Brandon Marcus joins Dan Besbris to try to predict where the big names will end up. Plus, the Bucks had six players in the top-70 - who will be back, and will there be any draft day values?
October 16, 2019, 8:14 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe (ribs) went through non-contact drills during practice on Wednesday.
Bledsoe was slapped with a two to three week timetable for his fractured rib cartilage just five days ago, so his quickness in jumping back into practice activities raise some optimism that he can get back on the earlier side of that diagnosis. Bledsoe has potential as a safe pick in a hot market for point guards this season. Owners shouldn't let this injury steer them away from taking him in drafts.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinial
October 11, 2019, 3:03 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
According to Matt Velazquez of The Journal Sentinel, Eric Bledsoe (ribs) did not fracture his ribs and might be able to return sooner than the 2-3 week timetable that was originally set for him.
Velazquez reported that Bledsoe actually fractured the cartilage between two of his ribs, not the actual ribs themselves. Apparently, the only issue right now is pain tolerance and once Bledsoe can handle it he can return to the court. This will be a situation to monitor closely heading into fantasy drafts.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 10:06 amEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe has suffered a fractured rib and will miss two to three weeks according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
Bledose was already ruled out of tonight's preseason game due to rib soreness, and it appears further tests were able to get to the bottom of what was causing him that pain. This setback has the potential to keep Bledsoe sidelined to start the regular season, but hopefully for no longer than a couple of games. He's still an intriguing target in the 4th round of drafts. George Hill will likely start while Bledsoe is sidelined.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 10:45 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe will miss Friday's game against the Mavericks with rib soreness.
It seems like Bledsoe got off easy after exiting early in the Bucks' last game. Hopefully it is just some soreness and not a longer-term oblique strain as was originally feared.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 9, 2019, 9:47 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe got through 12 minutes of game action with five points and two assists before leaving the game.
This could be a potentially large blow to the Bucks. Oblique strains have been known to sideline players for several weeks, depending on the severity. If Bledsoe is to miss significant time, bet on George Hill earning an expanded role as he was inserted into the starting lineup to start the third quarter.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 7:36 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks will start Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez on Wednesday.
Giannis, Bledsoe and Middleton all sat out of Monday's preseason opener but that was just a case of rest. If you're looking to see how the Bucks' rotation could shake out, tonight could be the game to watch.
Source: Bucks on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 6:46 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo won't face the Bulls on Monday.
Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, and Ersan Ilyasova will also miss Monday's matchup. None of this is a major surprise so early in preseason. Antetokounmpo should be drafted within the top few picks this season.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
May 25, 2019, 11:29 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe scored an inefficient eight points (3-for-9 FGs, 1-for-3 3-pointers, 1-for-2 FTs) in Saturday's loss while adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers.
Bledsoe seemed to ebb and flow all series and just could not find the consistency that the Bucks needed during the Eastern Conference Finals. He has always been able to produce outside of scoring but his team really needed him to put the ball in the hoop this game.
May 23, 2019, 11:39 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe showed signs of life on Thursday night, scoring 20 points, but it wasn't enough for the Bucks to overcome the Raptors in Game 5 at home.
Bledsoe was worlds better than he was on Tuesday, but the Bucks didn't have an answer to Kawhi Leonard and lost hold of the game late in the fourth quarter. A dialed in Bledsoe would really help the cause in Game 6.
May 21, 2019, 11:06 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe was nearly invisible in Tuesday's Game 4, going for just five points (2-of-7 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.
Bledsoe has been pretty abysmal in this series and it seems to be getting worse. George Hill and Malcolm Brogdon played more than him in this game (27 and 28 minutes, respectively) and there's a good chance that could continue with Bledsoe not being much of a threat on offense lately. Though, Hill and Brogdon did combine for just nine points in this game too.
May 8, 2019, 10:57 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe played well in Wednesday's 116-91 Game 5 win, finishing with 18 points (7-of-14 shooting), six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.
Bledsoe had a relevantly quiet series after a rock-solid first round. His offense will very much be needed for the Bucks to make it out of the East and reach the Finals for the first time since 1974.
May 6, 2019, 10:46 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe had 13 points on 6-of-12 field goals to go with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two block in 28 minutes in the Bucks' Game 4 road win over the Celtics on Monday.
It's been a bit of a mixed bag for Bledsoe in this series offensively. However, he's been relatively effective against Kyrie Irving on the other side of the ball. Brook Lopez (seven points and eight rebounds) and Nikola Mirotic (nine points and six rebounds) were relatively pedestrian on the offensive side in tonight's win as well.
April 30, 2019, 10:31 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe bounced back in Tuesday's Game 2 with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting while adding three rebounds, five assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
Bledsoe was much more aggressive tonight and it helped that he hit 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. He did all of his damage in only 26 minutes of action because whenever he was on the floor he was looking for a bucket.
The Bucks turned in a great season but have tons of questions moving forward