It appears that the Milwaukee Bucks will be very thin on the wings on Tuesday night when they take on the New York Knicks in the quarterfinals of the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament. This is after they released their official injury report for the upcoming matchup, which contains no less than three guys who play the small forward position.
Milwaukee Bucks’ Injury Report Vs. the Knicks
Rookie Andre Jackson Jr. has once again popped up on the injury report with a back problem. The 22-year-old missed Milwaukee’s last game — a 132-121 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday — and could now sit out his second straight due to back spasms.
Jae Crowder, who recently rejoined the team after undergoing surgery on his left adductor, remains out for the foreseeable future. He is expected to be sidelined through the next month or so, but the fact that he is now on the bench is a significant development for the Bucks as they look to his vocal leadership off the court.
Another casualty for Tuesday’s contest is veteran sharpshooter Pat Connaughton, who has also been ruled out due to a right ankle sprain. This will be the 6-foot-5 guard/forward’s third game out as he continues to recover from his ankle problem.
Khris Middleton will start at the three spot, but he is still on a minutes limit after offseason knee surgery. All these injuries should also open up some significant playing time for second-year forward MarJon Beauchamp, who will be looking to make a bigger impact on the squad in the coming weeks.
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