The Milwaukee Bucks point guard, Greivis Vasquez will miss three to four months after undergoing surgery, according to a press release from the team:
Milwaukee Bucks guard Greivis Vasquez underwent successful surgery this morning to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his right foot, General Manager John Hammond announced today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. An update on Vasquez’s recovery period will be provided after post-surgical consultation with Dr. O’Malley.
The Bucks, have been quite turbulent over the last two seasons. Two years ago, they were the worst team in the NBA, but last year, they turned things around with Jason Kidd as their new head coach. He led the team to a surprising 41-41 finish—a 26-game improvement over the prior the season. They gave the Chicago Bulls a good fight in the playoffs, going down two games to four in their first-round series.
Over the course of that season, the Buck made a controversial trade, dealing their best scorer, Brandon Knight and taking on Michael Carter-Williams as their new starting point guard. “MCW” has since been demoted and Vasquez, who was acquired this offseason via trade, was promoted to be the starter.
While Vazques has been injured, O.J “Double Condiment” Mayo has been starting in his place, and MCW has still been coming off the bench. That seems to be the case going forward.
In spite of getting back their No. 1 pick from the year before, Jabari Parker, and adding Gregg Monroe in the offseason, the Bucks have struggled this year, currently 10-15 in the unexpectedly strong Eastern Conference, distantly out of the playoff scene.
Which is all to have Bucks fans declaring, “Greivis, why do you grieve us?”