Dellavedova will sit out Wednesday against the Celtics for rest purposes, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports. The Bucks will keep a few of their key veterans fresh for the playoffs, as Dellavedova will join Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Tony Snell on the sideline for the season finale. It spells an end to a disappointing season for Dellavedova, who averaged 7.6 points, 4.7 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 three-pointer across 26.1 minutes per game in 76 appearances. The surprise emergence of second-round pick Malcolm Brogdon resulted in Dellavedova taking on a lessened role as the season wore on, and it's expected that the 26-year-old will serve in a backup capacity throughout the postseason.
Dellavedova will reassume his role off the bench during Monday's game against the Hornets, Ted Davis of the team's official site reports. The 26-year-old is fresh off a 14-point performance in Philadelphia. Given that he'll come off the bench, Dellavedova is likely to play somewhere around his usual 26.2 minutes per game.
Dellavedova finished with eight points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes during Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Pacers. Despite Malcolm Brogdon (back) being sidelined, Dellavedova saw just 21 minutes at the point guard slot with time also going to Gary Payton and Jason Terry. While he knocked down 40.0 percent of his threes, Dellavedova only handed out two assists while committing four turnovers and swiping no steals, likely forcing coach Jason Kidd to pull him early. Those who picked Dellavedova up in fantasy with Brogdon out may want to take note of the fact that he's seen a combined 38 minutes over the past two games, ultimately limiting his potential fantasy impact.
Delladova will start at point guard Friday against the Pistons, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Delladova's starting berth comes in the wake of Malcom Brogdon (back) being ruled out. While Brogdon's strong play of late makes inserting Delladova a downgrade production-wise, a place in Milwaukee's starting five is no foreign territory for him, as he's been there for 49 games already this season, averaging 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 three-pointers in 27.6 minutes per game.
Dellavedova will return to a reserve role for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Bucks' radio announcer Ted Davis reports. The Australian point guard had started the previous three games at point, but will return to the bench in favor of rookie Malcom Brogdon Wednesday. Dellavedova was inserted in the starting lineup due to Brogdon suffering a back injury. Regardless, he figures to see minutes in the mid-twenties off the bench, and will presumably continue doing so going forward.
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