Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Antetokounmpo’s country of origin, in addition to his size, speed, strength, and ball-handling skills have earned him the nickname “Greek Freak”.
How will Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury affect the upcoming games?
UPDATE (Mar. 25):
Giannis Antetokounmpo will play against the Nuggets on Saturday’s game.
UPDATE (Mar. 22):
Giannis Antetokounmpo supplied 22 points (9-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-7 FT), 13 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks across 36 minutes during Sunday’s 118-111 victory over the Raptors.
While the counting stats were fantastic, he went just 3-of-7 from the line, continuing another poor season of free throw shooting.
UPDATE (Mar. 19):
Giannis Antetokounmpo is still the best offensive player. He scores 31.4 points per game and makes 54.2% of his shots from the field.
On Thursday, when his team lost 139-123 to Indiana, he had 25 points (10 of 17 from the field and 5 of 10 from the line), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal in 27 minutes.
Antetokounmpo’s numbers on Thursday aren’t as good as they were in his last two games, when he scored 82 points, grabbed 23 rebounds, and gave out 12 assists. But the player who was in the running for MVP didn’t do too badly overall, except at the free-throw line. This season, Antetokounmpo has only made 65.1% of his free throws, which is his lowest percentage since 2019.
UPDATE (Mar. 16):
The Bucks blew out the Phoenix Suns, 116-104, on the road in the second game of a back-to-back. Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Antetokounmpo returned from a hand injury that forced him to miss three games by scoring 46 points on Monday in a win over the Kings and then posting another big double-double in the second game of a back-to-back.
UPDATE (Mar. 14):
After Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 46 points and led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 133-124 victory over the Sacramento Kings, the Bucks will travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns.
After missing the last three games with a right hand injury, Antetokounmpo had a smooth pregame shootaround and is ready to return. The forward was only out for a short time, so he should be 100% for the upcoming game.
UPDATE (Mar. 13):
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is second in the NBA in both scoring (31.2 ppg) and rebounding (11.9 rpg), could play again on Monday after missing the last three games with a sore right hand.
Due to the Bucks’ back-to-back games to start the week, the 28-year-old might miss at least one of the games because of the different injuries he’s been dealing with.
UPDATE (Mar. 11):
Giannis Antetokounmpo (hand) is doubt for Saturday’s game against the Warriors.
Following the end of a 16-game winning streak, Milwaukee has begun a new one, winning three in a row on Thursday. With Antetokounmpo sidelined by a trifecta of injuries, the Bucks have won two of their last three games without him.
Recent entries on Milwaukee’s injury report for Antetokounmpo list right hand soreness, right knee soreness, and non-COVID illness, as reported by Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
UPDATE (Mar. 09):
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee/illness) is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Nets.
UPDATE (Mar. 07):
Antetokounmpo, who has a painful right knee, may be able to play against the Magic on Tuesday.
Recently, Antetokounmpo has been sidelined due to pain in his right knee, but it doesn’t look that will be a problem on Tuesday night. Coaches can check back closer to Tuesday’s tip to see if Giannis is available to play.