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Report: Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe could miss start of regular season

2019 Milwaukee Bucks Open Practice

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 6: Eric Bledsoe #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball during the 2019 Milwaukee Bucks Open Practice at Fiserv Forum on October 6, 2019 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Bucks made a risky decision to lose combo guard Malcolm Brogdon this summer.

They’ll feel it early in the regular season with starting point guard Eric Bledsoe injured.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Milwaukee opens the season in nearly two weeks – Oct. 24 at the Rockets. The Bucks have five games in the next three weeks.

Though that’s not an incredibly long absence, the race for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs could be tight. That ought to be Milwaukee’s goal. This team has real championship potential.

George Hill likely fills in as starting point guard. Behind him, the options are plentiful and unreliable.

Guards Donte DiVincenzo and Pat Connaughton could run the point. Frank Mason III (two-way contract) could get minutes. Jaylen Adams (unguaranteed contract) could make the regular-season roster. Giannis Antetokounmpo could even return to point guard, a position he played previously, but that would obviously create a hole at forward… and/or open the door to some creative lineups.