The NBA is suspending Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Bucks’ final seeding game on Thursday for head bump on Wizards’ Mo Wagner, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 12, 2020
Fortunately, Antetokounmpo’s absence won’t affect the Bucks much since they have clinched the top seed in the NBA.
The absence will serve as a nice breather for the superstar before the Bucks kick off the playoffs, though he will have to pay a hefty price for the punishment.
The international standout is having a terrific year. He is posting 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. The phenom is a strong candidate to win the MVP award and Defensive Player of the Year award for the 2019-20 campaign.
The Bucks take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.