Milwaukee Bucks

Eastern Central

Khris Middleton is declining his $13 million player option. He is expected to command either a five-year max from the Bucks or a four-year max from another team on the open market. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Middleton's fantasy relevance next year hinges on if he stays with the Bucks or if he leaves for a new team. He has the opportunity for more fantasy output if he signs with a team that has a less solidified lineup than the Bucks. If he re-signs, he should put up similar numbers from last season.

Category: Transactions


Eric Bledsoe stuffs the stat sheet in Wednesday nights win over the Pistons. He finished with 27 points, six assists, four rebounds, and three steals, in 28 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Bledsoe shot the ball 11-for-19, and continues to show how underrated he has been all year for the Bucks. While playing alongside two All-Stars, the Bucks point guard will try to continue to impose his will on the Pistons, and take a 3-0 lead on Saturday the 20th.

Category: Game Recaps


Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed 12 boards, in the 120-99 win over the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: What more can be said at this point? The MVP hopeful seems to be the best player on the court any time he plays, and with a 2-0 series lead on the Pistons, the Bucks star could see some extra rest while waiting for the second round, if series continues to finish how it looks now. In the meantime, look for him to steamroll whoever is in front of him.

Category: Game Recaps


Nikola Mirotic is expected to play in Game 1 against the Detroit Pistons as he returns from a fractured thumb. (Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Mirotic back, Ersan Ilyasova and Pau Gasol figure to take a hit in value and minutes. Mirotic is a risky DFS option in this series until we see he's healthy and a factor for the Bucks.

Category: Injury Updates


Brook Lopez had seven points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in 30 minutes on Saturday. He shot 2-of-8 from the field with one three-pointer during the 133-128 loss to the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez has started all 80 games for the Bucks this season. He has been held to single-digits in each of the last two games despite still playing about 30 minutes per night. If he suits up for the last two games and other key players are out for rest, Lopez could see increased output to finish off the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ersan Ilyasova (back) is likely to play on Thursday against the Sixers. (Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ilyasova should be back out there on Thursday, which will result in less minutes for dynamic rookie DJ Wilson.

Category: Injury Updates


George Hill scored 22 points off the bench Monday night, hitting 8-of-11 shots from the field. He also chipped in with two rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 27 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Hill has seen involvement increase recently as the Bucks have been dealing with a litany of injuries. He should continue to see some significant playing time as the Bucks prepare for a playoff run.

Category: Game Recaps


Tony Snell (ankle) is out for Monday's matchup with the Nets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Snell has missed four straight now and could be out until the playoffs at this point. Giannis and Khris Middleton are in danger of missing tonight as well so look out for Sterling Brown in DFS if both fail to get out there.

Category: Injury Updates


Sterling Brown scored eight points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his first start of the season for the Bucks Tuesday night. He also contributed three assists, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Brown made a solid contribution in his first start. The Bucks are dealing with numerous injuries and may tinker with the starting lineup down the home stretch of the regular season, but Brown should continue to be a part of the rotation. He doesn't have much fantasy value but could be useful in extremely deep leagues or as a DFS punt.

Category: Game Recaps


Pau Gasol will miss both Tuesday and Wednesday's games due to an ankle injury and now his fifth game in a row. Ersan Ilyasova will be stepping in for more minutes as Nikola Miortic is also out. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is a minimal part of the Bucks rotation behind starting center Brook Lopez and sharpshooters Ersan Ilysova and Nikola Mirotic. Gasol is hoping to shed some wisdom and lead the Bucks to the NBA Finals.

Category: Injury Updates


Pat Connaughton scored 13 points Tuesday as the Bucks topped the Lakers 115-101. He also added eight rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Connaughton continues to contribute off the bench for the Bucks. He has seen significant minutes off the bench lately and has scored at least 13 points in three of his last five games. He can be considered in extremely deep leagues or as a salary saver in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


Donte DiVincenzo will not play on Sunday versus the 76ers due to a heel injury. (Source: Stephen Watson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DiVincenzo has been in-and-out of the lineup for weeks now with a heel issue so leave him off fantasy lineups or daily lineups. Pat Connaughton will pick up a couple more minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Malcolm Brogdon will miss at least six to eight weeks of action after suffering a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot. This effectively rules him out for the rest of the regular season and makes him questionable for the first round of the playoffs. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Brogdon out, Tony Snell will be entered back into the starting lineup including on Sunday against the 76ers. Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, and George Hill will be picking up minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


D.J. Wilson had five points and four rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Mavericks. He shot 1-of-6 from the field with his lone make coming from beyond the arc. He added an assist and two blocks in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson's playing time off the bench for the Bucks could be reduced with the addition of Nikola Mirotic. Wilson has shown great improvement this season and could be used as a defensive presence when needed down the stretch and in the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Jason Smith was dealt to the Pelicans along with Stanley Johnson and multiple second-round picks in exchange for Nikola Mirotic. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been out for multiple weeks with a knee injury. He will fill out the end of the bench for the Pelicans and will not hold any fantasy value unless they deal more of their big men.

Category: Transactions


Stanley Johnson was on the Bucks for less than 24 hours before they flipped him in a trade to the Pelicans along with Jason Smith and multiple second-round picks for Nikola Mirotic. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson should have more fantasy value in New Orleans and could even crack the starting unit down the stretch. He could be worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.

Category: Transactions


Thon Maker traded to Detroit

Wed, Feb 6th 11:49am EST
By Aaron Larson

The Bucks have agreed to trade Thon Maker away to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Stanley Johnson (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)

Fantasy Impact: Maker has only seen the court sparingly with Milwaukee this season and hasn't played in the past six games since requesting to be traded. He'll likely see more time on the court in Detroit, but fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach before acquiring him.

Category: Transactions