GM Horst finds another perfect fit for Bucks in Mirotic
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Jon Horst, Bucks general manager (⬆ UP)
The Eric Bledsoe trade, signing Brook Lopez -- just about everything Horst touches has turned to gold in his brief tenure as Milwaukee’s general manager. And he had another stroke of genius at the trade deadline, bringing in 3-point sharpshooter Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans and sending Thon Maker to Detroit. Although Mirotic has yet to make his Bucks debut, he does seem to be a perfect fit to a team that’s already shattered its franchise record in 3-point makes … with 26 games to play.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks forward (⬇ DOWN)
Giannis is one of the best basketball players on the planet, but his fantasy basketball drafting skills … might need some work. Drafting his team for the 2019 All-Star Game, the Greek Freak selected Steph Curry, Joel Embiid, Paul George and Kemba Walker to start alongside him in Charlotte. That’s a great starting five, but compared to LeBron James’ team of LeBron, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden … Team Giannis might be in trouble. Although we love the homer pick of Khris Middleton as Giannis’ first reserve. Because in fantasy sports you want to draft with your heart … not your head, right?
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Aaron Rodgers, Packers quarterback (⬇ DOWN)
Rodgers played in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament last weekend. Teaming up with PGA Tour veteran -- and Wisconsin native -- Jerry Kelly, the two competed together and finished with a score of -10 after three rounds, which was eight strokes shy of the cut. But Rodgers made a friend along the way in Hosung Choi, a Korean golf sensation whose unique swing and on-the-course antics have gone viral. Rodgers missed the cut for a second straight year – last year Kelly and Rodgers teamed up for a score of -16, which still missed the cut.
Ethan Happ, Badgers forward (⬆ UP)
Happ became the first Big Ten player in 35 years to post 2,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds in his career – and the fourth overall. Already Wisconsin’s all-time leading rebounder (1,138), the scoring crown isn’t too far away, either. Happ needs 218 points to surpass Alando Tucker’s record of 2,217 career points. There’s only six games to play in the regular season, but if the Badgers go on a nice postseason run, Happ just may have enough time to do it.
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D.J. Wilson (⬇ DOWN)
The D.J. Wilson show has slowed down a bit over the last week. In the last four games, Wilson is posting just 3.3 points while seeing an average of 20 minutes per game on the floor. He’s sunk just one of his last 12 attempts from downtown.