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Giannis Antetokounmpo OUT Friday vs. Spurs with knee injury

The Greek Freak is taking another day off.

Milwaukee Bucks v Minnesota Timberwolves
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks walks off the court after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on November 4, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bucks defeated the Timberwolves 115-102.
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Thursday update: Antetokounmpo is once again listed as out for Friday’s game against San Antonio. The Bucks likely feel they can beat the Spurs without the Greek Freak.

Wednesday update: Antetokounmpo is once again planning on resting against the Thunder. He’s still dealing with a knee issue and the Bucks don’t want to take any chances. Jrue Holiday is also out, so Grayson Allen and Bobby Portis are the top DFS value adds here with Brook Lopez and Jevon Carter also getting some additional run.

Monday update: Antetokounmpo is available for Monday’s game against the Hawks.

Sunday update: Antetokounmpo is listed as probable for Monday’s game against the Hawks, so we should see him return to the floor in a rematch of the 2021 Eastern conference finals.

Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a knee injury. Antetokounmpo played Friday through the knee issue and if this was a significant game, he likely would be able to power through. However, the Bucks don’t really need him on the second night of a back-to-back in November against one of the worst teams in the league. There’s no reason to aggravate the issue here.

With Antetokounmpo officially out, look for Jrue Holiday and Bobby Portis to take on even bigger roles. Holiday now becomes the primary scorer for the Bucks with Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton out. There’s still no official timetable on Middleton’s return. Portis likely gets the starting nod with Antetokounmpo out. He’s sure to get some more shots in this one as well and should dominate Oklahoma City’s frontcourt.