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Mike Budenholzer says ‘small’ chance Tony Snell returns for Game 3 vs. Pistons

Bucks, Mike Budenholzer, Tony Snell

The Milwaukee Bucks have taken a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Detroit Pistons. It appears head coach Mike Budenholzer is optimistic about shooting guard Tony Snell’s status moving forward.

Snell has been sidelined since mid-March with an ankle injury. According to ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Budenholzer says there is a small chance he plays in Game 3:

Mike Budenholzer said there’s a “small” chance Tony Snell — who has been out since Mid-March with an ankle sprain — will be available for Game 3 between the Bucks and the Pistons. Both he and Malcolm Brogdon will make the trip.

This is certainly an encouraging update from Budenholzer. Snell was averaging six points and 2.1 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game prior to the injury. Although his numbers are not mind-boggling, he helped solidify one of Milwaukee’s biggest strengths, which is their depth off the bench.

The Bucks have not had any problems taking care of business in the first round of the playoffs. They managed to beat the Pistons in spectacular fashion in both of their wins thus far and are hoping to take a commanding 3-0 lead when they visit Detroit. Budenholzer is hoping that Snell will be able to make his return.

It is no secret that Milwaukee has high expectations for their current playoff run. They will need all the help they can get if they hope to come out on top in the East when it is all said and done. Fortunately, the rest of this series should allow Budenholzer to find some minutes for Snell moving forward if he is healthy enough.