UPDATE: Feb. 11, 5:45 p.m. — Giannis is listed as out again for Wednesday’s game vs. the Pacers following the birth of his son on Monday. With The Greek Freak sidelined Monday night against the Kings, Khris Middleton came through as the chalk play of the night, scoring 28 points with 11 rebounds, just two assists shy of a triple-double. Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Ersan Ilyasova had seven points and eight boards starting in place of Giannis. We could see similar trends against Indiana.
UPDATE: Feb. 10, 7:32 p.m. — Ersan Ilyasova will start in place of Antetokounmpo vs. the Kings. This has been the norm when Giannis sits. Ilyasova is an OK value play, but doesn’t offer much upside despite the increase in minutes.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out for tonight's game against the Kings after the birth of his son.— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) February 10, 2020
With Giannis out, Khris Middleton ($7,900) gets a massive boost on DraftKings. The last time Giannis sat, Middleton dropped 51 points on the Wizards. That may not be the case again, but at this price, Middleton is a good cash-game option along with Eric Bledsoe ($6,800) and Donte DiVincenzo ($4,100).