News: Udoh returned from a 12-game absence and didn't do much, as he finished with no points (0-1 FG), one rebound, one assist and one block in 12 minutes Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Udoh is averaging 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds for the season, so he's not much of a fantasy option in most leagues.
News: Henson started in place of Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) and finished with 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Henson has been showing signs of life as of late. In his past four games, he's averaging 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.5 blocks on 64.7 percent shooting from the field in 25.5 minutes. If Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) misses more time, Henson could see a minutes bump and thus return to being a viable option in standard leagues.
Zaza Pachulia - #27 - Center - 6'11" - 240lbs
News: Pachulia scored nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 FT) to go with six rebounds and a career-high 10 assists in 28 minutes against the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Impact: The 10 assists came out of nowhere, as Pachulia is averaging only 2.0 assists this season and 1.0 for his career. Though Pachulia has been starting for the lowly Bucks, he's averaging only 22.3 minutes in the month of March, and he hasn't done anything worthy of earning a roster spot in standard leagues.
News: Knight scored a team-high 21 points (9-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-5 FT) to go with one rebound, four assists and a steal in 32 minutes of action Tuesday in a loss against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Over his past five games, Knight is averaging 22.0 points, 1.6 three-pointers, 2.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals, which is right about on par with his season averages.
News: Ilyasova has an ankle injury and won't play Tuesday against the T-Wolves, the Bucks' official site reports.
Impact: There's no word as to the extent of the ankle injury, but John Henson will get the start in his place. Monitor his status going forward, as Ilyasova has really turned his season around of late.
News: Henson will get the start at power forward Tuesday against the T-Wolves, the Bucks' official site reports.
Impact: With Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) out, Henson should be a solid play in daily leagues Tuesday. It's been a disappointing second half to the season for Henson, but if he can start seeing more than 20 minutes per game, he could return to being a viable option in most formats.
News: Udoh (ankle) participated in Monday's shootaround, but did not play against the Magic.
Impact: He's been a perennial game-time decision for the past weeks, and he could return to court soon. Still, he's not a fantasy option, averaging just 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
Tue. Mar 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Middleton stayed hot with 21 points in Monday's win over Orlando.
Impact: Middleton is averaging 20.3 points while shooting 52.4 percent over his last three games.
Tue. Mar 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Knight had 24 points in Monday's win over Orlando.
Impact: Knight has scored at least 24 points in three of his last four games.
News: Knight scored 24 points (9-20 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with six assists and three rebounds in 44 minutes Monday.
Impact: Knight continues to score at a high volume with few other options around him. Despite his inefficiency, he's a nice asset to have given the fact that the ball is almost always in his hands. Over his past five games, Knight has averaged 20 points and 4.8 assists, so he's a decent sell-high candidate as well.
News: Middleton scored 21 points (5-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT) to go along with seven assists and six rebounds in 34 minutes Monday.
Impact: Middleton had his third straight effective performance, tying a season-high with five 3-pointers. The young forward has become a regular starter for the Bucks, which significantly bumps up his value. Middleton is scoring nearly six more points per game when he starts, despite averaging just eight more minutes in those contests.
News: Henson is still bothered by his right wrist that he sprained earlier this year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Just one of those things, man," he said. "I've just got to work on getting my confidence back up and hopefully get my way out of this mini sophomore slump I'm going through. It's just a matter of time, and I've just got to get my confidence and play back up."
Impact: Henson is averaging just 8.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 23.4 minutes over his last 10 games. He has still proven to be a good source of blocks but isn't the must-start option that he was earlier in the season. Continue to monitor his minutes, as that will be the key to his return to fantasy prominence.
News: Udoh (ankle) participated in Monday morning's shootaround but is still a game-time decision for the outing against the Magic.
Impact: Udoh has only made one appearance since Jan. 24 and isn't much of a fantasy option, even when healthy.
News: Mayo (suspension) served his punishment Saturday against the Wizards. He should be ready to go for Monday's game against the Magic.
Impact: Mayo has been a frustrating case this season, failing to find a consistency on the messy Bucks rotation. Until head coach Larry Drew decides to give him minutes, he'll be hard to own in standard leagues.
Mar 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Udoh (ankle) was a game-time decision heading into Saturday's contest, but ultimately didn't play.
Impact: Udoh appears to be closer to a return than ever, but will likely have to be eased back into action when he's finally able to take the court. The Bucks' play the Magic on Monday and Udoh should be another game-time decision.
News: Ilyasova had 13 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with eight rebounds in the loss to the Wizards on Saturday. He returned from his one-game suspension and played 28 minutes.
Impact: Ilysaova has been all over the map of late. He had a 31-point game in the win over Utah, but has averaged 11.0 points in his other three most recent games.
News: Udoh (ankle) is a game-time decision Saturday against the Wizards.
Impact: Udoh has only made one appearance since Jan. 24. If he does play, his minutes will be limited.
News: Mayo has been suspended for Saturday's game for punching Greg Stiemsma in the neck in Friday's game against the Pelicans, FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.
Impact: The only surprise here might be that Mayo wasn't suspended for more than one game, as it was a pretty deliberate punch that just missed clocking Stiemsma in the face. Mayo has had an up-and-down (mostly down) season, so he shouldn't have been rostered in most standard leagues. He'll be able to return for Monday's game against the Magic.
Sat. Mar 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Adrien had a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 112-104 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.
Impact: The double-double was the Milwaukee forward's second of his career and first this season. He's averaging 3.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32 games this season.
Sat. Mar 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Middleton scored 25 points in a 112-104 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.
Impact: The Milwaukee forward, who is averaging 11.9 points, had a combined 20 in his previous two games.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat.
Impact: The incident occurred with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter of Milwaukee's 112-104 loss to the Pelicans on Friday. Mayo got tied up with Stiemsma as he tried to get around a screen set by the big man. Mayo was assessed a flagrant four 2 and ejected. He will serve the suspension Saturday night when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
News: Middleton led the Bucks with 25 points (10-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and four assists in 38 minutes during the loss to New Orleans on Friday.
Impact: Middleton was held to a combined 20 points in his previous two games, but took on a greater offensive load with Ersan Ilyasova (suspension) out. His 25 points equaled his most since December.
News: Adrien had 20 points (5-8 FG, 10-11 FT) and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes off the Milwaukee bench in the loss to the Pelicans on Friday. He added three blocks.
Impact: Adrien received extra minutes because Ersan Ilyasova (suspension) was out. He has averaged 10.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in his last five games and could be a decent rebounder to add in deeper leagues.
News: Henson started for Ersan Ilyasova (suspension) and provided 12 points (6-9 FG), six rebounds, and two blocks in 23 minutes during the loss to New Orleans on Friday.
Impact: Henson had scored six points in each of his previous three games, but it looks like he will not be a big fantasy producer this season. Ilyasova will be back for Saturday's game against Washington, so Henson will head back to the bench.
News: Mayo was ejected late in the first quarter of Friday's game against the Pelicans for shoving Pelicans' center Greg Stiemsma in the throat.
Impact: The league office will undoubtedly review the flagrant 2 foul, which could result in either a fine or a minor suspension. While Mayo is sitting out the rest of the game, it likely won't be decided until Saturday whether the foul will also leave him suspended for any future games or not.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Ilyasova has been suspended one game without pay for punching Sacramento forward Reggie Evans in the stomach.
Impact: The punch happened in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's 116-102 loss to the Kings on Wednesday when the two players became entangled while battling for rebounding position. The NBA says Ilyasova will serve his suspension Friday when the Bucks visit the New Orleans Pelicans.
News: Henson will get the start Friday in place of Ersan Ilyasova (suspension), Bucks.com reports.
Impact: Ilyasova will serve his one-game suspension Friday, allowing Henson to step into the starting lineup for the 21st time this season. Henson was expected to see increased time after Larry Sanders (face) went down before the All-Star break, but the lanky, second-year forward hasn't seen more than 26 minutes in any of the last seven contests. Henson acknowledged recently that he's in a bit of a "sophomore slump," but his potential as a rebounder and shot-blocker make him a valuable asset for a Milwaukee team largely devoid of such talent.
News: Ilyasova has been suspended one game without pay and will serve said suspension Friday when the Bucks take on the Pelicans, Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Impact: Ilyasova was involved in an altercation with the Kings' Reggie Evans on Wednesday in which he pushed Evans to the ground. While Ilyasova was not issued a flagrant or technical, the incident will cost him one game. John Henson will start in his place Friday.
News: Ilyasova participated in Friday's shootaround, and the team has not stated whether he will face any discipline after shoving the Kings' Reggie Evans on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: While Ilyasova was not ejected and was whistled only for a loose ball foul, the team may still opt to suspend or fine him for the uncharacteristically violent shove. As it stands now, though, assume Ilyasova will be in the lineup Friday night against New Orleans.
News: Udoh (ankle) worked out following the team's shootaround but will not suit up for Friday's game against the Pelicans, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Udoh has not played since Feb. 10 and will miss his 10th game in a row. The ankle has kept him out of 17 of the last 18 games, but there is a chance he could return Saturday against Washington.
Thu. Mar 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ilyasova may face a suspension from the league after he punched and shoved Nets forward Reggie Evans in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game, SB Nation reports.
Impact: Ilyasova scored nine points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with five rebounds and two assists Wednesday. It is not clear what instigated the altercation, but based on the league's history with situation like this, a suspension seems inevitable.
News: Knight scored a team-high 25 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT) with five rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes in a loss to the Kings in Sacramento.
Impact: Knight had been limited to a combined 25 points in his previous two games against the Nets and Jazz. He will lead the Bucks in scoring in most games and seems to be the one Milwaukee player worth playing consistently.
News: Adrien had a 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-3 FT) with three boards in 22 minutes off the Bucks' bench in the Wednesday loss to Sacramento.
Impact: Adrien has been an impact rebounder for Milwaukee since coming over from the Bobcats. If the former UConn player is available in deeper leagues, he could be a nice rebounds-only add.
News: Udoh (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Kings, Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Impact: Coach Larry Drew stated that Udoh is "real close" to returning to game action, though he will not be available Wednesday. Udoh has missed 16 of the last 17 games and will likely be eased back into the rotation when he's ready to return. Even in deep leagues, Udoh holds very minimal value.
Tony Mitchell - #18 - Forward - 6'6" - 210lbs
Tue. Mar 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Bucks have signed Mitchell, a former rookie of the year in the NBA Developmental League.
Impact: The Bucks could use another scorer at small forward after buying out the contract of veteran Caron Butler. The 6-foot-6 Mitchell was averaging 19.4 points and 5.2 rebounds after returning to Fort Wayne in January. He played in China in the fall.
Tue. Mar 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Udoh (ankle) continued to sit Monday against the Jazz, and there are still no updates to his status.
Impact: Udoh has been a game-time decision for the past month, but he's logged just one game in the entire month of February. He isn't a fantasy option even while he is playing, as he's averaging just 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Still, consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon. Mar 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Ilyasova scored a season-high 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting, and the Milwaukee Bucks hit a blistering 57 percent from the field to beat the Utah Jazz 114-88 on Monday night.
Impact: Ilyasova had 15 points in the third quarter as he wowed a crowd of over 10,000 fans that included NBA Hall of Famer and former Bucks great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Mon. Mar 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ilyasova was nearly perfect Monday, scoring 31 (13-14 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with five rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes.
Impact: Perhaps a little time off was all Ilyasova needed, as the big man has looked more like his old self since the All-Star break. Over his last five games, he's averaged 16.6 points (on 64.6 percent shooting) and 6.6 rebounds.
Mar 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Udoh (ankle) played just one game in the month of February as he continues to struggle with his injury.
Impact: Udoh was a significant part of the Bucks' rotation at the beginning of the season, but his recent injury woes have kept him sidelined. He's been a perennial game-time decision over the last couple of weeks so it seems that a return to the court is imminent.
Miroslav Raduljica - #9 - Center - 7'1" - 280lbs
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raduljica has seemingly fallen out of the Bucks' rotation of late, as he's appeared in just six of 11 games this month.
Impact: Raduljica, whose menacing beard and tattoos have turned him into a fan favorite, has seen double-digit minutes only twice in the month of February. He played in all but one game in January, but the return of Zaza Pachulia from injury and acquisition of Jeff Adrien have negatively impacted his role with the team, even with Larry Sanders (face) out for several more weeks.
Thu. Feb 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Middleton had 22 points for Milwaukee on Thursday.
Impact: Middleton is shooting 43.3 percent from long range so fantasy owners have to hope he fires away more.
Thu. Feb 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Knight had 23 points for Milwaukee on Thursday.
Impact: The guard ensured that fantasy owners once again enjoyed a good 'Knight' with this strong effort.
News: Ilyasova scored nine points (3-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with a team-high 11 rebounds in 28 minutes in the loss to the Pacers on Thursday.
Impact: Ilyasova has been quietly productive since the All-Star break with 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in his last five games. It was just two years ago that Ilyasova broke out with the Bucks similarly out of the playoff race. A similar run is likely not in the cards for the Turkish veteran, but he may provide some fantasy value.
News: Knight had a team-high 23 points (10-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt) with five assists in 29 minutes in the loss to the Pacers on Thursday.
Impact: Knight has scored at least 22 points in seven of 10 games in February and has been able to score from the perimeter and getting to the basket. While he is not a true lead guard, he has at least four assists in every game in February.
News: Middleton had 22 points (9-15 FG, 3-4 FT, 1-1 FT) with three steals in 26 minutes in the loss to the Pacers on Thursday.
Impact: In a rough season in Milwaukee, Middleton can be considered a quiet success. The second-year forward came into the game averaging 11.5 points, but that averaged bumped up to 13.4 points as a starter.
Nate Wolters - #6 - Point Guard - 6'4" - 190lbs
News: Wolters finished with four points (2-4 FG), one rebounds, and one block in 17 minutes Thursday against the Pacers.
Impact: The Bucks are still being cautious with Wolters' minutes following his sprained ankle that he sustained last Saturday. With Ramon Sessions joining the team from the Bobcats, it's possible that Wolters could be in for reduced minutes in the long run if Sessions proves more effective.
Ramon Sessions - #13 - Guard - 6'3" - 190lbs
News: Sessions scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go with five assists and one steal in 27 minutes Thursday against the Pacers.
Impact: Sessions scored in double figures in his second straight game for the Bucks, and appears to have the same role with Milwaukee that he did with the Bobcats before being traded at the trade deadline. His minutes have remained steady after being traded and he should continue coming off the bench for Brandon Knight.
Mon. Feb 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Mayo made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points Monday in a 130-110 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Impact: Mayo had a combined 19 points in his first two games back from illness/conditioning problems.
Nate Wolters - #6 - Point Guard - 6'4" - 190lbs
Sat. Feb 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Wolters left Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle.
Impact: The Bucks have not announced details about Wolters's status.
Ramon Sessions - #13 - Guard - 6'3" - 190lbs
Thu. Feb 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Two people familiar with the situation say the Charlotte Bobcats have acquired guards Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien.
Impact: Sessions was a valuable backup point guard for Charlotte but Ridnour should help to fill that void.