Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Nikola Mirotic in line to make debut Thursday night

MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 9: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 9: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images). /

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as we learn that new Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic is likely to make his debut in the team’s clash with the Boston Celtics Thursday night.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Nikola Mirotic is probable ahead of the Bucks’ meeting with the Boston Celtics Thursday night, the Bucks and the Sacramento Kings partner for up for a summit that will address social injustice before their game next week, and much more.

With the bulk of his All-Star break spent settling into his new surroundings with his family, rehabbing his calf injury and learning more of the Bucks’ playbook, Mirotic taking part in his first 5-on-5 practice Wednesday is a good indication that we’ll see him on Thursday night, though under a minutes restriction as Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

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Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 2/20/19

Milwaukee Bucks: How Nikola Mirotic can transform super sized lineup (read here): I explored the benefits new forward Nikola Mirotic can offer to the Bucks in the times head coach Mike Budenholzer rolls out his super sized frontcourt lineup.

Milwaukee Bucks: How do they stack up against Eastern Conference rivals? (read here): Adam McGee looked at how the Bucks rank up against their competition at the top of the East ahead of the stretch run to come in what’s left of the regular season.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 2/20/19

New Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic settles in, keeps busy during All-Star break (read here): The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez reported on Nikola Mirotic participating in his first 5-on-5 practice ahead of the Bucks’ clash with the Boston Celtics Thursday night as well as touched on other notes from the last couple of days.

Former Bucks GM Wayne Embry discusses acquiring Oscar Robertson, trading Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and playing one-on-one vs. Julius Erving ($) (read here): The Athletic’s Eric Nehm sat down with the legendary Wayne Embry to go over his reign as the Bucks’ general manager during the 1970’s, his handling of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s trade request, facing off against a 16-year-old Julius Erving at a basketball camp and how he came to hire Hall of Fame coach Don Nelson.

Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings Announce “Team Up For Change” — a New Partnership to Bring Two Cities Together to Address Social Injustice Featuring Hip Hop Icon Big Boi (read here): The Bucks announced Wednesday morning that they have partnered with the Sacramento Kings for a daylong summit addressing social injustice ahead of their meeting next week Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.