Bucks' Jabari Parker: Scores 18 points in Monday's loss
Parker produced 18 points (7-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one assist across 32 minutes in Monday's 102-78 preseason loss to the Pistons.
Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo (21 points, six rebounds) have been stellar throughout the preseason, but the duo received little support from their mates Monday, with the rest of the roster combining to shoot 16-of-55 (29%) from the field. The long-term absence of Khris Middleton (hamstring) could end up crippling the Bucks' playoff hopes, but from a fantasy standout, it should prove beneficial to Parker, who has stepped up during the exhibition schedule as the top sidekick to Antetokounmpo. He's averaged 16.8 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 assists across 27.4 minutes per game in the preseason.