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Report: Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon probable, Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Knicks

Malcolm Brogdon, Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks could get their second-year combo guard Malcolm Brogdon back in the mix as soon as tonight, listed as probable against the New York Knicks, according to the team’s injury report. Unfortunately, if he does play, he won’t be paired with Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is out with right ankle soreness.

The Bucks will take no risks when it comes to injuries, having already locked a place in the postseason, and only fighting for positioning.

Regardless if they face the first or second seed, Milwaukee is best keeping stars healthy for the postseason, rather than risking re-injury at some point during the last three games of the regular season.

Point guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward Shabazz Muhammad are both out with right ankle sprains, while Sterling Brown will miss tonight’s game with personal reasons.

Due to the amount of people on the shelf, there’s a chance Brogdon sees a healthy amount of minutes after a partial tear of his left quad tendon. He was originally expected to miss 6-8 weeks with the injury, but has been at the cautious end of that timeline, as he is incorporated right before the start of the postseason.

His return should bring Tony Snell back to the bench and make up for the absences above without affecting the team’s depth.

The second-year Virginia product is averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, building off a Rookie of the Year season in 2016-17.