News: Bayless put up 15 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), two rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 23 minutes off the bench Sunday.
Impact: Bayless has good games like this from time to time, but his role off the bench isn't significant enough for him to be of use in standard leagues. Through 11 games in January, Bayless has averaged 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.2 three-pointers in 23 minutes per game. He'd need a lot more minutes to be of use in standard leagues, so don't reach for him based on one good game.
News: Ilyasova started a third straight game at power forward Sunday, putting up 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, one block, and one steal in 23 minutes.
Impact: Ilyasova has averaged just 19 minutes per game in his three starts, limiting his ceiling in fantasy. While his ability to rebound and hit three-pointers makes Ilyasova a player worth watching in standard leagues, until he gets at least 26 minutes per game, it's unlikely he'll be consistent enough to use in anything but deeper leagues.
News: Middleton scored a game-high 21 points Sunday and also put up five rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 30 minutes.
Impact: Middleton continues to start for the Bucks, and over his last five games, he's averaged 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers in 30 minutes per game. While he scoring isn't sexy, the overall production Middleton offers should be used in all 12-team standard leagues and larger.
News: Henson said Sunday night that he twisted his ankle but should be okay, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Henson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with an injury to the same ankle that he hurt in late November. While the location of the injury is perhaps cause for some concern, it sounds like this is far less serious than the previous ailment. Bucks coach Jason Kidd said that Henson could have returned to Sunday's game, but it's still wise to consider the lanky big man questionable for Tuesday's game against the Heat. If Henson cannot play, the Bucks will likely need more minutes from some combination of Zaza Pachulia, Kenyon Martin and Johnny O'Bryant.
News: Henson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with a left foot/ankle injury, Frank Madden of brewhoop.com reports.
Impact: Henson sprained the same foot earlier this season, and the injury caused him to miss 14 consecutive games from from Nov. 26 to Dec. 23. He has typically handled 15-to-25 minutes since returning from that injury, playing almost exclusively as the backup center. If Henson misses any time beyond Sunday, the Bucks may need more minutes from Zaza Pachulia, Kenyon Martin and Johnny O'Bryant. Henson finished Sunday's game with four points (2-4 FG), nine rebounds, an assist, a block, a steal and two turnovers in 17 minutes.