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Newly acquired level guard Eric Bledsoe will begin instead of Malcolm Brogdon for the Milwaukee Bucks after they face the San Antonio Spurs on Friday evening, in line with Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Friday’s contest will mark Bledsoe’s Bucks debut after they acquired him in a commerce with the Phoenix Suns for Greg Monroe and a first-round draft decide.
Head coach Jason Kidd introduced that Bledsoe would begin, and talked about the necessity to get him acclimated to his new environment:
“For his first day of shootaround, you could see the dynamic of his speed, something that we don’t have at that position. We’ll find out here quickly [how he fits with the team]. It’s going to take some time for him to understand his teammates and understand the defensive and offensive schemes, but he’s a pro, he’s a very smart young man and he can help us, hopefully. He’s going to start tonight. We’re going to start him and start that relationship with the starting group.”
The 27-year-old Bledsoe has appeared in simply three video games this season, averaging 15.7 factors, three.zero badists and a pair of.three rebounds per sport.
He had been despatched dwelling by the Suns after posting a tweet that learn, “I don’t wanna be here.”
Bledsoe is coming off his finest NBA marketing campaign, nonetheless, as he put up a career-high 21.1 factors and 6.three badists per contest final season.
Brogdon has began 9 video games this season, and he’s producing to the tune of 16.2 factors and four.9 badists per sport after successful the NBA Rookie of the Year award final season.
With Brogdon shifting to the bench, Bledsoe will begin alongside Tony Snell, though there’ll possible be loads of situations that decision for each Bledsoe and Brogdon being on the ground on the identical time.
Regardless of how the beginning lineup is dealt with shifting ahead, Milwaukee is now a a lot deeper workforce within the backcourt, and it has extra offensive badist for MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.