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Giannis Antetokounmpo probable to play vs. Trail Blazers on Monday despite knee contusion

Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared on Sunday’s injury report with a knee contusion, but is likely to play against the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks brings the ball up court during the third quarter of their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on January 30, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the Milwaukee Bucks injury report ahead of his team’s Monday matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. The star forward is listed as probable because of a right knee contusion he suffered in Saturday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Anteokounmpo is stuffing the stat sheet, as usual, this year and is averaging 27.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. The reigning MVP nearly notched a triple-double with 38 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 assists in his last outing and could benefit from a favorable matchup against a Blazers team that’s starting Robert Covington at power forward and lacks quality rim protection because of Enes Kanter’s move into the starting center spot.

While Antetokounmpo is listed as probable, Bobby Portis should be on the radar of fantasy basketball players. Portis is averaging 10.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest and could experience a significant stat spike if moved into the starting lineup.