Plumlee will draw a second consecutive start at center on Thursday against the Wizards, C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. In Tuesday's contest versus the Celtics, Plumlee saw just 18 minutes compared to 29 from Greg Monroe, so despite his designation as a starter, Plumlee will still likely play second fiddle to Monroe. Look for Plumlee to see similar minutes again on Thursday.
Plumlee recorded six points (3-6 FG), five rebounds, and one block across 18 minutes in Tuesday's 112-111 win over the Celtics. Though Plumlee surprisingly got the call as the starting center over Greg Monroe, it was Monroe who ended up finishing the contest after he produced 29 points (13-21 FG, 3-6 FT) and 12 boards across 30 minutes. Even if this lineup arrangement continues over the next handful of games, Monroe is still likely to dominate the minutes at center, so Plumlee won't stand to gain much fantasy value by starting.
Plumlee will start at center Tuesday against the Celtics, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports Coach Jason Kidd is making the surprise change from Greg Monroe to Plumlee without much rationale, which means that Plumlee could still be in store for limited minutes despite the promotion. In fact, Plumlee hasn't played more than 24 minutes in any game this season and even the absence of John Henson (back) doesn't mean Plumlee will see abundant opportunities.
Plumlee was held without a point (0-1 FG), three rebounds, and two blocks over 13 minutes in Monday's loss to the Kings. Plumlee has served as the backup center in each of the Bucks' last three games while John Henson has been sidelined by back spasms. Coach Jason Kidd has only called on Plumlee when Greg Monroe requires a breather, which has limited Plumlee to no more than 19 minutes in any of those contests. Plumlee will likely drop out of the rotation once Henson is cleared to return.
Plumlee (knee) will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Plumlee was unavailable during the team's win Friday over the Mavericks due to a sore knee, but a long-term absence was never on the table for the big man. Though the injury doesn't figure to limit his playing time, Plumlee has been an inconsistent member of the rotation of late, so it's far from guaranteed that he'll see the floor at any point if Sunday's game remains competitive.
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