Bucks Guard Depth Suddenly a Problem After Injuries
Milwaukee Bucks had a team full of guards a couple weeks ago before Jason Kidd got the boot. It felt like they had seven or eight guards on the bench. Now, the Bucks need to find some guard help after injuries left them shorthanded. Malcolm Brogdon is out for six to eight weeks with a quad injury meaning he’s done until the playoffs likely, and now, Matthew Dellavedova sounds like he has a serious ankle injury. Bucks could be down two primary ballhandlers, and the depth becomes a major concern for this team.
For Milwaukee, it’s like patching one hole leads to another springing a leak. They fix the post depth concern by trading for Tyler Zeller yesterday, and now, they have to worry about the lack of guards especially with Rashad Vaughn being now a Net. Milwaukee does not have many traditional point guards on their team, and if Delly is out, there going to need to find someone else to handle the ball with the second unit. Joe Prunty may have to get a little creative and test a few things out as I’m sure this will not be an easy thing for the Bucks.
Even though the depth is no longer there, Bucks do have some talented players to fill the minutes. Sterling Brown came on super strong in the last few weeks, and he will continue to get extended minutes with the injuries plus his good play. This could be the time where we get Sean Kilpatrick to have a couple microwave moments. Kilpatrick will get more opportunities with these injuries, but we shall see if he takes advantage. He’s done decent things when out on the court in his sparse minutes this season. Also by default, Giannis Antetokounmpo should play point guard more often than we’ve seen with this team.
Bucks are playing the other New York team this evening, and we’ll see what the team does to address their depth.