Bledsoe will remain with the Pelicans, despite Milwaukee and New Orleans having since expanded the trade they agreed upon Monday to include two other teams, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Since acquiring Bledsoe earlier in the week, the Pelicans have continued to make other moves, with Steven Adams also coming over from the Thunder as part of the trade. Meanwhile, George Hill, who was also acquired from Milwaukee, was sent to the Thunder. For now, it appears Bledsoe could slot in as the Pelicans' starting shooting guard, or he'll compete with Lonzo Ball, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and rookie Kira Lewis for minutes at point guard.
Bledsoe was traded along with George Hill and draft compensation from the Bucks to the Pelicans on Monday in exchange for Jrue Holiday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Bledsoe's time in Milwaukee is up after he struggled to shoot the ball in the postseason for the second straight year. He averaged 14.9 points, 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds over 61 regular-season contests in 2019-20. Blesdoe doesn't necessarily fit the Pelicans' timeline, and they already have Lonzo Ball in place, so it's possible New Orleans could look to deal him again at some point.
Bledsoe finished with nine points (2-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine assists, two boards, two blocks and two steals in 36 minutes of a 103-94 loss to Miami on Tuesday.
Bledsoe's statistically sound game will be overshadowed by another poor shooting night in the playoffs. He entered this season trying to prove himself after struggling in the postseason last year, but Bledsoe did little to quiet the doubters with his play against Miami. Playing without an injured leading man in Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) gave Bledsoe the chance to show he could be a star. Instead, Milwaukee will enter the offseason with serious questions about what the team will look like in the future.
Bledsoe finished with 14 points (6-13 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 boards, six assists, and one block, in 40 minutes of a 118-115 overtime win to Miami on Sunday.
Bledsoe turned in his best game of the series with his team's back against the wall in Game 4, notching a double-double as his team fought off elimination and extended the series. The stellar all-around game wasn't without its flaws, as Bledsoe was miserable from deep in a game where his team needed him to make a shot. He'll look to improve his shooting in Tuesday's Game 5.
Bledsoe (hamstring) will play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
After missing Game 1 due to a strained right hamstring, Bledsoe will be available Wednesday with the Bucks down 1-0. There's a strong chance he'll enter the starting five. In bubble play, Bledsoe is averaging 10.4 points, 5.9 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 25.4 minutes.
Bledsoe (hamstring) is expected to be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 2 against Miami, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
The Bucks are playing things close to the vest with Bledsoe, who did not play in Game 1 due to a strained right hamstring. Coach Mike Budenholzer had little to say about the point guard, noting only that he'll "know closer to tip-off" whether the Bucks' medical staff will clear Bledsoe to play. George Hill entered the starting lineup in Bledsoe's place on Monday.
Bledsoe (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat.
Earlier Tuesday, coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed that Bledsoe was able to go through practice, but it was only a light session that did not include much full-contact work. Bledsoe appears to be trending in the right direction, but he could ultimately end up as a game-time decision, as was the case entering Monday's Game 1.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was non-committal regarding Bledsoe's (hamstring) status for Wednesday's Game 2 against Miami, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.
Budenholzer did confirm that Bledsoe was able to participate in practice Tuesday, but he noted that it was a light session that only included roughly 15 minutes of "real basketball work." A decision on Bledsoe's status likely won't come until the team can re-evaluate him at shootaround Wednesday morning. Without Bledsoe in Game 1, Milwaukee inserted George Hill into the starting lineup and he saw 36 minutes of action.
Bledsoe (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup for Monday's Game 1 against Miami.
Bledsoe came into the contest very much questionable with a strained right hamstring, and he's now being listed among the Bucks' inactive players, according to Ted Davis of the Milwaukee Bucks Radio Network. George Hill will get the start in Bledsoe's place, with Donte DiVincenzo potentially in line for increased minutes off the bench.
Bledsoe (hamstring) will be a game-time call for Monday's Game 1 against Miami, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Bledsoe is still nursing the strained right hamstring that ailed him after the Bucks closed out Orlando on Saturday. Coach Mike Budenholzer didn't have much to say about the situation pregame, but he noted that Bledsoe will be reevaluated closer to the 6:30 p.m. ET tip-off. In the event that Bledsoe is held out, George Hill would likely serve as the Bucks' primary point guard.
Bledsoe is considered questionable for Monday's Game 1 against Miami due to a strained right hamstring.
Bledsoe picked up the injury during Saturday's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Magic, and his status is now in at least some degree of jeopardy as Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals approaches. Should Bledsoe be held out or limited, George Hill will be in position to benefit.
Bledsoe had just six points (3-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six boards and five assists in Monday's Game 4 win over Orlando.
After solid showings in Games 2 and 3, Bledsoe struggled Monday afternoon, finishing minus-16 in 24 minutes -- by far the worst differential on the team. Through four playoff games, he's gone just 3-for-13 from beyond the arc.
Bledsoe provided 14 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes during Saturday's 121-107 Game 3 win over the Magic.
Bledsoe has been a steady presence in the Round 1 series, having scored at least 13 points and dished at least five assists in each of the first three games. He's also totaled five steals and two blocks.
Bledsoe finished with 13 points (6-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes of Thursday's 111-96 Game 2 win against Orlando.
Bledsoe finished in double figures for the second consecutive game, but his struggles from deep continued, as he missed all three of his shots from behind the arc. He's now just 1-for-8 from downtown in the playoffs. However, he's still finding open teammates, as evidenced by his team-leading total of 12 assists in these two games. He'll next take the court in Game 3 on Saturday.
Bledsoe had 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-5 FT) and five assists in Tuesday's Game 1 loss to the Magic.
While Bledsoe hit four of six attempts from two-point range, he connected on only one attempt from three and had a few key misses in the second half. Bledsoe played 28 minutes as the starter, with veteran George Hill logging 27 minutes off the bench.
Bledsoe produced just three points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes during Thursday's 119-106 loss to Memphis.
Bledsoe was back on the floor after sitting out the previous game for the Bucks. After arriving late to the bubble, he's still trying to get his legs back under him. If the Bucks are to go all the way this season, they're going to need him to ramp up his production. Luckily, the first round of the playoffs should afford some additional time for Bledsoe to find his rhythm.
Bledsoe is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against Memphis.
Bledsoe was one of several Bucks who rested Tuesday against Washington, so he'll return to action Thursday for one final dress rehearsal before the start of the playoffs. There's a good chance Bledsoe's minutes could be limited, however.
Bledsoe will not play Tuesday against Washington due to a sore right knee.
The knee could be an issue, but what's more likely is that the Bucks are simply resting the point guard on the second half of a back-to-back.
Bledsoe notched 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-7 FG, seven boards, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes of his team's 114-106 loss to Toronto on Monday.
Bledsoe couldn't find a shooting rhythm in the contest but he managed to reach double-digit scoring for the second time since the restart. He still managed to fill up the stat sheet in the contest, but his team falls to 2-4 since entering the bubble. He'll face the Wizards Tuesday.
Bledsoe had 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes during Saturday's 136-132 overtime loss to the Mavericks.
Bledsoe was fairly quiet overall but did earn by far his highest minute total since the restart. Though Milwaukee has already locked up the top seed in the Eastern Conference, Bledsoe may still see his fair share of minutes in at least one of the last two regular season games in an effort to ramp up for the playoffs.
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