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The Grizzlies traded guardGrayson Allen to Milwaukee in exchange for Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks. The former Blue Devil began his career in Utah before spending the previous two seasons in Memphis, where he finished the 2020-21 campaign by averaging 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while shooting 39.1 percent from deep throughout 50 games. Although he shouldn't be viewed as a day-to-day fantasy option, the upside is there in deeper formats if he can crack a consistent role in the rotation moving ahead. He also has appeal as a streaming option in shallower leagues, primarily if he gets the occasional spot-start.
Guard George Hill reportedly plans to sign with the Bucks. On Tuesday, the veteran was waived by his former employer, the Philadelphia 76ers, so it didn't take him long to find work. Hill will head back to Milwaukee, where he played for two years, finishing his final season in 2020 by averaging 9.4 points, 3.6 assists, and shooting 46 percent from deep. He shouldn't be considered an everyday fantasy option. However, the upside is there if Jrue Holiday were to get injured at some point during the 2021-22 season.
Toronto Raptors forward Rodney Hood is expected to be released on Tuesday and intends to sign a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks following that release. Hood struggled last season, averaging 4.5 points per game on 36.2 percent shooting, but is just a season removed from averaging 11.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Blazers, a year that he shot 50.6 percent from the floor. This is a smart move for the Bucks, who should be able to get the most out of Hood. He's an intriguing late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is getting healthier each and every day. Head coach Mike Budenholzer said on Wednesday that Antetokounmpo's left knee "is in a good place." He went on to say that Antetokounmpo is feeling good and moving around well. During Game 4, Antetokounmpo finished with 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in 43 minutes. The fact he was able to play that many minutes means he's likely feeling much better than he was earlier in the postseason.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) isn't listed on the league's official injury report ahead of Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Freak hyperextended his left knee during the Eastern Conference Finals against the Hawks. However, after he was initially listed as doubtful for Game 1 against Phoenix, he managed to suit up, finishing with 20 points, 17 rebounds, two steals, and a block throughout 35 minutes. The former MVP was one of the top DFS options in single-game contests on Tuesday evening, so he should remain on the fantasy radar on Thursday as he has an excellent chance to have a similar performance.