Giannis Antetokounmpo is OUT for Tonight’s Game Against the Bulls
According to Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit out tonight’s meeting with the Chicago Bulls.
The Greek Freak initially entered the day as probable on the injury report with knee soreness. However, after going through his normal pre-game work, the team has apparently decided to give him the night off.
Indeed, if I had to guess, this is nothing more than the Bucks resting their superstar ahead of the playoffs. While Milwaukee has yet to officially lock in the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the chance of it happening sits at 97.2 percent, per Basketball-Reference. They sit three games ahead of the second-place Boston Celtics with only three games left to go.
The Bulls will gladly accept Antetokounmpo’s absence as they try to bounce back from an ugly loss less than 24 hours ago. While it’s now pretty unlikely they are able to jump into the 8 or 9 seed, it’s not out of the question entirely, particularly with a victory tonight.
Anyway, the Bulls will have all their main guys set to go except for Alex Caruso. The guard was ruled out this morning as the team continues to manage his foot injury.