The Milwaukee Bucks got some good news yesterday and some bad news. They got Luc Mbah a Moute off the bench, but they lost Mike Dunleavy. The Bucks, who have battled injuries as much as any other team in the league this season, will have a thin bench, but Mbah a Moute will be available going forward.
According to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, coach Scott Skiles said before last night's game that Mbah a Moute would be available. Mbah a Moute got into the game and was immediately effective. As for Dunleavy, Gardner said coach Skiles said Dunleavy was still in some pain.
"It was really sore after the game the other night (in New Orleans)," Skiles said. "He went out (before the game) and tried to loosen it up. He's just having a hard time planting and cutting. He's out."The Bucks have struggled this season. They are 8-9 on the season after their loss to the San Antonio Spurs last night. Injuries haven't helped, and the loss of Dunleavy will hurt. Dunleavy is averaging 10.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. In his career, he has averaged 12.1 points per game.
Mbah a Moute is averaging 7.5 points per game this season. His presence off the bench will help Milwaukee, but the team is still thin.