Mike Budenholzer says Malcolm Brogdon is starting to looking like himself in practice
The good news is that Brogdon is starting to looking like himself in practice. The bad news, though, is that the 2017 Rookie of the Year won’t play in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, a game the Bucks have to win since they are already down 0-1 in the series.
Mike Budenholzer said Malcolm Brogdon practiced “longer and harder” today. He’s still out for Game 2, but Bud says Brogdon is “starting to look like the Malcolm we know.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 29, 2019
Brogdon suffered a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot back on March 15 and has been out ever since. The Bucks got blown out in Game 1 against the Celtics on Sunday, losing by a final score of 112-90 at home.
Brogdon averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during the regular season for the Bucks. He shot an efficient 50.5 percent from the field, 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 92.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Only three players on the Bucks scored in double-figures in Game 1 versus the Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22, but he shot just 7-of-21 from the field. Khris Middleton put up 16 and Nikola Mirotic pitched in 13. The Bucks desperately need Brogdon back. He’s a player who can create his own shot off the dribble and spread the floor with his 3-point shooting.
Game 2 of this series is on Tuesday.