Malik Beasley, who missed the last two matchups due to a non-covid illness, is expected to be back in the lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks tonight versus the San Antonio Spurs. Beasley has started in all 24 of his appearances for the Bucks this season and has helped them produce a 19-7 record in their first 26 games.
Since signing Beasley to a one year, 2.7-million-dollar deal in the off-season, he has provided an extra scoring boost from the wing averaging 12 points and just over 4 rebounds in 30 minutes of action. He is also shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from behind the arc, which are career highs in both categories.
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With Beasley expected to be back in the lineup tonight for Milwaukee, Andre Jackson Jr will most likely go back to the bench after filling in the starting lineup due to Beasley’s illness. Jackson averaged 9.5 points and 7 rebounds in the last two games as a starter.
Chris Livingston Unavailable Tuesday Due to G-League Assignment
Other players out tonight for Milwaukee include Chris Livingston who is on a G-League assignment. Livingston was sent down to Oshkosh after playing two games for the Bucks in limited minutes. He will get his chance to shine with the Wisconsin Herd for the next few games.
Jae Crowder is also out for another contest due to the left adductor surgery he had back in November. Crowder is not expected to see the floor for a few more weeks.
Victor Wembanyama Ruled Out of Tuesday’s Matchup Versus the Milwaukee Bucks
Victor Wembanyama, who is the number one overall pick in this year’s draft has been ruled out of Tuesday’s contest versus Milwaukee due to ankle soreness. Standing at 7 foot 5, Wembanyama has the skills of a guard and already looks like a veteran in the league.
He is averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds on the season and has been the main bright spot on this young Spurs team. He is also averaging 3 blocks a night on the defensive end. With the number one overall pick on the sidelines for tonight’s game, expect San Antonio to look at Devin Vassell and Keldon Johnson for extra scoring.
Tuesday night’s matchup will take place at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Fiserv Forum streaming live on NBA League Pass. With a win tonight, the Bucks would extend their win streak at home to 14 games.
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