The Milwaukee Bucks are finally on the verge of a complete team.

According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnalowski, Milwaukee’s Joe Ingles (forward-guard, 206cm, 100kg) could return in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on the 20th (Korean time).

Earlier this month, Ingles was assigned to the Wisconsin Herd, a G-League team affiliated with Milwaukee. In Wisconsin, I set out to recover my senses. Since then, he has recently completed 5-on-5 training with his existing teammates without difficulty. Since he had no pain or problems after training, it is expected that his return will proceed.

If he goes out on this day, he will come back in 10 months. He suffered a major injury to his left knee mid-to-late last season. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. This prevented him from completing the rest of his schedule last season. Eventually, the Utah Jazz, who wanted to challenge for a championship, traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers. He stayed in Utah, where he couldn’t run, and this time made his home in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee caught Ingles this offseason by using the Intermediate Exception. Milwaukee, which could not afford the salary cap, took advantage of the exception clause to embrace him. He decided to join him even though he had to miss until mid-season due to an injury. However, Milwaukee held up the early season better than expected. Chris Middleton returned earlier this month, and now even his return to Ingles is on the horizon.토토

Milwaukee did not use Giannis Antetokounmpo and Middleton in their home game against the Utah Jazz on the 18th. Nevertheless, they won by 26 points over Utah. Milwaukee, who lost significantly to the Memphis Grizzlies in the previous game by 41 points, the team’s most this season, received the game while giving its main players a break. If everyone returns before New Orleans, he will be at full power.

Ingles appeared in 45 games last season before getting injured. He recorded 7.2 points (.404 .347 .773), 2.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 24.9 minutes per game. Compared to the average of 12.1 points in the previous season, the overall slowdown. To make matters worse, he was seriously injured and had no choice but to leave Utah, where he had been playing ever since advancing to the big leagues. 

Having a major injury in your mid-30s is concerning. However, he did not normally rely on his athletic abilities. He has excellent sense and diverse experience, making him a necessary piece for Milwaukee. He is expected to take over the management of the game, primarily coming off the bench. His position is different, but he is expected to practically support Zhu Holiday.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee is in second place in the Eastern Conference with 21 wins and 8 losses so far this season. After winning 4 consecutive wins at the beginning of this month, they have been repeating wins and losses, but it is encouraging that they have not lost in a row since mid-November. However, Milwaukee will go on a five-game road trip, starting with the coming game against New Orleans. He visits the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls in turn.