Eric Bledsoe has been listed as ‘Out’ for Game 1 of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Conference Semifinals with the Miami Heat with a right hamstring strain.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ starting point guard missed time during the seeding games due to being in recovery from Covid-19. The other Milwaukee Bucks player to contract the killer virus was Pat Connaughton. Both of them came back after the Bucks had played 3 games in the bubble.
Is Eric Bledsoe playing tonight vs Miami Heat?
Bledsoe was found to have suffered a right hamstring strain in the Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Orlando Magic. The win completed a gentleman’s sweep for the best team in the NBA this regular season. Bledsoe played a pivotal role in the Bucks breaking away with a lead in the early minutes of the 4th quarter.
Bucks’ recent injury report states that Eric Bledsoe won’t be playing tonight vs Heat, as he has not recovered from his hamstring injury.
Just one player on the Bucks’ injury report for Game 1 against the Heat tomorrow:
Eric Bledsoe – Questionable – Right hamstring strain
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) August 30, 2020
Bledsoe, who was voted as a member of the NBA’s First Team All-Defense last year, is a crucial cog in the Bucks’ rotation. His speed downhill and ability to facilitate in the pick-and-roll is some of their staple offense when Giannis is off the floor. Bledsoe’s ability to take on bigger wings as a defensive assignment marks him out as a multi-faceted player.
Many Bucks fans and Eastern Conference observers were of the opinion last year that Bledsoe should have been the Bucks’ second All Star instead of Khris Middleton. While Bledsoe is not a great shooter per se, his contributions in other areas of the game and his playoff experience are invaluable to the Bucks. George Hill will most likely start in Bledsoe’s place if the 30-year-old does not recover by tip-off.