Milwaukee Bucks: 4 replacement players they could look to from Wisconsin Herd

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With the NBA reportedly mulling having replacement players on hand when restarting the 2019-20 season, the Milwaukee Bucks could look to their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, for worthy replacements.

We’re not quite at all systems go yet, but you have likely heard that the NBA has formalized its return to continue the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Given the state of health concerns, all hands will be on deck with the worst-case scenario, as in an NBA player testing positive for COVID-19, being a very real threat, as well as injury, even as the league looks to limit and seclude players in their so-called campus environments within Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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That sentiment reportedly extends to replacement players, which ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks reported last weekend is a very real mechanism that may be implemented when play picks back up on July 31. My colleague Adam McGee took a closer look at the potential implications of that too.

Per Wojnarowski and Marks, players who have either signed NBA or G League deals dating back to the start of training camp would be eligible to be signed by a team under this scenario. And as of right now, teams won’t be limited to how many players may be signed.

For a team like the Milwaukee Bucks, who had the G League affiliate who finished with the league-best 33-10 record right in their own backyard, the Wisconsin Herd may be the perfect vehicle for them to find players who will help under such dire circumstances.

So without further ado, let’s dive in and examine four Wisconsin Herd players who may help the Bucks if the NBA opts to expand rosters or allow replacement signings.