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|11||C||7' 0"||270||04/01/1988 (31)||10|
|42||C||7' 0"||275||04/01/1988 (31)||10|
|5||PF||6' 10"||231||02/19/1996 (23)||1|
|35||PF||7' 1"||225||11/17/1997 (21)||2|
|77||PF||6' 10"||235||05/15/1987 (32)||10|
|34||PF||6' 11"||242||12/06/1994 (24)||5|
|30||PF||6' 10"||228||05/14/1989 (30)||7|
|13||PG||6' 8"||225||02/07/1995 (24)||0|
|6||PG||6' 1"||205||12/09/1989 (29)||8|
|10||PG||5' 11"||190||04/03/1994 (25)||1|
|3||PG||6' 3"||188||05/04/1986 (33)||10|
|10||PG||6' 2"||190||05/04/1996 (23)||0|
|22||SF||6' 8"||222||08/12/1991 (28)||6|
|43||SF||6' 7"||205||07/18/1992 (27)||1|
|9||SG||6' 4"||203||01/31/1997 (22)||0|
|26||SG||6' 7"||212||03/17/1981 (38)||15|
|24||SG||6' 4"||209||01/06/1993 (26)||3|
|23||SG||6' 6"||232||02/10/1995 (24)||1|
|23||SG||6' 5"||220||10/14/1986 (33)||9|
Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (rib) is in danger of missing the beginning of the regular season after suffering a rib injury. Bledsoe fractured the cartilage between two of his ribs and was given a two or three week timetable. However, the team announced it's more of a pain tolerance issue than anything else. Bledsoe will be cleared to play as soon as the pain goes down. This injury shouldn't hurt his fantasy value because it sounds like a minor issue.
Despite reports that he already signed a deal to play in Russia next season, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that former Suns power forward Dragan Bender has agreed to a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. It's hard to see a role for Bender in Milwaukee, as he's basically been a very, very inefficient stretch big for Phoenix. There's a reason it took this long for an NBA team to sign him, so don't expect much production from Bender this season.
Another NBA player appears to be returning to international play, as power forward Dragan Bender has reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal with CSKA Moscow. Bender, whose team option was declined by the Suns and was a free agent, found the NBA free agency landscape to be a tough place for him and despite interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, it appears Bender's NBA days are over for now. He averaged just five points and four rebounds in 46 games for the Suns last year, including 27 starts. There's enough promise to hold onto him in deeper dynasty leagues, but he's now a non-factor in redraft.
Point/shooting guard George Hill will return to Milwaukee, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, inking a new three-year, $29 million deal. The Bucks had previously waived Hill, but the veteran will return to the team that he finished with in 2018-19. With the Bucks moving Malcolm Brogdon to Indiana in a sign-and-trade, there is a solid possibility that Hill could eclipse the 20.4 minutes per game average he accrued in 47 games with Milwaukee last season. Regardless, he'll be on the fringes of most fantasy leagues entering his age-33 campaign.
Small forward Khris Middleton has agreed to a five-year, $178 million contract to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, as was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Middleton became a first time All-Star last season, averaging 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. A second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Middleton blossomed upon joining Milwaukee in 2013-14, having ascended to a max contract that will keep him with the Bucks for the foreseeable future. Milwaukee was conservative with his minutes last season, keeping him at 31.1 per contest, with the club cruising toward the postseason. With a large amount of his value coming on the defensive end of the floor, Middleton presents a tricky fantasy play coming into '19-20.