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Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton is exercising his $5.7 million player option for the 2022-23 campaign. The 29-year-old has been a relatively reliable option during his tenure with the organization. He finished the 2021 season by averaging 9.9 points, 4.2 boards, and 1.3 assists while shooting 39.5% from deep but did miss some time due to a hand injury. He probably won't be a consistent fantasy performer this year. However, Connaughton has streaming potential, considering how often Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday sit during any given season.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo exercised his $1.88 million player option on Saturday. The 29-year-old averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 assists throughout 9.9 minutes of work last season. He'll likely continue to play sparingly in 2022-23, potentially getting a few starts here or there. However, he shouldn't offer much for managers and will likely go undrafted in most fantasy leagues heading into October.
Upcoming unrestricted free agent Serge Ibaka plans to remain in the league next season. There was chatter that the veteran could be heading overseas to play. However, it appears there was never any foundation to those rumors. Ibaka has missed more than enough time over the years due to injury, and he finished his most recent season with Milwaukee, where the 32-year-old averaged only 7.0 points and 5.3 rebounds throughout 19 games. His best days are likely in the past, although he should have more than a few effective fantasy outings up his sleeve moving forward. Still, Ibaka will likely go undrafted in most formats heading into the 2022-23 campaign, as he isn't anticipated to be a consistent fantasy contributor, regardless of where he ends up.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis didn't have his best showing of the postseason during the loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday, finishing with 10 points and six rebounds. He also added one steal and one block, although he logged just 22 minutes of work. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old filled in admirably for Brook Lopez during the regular season while the veteran was out due to back surgery, averaging 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds throughout 72 appearances, with 59 of them as a starter. His future in Milwaukee is up the air, but he should continue to be a vital piece for any club in 2022-23, regardless of his role.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday scored 21 points during the loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday. As been the norm throughout the series, the veteran had a rough time making a basket by going 9-for-21 from the field while missing all six of his attempts from deep. However, the 21-year-old finished the regular season by averaging 18.3 points, proving he can still get it going offensively, albeit not consistently. Nonetheless, while Holiday's percentages historically haven't been the most efficient, his defensive capabilities should continue to make up for his shortcomings, which will balance things out for category managers heading into the 2022-23 campaign.