MILWAUKEE — With just under a month to go until the NBA playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks are becoming short-handed.
Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has fractured his left thumb and will miss two to four weeks, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania.
This is another big blow, especially for a team that is trying to lock up the No. 1 overall seed and homecourt advantage throughout the postseason.
As it stands, the Bucks will be without Malcolm Brogdon and Mirotic until sometime during the playoffs. Brogdon is expected to miss more than a month with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot.
As for Donte DiVincenzo and Pau Gasol, there is no timetable for their returns. DiVincenzo has been battling bilateral heel bursitis for nearly the entire season. Gasol has ankle soreness.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer is hopeful that Sterling Brown will be available by the end of the week. Brown is battling a wrist injury.