Beasley (knee) will miss at least two more weeks with a left knee sprain and will be re-evaluated at that time, C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Bucks were originally hopeful that Beasley would be back Wednesday against the Knicks after being diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee on Feb. 28, but his timetable has been pushed back. This new timetable would put Beasley's earliest possible return on a gameday -- March 21 against the Trail Blazers. That being said, it doesn't appear that the Bucks are planning on him being back for that contest. With most fantasy leagues' playoffs approaching, fantasy owners should possibly consider dropping Beasley for a healthy player. In his absence, Mirza Teletovic could absorb most of his workload, though coach Jason Kidd has been known to experiment with his rotations.
Beasley (knee) has been ruled out for the next three contests after hyperextending his left knee in Monday night's loss to the Cavaliers. Beasley has seen an increased role in the past few weeks with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Since Feb. 10, the forward has been averaging 15.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 24 minutes a contest across seven games. Look for more updates on his status to come next week, with his earliest chance to return slated to be next Monday in Philadelphia. In the meantime, looked for increased minutes out of starters Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker, with John Henson, Spencer Hawes, and Mirza Teletovic also likely to see more action off the bench.
Beasley will not return to Monday's contest against the Cavaliers due to a left knee sprain. Before leaving the game due to a hard-to-watch knee injury, Beasley provided 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, and one assist across nine minutes. Beasley has taken on an increased role in the Bucks' offense since Jabari Parker (knee) went out for the year with a torn ACL, averaging 16.3 points on 66.7 percent shooting across 26.3 minutes per game over that stretch. If Beasley misses extended time, Mirza Teletovic will likely absorb the majority of his workload.
Beasley will get the start in place of Khris Middleton (rest) on Monday against the Cavaliers. The Bucks will hold Middleton out on the second night of a back-to-back set, enabling Beasley to return to the starting lineup at one forward spot. Expect Beasley -- who had been starting in place of Jabari Parker (knee) while Middleton worked back up to speed following a lengthy layoff -- to see an increase in minutes. The Kansas State product has scored in double figures in six of his last seven games, including 17 points and three rebounds in 23 minutes Sunday against Phoenix.
Beasley supplied 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two steals and one block across 23 minutes off the bench in a 100-96 win over the Suns on Sunday. Following a four-game run as the starting power forward in place of Jabari Parker (knee), Beasley was dropped to the second unit Sunday as coach Jason Kidd opted to bring Khris Middleton back into the starting five for the first time all season. Now that he's sufficiently recovered from a torn hamstring, Middleton is expected to stick in the starting five going forward, but Beasley should have a sizable role off the bench as the team looks to fill the scoring void created by Parker's season-ending injury. As he showed Sunday, Beasley is capable of delivering efficient scoring even in limited minutes, and he could have a higher ceiling for production in the Bucks' next game Monday against the Cavaliers. The team has decided to rest Middleton for the second half of the back-to-back set, making it a good possibility that Beasley reenters the starting five and takes on some extra playing time.
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