Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer is hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo’s hip injury is ‘nothing too serious’
Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t play on Friday against the Washington Wizards. The Bucks lost to the Wizards by a final score of 113-106.
Mike Budenholzer says The Greek Freak got hit in his hip a few games ago and that he’s been playing through it.
“Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious,” Budenholzer said, via NBA.com. “He got hit a few games ago, and kind of been managing it.”
Antetokounmpo is putting up monster numbers this season while leading Milwaukee to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference standings. In 38 games this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists. The 24-year-old is shooting 58.1 percent from the field and 69.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Milwaukee’s next game is on Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. It is unknown if Antetokounmpo is going to play. However, it’s not such a bad idea to give Giannis a few games off so his hip ailment can improve. After all, the Bucks still have a lot of talent on the roster, including point guard Eric Bledsoe, small forward Khris Middleton and big man Brook Lopez.
The Bucks are 29-12 on the year.