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Giannis Antetokounmpo available to play Friday vs. Nuggets [UPDATE]

Bucks All-Star is dealing with shoulder soreness but confirms he’ll return after sitting out Tuesday vs. Wizards.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo walks off the court after a triple-double game to help beat the Chicago Bulls at Fiserv Forum. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 31, 5:32 p.m. — While Giannis is listed as available to play vs. the Nuggets, Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) is listed as out along with George Hill (hamstring).

UPDATE: Jan. 31, 1:17 p.m. — So Giannis told reporters Friday afternoon that he’ll be fine to play tonight vs. the Denver Nuggets. Antetokounmpo sat out Tuesday vs. the Wizards due to shoulder soreness.

Milwaukee Bucks SF/PF Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as out for Tuesday’s game vs. the Washington Wizards. The big man is dealing with shoulder soreness and will rest in a game the Bucks should win pretty handily at home.

Fantasy basketball analysis: Milwaukee Bucks SF/PF Giannis Antetokounmpo

With Giannis out tonight in the best matchup for fantasy basketball purposes, this makes both Eric Bledsoe ($6,600) and Khris Middleton ($7,000) ELITE cash-game plays. I mean elite. Like you need to play both of them in 50/50s and Double-Ups essentially. I’d be OK mixing one or both into tournament lineups as well. As for value, Ersan Ilyasova ($3,300) and Brook Lopez ($4,800) should pick up the slack in the front court.