An exam Sunday revealed that Antetokounmpo suffered an avulsion fracture to his right patella tendon and will miss at least the next two weeks.
Antetokounmpo will be reevaluated following the two weeks to determine what is next for him. While he's not typically a huge contributor in the rotation, his absence will leave the Bucks down some bench depth to open the playoffs.
Antetokounmpo has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Bulls due to right patella tendon soreness.
Antetokounmpo went to the locker room in the third quarter of Sunday's contest and was ruled out shortly after. It's not yet clear whether his injury will impact his availability for the start of the playoffs.
Antetokounmpo added three points (3-4 FT) and two steals during Monday's loss to the Spurs.
This was Antetokounmpo's third straight outing with exactly three points, as the forward has gone seven for his last 10 at the charity stripe. Since April 24 against Philadelphia, Antetokounmpo has totaled 13 points and 12 rebounds in seven appearances.
Antetokounmpo finished Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies with one point (0-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 22 minutes.
Antetokounmpo has played a larger role this season than most anticipated, and Wednesday marked his fifth straight game seeing at least 18 minutes. Of course, the absence of his younger brother has been a major factor of late, but Antetokounmpo is averaging nearly 15 minutes per game in 16 appearances since the break. Occasionally, Antetokounmpo can make for a reasonable DFS flyer -- he posted 23 points, 10 boards, five assists and two steals against the Knicks on March 27 -- but for the most part, he can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Antetokounmpo will get a rare start at power forward in Friday's game against the Hornets, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.
Antetokounmpo will start in place of his brother, Giannis (knee), as the Bucks will be without their entire usual starting lineup. He shined in his only other start this season by accumulating 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists across 37 minutes.
Antetokounmpo recorded 23 points (8-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals across 37 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Knicks.
When looking at the stat line at first glance, that could've easily been a performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee), but the two-time MVP winner was out of this game and as it turns out, this was his brother's outing. It was Antetokounmpo's best performance of the season by a wide margin, and while he should remain as a bench piece for the Bucks, he is slowly showing signs of being able to contribute as a rotation piece on a nightly basis for Milwaukee -- even if his fantasy upside will likely remain minimal once the team gets healthier.
Antetokounmpo will start Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Brook Lopez is the only regular Bucks starter available, so Antetokounmpo will make his first start of the season and the third of his career. Per 36 minutes this season, he's averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals.
Antetokounmpo scored 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with five rebounds, three assists and one block in a 122-114 loss to the Celtics on Friday.
Antetokounmpo scored a new career-high point total across his 17 minutes. The forward took advantage of an increased role with Bobby Portis (COVID-19 protocols) and P.J. Tucker (calf) both out. Antetokounmpo also attempted a season-high number of shots, as he saw plenty of opportunities as the Celtics had a commanding lead throughout the fourth quarter.
Antetokounmpo posted four points (2-2 FG), two rebounds, one steal and one block during Thursday's win over Memphis.
Antetokounmpo made the most of his limited minutes in this one, as the forward dropped his first points in three games. Antetokounmpo has now totaled 20 points dating back to Feb. 18.
Antetokounmpo posted three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds over 15 minutes in Friday's 98-85 win over the Thunder.
Antetokounmpo had more playing time than usual Friday, and he was relatively productive during the win over Oklahoma City. The 28-year-old has now totaled 23 minutes over the past two games, but he hasn't been a very viable fantasy contributor off the bench.
Antetokounmpo played only six minutes, but he contributed two points (1-1 FG), six rebounds, one assist and one block Monday in the Bucks' 134-106 win over the Trail Blazers.
The Bucks turned the game into a runaway by the fourth quarter, allowing head coach Mike Budenholzer to find minutes for Antetokounmpo for the first time in five games. The 28-year-old piled up stats upon checking into the game with 5:56 remaining on the clock, but he's unlikely to be rewarded with a rotation spot in more competitive contests. Bobby Portis is seemingly solidified as the top backup at either frontcourt spot behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez.
Antetokounmpo finished with eight points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four boards, and four assists in 18 minutes of a 126-113 win against Washington on Tuesday.
Antetokounmpo saw his first action since the season restarted and brought valuable energy to a team that had lacked it through it's first six games in Orlando. Antetokounmpo received his extended look thanks to Milwaukee holding a number of its regulars out of the lineup. With the No. 1 seed locked up, he could see the floor again on Thursday against Memphis in the seeding round finale.
Antetokounmpo did not practice Friday due to head soreness, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Antetokounmpo was dunked on during Thursday's scrimmage against the Spurs and hit his head on the floor. Initial fears were a concussion, but he passed protocol and sat out just due to soreness. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's scrimmage against the Kings.
Antetokounmpo started and played a career-high 19 minutes Monday in the Bucks' 109-95 loss to the Nuggets, finishing with nine points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
Milwaukee ruled out three players with injuries and held out four other regular rotation members for rest purposes in the second half of the back-to-back set, allowing Antetokounmpo to crack the starting five for the second time this season. The 27-year-old turned in a well-rounded line in his most extensive NBA action to date, but the performance probably won't translate to consistent minutes with Milwaukee. He'll likely drop back out of the rotation for the Bucks' next game Thursday versus the Celtics.
Antetokounmpo is starting Monday's game against the Nuggets, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
Antetokounmpo will surprisingly step into the starting five with the Bucks missing a handful of players due to injury, including Eric Bledsoe (knee) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee). This marks his second start of the 2019-20 campaign.
Antetokounmpo is starting Friday's game against the Nuggets, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Antetokounmpo isn't expected to see much playing time in this one, but with it being Greek Night at the Fiserv Forum, coach Mike Budenholzer is giving him the start. Brook Lopez will come off the bench as a result.
Antetokounmpo (illness) is listed as available for Monday's game against the Knicks.
The Bucks previously listed Antetokounmpo as out for a fourth straight contest on account of the stomach illness, but he evidently showed enough improvement at the team's morning shootaround to get the green light to play Monday. Though Antetokounmpo seems to be over the illness, he's not a lock to see any playing time versus New York if the game remains reasonably competitive throughout.
Antetokounmpo (illness) won't play Saturday against the Hornets.
Antetokounmpo continues to miss time due to an illness. His next opportunity to play arrives Monday against the Knicks.
Antetokounmpo (illness) will not play Friday against the Cavaliers.
Antetokounmpo will be sidelined for a second straight game on account of the illness, but even in times of better health, he hasn't factored into coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation.
Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks after coming down with the stomach flu.
The elder Antetokounmpo brother has only appeared in three of the Bucks' games this season, averaging just 4.3 minutes. Even if he recovers from the ailment in time for the 8 p.m. ET tipoff, Antetokounmpo won't be in line for any minutes while the game remains competitive.
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