SALT LAKE CITY — Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is one of the NBA’s rising stars, will play tonight against Utah after sitting out Wednesday night’s game in Phoenix because of soreness in hs right knee.
Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd confirmed in his pre-game interview that Antetokounmpo would be starting along with Thon Maker, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and Gary Payton II.
Payton is a former Salt Lake Community College player, who went on to play for Oregon State. Also on the Bucks’ roster is Joel Bolomboy, who was picked up by Milwaukee after he was let go by the Jazz just before the start of the season.
When asked what he likes about the former Weber State star, Kidd said, “His toughness, his athletic ability — he’s a great young man whose done everything we’ve asked, and he helped us win that last ball game (in Phoenix).”
In that game, although he didn’t score, Bolomboy played 20 minutes and grabbed five rebounds and came up with two steals.