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Bucks guard Pat Connaughton tests positive for coronavirus

Bucks guard Pat Connaughton

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 28: Pat Connaughton #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on in the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Fiserv Forum on February 28, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe tested positive for coronavirus.

And so did teammate Pat Connaughton.

Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Connaughton is one of several Bucks – along with Wesley Matthews, George Hill Donte DiVincenzo, Sterling Brown and Kyle Korver – stepping up at guard to replace Malcolm Brogdon, who left for the Pacers last offseason.

That depth and Milwaukee’s advantage over the rest of the East gives Connaughton ample time to get cleared, travel to Disney World, quarantine and join the team. The Bucks have the top seed in the Eastern Conference nearly clinched, and they’ll face a relatively easy matchup in the first round of the playoffs.

It’s unclear whether stars, after a long layoff and relatively quick restart, will be able to handle huge minutes in playoff games. Depth could be more important than usual in the postseason, and Milwaukee – in addition to the star power of Giannis Antetokounmpo – has it.

At least if everyone gets healthy.