The Milwaukee Bucks will have a point guard shortage for the next month following a severe ankle sprain suffered by Matthew Dellavedova.
Delly went down against the Nets on Sunday and was sent back to Milwaukee on Monday for further evaluation on his ankle. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the results of that testing was finding a Grade 3 ankle sprain that will sideline him for 3-4 weeks.
The Bucks are now down two key point guards for a significant portion of the stretch run, as reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon suffered a partially torn quadriceps tendon last week that will sideline him for 6-8 weeks. That leaves the Bucks with a point guard rotation of Eric Bledsoe and whatever two-guard they want to put in charge of ball handling. Giannis Antetokounmpo is capable of carrying some of the point guard load when Bledsoe is off the floor, but one would expect them to try and find some help prior to Thursday’s trade deadline.
For a team currently in the fifth spot in the East but only a game up on Miami in the seventh seed, having such a thin point guard rotation spells bad news. Milwaukee has been active in trade discussions this season and they will probably get more aggressive in trying to land more backcourt help now.