Milwaukee Bucks finalize 16-man roster ahead of season restart

Before they get back into action late next week, the Milwaukee Bucks have finalized their roster ahead of restarting their 2019-20 season in Orlando.

With each day that passes, the Milwaukee Bucks get all that much closer to kicking back on with their special run this 2019-20 season.

And as they continue their preparations down in Orlando ahead of scrimmages and the season restart, they, along with the 21 other NBA teams returning to action, finalized their 16-man roster Monday evening ahead of the league’s return to play at Walt Disney World.

For a Bucks team that has prized their continuity all season long, there were very few surprises that came in light of the announcement/didn’t feature any sudden changes.

One notable exclusion, though, in the Bucks’ roster ahead of the restart versus the regular season was two-way player Cam Reynolds, who officially won’t be making the trip with the Bucks.

While no reason was given for his absence, Reynolds had yet to make an appearance with the Bucks all throughout the year after signing a two-way deal with the club nearly a year ago.

With the Herd, Reynolds had enjoyed a solid season, even though he did battle with some extended shooting struggles at various points in their 33-10 season. Reynolds averaged 14.3 points on .402/.343/.667 shooting splits, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists across his 37 appearances with the Herd this season.

Outside of two-way player Cam Reynolds, all Milwaukee Bucks players are accounted for on the team’s Orlando roster list.

Meanwhile, the Bucks’ entire roster is accounted for and that includes those currently not with the team, those being Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton.

After announcing that he had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, Bledsoe appears to be moving toward joining his teammates and coaches in Orlando as Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer recently discussed. Connaughton, on the other hand, had announced Monday that he also tested positive for COVID-19 and while he’s eager to get back to work, the timeline for his return is quite cloudy at this juncture.

But other than both Bledsoe and Connaughton, all 14 remaining Bucks players are currently hard at work in Orlando preparing for the season to restart, which will essentially come in earnest this week with the scrimmages they have lined up against the San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans.

With 10 days left between now and the restarting of the 2019-20 season, the Bucks will finish their campaign out with those who have helped them make it a dream year, all the way from the beginning. And all Bucks fans will be eager to see whether this season ends on the happiest of notes and a taste of lasting glory with an NBA championship.