Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Bulls.
Insight: It was just an ugly, ugly game for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo checked into Mike Dunleavy on a 3-point shot and received a flagrant 2 and ejection. The "Greak Freak" played 15 minutes and shot 2-for-6, finishing with five points. Milwaukee lost, 120-66.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo led Milwaukee with 18 points as the Bucks beat the Bulls, 92-90, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Mayo came off the bench and hit six field goals, four of which were 3-pointers, in 24 minutes. Mayo also had four assists, four steals and three rebounds. Despite the victory, Chicago still leads the series, 3-0.
Description: Bucks backup guard Jerryd Bayless hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to win Game 4 for Milwaukee, 92-90, over the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Bayless and the Milwaukee bench was huge for the Buck in Game 4, scoring 47 points, which was more than the Milwaukee starters. Bayless finished with 10 points and five assists. Chicago, however, still leads the series, 3-1.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton scored a team-high 22 points in the Game 2 loss to the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday.
Insight: Middleton shot 8-for-20 overall, including 3-of-7 from downtown. He also had six rebounds, one steal and one black. Milwaukee will need more scoring from Middleton and other if they are going to come back to beat Chicago. The Bulls lead the series, 2-0.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova had a season-high 21 points in the loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Insight: Ilyasova had an overall solid game to finish the regular season. He had five rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in addition to the 21 points. He is probably Milwaukee's best fantasy option heading into the playoffs.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo sunk four 3-pointers and led the Bucks with 24 points in the, 110-101, victory over the Celtics on Friday.
Insight: Mayo was 9-for-13 from the field overall, including 4-for-6 from downtown. He also had six assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block. An incredible game considering he came off the bench to play 29 minutes. Owners shouldn't count on this again this season, though.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams is attending the funeral of his grandfather, but he's expected to play on Monday against the Hawks, according to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: MCW has been inconsistent this season, but his averages are still solid at 14.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.5 spg.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova had a memorable game Thursday versus Indiana.
Insight: He scored a career-high 34 points by going 12-of-14 from the field, 5-of-6 from the line, and 5-of-6 from downtown. Ilyasova also had six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. Quite a night.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 19 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also had 11 boards to complete his double-double. Ilyasova shot 7-of-15 from the floor, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep, and also managed two assists, one steal, three blocks, and one turnover.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton hit a crazy game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as Milwaukee beat, 89-88, on Tuesday.
Insight: Milwaukee trailed Miami, 85-71, but allowed just nine points in the final quarter. With about 10 seconds left, Jarryd Bayless forced a jump ball in Miami's end off of a missed free throw. Bayless won the tip, and Milwaukee then drove to the basket. The lay up was no good, but Zaza Pachulia grabbed the rebound and dished the ball to Middleton, who threw up a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It was a perfect swish. The ending was one of the most exciting this NBA season. Middleton finished with 13 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams led the team with 19 points in the loss on Sunday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Carter-Williams has scored 19 points in back-to-back games but the two games were still polar opposites. On Friday, he shot 26.9 percent with six rebounds and four assists. Sunday, Carter-Williams shot 64.3 percent with five assists, four steals, three rebounds and two blocks. In general, Carter-Williams only produces in games where he shoots a great percentage, and that doesn't happen often because he is shooting 35.3 percent in March.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton hit four 3-pointers in the triple-overtime defeat to the Nets on Friday.
Insight: Middleton finished 11-of-23 overall and 4-for-8 from the 3-point line on his way to a team-high 29 points. He also had eight rebounds, six assists and three steals. When Middleton is clicking like this from downtown, he is a nice fantasy player, but that usually doesn't happen often enough.
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo was very efficient during Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: Antetokounmpo shot 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line for 15 points, nine boards, five assists, three blocks, and one turnover. He has the ability to fill the stat sheet on a nightly basis.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams has seemingly found his groove with Milwaukee.
Insight: He went 8-of-20 from the field and 12-of-15 from the line for 28 points during Thursday's overtime loss against the Pacers. Carter-Williams also chipped in eight rebounds, four assists, four steals, and three turnovers. He has been fantastic of late.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton was fantastic during Wednesday's victory over the Magic.
Insight: Middleton shot 12-of-17 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 4-of-4 from downtown for 30 points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals, and just one turnover. He is a top-50 option in standard leagues.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams had his best game with Milwaukee so far, scoring 25 points in the loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
Insight: Carter-Williams was 8-for-17 from the field and shot an incredible 9-of-10 from the line. Carter-Williams is now 15-for-16 at the foul line in his last three games. That's quite an improvement from 66.0 percent in 42 games with Philadelphia this season.
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 29 points in the loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Insight: Antetokounmpo was 11-for-16 from the field and 7-of-7 at the line with five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals. Wow, that's quite a game. The Greak Freak has been playing very well since the beginning of February, averaging 14.9 ppg and 8.1 rpg since then.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton nailed six 3-pointers during Saturday's victory over the Wizards.
Insight: Middleton finished with a team-high 30 points, along with nine boards, one assist, two steals, and two trunovers. He shot 11-of-20 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line to cap off his impressive night.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Denver.
Insight: Mayo missed two games last week, then played 27 minutes on Saturday. Mayo has the potential to hit big in the scoring and 3-point categories. Jared Dudley is expected to return and he will likely get some Mayo minutes.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams played much better in his third start with Milwaukee than his first two.
Insight: Carter-Williams had just 15 points in his first two games combined with Milwaukee, but he scored 16 on Saturday versus the Jazz. He also had five rebounds, four steals and three assists. Although he hasn't been scoring yet, Carter-Williams has been shooting a much better percentage with the Bucks. It's been just three games, but Carter-Williams is shooting 57.1 percent from the field for Milwaukee.
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley is not playing versus the Jazz on Saturday.
Insight: Dudley injured his kneecap, which is something he injured last season. Dudley can be dropped in standard leagues just because it is unclear when he will return. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless are expected to receive most of Dudley's minutes.
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson lost his starting job on Wednesday, but finished with a team-high 21 points.
Insight: Henson played 29 minutes and shot 9-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line. He also managed nine boards, two assists, three blocks, two steals, and three turnovers. Zaza Pachulia started at center, but played just 19 minutes.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams started and played 18 minutes during his first game with the team.
Insight: He went up against his former squad, going 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line for seven points, eight assists, two steals, and one turnover. MCW will need a little time to get acclimated, but should put up decent numbers.
Description: Point guard Michael Carter-Williams (sprained toe) gets a chance to play against the team that just traded him on Wednesday and that should be motivation enough to get him back on the court.
Insight: MCW (15.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 7.4 apg) might not be fantasy worthy, however, as he may play limited minutes in his first game back. He hasn't played since before the All-Star break, but he is a must-start option once he gets healthy.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton had 17 points in the loss to the Bulls on Monday.
Insight: Middleton was 8-of-19 from the field. He also had six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Middleton has played very well this month and is benefiting from the trade that sent Brandon Knight to Phoenix. This month, Middleton is averaging 16.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.1 apg and 2.0 spg.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova will start at power forward versus the Bulls.
Insight: That sends Jared Dudley to the bench. Ilyasova has not played well this month, averaging just 5.2 ppg and 1.8 rpg although he has never logged more than 18 minutes this month either. He can be left on the waiver wire for now.
Description: Point guard Michael Carter-Williams (sprained toe) will miss another game Monday night.
Insight: MCW (15.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 7.4 apg) will eventually take over for Brandon Knight, who was traded to Phoenix. Jerryd Bayless has started the past two games and averaged a solid 12 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.5 apg in two starts.
Description: Bucks backup guard Jerryd Bayless will start on Friday versus the Nuggets.
Insight: The team sent Brandon Knight to Phoenix and newly acquired Michael Carter-Williams is dealing with a toe injury, so Bayless is pushed into the starting lineup. He really only has value in daily leagues.
Description: Point guard Michael Carter-Williams (sprained toe) was traded to Milwaukee at the deadline.
Insight: MCW (15.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 7.4 apg) will take over for Brandon Knight, after he gets over a toe injury, which is still likely a couple of games away. He'll have to share the ball more in Milwaukee than he did in Philadelphia and his scoring might take a small hit.
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo nearly recorded a triple-double in Milwaukee's victory over Brooklyn.
Insight: Antetokounmpo was 4-of-9 from the field on his way to 12 points. He didn't light up any one category, but he did also have nine rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block. Antetokounmpo has been playing extremely well lately and rebounding very well for a guard. He is averaging 18.0 ppg and 10.6 rpg over the last five games.
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley led the team with 19 points as he shot 70 percent from the field on Monday versus the Nets.
Insight: Dudley was 7-of-10 and hit all five of this 3-point attempts. He also had four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Obviously, this is an aberration for Dudley, who averages 7.9 ppg and shoots 42.1 percent from the 3-point line.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova (groin) returned in Friday's game against Houston.
Insight: Ilyasova played just 16 minutes and is considered questionable for Saturday due to soreness. He scored six points and had a rebound and assists, but shot a rusty 3-of-10. You should probably take a wait and see attitude here.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova has a sore right groin and is questionable for Friday's game against Houston.
Insight: Ilyasova's injury history has made him hard for fantasy owners to like. He appears to have peaked in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.2 apg. He's missed the past four games and is likely to make it five in a row.
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson should be a viable fantasy option with much of the Bucks frontcourt injured.
Insight: Henson is a decent daily fantasy plug-in option with Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia and Kenyon Martin all expected to sit.. Henson has posted double-digit points in four straight games and also pulled down 6.8 rpg over the same span.
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton took advantage of his playing time on Monday.
Insight: Middleton scored 25 minutes in 38 minutes. With Brandon Knight out with an injury and O.J. Mayo ejected in the first half, Middleton was forced to play major minutes. He also had nine rebounds, three steals and an assist. There's no need to rush to the waiver wire to pick Middleton up because he played 42 minutes on Saturday and scored just eight points.
Middleton scored 21 points with five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Middleton is averaging 18.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg the last two games.
Description: Referees ejected Bucks guard O.J. Mayo on Monday for two technical fouls against the Raptors.
Insight: Mayo's timing couldn't be worse with Brandon Knight already out. Jerryd Bayless will probably play more than 30 minutes on Monday. Jared Dudley will play more too. Mayo exited with seven points, one rebound, one steal and a 3-pointer.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight will not play versus the Raptors on Monday due to a quad injury.
Insight: Knight has missed time due to his quad over the last 12 months, but it is unclear how long he will be sidelined this time. Jerryd Bayless will play more without Knight in the lineup but is still not a great fantasy play.
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia is not expected to play Monday versus Toronto due to a calf injury.
Insight: John Henson will start at center for the Bucks versus the Raptors and is a decent daily fantasy plug-in option. he's posted double-digit points in three straight games and also pulled down 7.6 rpg over the same span.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova has a sore right groin and is doubtful for Monday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Ilyasova's injury history has made him hard for fantasy owners to like. He appears to have peaked in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.2 apg. He's missed the past two games and is likely to make it three in a row.
Description: Bucks backup shooting guard Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and led the team in scoring on Thursday versus the Magic.
Insight: That is an impressive feat considering all five of Milwaukee's starters were in double figures. Bayless had 19 points as he went 6-of-9 from the field with two 3-pointers. He also had three steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson injured an ankle in Sunday's game and did not return.
Insight: Think of him as day-to-day as coach Jason Kidd said he could have returned. Even when healthy, Henson hasn't been getting the minutes (under 16) needed to help fantasy owners. He's averaging 5.9 ppg and 3.8 rpg.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo came off the bench to lead the team in scoring against the Pistons on Saturday.
Insight: Mayo was 8-of-14 and hit four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points. Mayo is shooting 34.2 percent from the 3-point line this season, but he has been shooting an incredible 64.7 percent from deep range the last five games. That has really helped his fantasy value, but it is unlikely to continue.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo came off the bench to lead the team in scoring against the Knicks on Thursday.
Insight: Mayo was 8-of-14 shooting on his way to 22 points in 24 minutes. Mayo hit four 3-pointers, and is now 12-for-19 shooting 3-pointers in his last four games. Although he doesn't provide much else besides scoring, Mayo is an interesting add if an owner is in dire need of points and 3-pointers.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led all Milwaukee starters with 20 points in London's game on Thursday.
Insight: Milwaukee dominanted the New York Knicks in O2 Arena in London. Knight was 6-of-13, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line while also contributing in several other categories. He had six steals, six assists and five rebounds.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight continued his strong play on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 10-of-20 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for a team-high 26 points. Knight also chipped in four assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, one block, and one turnover.
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game due to illness.
Insight: Mayo missed the morning shootaround session. He's been a low-end value this season averaging 11.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.2 threes per contest. Jared Dudley would see a bump if Mayo can't run.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led Milwaukee over Charlotte in overtime, 104-94.
Insight: Knight scored 18 points to lead the team. He hit on 8-of-19 shots, including 2-of-5 from the 3-point line. He also had four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Hopefully, owners don't have Knight in leagues that count turnovers because he had eight of them on this otherwise stellar night.
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova will miss Monday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Ilyasova can't seem to stay healthy as he is now suffering from a concussion. He missed 21 games last season due to a concussion. Even when healthy he's averaging just 9.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Description: The Bucks go-to guy on offense continues to change on a nightly basis and on Saturday, it was Khris Middleton.
Insight: Middleton scored 21 points off the bench to lead Milwaukee in scoring. No reason to run to the waiver wire to pick him up, however, as he made 5-of-8 from the 3-point line, a feat not likely to be repeated. Middleton is a 39.1 3-pointer shooter this season and is averaging 9.3 ppg.
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley scored in double figures for the fourth straight game on Friday, leading the team with 24 points.
Insight: Dudley's sudden scoring burst can mostly be credited to his great 3-point shooting. Over the last four games, he is 10-for-16 from behind the arc. On Friday, Dudley was a perfect 10-for-10 from the field. He is playing a decent amount of minutes, but fantasy owners will have to count on his hot shooting continuing to make him a player worth starting.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a season-high 34 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Someone has to take the reigns Jabari Parker is leaving behind because of his injury, and Knight is a guy who could. He certainly did on Tuesday, shooting 13-of-21 and hitting 4-of-7 3-pointers. Knight also had five assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo filled the stat sheet during Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He was 8-of-12 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the line for 18 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals,and three turnovers. Antetokounmpo is now averaging 12.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, and 2.0 apg, while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Description: Bucks backup shooting guard Jerryd Bayless was very good off the bench Thursday night.
Insight: Bayless totaled 17 points with four rebounds, five assists and a block in his best game this season. Hopefully he's earned more time because he can fill a box score better than O.J. Mayo or Jared Dudley.
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson is targeting a Dec. 15 return date from his foot injury.
Insight: Even when healthy, Henson hasn't been getting the minutes needed to help fantasy owners. He's averaging 4.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg in under 20 minutes per night. Starter Jabari Parker is averaging about 30 minutes a night.
Description: Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall came off the bench and led Milwaukee with 20 points in the, 109-85, victory over the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Marshall was on fire, hitting on 7-of-8 shots, including going 4-for-5 behind the arc. It is always worth keeping an eye on players like this to add but considering Marshall is averaging 4.6 ppg and shooting 48.6 percent on the season as opposed to the 87.5 percent he shot Friday, a repeat performance is unlikely.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 27 points in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: Knight shot 10-of-18 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. He also chipped in eight assists, six rebounds, three steals, and three turnovers. Knight is a top-50 player.
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova has played well off the bench the past two games, but the return of Zaza Pachulia will likely eat into those minutes.
Insight: Ilyasova averaged 27.5 mpg over the past two contests, averaging 20 ppg, 5.0 rpg, but is likely to return to his season-long 19 mpg. beware of overvaluing the past two games because the circumstances have changed.
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker continued his up-and-down season Saturday, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Insight: Parker has not been able to string together several great games in a row. His best stretch in November came in a four-game span where Parkers scored at least 12 points every game. But in five of the 16 games this month, Parker has failed to score 10 points.
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 22 points in the, 104-88, victory over the Pistons on Friday.
Insight: Ilyasova came off the bench to play 31 minutes and shoot 9-for-14 from the field. Not a single Bucks player was in double-digits, but four bench players were. Ilyasova also had eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 20 points during Tuesday's win versus Detroit.
Insight: He was ver efficient, going 7-of-12 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep in 32 minutes of action. Knight also had eight assists, three rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers.
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo was very efficient during Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-8 from the stripe for 20 points. Antetokounmpo also had five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers. Now that he is back in the starting lineup, owners need to start him with confidence.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 27 points during Saturday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 from the floor, 4-of-5 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep. Knight also chipped in six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and five turnovers. Owners will deal with the turnovers if he continues to produce numbers like these.
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 7-of-11 to help the Bucks beat the Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime on Wednesday.
Insight: Despite it being an early regular season game, it had extra meaning for coach Jason Kidd to defeat his old team. Brandon Knight could have won the game with a layup at the end of the first overtime, but he missed the wide open shot. Antetokounmpo had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Bucks over the Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime.
Insight: Parker shot 8-of-13 from the field and 7-for-10 at the line. He also had seven rebounds. His numbers might have been a little inflated with the three overtimes, but fantasy owners love the efficiency. That's the most points Parker has scored in his young NBA career.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight had a nice night in Friday's loss to the Magic.
Insight: He had 24 points, six rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. Knight has been filling stat sheets for fantasy owners, and there is no reason to believe that won't continue.
Description: Bucks coach Jason Kidd benched forward Jabari Parker in the fourth quarter against the Thunder on Tuesday.
Insight: It was the second straight game Parker rode the bench down the stretch in the fourth quarter. That is a huge concern for fantasy owners, who likely took Parker as the No. 1 rookie in this year's draft. The rookie finished with just six points, four rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Despite that, owners need to show patience. This 19-year-old has played just eight games at the NBA level.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight led all Milwaukee starters with 16 points on Tuesday.
Insight: In fact, Knight was the only starter in double-figures. O.J. Mayo and Giannis Antetokounmpo both came off the bench and scored a combined 33 points. Knight also had four rebounds and four assists.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight was the only starter in double figures on Wednesday.
Insight: Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored double-figure points off the bench, but Knight led the starters with 10 points. He also had nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals. With the lack of skill on the Milwaukee roster, Knight will continue to do a little bit of everything this season.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight almost posted a triple-double on Wednesday night against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot terribly (5-of-17), but had 22 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds, and was 10-of-10 from the line. Knight did turn the ball over four times, but if he produces numbers like that, the turnovers should not be an issue to fantasy owners.
Description: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker did not do much in his NBA debut.
Insight: He shot 3-of-9 from the field, for eight points, and had four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Owners should expect growing pains, especially early on, but it is nice to know he played 37 minutes on Wednesday night.
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener.
Insight: We don't normally like to write notes with "may" in them, but this just proves Jason Kidd is again lost as a head coach. A day before the season opener, he has admitted he doesn't know who is starting. The Greek freak could start at guard or small forward. If he plays at SF, then Jabari Parker will start at power forward.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight is questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte due to a strained right groin.
Insight: Knight averaged 17.9 ppg and 4.9 apg, but new coach Jason Kidd has mentioned Giannis Antetokounmpo playing some minutes at point guard and rookie Jabari Parker should take away shot attempts from Knight.
Description: Bucks center John Henson showcased a lot of skill last season and has upside going into 2014-2015.
Insight: Henson averaged 15.2 PPG, 10.1 RPG and 2.3 BPG in 12 December games last season. He, however, couldn't continue that pace, and he might not have the chance to do so again with Jabari Parker, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders in the front court. Still, Ilyasova and Sanders are injury prone, so Henson has fantasy worth.
Description: Bucks forward/center is a double-double threat every night, but in the words of the great Charles Barkley, he is also a knucklehead.
Insight: Sanders missed a large portion of last season after breaking his thumb in a bar fight. Then he missed the end of the year after he broke his orbital bone when James Harden elbowed him in the face. Sanders will also miss the first five games of this season due to a drug suspension. When on the court though, he averaged 12.0 PPG and 11.1 RPG before the All-Star break in 2012-2013.
Description: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker should be the first rookie off the draft board.
Insight: Parker is getting comparisons to Carmelo Anthony. He is a versatile forward who can score, rebound and shoot a high percentage. Parker has tremendous size, 6-foot-8, 241 pounds, and skill. On the bad Milwaukee Bucks, Parker will make an immediate impact.
Description: Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo can play any spot on the floor.
Insight: With his ball skills and at 6-foot-11 and 217 pounds, Jason Kidd could use him anywhere. He worked at shooting guard and small forward last season, but Kidd has been testing him out, with very little success, at point guard. Hopefully, Kidd defines his role by the start of the season. The Greek is a potential sleeper.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight will not be able to repeat his production from last season.
Insight: Knight averaged 17.9 PPG and 4.9 APG while shooting 42 percent from the floor last season, but new coach Jason Kidd has mentioned Giannis Antetokounmpo playing some minutes at point guard and rookie Jabari Parker will take away shot attempts from Knight. Without 15.2 FGA per game, Knight will not come close to averaging 18 points, and his assist numbers aren't likely to rise.
Description: The Bucks have been experimenting with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard in the Summer League and are seriously considering starting him there during the regular season. SOURCE: nba.com
Insight: If Milwaukee chooses to go that route, who better to guide the Greek Freak than new coach Jason Kidd? Even if he's kept at shooting guard, the 19-year-old Antetokounmpo is a big part of Milwaukee's future plans and should be used way more in 2014-15 after averaging 24.6 minutes per game as a rookie.
Description: The Bucks got their man in Duke forward Jabari Parker.
Insight: They took him with the second pick. Parker (19.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg in his only year at Duke) has been touted as the most "NBA-ready" player in this year's draft. He's already drawn comparisons to Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony. Don't be surprised if the Chicago native wins Rookie of the Year in 2015.