News: Antetokounmpo (ankle) was made available by coach Jason Kidd right before tipoff on Friday, but he's expected to come off the bench, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.
Impact: The second-year player literally put his uniform on minutes before tipoff and will be available off the bench. That being said, he's dealing with a sprained ankle and it's unclear whether or not he'll actually enter the game.
News: Bayless will start at shooting guard Friday against the Raptors.
Impact: Bayless will get the start at shooting guard, as Kris Middleton has to move to small forward with the ankle injury keeping Giannis Antetokounmpo out of Friday's game. This will be Bayless' first start of the year and he should play in more minutes than his season average of 19. As soon as Antetokounmpo is healthy, Bayless will head back to the bench, so this starting run will most likely be short-lived.
News: Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not play Friday against the Raptors.
Impact: Antetokounmpo was able to participate in Friday morning shootaround, so it's surprising he isn't able to play. The Bucks don't want to risk any further injury to their future star though, so they'll hold him out Friday. Consider him questionable for the Bucks game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
News: Sanders has now fully recovered from the left thigh injury that caused him to miss Tuesday's game, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: The thigh injury that Sanders suffered was minor in nature, although his owners should undoubtedly be relieved to hear that the injury isn't expected to affect him in the long run. He faces a full workload over the next two days as the Bucks face the Raptors on Friday and the Wizards on Saturday.
News: Antetokounmpo (ankle) participated in Friday's morning shootaround but is still a game-time decision for the contest against the Raptors, Bucks' radio play-by-play broadcaster Ted Davis reports.
Impact: Antetokounmpo rolled his ankle during Wednesday's win over the Nets but ultimately kept playing through the pain. That being said, the Bucks would have good reason to sit the second-year player to protect his future. An official decision will be made shortly before tipoff.