Bucks news: Milwaukee doesn’t feel need to make deal following Malcolm Brogdon injury
Malcolm Brogdon left Thursday night’s game at the Target Center in pain after attempting a layup on a fastbreak opportunity that ended up in what appeared to be a non-contact injury. Following the game Brogdon described the injury as some sort of pop in his leg, which is never a good sign.
On Friday afternoon, an MRI revealed that Brogdon had a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.
The Bucks guard will be out six to eight weeks, which is a disappointment at the present time the team is trying to regroup after the firing of Jason Kidd, and slipping to the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference.
At the same time, it’s also welcome news for the Bucks organization that forward Jabari Parker will return to the lineup Friday night after a knee injury nearly a year ago.
Unfortunately for the Bucks, Parker’s debut will have to be without Brogdon and Antetokounmpo who both suffered injuries in the same game.
Losing their best player and their prized Rookie of the Year to injuries prior to the All-Star break could cause some concern with slipping in the standings, but the Bucks seem poised to stand pat an ride it out.
According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the Bucks feel they have enough depth to ride out this storm past the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
Bucks, for now, don’t think they need to make a deal to replace Malcolm Brogdon (torn quad, out 6-8 weeks) on the roster. Plenty of backcourt depth (Brown, Kilpatrick, Munford, etc.) Could still make a trade by deadline, but not b/c of Brogdon injury; looking for a big.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 2, 2018
The Bucks brass would rather search for help on the inside which will be much more crucial when the playoffs come around than pull on an impractical panic trade for another perimeter player in light of the 25-year-old Brogdon’s injury.
Guard Eric Bledsoe who sat out Thursday’s game with a sore left ankle, has been given the nod to play Friday night against the New York Knicks, and will be backed up by Matthew Dellavedova in the meantime.
Brogdon is averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in his second season in the NBA.