Giannis AntetokounmpoThe condition has been updated to questionable for the opening game of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, tweets ESPN’s Malika Andrews. He has been listed as doubtful on the Bucks’ injury report Monday night.
Antetokounmpo has not played since he hyperextended his left knee a week ago in Game 4 against the Hawks, but Bucks owner Marc Lasry is confident he will return at some point during the series, he writes. Adam Zagoria of Forbes. Lasry commented on the status of his star during an appearance Tuesday morning on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. “
“I mean, hopefully we’ll find out what happens to Giannis,” he said. “But, you know, it’s up to the medical staff and how it will feel, but they will figure it out. I’m pretty sure he will play in the series. The question is when. “
Coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday that the two-time MVP was able to get more work done on the court and is “making progress.” Lasry added that the decision on Antetokounmpo’s return will depend entirely on how the knee heals.
“It will really be up to the medical staff and they will figure it out and their focus is really on making sure that he stays healthy and that we do nothing,” he said.
Antetokounmpo was dominant in two games against the Suns this season, averaging 40 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.