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Michael Beasley Out At Least Next Three Games with Hyperextended Knee

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The Bucks catch a break after assuming the worst

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that Michael Beasley is expected to miss at least the next three games with a hyperextended knee. Milwaukee takes on the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors during that stretch, and Beasley will be re-evaluated at that time.

This would seem to be a massive break for the Bucks after many fans presumed the worst following the gnarly injury. For the masochists out there, here is the play where it happened:

The best case scenario for Milwaukee is Beasley returning to the lineup for next Monday’s tilt in Philadelphia against the 76ers, who are going through their own bout of depressing injury news with the announcement Joel Embiid had swelling in his knee and Ben Simmons won’t play until next season.

For the Bucks, this means they hopefully won’t have to go too long without Beasley’s bunch scoring ability that’s provided useful offense in Jabari’s absence. In the meantime though, Mirza Teletovic should have more time to launch unfettered from deep.