Former Kentucky guard Eric Bledsoe will be making his NBA Bubble debut this afternoon, returning to the floor for the first time since March 8.
When speaking to the media today, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Bledsoe will return to play “a pretty low, reasonable number” of minutes in his first game back.
Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton will both make their debut in Orlando against the Nets today, Mike Budenholzer says. Both will play “reasonably low” minutes.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) August 4, 2020
Bledsoe has missed the Bucks’ first two seeding games in the NBA’s bubble at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando after testing positive for the coronavirus back in July. While the former Wildcat has technically been cleared from the illness since before official games began last Thursday, the Bucks have held him out in effort to get him back to game shape prior to returning to the floor.
On the year, Bledsoe is averaging 15.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds per contest on 48.2 percent shooting overall and 35 percent from three. Prior to the league’s suspension of play back in March, the former Wildcat finished with 20-plus points in 16 outings, including three games of 30 points or more.
Bledsoe and the Bucks are set to take on the Brooklyn Nets at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBATV.
While you wait for tip-off, check out Bledsoe’s 2019-20 season highlights below: