Only hours before the Milwaukee Bucks are set to welcome back power forward Jabari Parker, the team now loses one of its core players. Point guard/shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon will miss the next six-to-eight weeks with a partially torn left quadricep tendon.
Brogdon went down almost immediately on a breakaway layup and while he briefly tried to walk it off, he went down again and trainers immediately checked him out and ruled him out for the game. After reporters saw him in a cast in the locker room after the game, it became clear he would miss extended time.
The loss of the 25-year-old will prove to be a significant blow. Brogdon averaged 30.5 minutes per game this season and contributed 13.3 points, 3.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game this season. He stepped up even more this past month with 14.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and a 52.3 field-goal percentage in 12 January contests.
In his absence, Matthew Dellavedova and Tony Snell should see more minutes. They'll see even more run with Eric Bledsoe day-to-day with an ankle injury.
Fantasy owners in non-keeper leagues can cut bait with Brogdon. He isn't a strong enough contributor to waste a roster spot with him out for two months.