It’s the last game of 2017 for your Milwaukee Bucks, as they travel south to play the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game will be more interesting for the Bucks than we initially thought, now that we’ve learned that Paul George will be sitting out:
Paul George is out tonight against the Bucks with left knee soreness.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) December 29, 2017
George’s absence will have a domino effect on the rest of the Thunder rotation, and could move Carmelo Anthony to play more at SF than PF. This, in general, is better for Milwaukee, since Melo is an outstanding stretch-4 and his teams have more difficulty when playing him with two bigs instead of just one. As always, we will have to see.