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Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Three steals, two blocks in win
DiVincenzo recorded six points (3-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt), three rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in 23 minutes during Friday's 114-102 win over the Cavaliers.
DiVincenzo matched his best steal and block totals while earning 20-plus minutes for the first time since Nov. 6. The rookie earned at least 20 minutes in seven of the first 10 contests to begin the season, but his role has been much more inconsistent of late. Given that the injuries recently suffered by Khris Middleton (finger) and Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) don't appear too serious, it's unlikely DiVincenzo can be relied on in most leagues.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' George Hill: Plays 24 minutes in Friday's win
Hill had two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 24 minutes during Friday's 114-102 win over the Cavaliers.
Hill struggled offensively but earned the most minutes among the five reserves who saw the floor. Khris Middleton (finger) and Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) were both sidelined for this one, but Hill will likely surpass the likes of fill-in starters Pat Connaughton and Tony Snell (in terms of playing time) once he settles in and gets up to speed.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Career-high 44 points in win
Antetokounmpo accumulated 44 points (14-19 FG, 16-21 FT), 14 rebounds, eight assists, and two blocks in 38 minutes during Friday's 114-102 win over the Cavaliers.
Antetokounmpo matched his career high scoring total while attempting more free throws than field goals and falling two dimes shy of a triple-double. It was a spectacular all-around performance from Antetokounmpo, who continues to build a strong MVP case.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Pat Connaughton: Well-rounded line in Friday's win
Connaughton tallied six points (2-8 FG, 2-7 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 30 minutes during Friday's 114-102 win over the Cavaliers.
Connaughton drew the start with Khris Middleton (finger) and Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) sidelined, and the 25-year-old wing finished with a season high in assists while swiping two steals for the third time through 23 appearances. Connaughton is managing career-high per-game averages across the board. Nevertheless, given the combination of the team's depth and Connaughton's inconsistent role, he's only worth targeting in deeper leagues.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Tony Snell: Plays 27 minutes in Friday's win
Snell provided six points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 114-102 win over the Cavaliers.
Snell drew the start with Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) and Khris Middleton (finger) out and earned a season high minute total. Snell has seen 20-plus minutes in four of the last six games after doing so just three times in the first 22 games of the campaign. Nevertheless, Snell remains a lackluster option in most formats.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Tony Snell: Enters starting lineup
Snell will start Friday's game against the Cavaliers.
Snell will join the starting five with Khris Middleton (finger) and Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) out due to injury. Snell is averaging 19.2 minutes over his previous five games but could be in line for more run in Cleveland with Milwaukee playing short-handed.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Pat Connaughton: Starting Friday
Connaughton will start Friday against the Cavaliers.
With both Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) and Khris Middleton (finger) out, coach Mike Budenholzer is opting to start Connaughton and Tony Snell. Connaughton caught a DNP-CD during the Bucks' most recent contest, but it seems an increased role is in store for Friday. When seeing at least 20 minutes this season, he's averaging 9.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon: Out with hamstring soreness
Brogdon is listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers due to left hamstring soreness.
Brogdon is a late and surprising addition to the injury report, but it doesn't appear the injury is anything too serious. With Khris Middleton (finger) also sidelined Friday, Sterling Brown, Pat Connaughton and Tony Snell should all be in line for extended roles on the wing and in the backcourt.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Khris Middleton: Out with finger injury
Middleton is out for Friday's matchup against the Cavaliers due to a right finger sprain.
Middleton is a late addition to Friday's injury report. He suffered the injury during the first game of the season and aggravated it recently. With both him and Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) out of the picture against Cleveland, Sterling Brown, George Hill, Tony Snell and Pat Connaughton could also see expanded workloads.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Sterling Brown: Holding steady bench role
Brown played 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Indiana and continues to see steady run off the bench.
Brown was in and out of the rotation over the first month-plus of the season, but he's now played at least 22 minutes in four of his last six games and hasn't dipped below 16 minutes in that span. While Brown isn't much of a fantasy contributor, his versatility on the defensive end look to have propelled him over Donte DiVincenzo and Pat Connaughton -- at least for the time being. In Wednesday's game, Brown led all bench players in minutes, while George Hill (22 minutes) and Tony Snell (11) also saw the floor ahead of DiVincenzo and Connaughton, who were both DNP-CDs.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Pat Connaughton: DNP in loss to Pacers
Connaughton did not play in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Connaughton was fully available after dealing with a minor knee injury, but neither he nor Donte DiVincenzo saw the floor, as the Bucks rolled with a 10-man rotation for the duration of the game. This comes in the wake of Milwaukee acquiring George Hill last week, so it's worth monitoring how the trade will impact both players going forward. For now, Hill, Sterling Brown (27 minutes Wednesday) and Tony Snell (11 minutes) look to have the edge as backups to Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Khris Middleton: Flirts with double-double
Middleton collected 10 points (4-18 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 113-97 loss to the Pacers.
Middleton was atrocious shooting the ball Wednesday night, failing to register a three and shooting just 33 percent inside the arc. While inefficient, Middleton has a clear role on this offense, so regardless of his efficiency, he should continue to see opportunity and minutes going forward.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Double-doubles Wednesday
Antetokounmpo produced 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 10 rebounds and seven assists across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 113-97 loss to the Pacers.
After being held out last game with a neck issue, Antetokounmpo was able to play Wednesday night, although looked little like himself during the game. He still managed a double-double, but he passed up many shots and took a back seat on the offensive end of the court. Hopefully his health will approve and he will be more aggressive going forward.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Leads team with 26 points
Bledsoe posted 26 points (11-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, two steals, one rebound and one block across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 113-97 loss to the Pacers.
Bledsoe was the only source of offense in this game for the Bucks, as he missed just two shots inside arc all night. His strong effort will need better support if the Bucks hope to get a win next time out against the Cavs.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' George Hill: Will be in regular rotation
Hill, according to coach Mike Budenholzer, "is going to be a part of [the Bucks'] regular rotation."
Hill made his team debut Monday against the Cavaliers, playing 13 minutes and posting two points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal. That seems like it will be the floor as far as minutes are concerned for Hill, who had just got traded to Milwaukee over the weekend. If he starts trending toward 20-plus minutes per night, Tony Snell, Pat Connaughton and other backcourt/wing players could see their workloads reduced.... See More ... See Less