Antetokounmpo (ankle) will play and start Wednesday's preseason opener against the Bulls, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Antetokounmpo dealt with a minor ankle injury over the last few days, but was never expected to miss any time. He's officially been cleared for Wednesday's exhibition opener and will take on his typical spot in the top unit. That said, those playing preseason DFS may want to keep in mind the fact that Antetokounmpo could have some restrictions considering the game doesn't mean anything and the Bucks likely don't want to risk any sort of aggravation.
Antetokounmpo (ankle) will likely play Wednesday against the Bulls, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Bucks held Antetokounmpo out of Saturday's scrimmage because of a minor ankle injury as a precaution, but the superstar appears good to go for the preseason opener. Even if he does take the court, expect Milwaukee to limit his minutes in a meaningless exhibition.
Antetokounmpo (undisclosed), who missed Saturday's scrimmage, is dealing with a minor injury, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Hopefully they're able to practice the beginning of next week," head coach Mike Budenholzer said about Antetokounmpo and Sterling Brown. "I don't think it's anything too serious."
Antetokounmpo was surprisingly held out of Saturday's intra-squad scrimmage, though it appears the Bucks are simply going to be extremely cautious with their superstar. The expectation that he practices at the start of next week is encouraging and that should put him in line to take the court for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Bulls. Still, if Antetokounmpo is dealing with any sort of discomfort at all in the coming few days, there's a decent chance the Bucks decide to hold him out of Wednesday's contest. Tentatively consider him questionable for now.
Antetokounmpo had 22 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 41 minutes during Saturday's 112-96 loss to the Celtics.
Antetokounmpo rounded out his season with a solid effort on both ends of the floor. Unfortunately for the Bucks, their season is done and not really the way the had hoped for. Antetokounmpo did not live up to the hype, on the whole, this season but part of that is due to the coaching change and the lack of depth in the squad. He will likely remain an elite fantasy asset next season but the team is going to have to look at restructuring if they hope to match it with the elite teams.
Antetokounmpo tallied 16 points (5-10 FG, 6-9 FT), 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks across 41 minutes during a 92-87 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday.
Antetokounmpo fell just one assist shy of a triple-double during the Game 5 loss. The 16 points marked his lowest total so far of the series, as did his 10 field goal attempts. Expect a higher point total for Antetokounmpo as the team returns home for Game 6 on the brink of elimination.
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