Bledsoe (ribs) did not fracture any bones and is instead dealing with fractured cartilage between two of his ribs, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Initial reports suggested Bledsoe sustained a small fracture to his ribs, and while that's not completely untrue, the fact that it's fractured cartilage -- rather than bone -- means his return will be a matter of pain tolerance. As such, Velazquez suggests that it's possible Bledsoe could return before the 2-to-3-week timetable, meaning there's a chance he could be available for opening night on Oct. 24 in Houston.
Bledsoe will miss the next 2-to-3 weeks with a small fracture in his ribs, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
This news suggests that Bledsoe, who was originally diagnosed with an oblique strain, will at least miss the regular-season opener against the Rockets on Oct. 24 and will be close to returning Oct. 26 at home against the Heat. George Hill stands the most to gain from Bledsoe's upcoming absence.
Bledsoe exited Wednesday's game against the Jazz early due to an oblique strain, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Bledsoe totaled five points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 11 minutes of run prior to exiting the game late in the second quarter Wednesday. It's unclear how severe the strain is and until more is known, Bledsoe can be considered a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt with Dallas.
Bledsoe totaled 20 points (6-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 34 minutes during Thursday's 105-99 loss to Toronto.
Bledsoe rebounded from his disappointing effort in Game 4, finishing with 20 points in 34 minutes Thursday. Despite five players ending with double-digits, the Bucks were unable to produce the victory for their home fans and must now head North for what is a must-win game Saturday. Bledsoe has certainly not been at his best over the past few games but the coaching staff will be hoping for a vintage type performance once again as they attempt to force a series decider in Milwaukee on Monday.
Bledsoe posted five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 FT, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes Tuesday in the Bucks' 120-102 loss to the Raptors in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Bledsoe played fewer minutes than backup point guard George Hill, who has outperformed the former throughout the series. Through the first four matchups with Toronto, Bledsoe has reached double figures in scoring just once while shooting 24.4 percent from the field and 2-for-17 (10.5 percent) from three-point range.
Bledsoe totaled 21 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two blocks across 26 minutes in the Bucks' win over the Celtics on Tuesday.
After a small performance in Game 1 in which he took only five shots, the Bucks actively got Bledsoe more involved. He drained seven of his 12 shot attempts, including three triples, and he knocked down all of his attempts from the charity stripe. Bledsoe needs to stay involved on offense if the Bucks want to win this series, so expect his usage to remain high.
Bledsoe finished with 19 points (8-19 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 30 minutes during Saturday's 119-103 victory over the Pistons.
Bledsoe put up another strong performance in Saturday's Game 3 victory whilst also being afforded some rest down the stretch. The series appears all but over and the Bucks are simply too strong all over the floor. Bledsoe certainly adds a veteran presence for the Bucks and will be invaluable as the playoffs develop.
Bledsoe totaled 27 points (11-19 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, four rebounds, three steals, and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 120-99 victory over Detroit.
Bledsoe was excellent again Wednesday, filling the box score, including a team-high 27 points, in just 28 minutes of playing time. The Pistons were able to keep this one close until half time but it was the Bucks who came out stronger to begin the second half, running away with the game. There is nothing to suggest the Bucks won't win the series in four games and if that is the case, it would certainly put them in a great position moving forward through the playoffs.
Bledsoe totaled 15 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds and a steal across 25 minutes in the Bucks' win over the Pistons on Sunday.
Bledsoe put together a well-rounded stat line in Sunday's win, contributing in a variety of ways just like he did all season. He's more of a scorer than a facilitator, but Bledsoe has averaged 7.0 assists over his last three games.
Bledsoe finished with 33 points (12-17 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 11 assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block over 33 minutes in the Bucks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Bledsoe bounced back in a big way on Saturday after being ejected just minutes into Thursday's game against the 76ers. He led all scorers and handed out 11 assists for a double-double and a productive final stat line. With Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) out of the lineup, Bledsoe was forced to take on a larger role on offense.
Bledsoe was ejected from Thursday's game against Philadelphia after being assessed a double technical foul, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Bledsoe gave Joel Embiid a little shove after a Giannis three, and Embiid responded by firing the basketball at Bledsoe. Bledsoe retaliated by throwing the ball back at Embiid, resulting in the starting point guard's ejection from the contest. This certainly isn't an ideal situation for the Bucks, who will likely turn to George Hill and Tim Frazier at point guard for the rest of the game. Bledsoe will be forced to watch as Milwaukee aims to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win Thursday night.
Bledsoe scored a game-high 29 points (10-19 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding seven assists, five rebounds, five steals and two blocks in 34 minutes during Monday's 131-121 win over the Nets.
The five steals tied his season high, while the scoring performance was Bledsoe's best since he dropped 31 on the Lakers on March 1. The guard just got a rest Sunday, but with the Bucks on the brink of clinching the best record in the NBA, he could sit again over the team's final four games once they have home court advantage in the playoffs locked up.
Bledsoe will be available Monday against Brooklyn, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.
Bledsoe was one of several regulars held out of Sunday's game against Atlanta, but he'll return to the starting five for the second leg of the back-to-back set. Over his last five games, Bledsoe is averaging 16.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
Bledsoe (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Sunday in the Bucks' 136-135 overtime loss to the Hawks.
The Bucks announced prior to the contest that Bledsoe would be available off the bench, but he ultimately didn't play in what amounted to a rest day for the front end of the back-to-back set. Expect him to return to the starting five and take on a normal minutes load Monday versus the Nets.
Bledsoe won't start and will be available off the bench in Sunday's tilt against Atlanta, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Bledsoe's move to the bench comes as a surprise. Khris Middleton (groin) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) are ruled out for the game and the team is going with a largely bench player lineup as a result. It's unclear how many minutes Bledsoe will see off the bench, but he'll figure to return to his role as a starter in the near future.
Bledsoe totaled 15 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds, and one steal in 31 minutes during Thursday's 128-118 win over the Clippers.
Bledsoe delivered another well-rounded stat line, and he continues to step up with Malcolm Brogdon (foot) and others sidelined. If Giannis Antetokounmpo misses Sunday's matchup with the Hawks, Bledsoe and Khris Middleton will likely see the biggest boosts in terms of usage and counting stats.
Bledsoe chipped in 23 points (9-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, two blocks, and one steal in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 108-94 win over the Rockets.
Bledsoe filled up the stat sheet, amassing at least seven dimes for the fourth time in the last five games. He also matched his season highs in made threes and blocks and continues to step up in the absence of Malcolm Brogdon (foot). With the Bucks inching closer to securing the top record in the league, Bledsoe can likely be expected to remain a factor across all fantasy formats, at least for as long as it takes the team to clinch.
Bledsoe recorded 24 points (7-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 8-9 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 107-102 loss to the Cavaliers.
Bledsoe was tasked with a larger offensive role given Giannis Antetokoumpo's (ankle) absence, and turned in a solid scoring output with the role. Bledsoe was able to get to the line 19 times in the last two games, a trend that will help keep his scoring output consistent if he can maintain his aggressiveness on that end of the floor.
Bledsoe contributed 14 points (4-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-10 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, and four steals in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 115-101 win over the Lakers.
Bledsoe struggled from the field and the charity stripe while committing four turnovers. Nevertheless, it was an otherwise very well-rounded stat line for the 29-year-old point guard, who was forced to shoulder a larger share of responsibility offensively in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle). Moreover, Malcolm Brogdon (foot) being out for the next six weeks means Bledsoe will likely be relied upon more than usual going forward, if not throughout the remainder of the regular season (given Milwaukee's three-game cushion for the top seed) than during round one of the playoffs.
Bledsoe (back) will return to action Monday against Phoenix, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.
Bledsoe was held out of Saturday's game against the Jazz due to a sore back, but the issue never looked to be anything serious. He'll be back in action against his former team Monday as Milwaukee looks to avoid dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season.
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