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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (wrist) is on track to make his season debut on Friday versus the Lakers. He's been recovering from offseason wrist surgery, and it's been a long road back, with Middleton having got the procedure done back in July. Middleton's return is bad news for Jevon Carter, who has been starting in his place. However, the 27-year-old could still carry some fantasy value, as he's played well so far and should maintain a decent role on the team. Middleton might not be at his best right away, but it shouldn't take long for the three-time All-Star to prove his worth to fantasy managers.
The Milwaukee Bucks still have no debut date for power forward Khris Middleton (wrist). With the Bucks sitting second in the league, perhaps rushing Middleton back is unnecessary. Still, the Bucks offense has suffered without Giannis Antetokounmpo's running mate. Middleton's return adds another wrinkle to the Bucks offense. Ranked 18th in offensive rating, Milwaukee has championship potential, but the offense must improve. According to head coach Mike Budenholzer, Middleton's return is "close." Fantasy managers should hold onto Middleton, as dumping him would be costly.
Milwaukee Bucks guard/forward Grayson Allen had a big contribution in Sunday's 124-115 win over Dallas, scoring a season-high 25 points on 8-for-10 shooting. The 27-year-old sniper heated up in a hurry and ended up hitting a fantastic 7-for-8 from downtown. In 32 minutes of action, Allen was also able to register two rebounds and five assists with two steals and one block. Allen's recent form has significantly improved and he's turned into a player who does a bit of everything for the Bucks. Sunday could mark the start of a nice scoring surge for Allen, as Milwaukee is going to take on a bunch of weak defensive teams in their next few games.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated against the Trail Blazers Monday, scoring a game-high 37 points on 18-for-24 shooting in a 119-111 win. He committed only one turnover in 35 minutes and had seven rebounds with six assists and two steals. This marks only the second 30-point outing of the month for Giannis, who is trying to find his feet again after missing some action with a knee problem. Maybe home comforts will help to gain momentum. Monday was the start of a four-game homestand for Milwaukee and Antetokounmpo has averaged 32.7 on home court this season. For some reason, his scoring average has dropped to 24.3 on the road.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (calf) originally had a chance to make his season debut but was downgraded to out against the Cleveland Cavaliers. At one point he was even upgraded to probably, but the team is going to play it safe with him. This means he'll probably make an appearance in their next game on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jordan Nwora will likely see added minutes since there are six players missing from the Bucks' lineup.