The Japanese Convention is stacked with some powerhouse groups and the playoffs are going to be some big matchups. At third within the East, the Milwaukee Bucks have a 30-17 general file and are 6-4 of their final ten. Khris Middleton has lastly made his return, however he’s slowly being labored again in. Milwaukee bought some undesirable information studying that their sixth man of the yr candidate, Bobby Portis goes to overlook prolonged time.
Portis is one in every of two Bucks this season who’ve performed in all 47 video games. He made 14 begins this season and was averaging (14.4) factors, (10.1) rebounds, and (1.8) assists per recreation. Will probably be an enormous blow to the Bucks rotation as Portis was one in every of three massive males for the Bucks who noticed probably the most taking part in time.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer could have to make use of smaller lineups because the Bucks wouldn’t have a variety of depth at energy ahead or middle. Wisconsin Sports activities Betting websites have the Bucks at (+750) to win the Finals this season.
Milwaukee Bucks’ key F/C Bobby Portis has suffered an MCL sprain in his proper knee and can miss a while, sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 25, 2023
Bobby Portis to overlook prolonged time after struggling MCL sprain in his proper knee
NBA insiders Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski each have reported on Portis being out for Milwaukee, however had been unclear as to how a lot time he would miss. All they might say was he’ll “miss time”, and that’s by no means good. Sources have informed them that Milwaukee are working to find out how a lot time he’ll really miss.
Sadly, this isn’t the primary time that Portis goes to overlook a while with an MCL harm. Again in 2018-19 when he was with the Chicago Bulls, Portis missed seven weeks with the harm and Milwaukee hope that it received’t be as lengthy this time. His harm was suffered within the Bucks 150-130 win vs the Detroit Pistons on Monday.
Portis was additionally having one in every of his greatest seasons but as a professional averaging a double-double for the primary time in his profession. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez are going to be relied upon a bit extra for nevertheless lengthy Portis is out for. Milwaukee would usually have Serge Ibaka, however he’s away from the workforce now looking for a brand new residence by way of a commerce. The one different actual ahead who performs significant minutes for the Bucks is SF Jordan Nwora. Different then him, their entrance court docket depth is missing.