Following a terrific bounce-back win over the Philadelphia 76ers at home, the Milwaukee Bucks hit the road for a Tuesday night clash against the Washington Wizards.
Both teams have released their injury reports, and there are some prominent names featured on both sides, so let’s break it down.
Is Grayson Allen playing tonight? Bucks’ injury report vs. Wizards
Per the NBA’s latest injury report, the Bucks have four players listed. Grayson Allen (ankle) and Khris Middleton (right knee injury management) are both listed as out. Meanwhile, Jevon Carter (left knee soreness) and Meyers Leonard (left calf soreness) are probable.
Allen being out is not a surprise, as he suffered a sprained ankle that looked brutal in that win over the 76ers and could not return. Middleton being out is not too shocking, given that the Bucks have typically rested him on back-to-backs this season. With a huge game against the Bulls tomorrow, Middleton will almost certainly be back on the floor for that.
Meanwhile, Carter had been listed as questionable due to this knee soreness before the game vs. Philadelphia but ultimately played. It is a good sign to see the guard listed as probable rather than questionable, as it means he may be getting better. Another probable player is Leonard, who has been out of the lineup lately due to this nagging calf soreness. It will be nice to have him back in the mix to give the Bucks some added big man depth.
On Washington’s side of things, they have listed Bradley Beal (left knee soreness), Kyle Kuzma (right ankle sprain), Monte Morris (right ankle soreness), Kristaps Porzingis (non-Covid illness), and Deni Avdija (left elbow bursitis) as out. Those are undoubtedly five key cogs for that team, leaving them short-handed tonight.
The Bucks, who are still fighting to lock up the East’s top seed and potentially reach 60 wins this season, must take care of business tonight. Despite the Wizards being down several key players, the Bucks must not underestimate their opponent with how crucial these four remaining regular season games will be for them down the stretch.
Be sure to catch the action at 6:00 p.m. CST tonight.