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NBA Barometer: Finding Value in a Buck

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

Finding Value in a Buck

At just 6-22, the Bucks are firmly planted in the cellar of the NBA standings. Despite their lack of the success in the win column this season, Milwaukee is churning out multiple underrated fantasy options.

Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova and O.J. Mayo were supposed to be the strong fantasy plays from the Bucks' roster this season, but inconsistent play and/or a rash of injuries have put a damper on the value of all three marquee Milwaukee options this season. Instead, little known players like Brandon Knight, John Henson, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo are making a splash in fantasy.

Knight came over to Milwaukee from Detroit in the Brandon Jennings sign-and-trade deal last summer. The third-year point guard out of the University of Kentucky was quickly pegged as a sleeper, but early-season injuries put a damper on his value. Now healthy, Knight is starting to live up to the preseason hype. Over the pa

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