John Henson returns after missing three games with a wrist injury.
As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare to face the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver, they could be without a starting guard. Nate Wolters, who’s started the past three games at shooting guard, missed Wednesday’s shootaround with an illness and is considered a game-time decision. The 22-year-old rookie, who reentered the starting lineup last Friday against Orlando, has averaged 7.6 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds over the last three games.
If Wolters is unable to go, Giannis Antetokounmpo will likely be tabbed as the starter. The fellow-rookie scored 15 points in Monday’s thrilling win over the Knicks.
Ekpe Udoh, O.J. Mayo and Caron Butler are all out for Milwaukee, and only Udoh made the trip with the team to Denver. He and Butler are dealing with ankle injuries, while Mayo continues to work back from a bout with the flu that’s cost him six games (including Wednesday).
Ekpe Udoh is with team in Denver but still out due to left ankle injury. O.J. Mayo working on conditioning back in Milwaukee.
— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) February 5, 2014
In some positive news, John Henson is officially set to return Wednesday after missing three games with a wrist sprain. He was expected to play heading into Wednesday, and his participation in morning shootaround only confirmed the belief. Henson will be the first frontcourt option off the bench behind Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova.
And in other completely unrelated news, here’s yet another opportunity to check out Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ridiculous reverse layup from Monday: