Point guard Eric Bledsoe was as practice with the Bucks for the first time since the team began its season restart quest.
The Bucks left for Florida at less than full strength as he and reserve guard Pat Connaughton both reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. The team tweeted out a video on Wednesday night indicating Bledsoe had arrived on the NBA campus and he went through practice on Friday.
Start the show. pic.twitter.com/MDMIdx7abf
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 24, 2020
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer Eric Bledsoe “looked great” in practice, but wouldn’t commit to whether or not he’d play in Saturday’s scrimmage against the Kings. Bledsoe said that the team doctors and medical staff will determines when he will be able to participate in games.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 24, 2020
Bledsoe told reporters on Friday he hadn’t been able to work out at all after testing positive for Covid-19 until Thursday. He rode an exercise bike while in quarantine during the Bucks’ scrimmage game against the San Antonio Spurs, which Milwaukee won 113-92.
He also told reporters he didn’t feel much in terms of symptoms of coronavirus. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Bledsoe “looked great” in practice but would not say whether or not he will play Bledsoe in Saturday’s scrimmage against the Sacramento Kings (12:30 p.m. ET, League Pass).
Said he really didn’t feel anything in terms of symptoms of the virus. Added that it was great for him that he didn’t have to experience those symptoms considering how the virus has hit other people. https://t.co/ngOtqxDOdt
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) July 24, 2020
This season, Bledsoe is averaging 15.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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