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Milwaukee Bucks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F7/16/2014 4:00:00 PM
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.
Jabari Parker, F6/26/2014 8:50:00 PM
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.
Jeff Adrien, FHot4/14/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF Jeff Adrien had 19 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Adrien has averaged 15.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last eight games. The undrafted big man was a throw-in in the deadline trade that sent Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal to Charlotte for Ramon Sessions, but for some reason Milwaukee has played him 33+ mpg instead of giving more minutes to 2012 first-round pick John Henson.
Khris Middleton, FHot4/14/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton has averaged 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 threes over his last five games.
Insight: The Bucks have been playing Middleton way more minutes than he should be getting over the past month in an attempt to lock down the worst record in the NBA. They clinched it Monday with a loss to the Raptors.
Brandon Knight, G4/14/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight, a late scratch Saturday, made it through the shootaround and is expected to play against Toronto, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Knight (17.7 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.5 rpg) and Ramon Sessions (12.3 ppg, 4.1 apg) should eat up most of the guard minutes.
Brandon Knight, G4/12/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight was a late scratch Saturday against the Wizards. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: It's been frustrating to own Bucks players this season because the team has a habit of reporting injuries at the last possible minute. Either way, Ramon Sessions (12.2 ppg, 4.0 apg) will get the start at point guard while Knight (17.7 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.5 rpg) sits out with a hip injury.
Zaza Pachulia, C4/11/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists Friday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Pachulia scored at least 12 points in four of the past six games and grabbed eight or more rebounds in five of them.
Ramon Sessions, GHot4/11/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions has averaged 19 points, 6.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in nine games since he became the starting shooting guard.
Insight: Sessions had 20 points, seven assists and three rebounds in 43 minutes Friday against he Cavaliers.
O.J. Mayo, G4/11/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) missed Wednesday's game and is doubtful for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Mayo has played just 11 games since Jan. 26 and none since March 24.
Larry Sanders, C4/9/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: The Bucks activated PF/C Larry Sanders Wednesday so he could begin serving his five-game suspension. SOURCE: Bucks on Twitter
Insight: Sanders, who is done for the year with a facial fracture, was suspended for testing positive for marijuana. He'll get his suspension out of the way and be ready to go at the start of next season.
O.J. Mayo, G4/9/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will miss Wednesday's game.
Insight: Mayo has played just 11 games since Jan. 26 and none since March 24.
John Henson, C4/6/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Bucks center John Henson put up 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three blocks and one steal in 39 minutes Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: Henson hadn't played that many minutes since Feb. 8 and he only saw that many because Zaza Pachulia picked up four personal fouls in nine minutes. For some reason, the Bucks have been reluctant to turn Henson loose (probably because they are trying to lose every game at this point), even with Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders done for the season . Henson has averaged just 23.9 minutes per game over his last 24 games.
Jeff Adrien, FHot4/5/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF Jeff Adrien had 19 points, 12 rebounds and one block in 41 minutes Saturday.
Insight: Adrien has averaged 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks his last four games and 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 23 games with Milwaukee.
O.J. Mayo, G4/5/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: As expected, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo will not play Saturday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: It's the sixth straight game he's missed with a sprained ankle. The guard has appeared in just 11 games since Jan. 26.
Larry Sanders, C4/4/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Larry Sanders was given a five-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: He tested positive for marijuana. Sanders, who is already out with a facial fracture, will serve his suspension at the start of next season.
O.J. Mayo, G4/4/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: As expected, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo won't compete Friday against the Bulls. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's the fifth game he's missed with a sprained ankle. Mayo's 11.7 ppg scoring average is his lowest since 2011 (11.3 ppg in 71 games for Memphis).
O.J. Mayo, G4/4/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) did not play Wednesday against the Heat and is expected to miss Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle a week ago and hasn't returned to action. He has played more than 20 minutes just one time since March 3, so should be dropped in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G4/2/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle a week ago and hasn't returned to action. He has played more than 20 minutes just one time since March 3.
O.J. Mayo, G4/2/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Miami.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle a week ago and may serve as an emergency player, but is unlikely to see game action. He has played more than 20 minutes just one time since March 3.
Ramon Sessions, GHot3/31/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions had 20 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in 44 minutes Monday at Detroit.
Insight: Sessions has thrived in four games since he took over the starting job, averaging 21.3 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds. He has put up 15.6 ppg in 20 games since the Bobcats dealt him to the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F3/31/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes Monday at Detroit.
Insight: The 19-year-old Antetokounmpo has been too inconsistent to use in fantasy leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G3/31/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will dress for Monday's game against the Pistons but isn't expected to play, according to Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle last Monday, missed the last two games and will serve as an emergency player Monday. He was out of the rotation for most of March and has played just seven games during the month.
O.J. Mayo, G3/31/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle last Monday and missed the last two games. He was out of the rotation for most of March and played just seven games during the month.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F3/28/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a right ankle sprain Thursday night and is questionable for Saturday's game against Miami
Insight: Antetokounmpo claims its the first one he every suffered. he hasn't been performing at a fantasy worthy level of late, but his absence would help Brandon Knight and Ramon Sessions' values.
Brandon Knight, G3/27/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: After shooting 5-of-24 the last two games, Bucks PG Brandon Knight bounced back with 30 points on 12-of-21 shooting Thursday against the Lakers.
Insight: Knight was due for a cool-down period after averaging 20.8 ppg in 22 contests from Feb. 1 to March 20. It's good to see the cold streak didn't last too long.
Ramon Sessions, GHot3/27/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions had a second consecutive game with 20+ points Thursday against the Lakers and ended up with 22 points, five assists and three rebounds.
Insight: Sessions had 28 points Monday against the Clippers. He took over the starting shooting guard job when Nate Wolters suffered a season-ending hand injury and has averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games since the Bobcats traded him to the Bucks.
O.J. Mayo, G3/27/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo (ankle) will miss Thursday's game against the Lakers, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle in Monday's game. The shooting guard was out of the rotation for six straight games and had 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting in his return on Sunday. His absence will leave more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/27/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is not expected to play the remainder of the season, according to the team.
Insight: Ilyasova's doctor recommended rest, but no surgery. He'll finish with a 11.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg, down from last season's averages of 13.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg. Jeff Adrien will continue to start at power forward and John Henson may also see more minutes.
O.J. Mayo, G3/27/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is questionable for Thursday's game against the LA Lakers.
Insight: Mayo (11.7 ppg) rolled an ankle in Monday's game. He came back hot after missing six games with 21 points Sunday on 9-of-14 shooting, but cooled in Monday's contest, posting just eight points.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/26/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is questionable for Thursday's game, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova is expected to see a doctor for his injured ankle on Wednesday. He has sat out one game in Milwaukee's last four back-to-backs.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/24/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: As expected, Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will not participate in Monday's game against the Clippers. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's the second game of a back-to-back. Ilyasova (11.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg) should be good to go Thursday night against the Lakers.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/23/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova will start Sunday versus Sacramento but is likely miss Monday's game against the Clippers. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova (11.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg) has been sitting out back-to-backs because of an ankle injury. Fantasy owners should adjust their lineups accordingly.
Nate Wolters, G3/22/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Nate Wolters' hand injury is expected to end his season.
Insight: Wolters averaged 7.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 3.2 apg in his first NBA season. Not fantasy worthy at the moment, but he showed promise.
Larry Sanders, C3/19/2014 2:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders confirmed he won't return this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Sanders suffered a fractured orbital bone and had to undergo surgery in mid-February. He had a miserable season after signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension last summer (which won't kick in until next season). The center missed six weeks after tearing a thumb ligament in a nightclub brawl and ended up averaging 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 23 games.
Zaza Pachulia, C3/19/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia had 17 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals in 37 minutes Tuesday night. It was his first double-double since Feb. 8.
Insight: Pachulia has started the last 18 games for Milwaukee following Larry Sanders' injury, but he has averaged just 6.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 blocks in that span.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/18/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will not play in back-to-back games the rest of the season. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova will play Tuesday after missing Sunday's game against Charlotte, but he'll sit at least three more games this season. Milwaukee has back-to-backs on March 23-24, April 4-5 and April 11-12.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/18/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will return to action Tuesday versus Portland. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova missed Sunday's game against Charlotte because it was the second night of a back-to-back. In seven games this month, he's averaged 15.7 ppg. Ilyasova's season average is only 11.2 ppg.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/17/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova tweaked his ankle Saturday is questionable for Tuesday's game against Portland.
Insight: Ilyasova didn't play Sunday which allowed John Henson to play 36 minutes and that would likely be repeated of Ilyasova can't suit up on Tuesday. Henson is averaging 9.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg in March.
Jeff Adrien, F3/16/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Jeff Adrien had 12 points, four rebounds and one steal in just 14 minutes of action Sunday against Charlotte, his former team.
Insight: The Bucks acquired Adrien and Ramon Sessions from the Bobcats at the trade deadline for Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal. Adrien has averaged 9.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks in 13 games with the Bucks.
O.J. Mayo, G3/16/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo has played just seven minutes combined over his last six games.
Insight: Mayo (11.6 ppg) has been out of the rotation since he was suspended one game earlier this month for striking Greg Stiemsma of the Pelicans. His first season in Milwaukee has been an abject failure.
Brandon Knight, G3/16/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee point guard Brandon Knight gave the Bobcats all they could handle on Sunday.
Insight: Knight totaled 21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. He's averaged 19.0 ppg on 45.3 percent shooting during the Bucks' four-game losing streak.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/16/2014 12:45:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova tweaked his ankle Saturday against New York and won't be available Sunday versus the Bobcats. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He shot 3-for-10 against the Knicks and didn't look right all night. John Henson (11.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.9 bpg) will absorb Ilyasova's spot in the starting lineup.
Ersan Ilyasova, FHot3/13/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova returned from an ankle injury Thursday and had 22 points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.
Insight: Ilyasova missed one game. He has averaged 15.7 points and 7.8 rebounds over his last 10 games. For his career, Ilyasova has produced 12.7 ppg on .494 shooting after the All-Star break compared to 9.6 ppg on .416 shooting before it.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/13/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (right ankle) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Ilyasova has picked up his play as of late, averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last nine games, but he missed his 14th game of the season Tuesday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/13/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (right ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: John Henson will start for the Bucks if Ilyasova can't play. Ilyasova has picked up his play as of late, averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last nine games, but he missed his 14th game of the season Tuesday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/11/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will not play Tuesday, according to the Bucks on Twitter.
Insight: Ilyasova has picked up his play as of late, averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last nine games, but he'll have to miss his 14th game of the season Tuesday. John Henson will start for the Bucks and should be in all lineups.
O.J. Mayo, G3/10/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is probable for Monday's game against Orlando after serving his one-game suspension.
Insight: Mayo is averaging 11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg in a nightmare season for the 26-year-old. They are the worst numbers of his career and he's having to endure it with a team that has won a league-worst 12 games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/FCold3/9/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged just 6.4 ppg on .346 shooting his last 14 games.
Insight: Antetokounmpo's minutes have dipped to 22.6 per game over his last five games and he has scored single-digit points in four straight. The 19-year-old has loads of potential but won't realize it this season, especially when the Bucks are more concerned with getting minutes to Khris Middleton and Nate Wolters.
Ekpe Udoh, F3/8/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C Ekpe Udoh (knee) will not play Saturday, according to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Udoh (3.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg) put up some shots prior to the game, but he isn't ready to return. He has played just one game (15 minutes) since late January due to a knee injury and isn't worth holding, especially with Jeff Adrien averaging 21.4 minutes, 9.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in seven games since he joined the Bucks.
O.J. Mayo, G3/8/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended for one game for hitting Greg Stiemsma in the throat on Friday.
Insight: Mayo is averaging 11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg in a a nightmare season for the 26-year-old. They are the worst numbers of his career and he's having to endure it with a team that has won a league-worst 12 games.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/8/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova has served his one-game suspension on Friday and should be ready to play on Saturday.
Insight: Ilyasova (10.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg) was being punished for the altercation he had with Kings forward Reggie Evans on Wednesday night.
O.J. Mayo, G3/7/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo played just three minutes before getting tossed Friday against the Pelicans.
Insight: Mayo was thrown out for elbowing Greg Stiemsma. He'll finish the night with zero points and could be facing a suspension. It's been a nightmare season for the 26-year-old and a suspension would just add insult to injury.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/7/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended for Friday's game against New Orleans. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: Ilyasova (10.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg) is being punished for the altercation he had with Kings forward Reggie Evans on Wednesday night. He'll be back for tomorrow's game versus Washington.
Ekpe Udoh, F3/5/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C Ekpe Udoh remains sidelined with an ankle injury. SOURCE: Bucks on Twitter
Insight: What else is new? Udoh hasn't seen the court in almost a month while battling knee and ankle issues. Jeff Adrien has probably benefited the most from Udoh's absence (5.8 ppg since joining Milwaukee at the trade deadline).
Ramon Sessions, GHot3/3/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Ramon Sessions has averaged 24.8 minutes, 13.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds in five games since he joined the Bucks.
Insight: Sessions had 14 points, four assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes Monday. He has attempted 6.2 free-throws per game with Milwaukee and made 93.5 percent of them.
Ersan Ilyasova, F3/3/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova made 13-of-14 from the field Monday against the Jazz. He finished with 31 points, five rebounds, two steals, two threes and a block in the blowout victory.
Insight: Ilyasova looks to be getting into his typical late-season hot streak, as he has averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds over his last eight games.
Khris Middleton, FHot2/27/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had 22 points, three steals, three threes and two rebounds Thursday against the Pacers.
Insight: Middleton doesn't rebound much for a 6-foot-8 guy, but he's been hitting the three-ball all month long (2.5 threes per game) and should continue to see enough minutes to make him a fantasy option in most leagues following Caron Butler's buyout.
Caron Butler, G/F2/27/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: The Bucks completed their buyout of Caron Butler's contract on Wednesday, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Butler has missed six of the last eight games with a sprained ankle. Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and O.J. Mayo will see more minutes now that Butler is gone. He's expected to sign with the Heat or Thunder and wouldn't have fantasy value with either team.
Caron Butler, G/F2/25/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: The Bucks are discussing a buyout of Caron Butler's contract, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: Butler has missed six of the last eight games with a sprained ankle. He has averaged 24 mpg, 13.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 2.0 3pg the last 10 games he played. If he's bought out, it would mean more minutes for Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and O.J. Mayo.
O.J. Mayo, G2/24/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo notched 25 points in Monday's win against the Sixers.
Insight: Mayo drained seven out of nine from three-point range. This marks his first 20-point outing since January 4th. Mayo should see lots of playing time while Caron Butler is out with an ankle sprain.
Caron Butler, G/F2/24/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee G/F Caron Butler won't be in the lineup Monday versus Philadelphia. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's a recurrence of the high ankle sprain Butler suffered earlier this month. He also missed Saturday's game so fantasy owners should have seen this one coming. Nate Wolters (6.9 ppg, 3.5 apg) will grab another start at shooting guard for the lottery-bound Bucks.
Nate Wolters, G2/24/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Nate Wolters will be available for Monday's 7 p.m. tilt against Philadelphia. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Wolters sprained his ankle in Saturday's loss to the Pacers. Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo (7.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg) will be ready to fill in if Wolters encounters a setback.
Nate Wolters, G2/24/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Bucks shooting guard Nate Wolters is probable after playing just 19 minutes Saturdat night due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Wolters has played 40 minutes in back-to-back games, but the addition of Ramon Sessions could eat into that total the rest of the way. Before playing half of Saturday's game he had averaged a solid 13.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.2 apg over his last five contests.
Ekpe Udoh, F2/23/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh (right knee swelling) has played once in the last 13 games and will sit out again Monday. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Udoh is only averaging 20.6 minutes per game and there's no reason to hold onto him through this injury, especially after newly acquired power forward Jeff Adrien had six points, 11 boards and three assists in 18 minutes Saturday.
Caron Butler, F2/23/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game but will travel with the team to Philadelphia, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Butler warmed up for Saturday's game to test his sore ankle, but he was ruled out after playing 30 mpg and averaging 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes the last two games. He previously sat out four straight games from Feb. 5-12 with a high ankle sprain.
Brandon Knight, GHot2/23/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight returned from a heel laceration to score 30 points with eight assists, five rebounds and three triples Saturday against the Pacers.
Insight: Knight played 39 minutes Saturday after sitting out Thursday. In his last 30 games, the 22-year-old has put up 20.2 points, 5.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 threes and 1.1 steals per game. His numbers are very similar to the man he was traded for, Brandon Jennings, but he's making nearly $4 million less than the Pistons guard this season.
Brandon Knight, G2/22/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight is starting Saturday's game.
Insight: Knight sat out Thursday with a cut on his heel and was a true game-time decision Saturday, as the team didn't make a decision until after he warmed up.
Caron Butler, F2/22/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler (ankle) will miss Saturday's game, according to Bucks announcer Ted Davis.
Insight: Butler and Brandon Knight were true game-time decisions. They both warmed up and the team didn't make a decision until right at 8:30 p.m. Butler played 30 mpg and averaged 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes the last two games, but he's still dealing with ankle soreness. Khris Middleton will see more playing time with Butler out.
Ramon Sessions, G2/22/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Ramon Sessions will make his Bucks debut Saturday, according to the Bucks on Twitter.
Insight: As will Jeff Adrien. Milwaukee picked up both players from Charlotte Thursday for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour. Sessions will join Nate Wolters as backups to Brandon Knight once Knight (heel) is healthy.
Brandon Knight, G2/21/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Brandon Knight's cut foot seems to be improving. He's hopeful about playing Saturday versus Indiana. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Nate Wolters started in his place Thursday against Denver. Knight has posted 20 or more points in five of his last seven games. If he's playing Saturday, you'd be wise to start him.
Brandon Knight, G2/20/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight won't compete Thursday against Denver. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Knight injured his heel in the shower earlier this week and will need a couple more days to heal up (no pun intended). This would have been a good spot for Gary Neal but he was traded to Charlotte earlier today. Instead Nate Wolters will start at the point with Caron Butler slotting in as the two-guard.
Gary Neal, G2/20/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shipped Gary Neal to Charlotte Thursday as part of a four-team trade. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Neal (10.0 ppg) had been the subject of trade rumors for weeks but we doubt this is what he had in mind. It's a better situation than Milwaukee but not the contender he was hoping for. Either way, Neal's stats should stay about the same.
Ramon Sessions, G2/20/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: The Bobcats sent Ramon Sessions to the Bucks Thursday as part of a four-player swap. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Former UConn forward Jeff Adrien is also headed to Milwaukee. Sessions (10.5 ppg, 3.7 apg) will backup Brandon Knight at point guard. He shouldn't see much of a fantasy boost with his new squad.
O.J. Mayo, G2/19/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee coach Larry Drew said he's going to have to allow guard O.J. Mayo to "play his way into shape," according to foxsports.com. Mayo missed nine straight games due to an illness and was a DNP-CD Tuesday.
Insight: "We have tried to bring him along slowly from a conditioning standpoint, but we are going to have to anticipate that the minutes he is out there that he is going to be pretty winded," Drew said prior to Tuesday's game. "I think right now it is just one of those situations where we are just going to have to allow him to play his way into shape." Mayo has averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/19/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo was available to play Tuesday after missing the last nine games with an illness but he was a DNP-Coach's Decision.
Insight: Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
John Henson, C2/19/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Bucks center John Henson (foot) had nine points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes Tuesday in his return to the lineup.
Insight: Henson missed the Bucks' last game before the All-Star break. With Larry Sanders out for at least the next six weeks, Henson should see 30+ minutes per game going forward. Even with an average of just 28 minutes this season, the 23-year-old has managed 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 rejections per game.
Caron Butler, F2/18/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler played well Tuesday in his return from an ankle injury.
Insight: Butler produced 21 points off the bench. Incredibly, 13 of his 15 field goal attempts (including all seven of his made field goals) came from beyond the arc. He'll have another chance to shoot the lights out Thursday versus Denver.
Nate Wolters, G2/18/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: The Bucks decided to take a break from tanking and win for a change Tuesday against Orlando. And for that, shooting guard Nate Wolters deserves most of the credit.
Insight: Wolters actually came within striking distance of his first career triple-double (15 points, seven rebounds, eight assists). The 40 minutes Wolters logged Tuesday were his second-most of the season (41 against Orlando again on January 31st). The rookie out of South Dakota State has scored 14 or more points in three of his last four games.
Brandon Knight, G2/18/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee point guard Brandon Knight is active for Tuesday's game against Orlando. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Knight's status had been in question after cutting his foot in the shower. He's scored 20 or more in five of his last six games. Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to start him against a pitiful Magic squad.
John Henson, C2/18/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks center John Henson is expected to play Tuesday against the Magic. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, FoxSportsWisconsin
Insight: Henson missed Milwaukee's last game after aggravating his sprained ankle. He had a productive outing last time he played Orlando (ten points, nine boards, five blocks) and should be able to reward fantasy owners again on Tuesday.
Larry Sanders, C2/18/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: According to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com, Bucks coach Larry Drew thinks Larry Sanders (face) won't be able to do any basketball activities for six weeks.
Insight: Sanders has been ruled out for at least six weeks due to a fractured orbital bone. If he's unable to do anything during that time his conditioning will fall behind, making him unlikely to play again this season.
Ekpe Udoh, F2/18/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Orlando due to a swollen right knee.
Insight: Udoh hasn't played just once since Jan 24. and provides only minimal numbers - 3.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg.
O.J. Mayo, G2/18/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) practiced Monday and has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Mayo missed the last nine games before the All-Star break due to a flu bug and is now trying to regain his conditioning. The guard averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
Luke Ridnour, G2/18/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour is probable for Tuesday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Ridnour has been dealing with back spasms and hasn't played much of late - just 25 total minutes since Jan 29. He's rumored to be on the trading block so could be showcased Tuesday with the deadline just a couple of days away.
Caron Butler, F2/17/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (ankle) practiced Monday and is probable for Tuesday's game, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Butler missed the last four games due to a high ankle sprain. He has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January and can be dropped in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/17/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) practiced Monday and is questionable for Tuesday's game, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Mayo missed the last nine games before the All-Star break due to a flu bug and is now trying to regain his conditioning. The guard averaged just 22.7 minutes in the last 20 games he played and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
John Henson, C2/17/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson (ankle) practiced Monday, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson (11.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game after missing his 12th game of the season last Wednesday. He should have a chance to play more than his 28-mpg average with Larry Sanders out for at least six weeks with a broken orbital bone.
Gary Neal, G2/15/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal is a candidate to be dealt before next week's trade deadline. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: This could be the reason Neal got so much playing time Wednesday against New Orleans (29 minutes). It also means that the good times won't last for long. If Neal gets traded to a contender, he'll probably be buried on the bench, ruining any fantasy value that he may have had.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/15/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, Ersan Ilyasova wants Milwaukee to trade him.
Insight: Ilyasova (10.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg) isn't interested in being with the Bucks while they rebuild. ESPN's Nick Borges mentioned Houston as a possible landing spot for the Turkish forward.
Larry Sanders, C2/14/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Larry Sanders will be out a minimum of six weeks after surgery on a fractured orbital bone, according to beat reporter Aron Yohannes.
Insight: At least its not a season-ending injury. With Ersan Ilyasova (back) out as well and John Henson struggling with a sore foot, Zaza Pachulia could have fantasy value.
Brandon Knight, GHot2/12/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight has scored 22 or more points in five of his last six games.
Insight: Knight has been the best player on the NBA's worst team, averaging 18.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game since Nov. 29. He had 22 points and nine assists Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Gary Neal, G2/12/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Gary Neal has scored 35 points over his last two games.
Insight: Neal played just 13 games from Nov. 30 to Feb. 8 and averaged 16.4 minutes and 7.3 points in that span, but the Bucks have moved him up the depth chart ahead of Luke Ridnour, probably in an attempt to boost his trade value.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/12/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (back) will play Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Insight: He sat out Monday because of a sore back. The 26-year-old has been frequently injured this season and dogged by inconsistency when he has played. He's shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and averaging 26.8 minutes, 10 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/12/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is questionable to play Wednesday against the Pelicans. SOURCE: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He sat out Monday because of a sore back. Ilyasova has registered double-digit rebounds in two of his last three games so he could be worth a look if he ends up playing on Wednesday.
Luke Ridnour, G2/11/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed that Luke Ridnour was 100 percent healthy Monday. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ridnour missed Saturday's game due to a back injury and picked up a DNP-Coach's Decision Monday against Boston. He hasn't played more than 21 minutes in a game since Jan. 18 and can be dropped in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/11/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: A flu bug has afflicted Mayo for more than two weeks, which seems like an extremely long time. Something else might be going on here. Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes per game in his last 20 games and isn't worth holding in most leagues.
Caron Butler, F2/11/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (ankle) will not play Wednesday against New Orleans, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Butler last played on Feb. 3 and is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January and can be dropped in all leagues.
John Henson, C2/11/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson injured his right ankle/foot late in Monday's loss to the Celtics and will miss Wednesday's game versus the Pelicans.
Insight: Henson originally was diagnosed with a sprained ankle but he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that it's more of a foot injury. With Larry Sanders (broken orbital bone) already watching from the sidelines, Zaza Pachulia will be asked to carry the load for the struggling Bucks (1-9 in their last ten).
Zaza Pachulia, C2/11/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia got the start at center Monday night against Boston and will likely see most of the workload against New Orleans on Wednesday.
Insight: Pachulia is capable of putting up a low double-double given that he'll probably play close to 35 minutes. He's getting this opportunity because of injuries to Larry Sanders and John Henson.
John Henson, C2/11/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson injured his right ankle/foot late in Monday's loss to the Celtics and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: He told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that it was more of a foot injury than the ankle. With Larry Sanders already watching from the sidelines, Zaza Pachulia will be expected to carry the load.
John Henson, C2/10/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson sprained his right ankle late in Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Insight: With Larry Sanders already out with a broken facial bone, the Bucks can ill-afford to lose another center. If Henson is out for an extended period of time, Zaza Pachulia and Ekpe Udoh will have to man the low post for Milwaukee.
Zaza Pachulia, C2/10/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Zaza Pachulia got the start at center Monday night against Boston.
Insight: It looks like Pachulia is being rewarded for his 12-point, 10-rebound effort Saturday against Houston. Either that, or the Bucks are just extremely undermanned with Ersan Ilyasova (back) and Larry Sanders (broken orbital bone) both out with injuries.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/10/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: You won't see Ersan Ilyasova on the court Monday against Boston. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: The Bucks forward is sitting out with a sore back. It's awful timing as Ilyasova probably would have started in Larry Sanders' place (out with a broken orbital bone). Either way, both absences are good for John Henson, who will get as many minutes as he can handle in the low post.
Larry Sanders, C2/10/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Larry Sanders is out indefinitely with a fractured orbital bone. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: It's not a season-ending injury but it should keep Sanders on the shelf for a while. With Ersan Ilyasova (back) out as well, it's anyone guess who the Bucks will start at power forward Monday against Boston.
Luke Ridnour, G2/10/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Bucks backup point guard Luke Ridnour is dealing with a bad back and is questionable for Monday's game against Boston.
Insight: Ridnour doesn't have much fantasy value these days, although with all the injuries to the Bucks roster if he was healthy he'd see his minutes. Bucks will probably spread his minutes around to Nate Wolters and Gary Neal, but Brandon Knight is the Bucks' backcourt guy to have.
Larry Sanders, C2/9/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (right eye contusion) is questionable for Monday's game, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Sanders took a shot to the face from James Harden in the first quarter Saturday night and didn't return due to blurred vision in his right eye. The 25-year-old center came into Saturday's game averaging 32 minutes, 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last five games.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/9/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (back spasms) is questionable for Monday's game, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ilyasova has alternated being inconsistent and injured this season. John Henson moved into the starting lineup in his place Saturday.
Zaza Pachulia, C2/8/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia had 12 points, 10 boards, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes Saturday against the Rockets.
Insight: Pachulia had to play extra minutes after Larry Sanders left the game in the first quarter with an eye injury. Pachulia would be in line to take Sanders' minutes if Sanders cannot play Monday, though he probably will be available.
Khris Middleton, FHot2/8/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton has averaged 21.3 ppg his last three games. He had 20 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Middleton has scored 10+ points in 10 straight games after doing that just once in 10 games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 19.
Larry Sanders, C2/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders has been ruled out for the rest of Saturday's game due to an eye injury. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders took a shot to the face from James Harden in the first quarter. He was considered probable to return at first but is dealing with blurred vision. The 25-year-old center came into Saturday's game averaging 32 minutes, 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last five games.
Larry Sanders, C2/8/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders went to the locker room in the first quarter Saturday night after taking a shot to the face from James Harden, but he is probable to return for the second half. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders was poked in the eye and should be fine. The 25-year-old center came into Saturday's game averaging 32 minutes, 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in his last five games.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/8/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova couldn't finish Wednesday's game due to a back injury and will not play Saturday against Houston, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova has alternated being inconsistent and injured this season. John Henson will move into the starting lineup Saturday and should be started in all leagues.
O.J. Mayo, G2/8/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) said he's still a few days away, according to a C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: A flu bug has afflicted Mayo for two weeks, which seems like an extremely long time. Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes per game in his last 20 games and isn't worth holding in most leagues.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/8/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova couldn't finish Wednesday's game due to a back injury and is questionable for Saturday's game against Houston.
Insight: Ilyasova has frustrated fantasy owners, dropping more than three points per game and a couple of rebounds from last season's statistics, but has been player better over the past week. Now this.
Ersan Ilyasova, F2/6/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova couldn't finish Wednesday's game due to a back injury.
Insight: Ilyasova has frustrated fantasy owners, dropping more than three points per game and a couple of rebounds from last season's statistics, but has been player better over the past week. Now this.
Nate Wolters, G2/5/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Nate Wolters (illness) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against the Nuggets, according to Bucks announcer Ted Davis.
Insight: Wolters was out of the rotation for the first half of January but he worked his way back in and has played 29.3 minutes per game in his last three games. If he has to miss Wednesday's game his minutes will be given to Luke Ridnour, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Gary Neal.
John Henson, C2/5/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson (wrist) will play Wednesday night.
Insight: Henson (12.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 bpg) has sat out the last three games with a sprained wrist and during that time Zaza Pachulia returned to the lineup to further complicate Milwaukee's rotation. Look for Henson to remain in the 26-28 minutes per game range.
Caron Butler, F2/4/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler is out indefinitely due to a left high ankle sprain, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: Butler has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January. His minutes will be absorbed by multiple players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova.
John Henson, C2/4/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center John Henson returned to practice on Tuesday and expects to play Wednesday against Denver. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Henson (12.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 rpg) has sat out the last three games with a sprained wrist. His double-double potential makes him a must-start when healthy.
O.J. Mayo, G2/4/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo (illness) didn't practice Tuesday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: A flu bug has afflicted Mayo for two weeks, which seems like an extremely long time. However, Bucks beat writer Andrew Gruman says he has no proof of something else (like a dispute with coaches) keeping Mayo out and won't speculate. Mayo averaged just 22.7 minutes per game in his last 20 games and isn't worth holding in most leagues.
Gary Neal, G2/4/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Gary Neal left Tuesday's practice with a stiff back and should eb regarded as questionable for Wednesday game at Denver, according to beat writer Andrew Gruman.
Insight: Neal has never been able to get his scoring average to the 10.0 ppg mark and adding 1.8 rpg and 1.5 apg won't get him onto fantasy radars even when healthy.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F2/3/2014 11:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes Monday against the Knicks.
Insight: The rookie has been inconsistent, sandwiching a three-point game with two 15-pointers and failing to score in double figures in two straight since Jan. 18-19, but he still has the potential to be a solid contributor in a handful of categories.
Caron Butler, F2/3/2014 11:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler suffered a sprained left ankle Monday against the Knicks, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com
Insight: Butler has played just 20 minutes per game since the start of January. If he has to miss a game his minutes will be absorbed by multiple players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova.
O.J. Mayo, G2/3/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo will miss his fifth straight game due to an illness.
Insight: Mayo has had a miserable season, shooting 39.6 percent from the field. He saw reduced playing time in January, playing just 22.5 minutes per game.
John Henson, C2/3/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (sprained right wrist) will not play Monday night against the Knicks.
Insight: He'll join O.J. Mayo and Ekpe Udoh on the sidelines. There should be plenty of shots for Brandon Knight and Ersan Ilyasova.
Brandon Knight, GHot2/2/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: After dealing with a nagging hamstring strain the first month of the season, Bucks guard Brandon Knight has averaged 33 minutes, 18.1 points, 4.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 threes and 1.1 steals in his last 33 games.
Insight: Knight's injury limited him to six games and five ppg from Oct. 30 to Nov. 27, but he has been one of the bright spots on the worst team in the NBA. Knight is the only Bucks player whose role and minutes have remainded static.
John Henson, C2/1/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (sprained right wrist) is not expected to play Saturday against Memphis, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: With Henson out Friday and Ersan Ilyasova limited to 20 minutes by a leg injury, Larry Sanders played 33 minutes, Caron Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo played 29 apiece and Khris Middleton saw 25.
John Henson, C1/31/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (sprained right wrist) is not expected to play Saturday against Memphis, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: With Henson out Friday and Ersan Ilyasova limited to 20 minutes by a leg injury, Larry Sanders played 33 minutes, Caron Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo played 29 apiece and Khris Middleton saw 25.
Larry Sanders, C1/31/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders had his best game of the season Friday against Orlando, scoring 10 points, grabbing nine boards, blocking four shots and picking up four steals.
Insight: Sanders has played 33 minutes in back-to-back games and averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals. Fantasy owners have to hope Zaza Pachulia's return to action doesn't cause Sanders' playing time to decrease.
Caron Butler, F1/31/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler had 20 points, four rebounds and four threes Friday at Orlando.
Insight: With John Henson sidelined by a sprained wrist and Ersan Ilyasova limited to 20 minutes with a leg injury, Butler saw 29 minutes Friday. However, the Bucks rotation is constantly changing and no one can really be trusted.
Nate Wolters, G1/31/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew started Nate Wolters at one of the guard spots Friday night and Wolters ended up turning in eight points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 41 minutes of action.
Insight: Luke Ridnour was a DNP-Coach's Decision as Drew once again juggled his rotation. If Wolters continues to play it will come at the expense of Ridnour and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
John Henson, C1/31/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson will sit out Friday with a sprained right wrist, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson is being held back by Milwaukee's plethora of big men. He has been in and out of the starting lineup lately and averaged just 23.8 minutes per game his last 10 games. Still, he managed to put up 10.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.8 bpg in that stretch.
Zaza Pachulia, C1/31/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (fractured foot) will not play Friday, though he's getting close. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: The last thing fantasy owners of John Henson or Larry Sanders need is another big man taking up minutes, but Pachulia has resumed practicing after missing the last eight weeks. He won't see enough time to be fantasy relevant but will impact the value of Henson and Sanders.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/31/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game due after getting through the shootaround in the morning.
Insight: Ilyasova has frustrated fantasy owners, dropping more than three points per game and a couple of rebounds from last season's statistics.
Ekpe Udoh, F1/31/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh sprained his left ankle will keep him out of Friday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Udoh hasn't played since Jan 24. and provides only minimal numbers - 3.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/30/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova is questionable for Friday's game due to a leg injury, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com. He was kicked in the leg during Wednesday's game and coach Larry Drew wants to evaluate him at shootaround Friday before determining his status.
Insight: Owning Ilyasova is becoming increasingly frustrating, as he's either offering inconsistent production or getting injured.
O.J. Mayo, G1/30/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. is not traveling with the team for their two-game road trip to Orlando and Memphis due to the flu, according to beat writer Andrew Gruman.
Insight: Mayo's fantasy value hasn't been this low since 2010 with Memphis. He's averaging 12.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova had 27 points, four boards and three threes Wednesday against Phoenix.
Insight: Ilyasova continues to be maddeningly inconsistent. He followed up a 29-point game on Jan. 13 by averaging 6.5 ppg in his next six, and now he has produced 21.5 ppg his last two games.
Larry Sanders, C1/29/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (illness) said he'll play Wednesday, but admitted he doesn't have much energy, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders will come off the bench. The center has averaged just 24.7 minutes, 6.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 17 games this season.
Larry Sanders, C1/29/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Larry Sanders was back at shootaround today after missing Tuesday's practice because of the flu. He expects to play Wednesday versus Phoenix. SOURCE: Bucks PR on Twitter
Insight: Sanders has played exactly 21 minutes in each of his last three games. With John Henson emerging as one of the Bucks' best young players, we don't anticipate that number increasing anytime soon. For fantasy purposes, you better look elsewhere.
O.J. Mayo, G1/29/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. won't be available for Wednesday night's game against the Suns. SOURCE: Bucks PR on Twitter
Insight: It's the second game in a row he's missed with an illness. Mayo's fantasy value has never been lower. It's pointless to waste a roster spot on him at this point.
Larry Sanders, C1/28/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Bucks big man Larry Sanders is questionable for Wednesday's game against Phoenix. He and guard O.J. Mayo are suffering from illness.
Insight: Sanders (6.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.8 bpg) will likely continue to backup John Henson at center. There's no reason to have him in your lineup.
O.J. Mayo, G1/28/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is questionable for Wednesday's game against Phoenix after missing Monday due to illness.
Insight: After a solid season in Dallas in 2012-13, Mayo's production has taken a hit with Milwaukee dropping more than three points and a couple of rebounds per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F1/25/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo says he's starting Saturday despite dealing with a sore back, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Antetokounmpo aggravated the injury Friday but will try to play through it. He has averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over his last seven games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F1/25/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo aggravated a back injury during Friday's loss to Cleveland. Look for him to be a game-time decision tonight against the Hawks. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: If Antetokounmpo has to sit out, it would open up a spot in the starting lineup for O.J. Mayo. As bad as Mayo (12.5 ppg) has been this season, it would be hard for anyone to have a bad game against the injury-depleted Hawks.
Ekpe Udoh, F1/24/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C Ekpe Udoh sprained his left ankle during Friday's game against the Cavaliers. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's done for the night. Udoh was only able to muster two points and one rebound in his 12 minutes of action. He's owned in less than one percent of fantasy leagues.
Larry Sanders, C1/24/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: O.J. Mayo isn't the only player returning from an illness on Friday. His teammate Larry Sanders is also back after sitting out Wednesday against the Pistons. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Apparently the illness has run its course. Sanders (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.8 bpg) will backup John Henson at center tonight against the Cavaliers. He'll probably be on a minutes limit so fantasy owners should lower their expectations.
O.J. Mayo, G1/24/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is back in the lineup after missing Wednesday's game with an illness. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He'll come off the bench Friday versus Cleveland. Two of Mayo's best games this season have come against the Cavs (24.0 ppg in two contests).
John Henson, C1/24/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson will get another start at center despite the return of Larry Sanders.
Insight: Henson didn't have a great game, but the Bucks won, a rarity these days, and coach Larry Drew will come back with the same starting lineup. Henson is averaging 14.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.0 apg as a starter and 10.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 apg as a reserve.
Larry Sanders, C1/24/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Larry Sanders, missed Wednesday's game against Detroit due to illness, but has been upgraded to probable for Friday versus Cleveland.
Insight: The Bucks finally won a game Wednesday and coach Larry Drew will stack with the same lineup meaning Sanders will come off the bench. Hopefully for Sanders owners, this is just temporary.
Larry Sanders, C1/23/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center Larry Sanders is suffering from an illness which forced him to miss Wednesday's game against Detroit and he's questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: The Bucks were also missing O.J. Mayo due to illness. Hopefully both can return for Friday, but these days of the two only Sanders is a viable fantasy option.
Caron Butler, F1/22/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Caron Butler helped the Bucks snap a nine-game losing streak by scoring 30 points Wednesday in a win over the Pistons.
Insight: That represents Butler's highest point total since his 38-point explosion against the Sixers back in November. Butler had missed Milwaukee's previous game with an illness.
Larry Sanders, C1/22/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Larry Sanders is suffering from an illness and won't be able to compete Wednesday against Detroit. SOURCE: Keith Langlois, Pistons.com
Insight: Sanders' teammate O.J. Mayo is also sick so something must be going around the Bucks' locker room. John Henson (12.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.2 bpg) is going to see big minutes at center tonight. He's a must-start whenever Sanders is out of the lineup.
O.J. Mayo, G1/22/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo won't be in the lineup Wednesday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Keith Langlois, Pistons.com
Insight: He's out with an illness. Mayo lost his starting job to rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo a couple weeks ago. Until he wins it back, Mayo (12.6 ppg) probably won't be a fantasy option.
John Henson, CHot1/21/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson could be a viable fantasy option if Larry Sanders isn't ready to run on Wednesday.
Insight: As a starter Henson is averaging 14.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.1 apg - certainly fantasy worthy numbers. He's even posted double-doubles in the last two games off the bench.
Larry Sanders, C1/21/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders missed the Tuesday morning practice due to illness and should be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Detroit.
Insight: Sanders hasn't played up to last season's level, but he has posted double-digit point in three consecutive games. He averaged close to a double-double last season, but so far is putting up just 6.7 ppg and 6.7 rpg in 15 contests.
Luke Ridnour, G1/20/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour's MRI confirmed he has a sprained right wrist but no fracture, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Insight: Ridnour suffered the injury Sunday. He has averaged 29.5 minutes per game over the last 10 games and if he has to miss time the Bucks would probably spread his minutes around to O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Caron Butler.
Luke Ridnour, G1/19/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour suffered a sprained right wrist during the first half of Sunday's game and will not return. SOURCE: Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Gary Neal started the second half in the backcourt with Brandon Knight, but O.J. Mayo may end up being the biggest beneficiary of Ridnour's absence. Ridnour has averaged 29.5 minutes per game over his last 10 and Mayo just 21.5 in the same timeframe.
Caron Butler, F1/19/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler may miss Sunday's game due to illness, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Over the last five games, Butler had one DNP-CD and averaged just 12 minutes per game the four games he was active. He voiced his displeasure with his backup role this week. "The information I received before coming here is that 'You're going to play a lot,'" Butler said. "And I want to play. I want to be out there to help the situation."
John Henson, C1/19/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson did his best Dwight Howard impression with 20 points and 15 boards Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Henson is quickly becoming Milwaukee's most reliable low post presence. Since his return from a high ankle sprain, Henson has averaged 12.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 2.0 bpg while shooting 55.6 percent from the field.
Gary Neal, G1/18/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee will be without guard Gary Neal Saturday against Houston. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He left shootaround with an illness. Neal (10.4 ppg) hasn't played since January 4th so fantasy owners should be used to playing without him.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/15/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova followed up his 29-point game Monday with four points on 2-of-11 shooting Wednesday.
Insight: Ilyasova did have 13 boards, but his offensive output was a major disappointment. The 26-year-old will continue to be an inconsistent fantasy option, albeit one with a lot of potential.
Khris Middleton, F1/15/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton (ankle sprain) says he is playing Wednesday against the Grizzlies, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Middleton had his moments in December but he has averaged just 5.3 ppg on 27.8 percent shooting his last seven games. It's only a matter of time before his minutes are reduced and distributed among the other members of Milwaukee's large rotation.
Khris Middleton, F1/14/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton is questionable for Wednesday's game due to a left ankle sprain, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Middleton had his moments in December but he has averaged just 5.3 ppg on 27.8 percent shooting his last seven games. If he has to sit out his minutes will likely be distributed among four or five players.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/13/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova led all scorers with 29 points Monday against the Raptors.
Insight: That's a season-high for Ilyasova, who came into tonight's game averaging just nine points per contest. Consistency is not a trait one usually associates with Ilyasova. We'll have to see what he does Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
John Henson, C1/13/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson returned from a high ankle sprain Monday against Toronto. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's backing up Khris Middleton at power forward. Henson was averaging 12.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 2.3 bpg before his injury.
John Henson, C1/13/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (ankle) dressed but didn't play Saturday and is questionable for Monday against Toronto.
Insight: Henson missed his seventh straight game due to an ankle sprain. When he does return, coach Larry Drew will have to find a way to get minutes for Henson, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders at PF/C.
Caron Butler, F1/11/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler was a DNP-Coach's Decision Saturday against the Thunder.
Insight: Butler played just 25 minutes combined the previous two games and didn't leave the bench Saturday. Fantasy owners can cut him loose -- the Bucks need to give minutes to their young swingmen like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton as well as guards O.J. Mayo and Luke Ridnour.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, F1/11/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo had 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes Saturday night.
Insight: The 19-year-old out of Greece did very little as a small forward, averaging just 16.5 minutes and 0.7 ppg the last three games, but he returned to shooting guard Saturday with Khris Middleton started at small forward. Hopefully coach Larry Drew will recognize Antetokounmpo's strengths and keep him at SG.
Larry Sanders, C1/11/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders made an early exit from Saturday's game for elbowing Thunder center Steven Adams in the face. He finished with zero points, four rebounds and one block in seven minutes.
Insight: Sanders was battling Adams for position under the hoop and caught him in the face with his elbow and forearm. Sanders then blatantly threw another elbow at Adams and was ejected. The center led the NBA with five ejections last season and has been a disaster this season, tearing a thumb ligament in a bar fight in November and getting into an altercation with teammate Gary Neal in front of reporters earlier this month. He's averaging just 5.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks after signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension this past offseason.
John Henson, C1/11/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (ankle) will dress but isn't expected to play Saturday, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson will miss his seventh straight game due to an ankle sprain. When he does return, coach Larry Drew will have to find a way to get minutes for Henson, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders at PF/C and O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Caron Butler at SG/SF.
John Henson, C1/11/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson didn't make his return from an ankle injury Friday night against Chicago, but could return Saturday against Oklahoma City.
Insight: Friday was the sixth game in a row he's missed. Milwaukee's starting front court on Friday was Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders and rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo. The rookie hasn't been productive lately and the team could really use Henson (12.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.3 bpg) against the tough Thunder.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, FCold1/11/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo has done very little since being to the small forward.
Insight: The 19-year-old out of Greece went scoreless Friday night - his second such game in the last three contests. The excitement of mid-December is gone.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/11/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova played 30 minutes without re-injury of his right hand.
Insight: Ilyasova scored 14 points with six rebounds and a steal. It looks like he's going to receive plenty of playing time and could be a viable fantasy option.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/10/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Ersan Ilyasova will start for the Bucks Friday against Chicago. SOURCE: Bucks PR on Twitter
Insight: Ilyasova missed practice on Thursday because of a hand injury but it looks like he's ready to go. The 26-year-old is averaging 6.5 ppg this season against the Bulls.
John Henson, C1/10/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson won't make his return from an ankle injury Friday night against Chicago. SOURCE: Bucks PR on Twitter
Insight: It's the sixth game he's missed in a row. Milwaukee's starting front court on Friday will consist of Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders and rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo. Henson (12.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.3 bpg) could be back for Saturday's game against the Thunder.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/10/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova missed Thursday's practice with a sore right hand and is listed as is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Ilyasova is off the fantasy radar anyway with his paltry averages of 8.9 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per contest. We're not ruling out a second half turnaround for Ilyasova, but for now, there are much better fantasy options at power forward.
John Henson, C1/10/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: He's missed the last five games with a high ankle sprain/lower leg injury. Henson probably won't see his full allotment of minutes in his return so fantasy owners should be cautious of starting him immediately, but he's got big upside averaging 12.4 ppg and 7.0 rpg in 28 minutes.
Ersan Ilyasova, F1/9/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova may not play Friday after missing Thursday's practice with a sore hand. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ilyasova is off the fantasy radar anyway with his paltry averages of 8.9 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per contest. We're not ruling out a second half turnaround for Ilyasova but for now, there are much better fantasy options at power forward.
John Henson, C1/9/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson is hoping to return Friday versus Chicago. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's missed the last five games with a high ankle sprain/lower leg injury. Henson probably won't see his full allotment of minutes in his return so fantasy owners should be cautious. Of course, that's assuming Henson even plays on Friday.
John Henson, C1/8/2014 2:41:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (ankle) practiced Wednesday but didn't participate in contact drills, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson has averaged 12.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game this season but his production could fall now that Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova are back. He's missed the last five games.
Gary Neal, G1/7/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Stein of espn.com, the Bucks will attempt to trade Gary Neal before the Feb. 20 deadline.
Insight: Neal got into an altercation with teammate Larry Sanders in the locker room after Saturday's game when Sanders reportedly complained about Neal's attitude. Neal responded by telling Sanders to try earning his money. Neal has played through plantar fasciitis this season and is averaging 20.5 minutes, 10.4 points and 1.6 threes per game. He's a solid bench guard but won't do enough to become a fantasy option even if he's traded.
John Henson, C1/6/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson (ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against the Warriors but is shooting to play this weekend, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Henson has averaged 12.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game this season but his production could fall now that Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova are back.
O.J. Mayo, GCold1/1/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo is averaging 25 minutes and 12.7 points per game in seven games off the bench.
Insight: He bottomed out with zero points on 0-of-5 shooting over nine minutes Tuesday at Los Angeles. He's had a disastrous season, shooting 39.6 percent and averaging 29.5 minutes, 13.6 points, 2.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.7 threes. Giannis Antetokounmpo has played well as a starter and will likely remain there.
John Henson, C12/30/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson will be out for the next three games. He's dealing with a lower leg injury believed to be similar to a high ankle sprain. SOURCE: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He's hoping to be back next Tuesday against Golden State. The second-year F/C out of North Carolina is averaging 12.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 2.3 bpg this season though those numbers will probably begin to dip now that Larry Sanders is back after missing time with a thumb injury.
Khris Middleton, FHot12/28/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and three treys Saturday against Minnesota.
Insight: The 22-year-old is making it a tough decision for coach Larry Drew now that most of Milwaukee's injured players have returned. We'll see how he manages the rotation when John Henson (ankle) is back. For now, Middleton should be owned in all leagues. He's averaging 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks in his last six games.
John Henson, C12/28/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson will have to miss Saturday's game due to a left ankle injury. Larry Sanders will start in his place.
Insight: Henson is just getting over a knee injury and now he has another ailment to worry about. He's averaging 12.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 0.7 steals in nearly 29 minutes per game this season, but his playing time may dip now that Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova and Caron Butler are back in the lineup. Coach Larry Drew has to find minutes for Sanders, Henson, Butler, Ilyasova, Khris Middleton, Ekpe Udoh and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/27/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: According to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bucks coach Larry Drew said Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will start Friday.
Insight: Ilyasova missed the last three games due to ankle soreness. He's dealt with right ankle issues since the preseason and is averaging just 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this season.
Larry Sanders, C12/27/2013 11:39:00 AM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (thumb) will come off the bench Friday in his return from a 26-game absence.
Insight: Sanders suffered a torn ligament in his thumb during a nightclub brawl on Nov. 2. According to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bucks coach Larry Drew said Sanders will get "20-plus" minutes, but added that he wants "to really keep an eye on his conditioning."
Larry Sanders, C12/26/2013 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (thumb) practiced Thursday and is likely to start Friday.
Insight: Sanders suffered a torn ligament in his thumb during a nightclub brawl on Nov. 2 and hasn't played since. The Bucks can certainly use the rebounding and defensive presence he adds to their lineup.
John Henson, C12/23/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson (knee) came off the bench Monday in his return to the lineup but he played 35 minutes to starter Miroslav Raduljica's 19 and had 14 points, nine boards and six blocks.
Insight: Henson was a very late scratch (he was announced with the starters to the crowd) from Saturday's lineup due to a knee injury, but he didn't need an MRI. It's considered to be minor.
Khris Middleton, FHot12/23/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton posted 19 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and three triples in 41 minutes Monday at Charlotte.
Insight: Middleton has remained in the starting lineup at power forward since Caron Butler returned due to the injury to Ersan Ilyasova. He's averaging 20 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.5 steals over his last four games.
Brandon Knight, GHot12/23/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight again nearly had a triple-double Monday at Charlotte. He scored 26 points, handed out 14 assists and grabbed eight rebounds.
Insight: Knight had 17 points, 14 boards and eight assists Friday. He has averaged 17.7 points, 4.8 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 threes over his last 14 games.
John Henson, C12/23/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson (knee) said he'll play Monday against Charlotte, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Henson was a very late scratch (he was announced with the starters to the crowd) from Saturday's lineup due to a knee injury. We'll let you know if something changes regarding his status for Monday.
John Henson, C12/23/2013 12:24:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee PF/C John Henson's status is up in the air for Monday night's game in Charlotte. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He missed Saturday's game with a left knee injury. Expect the second-year center/forward to be a game-time call.
John Henson, C12/21/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to a left knee injury, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com. Henson suffered the injury late in Friday's game and was a game-time decision, but he was actually introduced to the crowd with the starters before being pulled at the last minute.
Insight: The Bucks are down to just Ekpe Udoh and Miroslav Raduljica in the frontcourt with Henson, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia all out. Nearly every player on the team has spent time on the sidelines due to injuries this season, forcing the Bucks to use 15 different starting lineups in 27 games.
Caron Butler, F12/21/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (knee) will return Saturday.
Insight: Butler missed the last 12 games due to a knee injury. He's put up 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and a career-high 2.0 threes per game this season.
Brandon Knight, G12/20/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight followed up his 36-point, nine-board effort Wednesday against the Knicks with 17 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and three steals Friday at Cleveland.
Insight: Knight has averaged 16.8 points, 3.9 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 threes over his last 12 games after struggling with a hamstring injury the first month of the season.
O.J. Mayo, G12/20/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo came off the bench in his return to the lineup Friday, but he still played 36 minutes and had 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and three triples.
Insight: Mayo only shot 6-of-21 from the field to get his 20 points and has hit under 40 percent of his shots this season while averaging 14.2 ppg. The shooting guard missed the previous game due to the death of his grandmother.
Caron Butler, F12/20/2013 7:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (knee) will miss Friday's game.
Insight: Butler was hoping to return Friday and warmed up for the game but was unable to play. It will be his 12th straight absence.
Gary Neal, G12/20/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal (plantar fasciitis) is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Neal doesn't get enough minutes to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in most leagues, and he's likely to be in and out of the lineup as his foot injury acts up.
O.J. Mayo, G12/20/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo did not play Wednesday following the death of his grandmother and is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo started Wednesday and the team appears to be happy with that option. Mayo will come off the bench for now.
Larry Sanders, C12/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew said center Larry Sanders (thumb) is "close" to practicing, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Sanders suffered a torn ligament in his thumb during a nightclub brawl on Nov. 2 and hasn't played since. The Bucks have been ravaged by injuries so Sanders should step right into a big role when he's ready to return.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/19/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: Fox Sports Wisconsin is reporting Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova will be out for at least the next few games.
Insight: Ilyasova's ankle is still bothering him and with Caron Butler close to coming back, they don't really need him. Plus, Milwaukee is in full-on tanking mode right now. Fantasy owners can probably drop the injury-prone Ilyasova at this point.
Caron Butler, F12/19/2013 3:11:00 PM
Description: Caron Butler traveled with the team to Cleveland and expects to play on Friday night. The Bucks small forward has missed the last 11 games with a swollen knee. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Butler was posting 13.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg before his injury. The emergence of Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo during his absence could prevent Butler from playing big minutes upon his return. In the fantasy game, there are much better options at small forward.
Brandon Knight, G12/19/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight was sensational Wednesday in a loss to New York.
Insight: Knight went off for 36 points on 13-of-25 shooting. The eight turnovers he committed were a product of playing a season-high 50 minutes. Knight won't have nearly as much responsibility on offense when O.J. Mayo, who is away from the team due to a death in the family, is able to play again. That could be as soon as Friday night in Cleveland.
O.J. Mayo, G12/18/2013 6:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo will not play Wednesday. He left the team Tuesday following the death of his grandmother.
Insight: Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo will move into the starting lineup for the first time this season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of yahoo.com, the Bucks were close to putting him in the starting five anyway.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, F12/18/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: The Bucks are "close" to moving rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo into the starting lineup, according to yahoo.com's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Insight: The 19-year-old out of Greece can play shooting guard and both forward spots. O.J. Mayo isn't likely to be benched, so it looks like either Ersan Ilyasova or Khris Middleton will lose his starting job. Antetokounmpo has averaged 30.5 minutes, 12 points and 8,7 rebounds over his last three games.
O.J. Mayo, G12/17/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard O.J. Mayo left the team to attend his grandmother's funeral back home in West Virginia. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: He may not be back in time for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo would get the start at shooting guard if Mayo isn't available.
Ersan Ilyasova, FCold12/15/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova had just two points in 19 minutes Saturday at Dallas despite starting for the first time since Dec. 6.
Insight: Ilyasova has been miserable over his last six games, averaging 5.7 points on 25 percent shooting and 4.2 rebounds in 28 minutes per game. He's worth holding because of his big second halves the last two seasons, but he shouldn't be started until further notice.
John Henson, CHot12/15/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson had 18 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and two steals Saturday at Dallas.
Insight: Henson is averaging 33 minutes, 15.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals per game in December and should continue to start at center until Larry Sanders (thumb) returns.
Gary Neal, G12/14/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal (plantar fasciitis) aggravated his plantar fasciitis Saturday.
Insight: Neal doesn't get enough minutes to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in most leagues, and he's likely to be in and out of the lineup as his foot injury acts up.
Ersan Ilyasova, FCold12/14/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova moved back into the starting lineup Saturday after a four-game exile.
Insight: Ilyasova started just one of the last seven games but still averaged 30 mpg during that stretch. However, he produced just 8.7 ppg on 32.9 percent shooting and 5.3 rpg in that span.
Carlos Delfino, G/F12/14/2013 10:31:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee G/F Carlos Delfino underwent foot surgery on Saturday morning. He'll be out for the rest of the 2013-14 season. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Delfino could have been a productive wing player for the Bucks this season but instead he'll have to watch from the sidelines. He hasn't played in a game since May.
Gary Neal, G12/11/2013 1:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal (plantar fasciitis) is not expected to play Wednesday against the Spurs, his former team.
Insight: Neal has missed two of the past three games and was limited to seven minutes in the game he played during that span. He's averaging 22 minutes, 10.6 points and 1.7 threes this season.
John Henson, CHot12/11/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson had a season-high 25 points with 14 rebounds, three steals and six blocks Tuesday at Chicago.
Insight: Since stepping into the starting lineup six games ago, Henson has averaged 16.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Zaza Pachulia is out with a fractured foot and Larry Sanders isn't expected to return until later this month, so Henson will continue to play big minutes and should be owned in all leagues.
Larry Sanders, C12/9/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders had the pin removed from his thumb on Monday, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: Sanders suffered a torn ligament in his thumb during a nightclub fight in December and had to undergo surgery. He's expected to miss another two weeks at minimum.
Zaza Pachulia, C12/9/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia will miss at least four weeks due to a fractured foot, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: Larry Sanders is still out, so this will allow John Henson to get at least another two weeks as the starting center.
John Henson, CHot12/9/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson is averaging 18.5 ppg and 12 rpg in a starting role over the past two games with both Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia sidelined.
Insight: If Pachulia misses another game you have to like Henson to continue to produce at this level
Zaza Pachulia, C12/9/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: The Bucks backup center Zaza Pachulia is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago with a sprained right foot.
Insight: He's already missed a pair of games due to the injury. His replacement at center, PF John Henson (18.5 ppg, 12.0 rpg over the past two contests), has more fantasy value than Pachulia.
Caron Butler, F12/7/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler remains sidelined with a knee injury. SOURCE: Bucks on Twitter
Insight: Saturday marks the veteran's sixth absence in a row. Butler had been averaging 13.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg before the injury. Khris Middleton (11.4 ppg) will continue to occupy Butler's spot in the starting lineup.
Zaza Pachulia, C12/7/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: The Bucks will be without center Zaza Pachulia Saturday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Bucks on Twitter
Insight: It's the second game he's missed with a sprained foot. His replacement at center, John Henson (10.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg), is actually the more appealing fantasy option of the two.
Brandon Knight, G12/6/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight has averaged 29 minutes, 16.8 points, 5.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals over his last five games.
Insight: He's finally healthy after dealing with a nagging hamstring strain over the first few weeks of the season and is firmly ahead of Luke Ridnour and Nate Wolters on the depth chart. In Friday's OT win at Washington, Knight had 20 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals in 33 minutes.
Luke Ridnour, G12/6/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour played just three minutes Friday against the Wizards in an overtime win.
Insight: Ridnour moved to the bench when Brandon Knight returned from his injury and now he appears to be behind Nate Wolters as well. Fantasy owners can drop him in all leagues.
John Henson, C12/6/2013 10:07:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson played 45 minutes and had 19 points, 17 rebounds, four assists and one block in Milwaukee's overtime win over the Wizards Friday night.
Insight: Henson has averaged 12.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 blocks in six starts this season. He should hold onto the starting center job even after Zaza Pachulia returns from a sprained right foot.
Khris Middleton, FHot12/6/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had a career-high 29 points on 11-of-22 shooting with seven rebounds, two steals, one block and four threes Friday at Washington.
Insight: Middleton has been starting following Caron Butler's knee injury and has scored at least 14 points in all three games this month while knocking down 11-of-15 from 3-point range in that span. Butler was given a timetable of one week back on Nov. 30, but the team hasn't provided an update since then.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/6/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will start Friday against Washington, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ilyasova had his best game of the season Wednesday, putting up 22 points and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes off the bench. He finally appears to be healthy after battling ankle and hamstring injuries over the first five weeks.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/4/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova played 36 minutes and had 22 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and two threes Wednesday against Detroit.
Insight: That's more like it. Fantasy owners have patiently waited for Ilyasova to recover from his various injuries this season and he finally played without a restriction on his minutes Wednesday.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/4/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (hamstring) will play and won't have a minutes restriction Wednesday in the second game of a back-to-back. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com
Insight: Ilyasova missed one game with a hamstring injury and played just 21 minutes off the bench at Boston Tuesday night. He'll come off the bench again Wednesday but should play more. The power forward has been plagued by injuries all season and is averaging just 24 minutes, 8.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 10 games. He's capable of much more.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/3/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will play Tuesday against the Celtics but he won't start. SOURCE: Ted Davis, 1250 WSSP
Insight: He had been questionable with a hamstring injury. Ilyasova has gotten off to a rough start but he's made a habit of this in year's past. He'll turn it around eventually.
Ersan Ilyasova, F12/2/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle, hamstring, thumb) is questionable heading into Tuesday's game against Boston. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He's dealing with multiple injuries. For what it's worth, Ilyasova was able to practice on Monday. This year he's averaging 8.2 ppg, a significant dropoff from the 13.2 ppg he posted during the 2012-13 campaign.
Brandon Knight, G12/1/2013 10:29:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight had a season-high 20 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three threes Saturday against Boston.
Insight: Knight appeared to be going back on the shelf when he aggravated his hamstring injury on Nov. 27, but he has played the last two games and averaged 30.5 minutes, 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 threes. Luke Ridnour has played just 35 minutes total in that span.
John Henson, PF11/30/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: John Henson will replace Zaza Pachulia in the Bucks starting lineup Saturday night, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ekpe Udoh will start at the four with Ersan Ilyasova sidelined by a hamstring injury. Henson has played just 24 minutes per game this season but is averaging 10.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/30/2013 7:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (hamstring) will miss Saturday's game.
Insight: Ilyasova left Friday's game with a hamstring injury. John Henson will get most of the minutes at power forward.
Caron Butler, F11/30/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler will miss a week due to a knee injury, according to the Bucks' Twitter account.
Insight: Butler is averaging 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and a career-high 2.0 threes per game this season. Most of his minutes will go to Khris Middleton.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/29/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova exited Friday's game because of a sore hamstring. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: His return is doubtful. Assuming Ilyasova is through for the night, he'll finish with zero points and four rebounds in 12 minutes of action. John Henson and Ekpe Udoh will both see more minutes in his absence.
Caron Butler, F11/29/2013 7:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee small forward Caron Butler wasn't active for Friday's game against Charlotte. SOURCE: Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer
Insight: He's out with a swollen knee. Butler shouldn't be out for long but for tonight at least, Khris Middleton (10.3 ppg) will see huge minutes at the three.
Brandon Knight, G11/29/2013 6:27:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight is back in the starting lineup after aggravating a hamstring injury in his last outing Wednesday against the Wizards. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's only Knight's fourth start of the season. The third-year guard from Kentucky hasn't been able to find any rhythm on offense, averaging just 5.0 ppg in six contests.
Brandon Knight, G11/28/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight appeared to aggravate his sore right hamstring late in regulation Wednesday and didn't play in overtime. SOURCE: jsonline.com
Insight: Knight has been limited to six games and 19.5 mpg this season due to the hamstring strain he suffered in the season opener. He can be dropped in all leagues, as the Bucks will be rotating five players in the backcourt when Knight is healthy, including O.J. Mayo, Luke Ridnour, Nate Wolters and Gary Neal.
O.J. Mayo, G11/28/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: After shooting 29 percent from the field and averaging 6.8 ppg over his previous four games, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo scored 21 points Wednesday against the Wizards.
Insight: Mayo only made 9-of-23 from the field and didn't get to the free-throw line but he did have three threes, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. The 26-year-old has shot just 40.8 percent from the field this season but he's still averaging 15.3 ppg because he's making 45.2 percent of his threes and 90.9 percent of his foul shots.
Brandon Knight, G11/23/2013 7:36:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight will return to the lineup Saturday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Bucks PR
Insight: He's only expected to play about 20 minutes after missing the previous five games with a hamstring injury. Knight certainly has the talent to be an elite fantasy point guard but we wouldn't trust him until he can actually play a few games without getting hurt.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/22/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Sixers.
Insight: Ilyasova played just 22 minutes off the bench Wednesday in his return from a six-game absence, but he was on the court for 41 Friday. He had 19 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one three in the loss. It looks like his ankle is finally healthy.
Caron Butler, F11/22/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler dropped 38 points on the Sixers in Friday's overtime loss.
Insight: Butler hadn't had that many points in a game since the final game of the 2008-09 season on April 15, 2009 when he was a member of the Wizards. Butler made 13-of-22 from the floor (4-of-8 3PT) and 8-of-11 from the line while picking up eight boards, three assists and three steals Friday. It was a huge line the 33-year-old is unlikely to duplicate.
Brandon Knight, G11/22/2013 4:40:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) is doubtful for Friday's game against the 76ers.
Insight: Knight has been limited to three games and 40 minutes all season by the hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Luke Ridnour made his first start of the season Wednesday and will split minutes with Knight when both are healthy, with rookie Nate Wolters also getting some minutes. Ridnour should be owned in most leagues until Knight returns.
Brandon Knight, G11/21/2013 4:45:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) went through an intense workout Thursday and says he is feeling better. He'll make the trip to Philadelphia for Friday's game but his status is uncertain. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com
Insight: Knight has been limited to three games and 40 minutes all season by the hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Luke Ridnour made his first start of the season Wednesday and will split minutes with Knight when both are healthy, with rookie Nate Wolters also getting some minutes.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/20/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing six straight games.
Insight: Ilyasova played just 22 minutes and had five points, five rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and one three. He should move into the starting lineup and provide solid fantasy numbers once he's healthy.
Luke Ridnour, G11/20/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour played 30 minutes and had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal Wednesday in his first start of the season.
Insight: Rookie Nate Wolters played just 18 minutes off the bench. Until Brandon Knight (hamstring) returns to the lineup, Ridnour should play close to 30 minutes per game.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/20/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Zaza Pachulia (illness) is starting Wednesday's game.
Insight: He sat out practice yesterday because of the flu but is feeling well enough to play.
Luke Ridnour, G11/20/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: Luke Ridnour will make his first start of the season Wednesday when the Bucks take on Portland, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: The team will move Nate Wolters to the bench. Ridnour has played just 20.5 minutes per game in two games since returning from a back injury, but he's ready to assume a larger role. Brandon Knight (hamstring) is still out, so Ridnour has a shot to hold onto the starting job if he plays well.
Caron Butler, F11/20/2013 6:58:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler (shoulder) will play Wednesday against Portland.
Insight: Butler has missed the last two games. He's averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this season. Milwaukee will also get Ersan Ilyasova back Wednesday.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/20/2013 2:39:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Zaza Pachulia is headed for a game-time call Wednesday against Portland. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: He sat out practice yesterday because of the flu. Ekpe Udoh is likely to take over at center for Pachulia if he's still under the weather.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/19/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) said he is ready to play Wednesday, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ilyasova practiced the last two days and said his right ankle is much improved. He has missed the last six games.
Zaza Pachulia, CCold11/16/2013 8:41:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia, who was a game-time decision due to a foot injury, is starting Saturday's game.
Insight: Pachulia missed Wednesday's game before returning Friday. He was handed the starting center job when Larry Sanders had to have surgery on his thumb, but he hasn't seized the opportunity. He's shooting 38.5 percent from the field and averaging 9.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/16/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will miss another game Saturday.
Insight: This will be his sixth straight absence due to a lingering ankle injury.
Brandon Knight, G11/16/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) will miss his third straight game Saturday.
Insight: Knight has been limited to three games and 40 minutes all season by the hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Nate Wolters and Luke Ridnour will continue to split point guard duties until Knight returns.
Gary Neal, G11/15/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal returned to the lineup Friday after missing Wednesday's game with a left foot injury.
Insight: Neal will come off the bench. The 29-year-old has averaged a career-high 14.3 ppg through his first six games.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/15/2013 7:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia returned to the lineup Friday night against Indiana. He sat out Wednesday's game because of a foot issue.
Insight: There's nothing that stands out about Pachulia but the fact that's he's playing almost 30 minutes a game has to count for something. Keep an eye on him if he's still available in your fantasy league.
Brandon Knight, G11/15/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight wasn't available Friday against the Pacers. SOURCE: Charles Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: His right hamstring is still bothering him. Nate Wolters will continue to start at point guard for the 2-5 Bucks.
Khris Middleton, F11/15/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Bucks will start Khris Middleton and John Henson at the forward spots for Friday's game with Indiana.
Insight: It's not by choice - the Bucks have injuries at almost every position. Brandon Knight, Gary Neal, Caron Butler, Ersan Ilyasova, Carlos Delfino, Zaza Pachulia and Larry Sanders are all either playing hurt or out.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center Zaza Pachulia sat out Wednesday because of a foot injury and is questionable for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: He was a game-time call. Ekpe Udoh would be starting in his place. Pachulia is playing well, averaging 10.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 2.5 apg this season. With Larry Sanders out for six weeks, he should continue to produce at this level.
Gary Neal, SG11/15/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard Gary Neal was a late scratch Wednesday against Orlando with a sore foot and is questionable for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: Neal has had a productive start to the season, contributing 14.3 ppg as the team's sixth man and would have value if he can play as the Bucks will be short-handed due to multiple injuries.
Brandon Knight, G11/15/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight is questionable for Friday's game against Indiana while suffering from a strained right hamstring.
Insight: Knight missed Wednesday's game and figures to be a game-time decision. Fantasy owners have yet to see much from Knight who over three games is averaging 4.0 ppg and 2.3 apg.
Caron Butler, F11/15/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler is dealing with a sprained left shoulder and is doubtful for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: The sprain is considered mild, though it will likely cost Butler at least the next couple of games. He's averaging 13.3 ppg this season despite shooting just 36 percent from the field.
Caron Butler, F11/14/2013 9:25:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Caron Butler is dealing with a sprained shoulder. SOURCE: Racine Journal Times
Insight: The sprain is considered mild, though it will likely cost Butler at least the next couple of games. He's averaging 13.3 ppg this season despite shooting just 36 percent from the field.
Brandon Knight, G11/13/2013 7:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight will take a seat Wednesday against the Magic. SOURCE: CF Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: His absence appears to be precautionary as the 21-year-old may not be ready to play back-to-backs yet. With Zaza Pachulia and Gary Neal also out, the Bucks are going to be very shorthanded Wednesday night in Orlando.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/13/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Zaza Pachulia will sit out Wednesday because of a foot injury. SOURCE: CF Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He was a game-time call. Ekpe Udoh is starting in his place. Expect Pachulia to be back for Friday's game against the Pacers.
Gary Neal, SG11/13/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shooting guard Gary Neal was a late scratch Wednesday against Orlando. SOURCE: CF Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's battling a sore foot. Neal has had a productive start to the season, contributing 14.3 ppg as the team's sixth man.
Luke Ridnour, G11/13/2013 3:35:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Luke Ridnour (back) has joined the team in Orlando and said he feels "great," according to Bucks play-by-play announcer Jim Paschke.
Insight: Ridnour has yet to make his season debut due to a back injury. He probably needs to practice before he's able to play, so playing Wednesday seems unlikely. Ridnour was expected to back up Brandon Knight, but the emergence of Nate Wolters while both Ridnour and Knight were injured makes this a complicated situation. Wolters has averaged 8.8 points, 5.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and just 0.8 turnovers per game.
Khris Middleton, F11/12/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew went with a small lineup Tuesday against the Heat, starting Khris Middleton at the three and Caron Butler at the four.
Insight: It's not a lineup that he'll use often, especially after Milwaukee was run out of the building on the road. John Henson will get most of the power forward minutes until Ersan Ilyasova returns from his ankle injury.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/12/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia played just 18 minutes and had three points, five rebounds and three turnovers Tuesday against the Heat.
Insight: Miami blew Milwaukee out from the get-go, prompting coach Larry Drew to get his bench involved. Gary Neal led the team with 26 minutes. With Larry Sanders out for six weeks following thumb surgery, Pachulia should remain in the starting lineup at center, at least until Ersan Ilyasova makes his return and forces the team to find another spot for John Henson.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/12/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed that Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will not play during the team's three-game road trip that starts Tuesday, according to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ilyasova has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, which he has been dealing with since the preseason. John Henson and Zaza Pachulia will continue to play big minutes with Ilyasova and Larry Sanders out.
John Henson, PF11/12/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew named John Henson as one of the players who will get minutes at center behind starter Zaza Pachulia with Larry Sanders (thumb) out for six weeks. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Henson will continue to play mostly at the four until Ersan Ilyasova (hamstring) returns, and seeing time at the five will help him maintain decent fantasy value when Ilyasova does get back in the lineup.
Brandon Knight, G11/12/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight will come off the bench again Tuesday but he'll see an increase in minutes from the 15 he played Saturday. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Knight suffered a strained hamstring in the season opener and missed three straight games before returning to action Saturday. He should move into the starting lineup soon, taking Nate Wolters' place.
Luke Ridnour, G11/12/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Luke Ridnour didn't practice Monday and there seems to be no rush to bring the veteran point guard back.
Insight: Ridnour has yet to make his season debut due to a back injury. The Bucks also have been playing with Brandon Knight and rookie Nate Wolters at the point and getting decent production from them so when Ridnour returns his role is uncertain.
Larry Sanders, C11/11/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: The Bucks announced Monday that Larry Sanders underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss roughly six weeks.
Insight: Sanders, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension after last season, suffered the injury in a nightclub fight. Zaza Pachulia will start at center and is worth an add in 12-team leagues.
Carlos Delfino, G/F11/11/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: Bucks G/F Carlos Delfino needs a second foot surgery and could miss the entire season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Delfino posted on his personal website that he'll need another surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot and will have a recovery time of 4-6 months.
Insight: "I’m frustrated because I did all the recovery work but my body did not respond as expected," Delfino said in remarks translated from Spanish. Delfino suffered a right foot injury in the playoffs last season with the Rockets and underwent surgery in May. He was then signed by the Bucks for two years and $6.5 million. It's looking like he won't play any games for the team during the first year of that deal.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/11/2013 4:09:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew said Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) is not ready to play on the team's upcoming three-game road trip, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: When asked whether Ilyasova will play on the road trip, Drew said, "Not at this point." Ilyasova has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, which he has been dealing with since the preseason.
Larry Sanders, C11/11/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center Larry Sanders is questionable for Tuesday's game against Miami with a swollen right thumb.
Insight: Zaza Pachulia would start in his place and is a solid rebounder, but his offensive game is inconsistent. In his last two starts he's scored 14 points and four points.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/11/2013 2:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is probable for Tuesday's game against Miami.
Insight: He missed the last two games, but is expected to return. Ilyasova is a solid producer who averaged 13.2 ppg and 7.1 rpg last season.
O.J. Mayo, G11/10/2013 10:47:00 AM
Description: Bucks two-guard O.J. Mayo torched his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, for 28 points on Saturday night.
Insight: It was a nice outing from Mayo though the Mavs would ultimately pull out the victory. Milwaukee's new shooting guard has now put up 56 points over his last two contests after scoring just 37 combined in his previous three.
Brandon Knight, G11/9/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight is active for Saturday's game against Dallas. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Saturday will be Knight's first home game in a Bucks uniform. Knight had been sidelined for over a week because of hamstring issues.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/9/2013 8:33:00 PM
Description: Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin is reporting that Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova won't suit up Saturday against the Mavericks.
Insight: He's out with an ankle injury. Second-year forward John Henson will move into the starting lineup.
Larry Sanders, C11/9/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: According to Milwaukee's PR department, center Larry Sanders won't participate in Saturday's game against the Mavericks.
Insight: Sanders is still nursing a sore thumb. Zaza Pachulia will make a rare start at the five for the 2-2 Bucks.
Luke Ridnour, G11/9/2013 3:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Luke Ridnour is doubtful for Saturday's game, according to NBA.com.
Insight: Ridnour has yet to make his season debut due to a back injury. The Bucks also have been playing with Brandon Knight since the season opener, leaving rookie Nate Wolters and Gary Neal to handle point guard duties.
Brandon Knight, G11/8/2013 4:29:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) took part in a limited practice session Thursday but coach Larry Drew said the team won't know when he'll be back until he can get through a full practice. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Consider Knight highly questionable for Saturday's game. With Luke Ridnour (back) unlikely to play Saturday, look for Nate Wolters and Gary Neal to play big minutes again.
Larry Sanders, CCold11/8/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders (thumb) will be a game-time decision Saturday against Dallas.
Insight: In four games, Sanders is averaging more fouls (3.0) than points (2.7) while playing just 17 minutes per game. He's also dealing with a swollen thumb from Saturday's nightclub fight. Fortunately, he won't face legal charges from the incident.
Caron Butler, F11/8/2013 3:10:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee SF Caron Butler tweaked his ankle in practice and didn't finished the session, according to Bucks beat writer Andrew Gruman.
Insight: Butler has the ability to fill up a box score, but hasn't done it in his first four games this season. He's averaging 11.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.8 spg and 1.8 threes per contest. it could mean extra minutes for Khris Middleton.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/8/2013 3:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) was a late scratch Wednesday and has missed Friday's practice for Saturday's game making him questionable.
Insight: Ilyasova is dealing with trouble in the same ankle that he sprained early in October. Sounds like he'll be a game-time decision at best.
Larry Sanders, CCold11/7/2013 5:06:00 PM
Description: According to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bucks center Larry Sanders will not face criminal charges for his role in a nightclub fight Saturday.
Insight: Sanders, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the team this offseason, is off to a terrible start this season. In four games, Sanders is averaging more fouls (3.0) than points (2.7) while playing just 17 minutes per game. He's also dealing with a swollen thumb from Saturday's incident. He's unlikely to face a suspension from the NBA but is questionable for Saturday's game after sitting out Wednesday.
Zaza Pachulia, C11/6/2013 11:14:00 PM
Description: With both Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders out, Zaza Pachulia played 41 minutes and John Henson played 39 Wednesday for the Bucks against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Pachulia only took four shots but he made all 10 of his free throws and had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Henson also had 14 points and nine boards in his 39 minutes. Ilyasova is once again struggling with ankle trouble and Sanders is dealing with an investigation as well as a swollen thumb stemming from a nightclub fight last Saturday, so neither player is guaranteed to play this Saturday against the Mavericks.
O.J. Mayo, G11/6/2013 11:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo has made nine threes over his last two games after going 0-for-4 from 3-point range in his first two contests.
Insight: Mayo scored 28 points with six treys Wednesday against the Cavaliers and looks to be gaining confidence after a slow start in his new home.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/6/2013 8:24:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) was listed as the starter shortly before game time but he never came out for warmups and won't play in Wednesday's game, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova is dealing with trouble in the same ankle that he sprained early in October. He has played just 22 minutes per game so far. With Larry Sanders also out, look for John Henson, Zaza Pachulia and the returning Ekpe Udoh to divide the minutes at power forward and center.
Larry Sanders, CCold11/6/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: According to WTMJ-TV, Bucks center Larry Sanders (thumb) is being investigated for his role in a nightclub fight last Saturday. Sources say Sanders started the fight, allegedly threw punches and broke champagne bottles over the heads of people while security tried to break it up.
Insight: Sanders, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the team this offseason, is off to a terrible start this season. In four games, Sanders is averaging more fouls (3.0) than points (2.7) while playing just 17 minutes per game. He's also dealing with a swollen thumb from Saturday's incident. The only way his start can get any worse is if he ends up suspended due to this off-court situation or if his thumb injury turns into a long-term concern.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/6/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against Cleveland, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova is dealing with trouble in the same ankle that he sprained early in October. He has played just 22 minutes per game so far. With Larry Sanders already ruled out, look for John Henson, Zaza Pachulia and the returning Ekpe Udoh to divide the minutes at power forward and center if Ilyasova has to miss the game.
Brandon Knight, G11/6/2013 6:50:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) and Luke Ridnour (back) will miss Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Rookie Nate Wolters will get another start after scoring seven points with four rebounds and 10 dimes Saturday, while Gary Neal will see plenty of minutes at both guard spots.
Larry Sanders, CCold11/6/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: According to Jeremy Schmidt of the ESPN TrueHoop Network, Bucks center Larry Sanders' involvement in an off-court incident is being investigated and he will not play Wednesday.
Insight: In four games this season, Sanders is averaging more fouls (3.0) than points (2.7) while playing just 17 minutes per game. The only way his start can get any worse is if he ends up suspended due to this off-court situation. He's dealing with a swollen thumb that is likely related to Saturday's incident.
Ekpe Udoh, F11/6/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh is expected to return from knee surgery Wednesday versus Cleveland. SOURCE: USA Today
Insight: Udoh wasn't much of a fantasy contributor last season and we wouldn't expect him to be in 2013-14 either. He should split minutes with John Henson as the backup power forward.
Luke Ridnour, G11/5/2013 8:27:00 PM
Description: It's unclear if Bucks guard Luke Ridnour will make his season debut Wednesday versus Cleveland. SOURCE: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He wasn't at practice on Tuesday, which is never a good sign. Ridnour has missed three games in a row because of back issues.
Michael Redd, G11/5/2013 8:19:00 PM
Description: Former Bucks guard Michael Redd will announce his retirement on Wednesday. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: Redd's career accolades include one All-Star appearance and a 2004 All-NBA Third Team nod. He last played for the Suns back in 2012.
Ersan Ilyasova, F11/5/2013 6:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) missed Monday's practice and was limited during Tuesday's session, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova is dealing with trouble in the same ankle that he sprained early in October. He has played just 22 minutes per game so far and is questionable for Wednesday's contest.
Larry Sanders, CCold11/5/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders didn't practice Tuesday due to a swollen right thumb but hopes to play Wednesday, according to Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Insight: Sanders is off to a horrendous start, averaging more fouls (3.0) than points (2.7) while playing just 17 minutes per game.
Brandon Knight, G11/5/2013 5:50:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) didn't practice Tuesday, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Insight: Knight suffered a hamstring strain early in the season opener and hasn't played since. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect Knight to play Wednesday.
Brandon Knight, G11/2/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight wasn't able to suit up Saturday against the Raptors.
Insight: Knight's hamstring has been bothering him. The Bucks are hoping to have him back for Wednesday's matchup with Cleveland.
O.J. Mayo, G11/2/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo won't start Saturday's game against the Raptors. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It's Mayo's first time coming off the bench since 2012 when he played for Memphis. Former Spurs guard Gary Neal will make the start in Mayo's place. It's unknown if the move is permanent or just a temporary fix.
Luke Ridnour, G11/2/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Luke Ridnour won't be in the lineup Saturday against Toronto. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ridnour is still out with a back injury. Rookie Nate Wolters (11.5 ppg) will make his first career start.
Luke Ridnour, G11/1/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour missed Wednesday's game with a sore back and is doubtful for Friday's game against Boston.
Insight: With Brandon Knight already declared out, Nate Wolters and Gary Neal will inherit the minutes.
Brandon Knight, G10/31/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight won't play Friday against the Celtics. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's out with a sore hamstring. With Luke Ridnour (back injury) also expected to be sidelined, backups Gary Neal and Nate Wolters will both be candidates to fill the void at point guard.
Gary Neal, PG10/30/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Gary Neal played 32 minutes in the season opener after Brandon Knight suffered a right hamstring strain early in the first quarter.
Insight: Neal scored 16 points and had five assists and two threes in the game. Rookie Nate Wolters also saw 30 minutes, but Neal would be the guy to own if both Knight and Luke Ridnour have to miss an extended period of time. Ridnour missed the game due to back spasms.
Larry Sanders, C10/30/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Larry Sanders got into foul trouble and played just 12 minutes in the season opener Wednesday at New York.
Insight: Sanders picked up his fifth foul early in the third quarter. Backup Zaza Pachulia ended up playing 34 minutes and had a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds).
Brandon Knight, G10/30/2013 8:24:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight suffered a strained right hamstring early in Wednesday's game and will not return.
Insight: Knight missed the last two preseason games due to a left hamstring injury, and he strained the right one in the regular season opener against the Knicks. Luke Ridnour (back) is already out, so the team is down to rookie Nate Wolters and Gary Neal at point guard. O.J. Mayo also will handle the ball more.
Brandon Knight, G10/30/2013 7:52:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight went to the locker room after suffering an injury early in Wednesday's game.
Insight: Knight missed the last two preseason games due to a hamstring injury, so this could be related. With Luke Ridnour (back) also out, the Bucks are down to Nate Wolters at point guard.
Luke Ridnour, G10/30/2013 7:18:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour will miss Wednesday's game with a sore back, according to CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Insight: Brandon Knight will see extra minutes as the starter while third-stringer Nate Wolters will see some time as a backup.
Khris Middleton, F10/30/2013 5:11:00 PM
Description: Khris Middleton will start the Bucks season opener against the Knicks at power forward, according to Jim Paschke, the Bucks play-by-play announcer.
Insight: Ersan Ilyasova, the team's regular starter, is being eased back into play after dealing with a sprained ankle for most of October. Middleton, whom coach Larry Drew said was one of the big surprises of training camp, is starting over John Henson due to Carmelo Anthony starting at power forward for the Knicks.
Ersan Ilyasova, F10/30/2013 1:17:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee combo forward Ersan Ilyasova is expected to come off the bench Wednesday night against New York. SOURCE: Ted Davis, 1250 WSSP
Insight: At least he's playing. Ilysasova suffered a nasty ankle sprain early in the preseason and wasn't even practicing until a few days ago. We wouldn't expect much from him tonight (he'll probably be on a strict minutes limit) but Ilysasova should be a solid fantasy contributor going forward.
Ersan Ilyasova, F10/28/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) practiced Monday for the first time since spraining his ankle, according to foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova suffered a sprained ankle on Oct. 8 and is questionable for the season opener, but his ability to practice Monday and the fact that he didn't suffer any structural damage in his ankle means he shouldn't be out long even if he has to miss Wednesday's game.
Brandon Knight, G10/28/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) is probably for Wednesday's season opener.
Insight: Knight missed the team's last preseason game because of a hamstring injury, but his absence was precautionary. He practiced Monday. Knight is expected to split time at point guard with Luke Ridnour this season and has low-end fantasy value.
Brandon Knight, G10/26/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight should be ready for the team's season opener Wednesday against the Knicks. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: He missed the team's last preseason game because of a bum hamstring. Knight (13.3 ppg, 4.0 apg for Detroit in 2012-13) was acquired in the Brandon Jennings trade back in July.
Ersan Ilyasova, F10/26/2013 1:32:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) did some shooting off the dribble Saturday and says he's at 80 percent health, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ilyasova suffered a sprained ankle on Oct. 8 and hasn't returned to practice yet. He did escape without structural damage, however, so he could be back shortly after the season starts if he's not ready for the opener. In the meantime, John Henson will play big minutes and makes for a good pickup in fantasy leagues. In nine starts last season, Henson averaged 23 minutes, 9.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals.
Ersan Ilyasova, F10/22/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: Bucks coach Larry Drew said he is preparing to be without Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) for the season opener on Oct. 30.
Insight: Ilyasova suffered a sprained ankle on Oct. 8 and hasn't returned to practice yet. He did escape without structural damage, however, so he could be back shortly after the season starts. In the meantime, John Henson will play big minutes and makes for a good pickup in fantasy leagues. In nine starts last season, Henson averaged 23 minutes, 9.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals.