Justin Garcia reports Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit out of Tuesday’s matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors due to a knee injury.
Giannis was originally listed as probable ahead of the day and has missed one game because of the lingering injury. He last played in the Bucks 127-109 win against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 2, playing 33 minutes, scoring 47 points, 12 rebounds and two assists. This season he has played 45 games, averaging 34 minutes, 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists per game.
Expect Pat Connaughton to start in place of Giannis for the second straight game. Priced at $4,600 on FanDuel, Connaughton played 31 minutes, scoring nine points, 6 rebounds and two assists as a starter in a 129-128 win against the Sacramento Kings on Apr. 3.
Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton should also see an increase in production with Giannis off the floor. In 267 minutes this season, Holiday and Middleton see a 28.3% and 26.6% usage rate, respectively, both averaging 1.20 fantasy points per minute.
The Bucks are a 2.5-point road favorite against the Golden State Warriors on FanDuel Sportsbook, in a game with a 235.5 total.