This 12 months, nearly each MVP prospect has injured himself in differing kinds and intensities. Be it LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden, or Joel Embiid, everybody however Nikola Jokic has incurred an damage. The most up-to-date addition to this listing has been Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Greek Freak has missed the final 5 consecutive video games for the Bucks. The timing of his damage may not concern the 33-win Bucks, however a chronic absence can absolutely hit their ambitions to once more prime the EC for the third straight 12 months.
How extreme is the damage of Giannis Antetokounmpo?
The reigning MVP initially injured his left knee on March 20, enjoying towards the Spurs. He did rating a double-double in that win, however his not-so-clean touchdown to finish an help did some injury.
As a outcome, he missed the next sport towards the Pacers solely to return again for a two-game back-to-back towards convention rivals Boston Celtics. Then on, earlier than the Bucks’ sport towards the Blazers, he was captured exhibiting indicators of ache in the identical knee. Still, he confirmed up and dropped a 47-point double-double to cease Damian Lillard.
The Bucks then listed the 26-YO on their damage listing, calling the situation left knee soreness. Now, the workforce coach Mike Budenholzer has claimed that Giannis is making progress and claimed, “He did some stuff at shootaround, so I think he’s in a good place and making progress.” However, that was it from the Bucks who is not going to need rush his return.
This technique appears very a lot in step with how groups just like the Lakers and Nets have handled injured stars. No surprise the Bucks need Giannis to remain wholesome for when they’ll want him probably the most within the coming time.
Even with out the Greek Freak, the Milwaukee Bucks are nonetheless fearless
Remember the Bucks’ 140-113 blowout victory over the Pacers? Their beginning 5 mixed for 99 points within the victory and confirmed that they’re a greater pack than they ever have been with out Giannis Antetokounmpo.
True, they misplaced towards the Mavs and the Warriors, however the tie towards GSW remained a last-second outcome, which might’ve gone both means. Plus, they performed with out 4 of their common starters towards the Hornets whereas nonetheless managing a respectful sport. These absences have given their bench an opportunity to face the warmth, simply as gamers like Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Jordan Nwora have gotten an opportunity to shine.
In the approaching two weeks, the Bucks have a troublesome highway forward with groups like Hawks, Suns, and 76ers lined up to play them. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo come again by then? Only the Bucks administration is aware of the reply to this as of now.
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