We need to begin this piece with yours truly eating five plates of crow. Last year I said this team wasn’t quite a contender yet after fading into the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference…
April 30, 2019, 6:28 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Coach Mike Budenholzer said that Sterling Brown (back soreness) will warm up and the Bucks will see how he feels before determining his availability for Game 2 on Tuesday.
Brown is listed as probable on the injury report, so it would seem that he has a good chance at suiting up. If Brown is unable to go Pat Connaughton or Tony Snell would likely take his place in the starting lineup. Malcolm Brogdon has been making progress and may be an option as early as Game 3 on Friday.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
April 29, 2019, 5:46 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown (back soreness) is probable for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Celtics.
Brown started at shooting guard in Game 1 and should reprise the role as long as he's healthy, though he wasn't very effective in his time on the court. He's in danger of falling out of the rotation when Malcolm Brogdon returns.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 28, 2019, 3:51 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown left Sunday's game with back spasms, posting three points on 1-of-7 shooting in 22 minutes.
Brown started but the Bucks might need to make a change since the Celtics can easily hide Kyrie Irving on the low-usage guard. Brown's being asked to fill big shoes with Malcolm Brogdon out, and today's performance wasn't necessarily encouraging.
April 22, 2019, 11:08 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown grabbed a game-high 13 boards to go with nine points, six assists and a steal in 27 minutes in Monday's win over the Pistons.
Brown didn't put up the flashiest stat lines in this series, but this was a great one. Malcolm Brogdon (right foot plantar fascia) is likely to return at some point in the next series against the Celtics, so Brown is probably headed back to the bench shortly.
April 20, 2019, 11:09 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown had five points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, a block and a 3-pointer on 2-of-2 shooting in Saturday's win against the Pistons.
He's been glue-guy the Bucks needed this year and that's why the coaching staff is confident having him in the starting lineup alongside the four reliable starters. Having the ability to do the scrappy work on defense and shoot a three from time to time is something Milwaukee needs as they go deeper in the playoffs.
April 14, 2019, 10:58 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown was rock solid on Sunday night scoring 11 points while adding three treys on 3-of-5 from behind the arc, seven assists, three boards, three steals and a block.
The super-sophomore has been a fantastic glue-guy for the Bucks this year and has complemented the Bucks' Big Four perfectly. His length gives him the ability to defend opposing wing players and his shooting has improved drastically from last season. Brown should continue to give the Bucks quality minutes for the rest of the postseason.
April 10, 2019, 11:59 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown had seven points with three rebounds and three assists on 2-of-7 shooting in the final game of the season on Wednesday.
Brown had a solid stretch where he was looking like a championship-winning waiver wire add, but he slightly dropped off and ended up as a top-300 value for the season. Over the past two weeks, he has put up top-140/160 value in 8/9-cat formats and has seen an increased role as the Bucks started resting their stars. He is unlikely to have a prominent role heading into next season and can be seen as a potential deep league option.
April 5, 2019, 5:48 pmTony SnellG, Milwaukee Bucks
Tony Snell (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday’s context with the Nets.
Snell will miss his fifth straight game and Pat Connaughton, George Hill and Sterling Brown will pick up the slack. Ersan Ilyasova (nasal fracture) is probable to play.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 4, 2019, 10:42 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown was productive in 35 minutes against the Sixers on Thursday with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Brown followed up a career night with another solid outing, but he had extra room to operate with Eric Bledsoe (ejected) getting tossed in the first quarter. He's a decent streaming option still as he's emerged as a solid contributor alongside Pat Connaughton (31 minutes, four points, six rebounds and two assists).
March 31, 2019, 4:16 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown dropped a career-high 27 points (10-for-22 from the field) with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in Sunday's 136-135 overtime loss to the Hawks.
Brown started on Sunday due to the slough of injuries the Bucks had and took full advantage of it. He's had a few bright spots this season, but he's just a deep dynasty hold for now.
March 31, 2019, 12:04 pmBonzie ColsonF, Milwaukee Bucks
Bonzie Colson will make his first career start on Sunday afternoon against the Hawks, joining Tim Frazier, D.J. Wilson, Sterling Brown and Brook Lopez in the starting five.
The Bucks are dealing with injuries, but this seems a bit excessive. If you need a stream then pretty much anyone on the active roster is on the board with so few players active. Khris Middleton has been surprisingly scratched, while we’d be surprised if Eric Bledsoe checked in at all even though he’s listed as active.
Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter
March 27, 2019, 12:01 amSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown grabbed 11 rebounds to go with eight points, three assists, a steal and a block in a 26-minute start on Tuesday vs. the Rockets.
Brown started for Tony Snell (sprained left ankle) and he could be in line for another start or two on this suddenly injury-riddled team. But unless you're desperate, you're better off giving him another game to see what to expect from him regarding minutes and production.
March 26, 2019, 6:34 pmSterling BrownG, Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown will start at shooting guard against the Rockets on Tuesday.
Tony Snell is out, and he originally replaced Malcolm Brogdon, so the Bucks will dig down deeper on the depth chart. Look for George Hill and Pat Connaughton to pick up the slack as well. Hill's coming off a nice game and Connaughton has the steadiest workload of the bunch, so they're probably better targets than Brown if you're set on making a move here in a deep league.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
March 22, 2019, 6:54 pmGeorge HillG, Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill (groin soreness) and Sterling Brown (wrist sprain) will both be available to play on Friday vs. the Heat.
Neither should be picked up even with Malcolm Brogdon out for the rest of the regular season.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter