mayo for more than two weeks, which seems like an extremely long time. Something else might be going on here. Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes per game in his last 20 games and isn't worth holding in most leagues.
Caron Butler, F2/11/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (ankle) will not play Wednesday against New Orleans, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Butler last played on Feb. 3 and is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January and can be dropped in all leagues.
John Henson, C2/11/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson injured his right ankle/foot late in Monday's loss to the Celtics and will miss Wednesday's game versus the Pelicans.
Insight: Henson originally was diagnosed with a sprained ankle but he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that it's more of a foot injury. With Larry Sanders (broken orbital bone) already watching from the sidelines, Zaza Pachulia will be asked to carry the load for the struggling Bucks (1-9 in their last ten).
Zaza Pachulia, C2/11/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia got the start at center Monday night against Boston and will likely see most of the workload against New Orleans on Wednesday.
Insight: Pachulia is capable of putting up a low double-double given that he'll probably play close to 35 minutes. He's getting this opportunity because of injuries to Larry Sanders and John Henson.
John Henson, C2/11/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson injured his right ankle/foot late in Monday's loss to the Celtics and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: He told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that it was more of a foot injury than the ankle. With Larry Sanders already watching from the sidelines, Zaza Pachulia will be expected to carry the load.
John Henson, C2/10/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson sprained his right ankle late in Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Insight: With Larry Sanders already out with a broken facial bone, the Bucks can ill-afford to lose another center. If Henson is out for an extended period of time, Zaza Pachulia and Ekpe Udoh will have to man the low post for Milwaukee.
Zaza Pachulia, C2/10/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Zaza Pachulia got the start at center Monday night against Boston.
Insight: It looks like Pachulia is being rewarded for his 12-point, 10-rebound effort Saturday against Houston. Either that, or the Bucks are just extremely undermanned with Ersan Ilyasova (back) and Larry Sanders (broken orbital bone) both out with injuries.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/10/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: You won't see Ersan Ilyasova on the court Monday against Boston. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: The Bucks forward is sitting out with a sore back. It's awful timing as Ilyasova probably would have started in Larry Sanders' place (out with a broken orbital bone). Either way, both absences are good for John Henson, who will get as many minutes as he can handle in the low post.
Larry Sanders, C2/10/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Larry Sanders is out indefinitely with a fractured orbital bone. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: It's not a season-ending injury but it should keep Sanders on the shelf for a while. With Ersan Ilyasova (back) out as well, it's anyone guess who the Bucks will start at power forward Monday against Boston.
Luke Ridnour, G2/10/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Bucks backup point guard Luke Ridnour is dealing with a bad back and is questionable for Monday's game against Boston.
Insight: Ridnour doesn't have much fantasy value these days, although with all the injuries to the Bucks roster if he was healthy he'd see his minutes. Bucks will probably spread his minutes around to Nate Wolters and Gary Neal, but Brandon Knight is the Bucks' backcourt guy to have.
Larry Sanders, C2/9/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (right eye contusion) is questionable for Monday's game, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Sanders took a shot to the face from James Harden in the first quarter Saturday night and didn't return due to blurred vision in his right eye. The 25-year-old center came into Saturday's game averaging 32 minutes, 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last five games.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/9/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (back spasms) is questionable for Monday's game, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ilyasova has alternated being inconsistent and injured this season. John Henson moved into the starting lineup in his place Saturday.
Zaza Pachulia, C2/8/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia had 12 points, 10 boards, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes Saturday against the Rockets.
Insight: Pachulia had to play extra minutes after Larry Sanders left the game in the first quarter with an eye injury. Pachulia would be in line to take Sanders' minutes if Sanders cannot play Monday, though he probably will be available.
Khris Middleton, FHot2/8/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton has averaged 21.3 ppg his last three games. He had 20 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Middleton has scored 10+ points in 10 straight games after doing that just once in 10 games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 19.
Larry Sanders, C2/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders has been ruled out for the rest of Saturday's game due to an eye injury. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders took a shot to the face from James Harden in the first quarter. He was considered probable to return at first but is dealing with blurred vision. The 25-year-old center came into Saturday's game averaging 32 minutes, 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last five games.
Larry Sanders, C2/8/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders went to the locker room in the first quarter Saturday night after taking a shot to the face from James Harden, but he is probable to return for the second half. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders was poked in the eye and should be fine. The 25-year-old center came into Saturday's game averaging 32 minutes, 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last five games.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/8/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova couldn't finish Wednesday's game due to a back injury and will not play Saturday against Houston, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova has alternated being inconsistent and injured this season. John Henson will move into the starting lineup Saturday and should be started in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/8/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) said he's still a few days away, according to a C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: A flu bug has afflicted Mayo for two weeks, which seems like an extremely long time. Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes per game in his last 20 games and isn't worth holding in most leagues.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/8/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova couldn't finish Wednesday's game due to a back injury and is questionable for Saturday's game against Houston.
Insight: Ilyasova has frustrated fantasy owners, dropping more than three points per game and a couple of rebounds from last season's statistics, but has been player better over the past week. Now this.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/6/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova couldn't finish Wednesday's game due to a back injury.
Insight: Ilyasova has frustrated fantasy owners, dropping more than three points per game and a couple of rebounds from last season's statistics, but has been player better over the past week. Now this.
Nate Wolters, G2/5/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Nate Wolters (illness) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against the Nuggets, according to Bucks announcer Ted Davis.
Insight: Wolters was out of the rotation for the first half of January but he worked his way back in and has played 29.3 minutes per game in his last three games. If he has to miss Wednesday's game his minutes will be given to Luke Ridnour, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Gary Neal.
John Henson, C2/5/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson (wrist) will play Wednesday night.
Insight: Henson (12.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 bpg) has sat out the last three games with a sprained wrist and during that time Zaza Pachulia returned to the lineup to further complicate Milwaukee's rotation. Look for Henson to remain in the 26-28 minutes per game range.
Caron Butler, F2/4/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler is out indefinitely due to a left high ankle sprain, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: Butler has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January. His minutes will be absorbed by multiple players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova.
John Henson, C2/4/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson returned to practice on Tuesday and expects to play Wednesday against Denver. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Henson (12.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 rpg) has sat out the last three games with a sprained wrist. His double-double potential makes him a must-start when healthy.
O.J. Mayo, G2/4/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) didn't practice Tuesday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: A flu bug has afflicted Mayo for two weeks, which seems like an extremely long time. However, Bucks beat writer Andrew Gruman says he has no proof of something else (like a dispute with coaches) keeping Mayo out and won't speculate. Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes per game in his last 20 games and isn't worth holding in most leagues.
Gary Neal, G2/4/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Gary Neal left Tuesday's practice with a stiff back and should eb regarded as questionable for Wednesday game at Denver, according to beat writer Andrew Gruman.
Insight: Neal has never been able to get his scoring average to the 10.0 ppg mark and adding 1.8 rpg and 1.5 apg won't get him onto fantasy radars even when healthy.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F2/3/2014 11:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes Monday against the Knicks.
Insight: The rookie has been inconsistent, sandwiching a three-point game with two 15-pointers and failing to score in double figures in two straight since Jan. 18-19, but he still has the potential to be a solid contributor in a handful of categories.
Caron Butler, F2/3/2014 11:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler suffered a sprained left ankle Monday against the Knicks, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com
Insight: Butler has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January. If he has to miss a game his minutes will be absorbed by multiple players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova.
O.J. Mayo, G2/3/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo will miss his fifth straight game due to an illness.
Insight: Mayo has had a miserable season, shooting 39.6 percent from the field. He saw reduced playing time in January, playing just 22.5 minutes per game.
John Henson, C2/3/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (sprained right wrist) will not play Monday night against the Knicks.
Insight: He'll join O.J. Mayo and Ekpe Udoh on the sidelines. There should be plenty of shots for Brandon Knight and Ersan Ilyasova.
Brandon Knight, GHot2/2/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: After dealing with a nagging hamstring strain the first month of the season, Bucks guard Brandon Knight has averaged 33 minutes, 18.1 points, 4.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 threes and 1.1 steals in his last 33 games.
Insight: Knight's injury limited him to six games and five ppg from Oct. 30 to Nov. 27, but he has been one of the bright spots on the worst team in the NBA. Knight is the only Bucks player whose role and minutes have remainded static.
John Henson, C2/1/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (sprained right wrist) is not expected to play Saturday against Memphis, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: With Henson out Friday and Ersan Ilyasova limited to 20 minutes by a leg injury, Larry Sanders played 33 minutes, Caron Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo played 29 apiece and Khris Middleton saw 25.
John Henson, C1/31/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (sprained right wrist) is not expected to play Saturday against Memphis, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: With Henson out Friday and Ersan Ilyasova limited to 20 minutes by a leg injury, Larry Sanders played 33 minutes, Caron Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo played 29 apiece and Khris Middleton saw 25.
Larry Sanders, C1/31/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders had his best game of the season Friday against Orlando, scoring 10 points, grabbing nine boards, blocking four shots and picking up four steals.
Insight: Sanders has played 33 minutes in back-to-back games and averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals. Fantasy owners have to hope Zaza Pachulia's return to action doesn't cause Sanders' playing time to decrease.
Caron Butler, F1/31/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler had 20 points, four rebounds and four threes Friday at Orlando.
Insight: With John Henson sidelined by a sprained wrist and Ersan Ilyasova limited to 20 minutes with a leg injury, Butler saw 29 minutes Friday. However, the Bucks rotation is constantly changing and no one can really be trusted.
Nate Wolters, G1/31/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew started Nate Wolters at one of the guard spots Friday night and Wolters ended up turning in eight points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 41 minutes of action.
Insight: Luke Ridnour was a DNP-Coach's Decision as Drew once again juggled his rotation. If Wolters continues to play it will come at the expense of Ridnour and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
John Henson, C1/31/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson will sit out Friday with a sprained right wrist, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson is being held back by Milwaukee's plethora of big men. He has been in and out of the starting lineup lately and averaged just 23.8 minutes per game his last 10 games. Still, he managed to put up 10.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.8 bpg in that stretch.
Zaza Pachulia, C1/31/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (fractured foot) will not play Friday, though he's getting close. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: The last thing fantasy owners of John Henson or Larry Sanders need is another big man taking up minutes, but Pachulia has resumed practicing after missing the last eight weeks. He won't see enough time to be fantasy relevant but will impact the value of Henson and Sanders.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/31/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game due after getting through the shootaround in the morning.
Insight: Ilyasova has frustrated fantasy owners, dropping more than three points per game and a couple of rebounds from last season's statistics.
Ekpe Udoh, F1/31/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh sprained his left ankle will keep him out of Friday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Udoh hasn't played since Jan 24. and provides only minimal numbers - 3.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/30/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova is questionable for Friday's game due to a leg injury, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com. He was kicked in the leg during Wednesday's game and coach Larry Drew wants to evaluate him at shootaround Friday before determining his status.
Insight: Owning Ilyasova is becoming increasingly frustrating, as he's either offering inconsistent production or getting injured.
O.J. Mayo, G1/30/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. is not traveling with the team for their two-game road trip to Orlando and Memphis due to the flu, according to beat writer Andrew Gruman.
Insight: Mayo's fantasy value hasn't been this low since 2010 with Memphis. He's averaging 12.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova had 27 points, four boards and three threes Wednesday against Phoenix.
Insight: Ilyasova continues to be maddeningly inconsistent. He followed up a 29-point game on Jan. 13 by averaging 6.5 ppg in his next six, and now he has produced 21.5 ppg his last two games.
Larry Sanders, C1/29/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (illness) said he'll play Wednesday, but admitted he doesn't have much energy, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders will come off the bench. The center has averaged just 24.7 minutes, 6.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 17 games this season.
Larry Sanders, C1/29/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Larry Sanders was back at shootaround today after missing Tuesday's practice because of the flu. He expects to play Wednesday versus Phoenix. SOURCE: Bucks PR on Twitter
Insight: Sanders has played exactly 21 minutes in each of his last three games. With John Henson emerging as one of the Bucks' best young players, we don't anticipate that number increasing anytime soon. For fantasy purposes, you better look elsewhere.
O.J. Mayo, G1/29/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. won't be available for Wednesday night's game against the Suns. SOURCE: Bucks PR on Twitter
Insight: It's the second game in a row he's missed with an illness. Mayo's fantasy value has never been lower. It's pointless to waste a roster spot on him at this point.
Larry Sanders, C1/28/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Bucks big man Larry Sanders is questionable for Wednesday's game against Phoenix. He and guard O.J. Mayo are suffering from illness.
Insight: Sanders (6.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.8 bpg) will likely continue to backup John Henson at center. There's no reason to have him in your lineup.
O.J. Mayo, G1/28/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is questionable for Wednesday's game against Phoenix after missing Monday due to illness.
Insight: After a solid season in Dallas in 2012-13, Mayo's production has taken a hit with Milwaukee dropping more than three points and a couple of rebounds per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F1/25/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo says he's starting Saturday despite dealing with a sore back, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Antetokounmpo aggravated the injury Friday but will try to play through it. He has averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over his last seven games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F1/25/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo aggravated a back injury during Friday's loss to Cleveland. Look for him to be a game-time decision tonight against the Hawks. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: If Antetokounmpo has to sit out, it would open up a spot in the starting lineup for O.J. Mayo. As bad as Mayo (12.5 ppg) has been this season, it would be hard for anyone to have a bad game against the injury-depleted Hawks.

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