Colson scored 21 points (7-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and three steals in 45 minutes during Wednesday's 127-116 loss to the Thunder.
The rookie got two starts in the final six games of the season for a Bucks team resting starters in advance of the playoffs and racked up a big double-double in both, but Colson barely saw the court otherwise. Expect the latter to be the case when Milwaukee takes on Detroit in the first round.
Colson will start Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
With multiple regulars resting, Colson will join the starting lineup for the second time this season. In his only other start, Colson recorded 15 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 41 minutes of run.
Colson got the starting nod in just his fourth NBA game after spending most of this season in the G-League. He came out of nowhere to score 15 points and pull down 16 boards in a huge effort. He'll almost certainly revert back to a bench role soon, but he may be worth a look as a daily dart-throw if any more spot starts come his way.
Colson will start at small forward in Sunday's contest against Atlanta, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Colson's move to the starting lineup comes as a surprise, even with Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) and Khris Middleton (groin) ruled out. He hasn't played more than three minutes in an NBA game in his career but will figure to see significant action against Atlanta before returning to a bench role in the near future.
Colson finished Monday's loss to the Drive with 10 points (4-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists.
Monday marked Colson's 10th double-double of the season, but only his third since the start of January. Christian Wood's release has opened up a starting spot in the rotation for Colson, who along with Shevon Thompson, likely stand to benefit the most with the roster change.
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