The Milwaukee Bucks welcomed Jae Crowder back into the rotation on Wednesday in their gutting blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The veteran swingman wasn’t able to do anything to stop his team from suffering their worst loss of the season, but the mere fact that he’s back is a significant development for the Bucks.
Crowder’s return, however, also means that there are going to be some changes in the rotation as the squad gets back to full strength.
3 Milwaukee Bucks Players Send Down to Wisconsin Herd
The Bucks appear to have already started tweaking their lineup amid Crowder’s return. This comes in the form of three of their rotational players getting sent down to the NBA G League to spend some time with the Wisconsin Herd.
According to Bucks beat reporter Eric Nehm of The Athletic, a trio of players will be suiting up for the Herd in the coming days:
“The Bucks have assigned MarJon Beauchamp, AJ Green and Chris Livingston to the Wisconsin Herd, per the team,” Nehm reported.
Nehm also notes that Wisconsin is in action on Thursday against the College Park Skyhawks, which will likely have all three of the above players getting some run with the G League squad.
MarJon Beauchamp is the biggest name among the trio, with the second-year small forward averaging 15.7 minutes per contest this year. At this point, however, it would not be a complete surprise if he ends up losing playing time amid Crowder’s return.
The same could be the case — albeit in varying degrees — for shooting guard AJ Green (7.8 minutes per contest) and rookie wing Chris Livingston (4.8 minutes per game).
It remains unclear when the trio will be called back up to the Bucks.
UPDATE: Milwaukee has decided to re-call all three players after just one game with the Herd:
All three players have been recalled, per the team. https://t.co/7DmIoReXnr
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) January 19, 2024
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