Just hours after sending Donte DiVincenzo to Sacramento and Rodney Hood to the Clippers, Pat Connaughton injured his right hand, fourth metacarpal during the loss to the Suns.
Milwaukee had too many wingers and fullbacks and not enough interiors, which prompted them to bring in Serge Ibaka, but after this twist of fate on Pat Connaughton, the Bucks are now very poor on their back lines…
“We are trying to find out who he should see next, what is the next step for him”explained Mike Budenholzer on ESPN. “It’s obviously unfortunate, but we hope he can come back [cette saison]. We don’t know when yet, we’ll see. “
It must be said that with 10 points on average in 27 minutes of playing time, a career record for him, Pat Connaughton is a major pawn in the rotation of the defending champions. Above all, at 41% from 3-pointers, he is one of the most accurate snipers in Milwaukee, who needs to stretch the game around Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“He plays a huge and super important role for us by starting from time to time”, emphasizes Khris Middleton. “He’s just one of our players who ties the team together on both sides of the pitch. It will be difficult without him but we hope he will come back soon enough. “
Preview with protection on this affected right hand after the match, Pat Connaughton could miss between three and five weeks of competition depending on the speed of his recovery. A new trap for the Bucks!