Video: Bucks’ Tony Snell breaks Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic’s ankles and finishes at the rim
Milwaukee Bucks wing Tony Snell is not known for his offensive contributions. Following play Thursday, Snell is averaging just 6.1 points per game on the year, which is not all that varied from his career average of 6.3 PPG. Despite those facts, he went for nine points during his team’s victory over the Indiana Pacers, but it was how he got two of those points that were noteworthy — the obliteration of Bojan Bogdanovic’s ankles on this one particular defensive possession.
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Traditionally utilized for his defensive abilities, it would make sense that someone so adept on the defensive end of the floor would know how to so mercilessly take the spirit away from an opposing player. Bogdanovic may have won the battle of the box score (finishing with 17 points of his own), but Snell definitely takes the highlight of the contest.
Snell is in the midst of his sixth NBA season, having spent his first three seasons with the Chicago Bulls, by whom he was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft. He averaged just 5.3 PPG with Chicago and started roughly a third of his games, but was dealt to Milwaukee just at the start of the 2016-17 season.
After starting a career-high 80 games that year, Snell was handed a four-year, $44 million deal. He has shifted to the bench this season, having started just eight of the 65 contests he has appeared in, seeing his minutes drop to their lowest per game total (17.6) since his rookie campaign. Still, he remains an integral part of the rotation for the squad with the NBA’s best record with just over a month remaining in the regular season.