The Milwaukee Bucks have been without a key member of their backcourt throughout the duration of the postseason, and that won’t change for Game 5 of their second-round series against the Boston Celtics.
Guard Malcolm Brogdon is currently dealing with a foot injury and hasn’t suited up since March. On Sunday, head coach Mike Budenholzer said he’s “getting close” to returning to the court, but Brogdon is still listed as “out” for Game 5.
Brogdon put together averages of 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while shooting 42.9 percent from the field throughout the regular season. The former Rookie of the Year last played against the Miami Heat on March 15.
When Brogdon was on the floor throughout the regular season, he was one of the biggest perimeter threats that the Bucks possessed. Brogdon shot 42.9 percent from beyond the arc in 64 games for the team.
The Bucks have been extremely successful this postseason with their only loss coming in Game 1 against the Celtics. Guard Khris Middleton has come up huge for Milwaukee with a 54.5 percent shooting clip from long range so far. Middleton is also averaging 20.0 points, which is second on the team behind Giannis Antetokounmpo.
If the Bucks were to get Brogdon back in the near future, it would certainly give them even more depth in the backcourt and another perimeter threat that they could definitely utilize.