Milwaukee Bucks: 3 questions heading into the Orlando bubble

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo be at full strength?

The last time Giannis Antetokounmpo suited up for the Milwaukee Bucks was on March 6, when he took a scary fall late in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans everywhere held their breath as the long-awaited status of the injury soon came back as a minor joint capsule sprain and everyone let out a justified sigh of relief.

The Bucks dropped their next two games without Antetokounmpo before the NBA soon suspended play, tallying their third consecutive loss. The hiatus came at a good time for Milwaukee as the MVP frontrunner could now take the necessary time to heal.

After remaining in the dark for so long regarding Antetokounmpo’s current health status, head coach Mike Budenholzer told ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan the Giannis is back to full strength.

"“It’s a huge advantage for us that Giannis will be completely and totally healthy,” Budenholzer said. “He’s in a great place, both mentally and physically.”"

As reassuring as Budenholzer’s words were for everyone, Giannis’ health will remain in question until he retakes the court. Without Giannis, Milwaukee’s title hopes would diminish entirely. The MVP favorite averaged 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in only 30.9 minutes per game. Simultaneously being the favorite to take home the Defensive Player of the Year award, the Bucks cannot afford to lose No. 34 by any means.

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Budenholzer assuring that Giannis has recovered from his knee injury is a welcoming sign, but until he gets back onto the court, Milwaukee fans will likely be anxious regarding Antetokounmpo’s health.