The Bucks have 15 players on their roster. Tonight, seven of those guys will be inactive. The injury bug has struck the Bucks in a big way, and tonight Milwaukee will dress just 8 players in their matchup with the Orlando Magic. So much for the Bucks’ deep bench, eh?
Brandon Knight (sore right hamstring), Zaza Pachulia (sore right foot), Gary Neal (sore left foot) were all listed as game-time decisions. None of the three will play. Luke Ridnour, who has been sidelined for weeks battling back spasms, rejoined the team today in Orlando but will not play in tonight’s game.
Nate Wolters, O.J. Mayo, Caron Butler, Khris Middleton and Ekpe Udoh will be the starters tonight’s contest. The Bucks will have John Henson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Miroslav Raduljica available off the bench. 5 + 3 = 8.
Larry Drew has prepped his team on how to play short-handed.
Bucks coach Larry Drew says his team wants to play tonight at a deliberate pace and not get lulled into a fast-paced game.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) November 13, 2013
Well, this should be fun. There’s never a dull day in the life of the Milwaukee Bucks.