The Bucks have a needed day off Monday before having another back-to-back with a home game against Dallas on Tuesday and a trip to Washington on Wednesday. It's too early to tell if any of the three that missed Sunday's game will be back in time to play against the Mavericks.
"We'll see," Boylan said. "(J.J.) is a guy that probably that will be able to come back. Ersan and Larry will be day-to-day. We'll see how things shape up for us on Tuesday."
For his part, Ayon understandably isn't thrilled with his lack of minutes to date. In a Hoops Hype translation from an earlier Spanish interview:
Here it's gotten to the point of being asked, "Hey, what can you do?" I'm like, "You can watch tape and you see can what I can or I can't do
You realize you're not taken into consideration. You are compared to guys that are just filling out the roster and I'm not one of those.
Ayon was a quality player in New Orleans a year ago and he's certainly not a 15th man, but his problem is the same as all the Bucks' other big men not named Larry or Ersan. Along with John Henson, Ekpe Udoh and Sam Dalembert, Ayon is good enough to get rotation minutes but not clearly better than any of the bigs other than Drew Gooden, who at this point doesn't look like he should be playing at all. So who plays?
Call it Jim Boylan's eternal question.