Even though the last two regular season games might not have a lot of meaning for most teams, they will say a lot about the Milwaukee Bucks’ immediate future. When the team plays on Monday night, it will get a big lift.
Malcolm Brogdon, the reigning Rookie of the Year Award winner, is set to return for the Bucks. The versatile guard has been out of action since Feb. 1, when he suffered a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.
The injury coincided with the loss of Matthew Dellavedova, which meant the Bucks lost their two primary backup guards. Depending on the matchup, Brogdon could also start.
“I can’t wait, man, I can’t wait to have him back," point guard Eric Bledsoe told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "At the same, I think we did a great job of playing together since him and (Dellavedova) went down. Those are key pieces of our backcourt, him and Delly. Glad to have Malcolm back.”
In 46 games during the 2017-18 season, Brogdon has averaged 13.3 PPG and 3.2 APG. He returns just in time for the Bucks to play their final two games against the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.
Brogdon will also help the Bucks in their quest for seeding. Although they have locked up a playoff spot, they could finish anywhere from Nos. 6 to 8. If the season were to end today, the seventh-seeded Bucks would face off with the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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