Jeff Adrien SF MIL 19 Hrs
Jeff Adrien energized the Bucks in his 14 minutes off the bench on Sunday vs. the Bobcats with 12 points, four boards, one assist and one steal.
He is unlike any player on the team with how he battles under the boards, but coach Larry Drew doesn't seem to want to unleash Adrien. Despite the nice line, only getting 14 minutes while Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) didn't play is trouble for his fantasy value. After the Bucks just played a five-game week, Adrien loses some appeal in most formats the rest of the way.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 3 Days
Jeff Adrien scored 12 points in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday with six boards, two steals and one block.
He played just 20 minutes without Ersan Ilyasova on Tuesday and was in that neighborhood tonight. Adrien has been very effective in his time with the Bucks, averaging 8.4 points, 7.9 boards, 0.9 blocks and 0.5 steals in 19.7 minutes in his previous 10 games. It's fair to assume he'll be close to that the rest of the way.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 5 Days
Jeff Adrien, who had a whopping one rebound in five minutes on Monday, bounced back with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks on 5-of-6 shooting in 20 minutes on Tuesday.
Adrien's owners who took a flier on him with five games this week were pulling their hair out after Monday's disaster, but an ankle injury to Ersan Ilyasova (DNP) helped bring everyone back off the ledge. It could have been a different story had Ilyasova played tonight, but the bottom line is that Adrien put up a decent line. And if Ilyasova misses more games, and even if he doesn't, it's still possible the decision to use Adrien this week was the right one. Stay tuned.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 6 Days
Jeff Adrien played five minutes on Monday after getting singled out by Larry Drew as a guy that has earned consistent minutes going forward throughout the last week.
Somewhere, Keith Smart stopped rearranging his sock drawer for reasons unbeknownst to him at the time. It's a five-game week for Adrien but this undoubtedly gives him one more shot on Tuesday against the Wolves before his remaining owners jump ship. Zaza Pachulia did the trick for owners banking on the five-gamer with four points, five boards, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 8 Days
Jeff Adrien was solid against the Wizards on Saturday with eight points, eight boards and one block in 22 minutes.
He was outstanding on Friday with a 20-10 line against the Pelicans, but he was still able to contribute in tonight's game even with Ersan Ilyasova back from his one-game suspension. Adrien has actually become a solid offensive weapon and he's athletic enough to play in up-tempo games, so he's not just a rebounding guy. He's worth a look in deeper leagues while the Bucks are at full strength.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 9 Days
Jeff Adrien scored 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting (10-of-11 FTs) with 10 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.
Adrien does this damage with Ersan Ilyasova out and with 15 points on Wednesday he has gone from a one-trick rebounder to a guy putting up numbers across the board. Larry Drew loves him and John Henson has provided tepid results lately, so it's possible that he can keep it up but there will be some hurdles to clear. With five games should give him a hard look in 12-14 team leagues, especially if you need a big.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 11 Days
Jeff Adrien scored a career-high 15 points against the Kings on Wednesday with five boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.
He had double-digit rebounds in four of his previous five games with the Bucks and coach Larry Drew continues to show confidence in his new big man. Adrien's toughness inside has been a big thing missing from the Bucks, so he seems like he'll be able to keep his minutes in the 20s for a while. The former Bobcat is worth a look in some deeper formats.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 13 Days
Jeff Adrien scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Jazz.
Larry Drew loves this guy but unfortunately he's not doing enough besides rebounding to garner any fantasy value. He has double-digit rebounds in four of five games, but is still outside the top-200 over the last week or so with not much else to go on.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 20 Days
Larry Drew spoke highly about Jeff Adrien after Monday's blowout win over the Sixers, as Adrien scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 24 minutes off the bench.
"He brings a physical presence and we need that," said Drew, and this reeks of a coach trying to mix and match his personnel amidst a disjointed, losing season. Even if Adrien moves into some sort of semi-regular role it's hard to imagine him holding consistent value, let alone consistent standard league value.
Jeff Adrien SF MIL 22 Days
Jeff Adrien grabbed 11 boards against the Pacers in his Milwaukee debut on Saturday with six points and three assists in 18 minutes.
He was a beast on the offensive glass with five boards on that end and gave the Bucks a nice interior presence. Adrien grabbing double-digit boards is far from surprising and it's possible he gets better in the future. That said, it's almost too frustrating owning most Bucks, so he's only worth a look in extremely deep leagues.