Bucks To Pursue Notable Buyout Candidate, After Losing Guard To Hand Surgery

This is not the news the Milwaukee Bucks were looking for as they prepare to head down the stretch and attempt to catch Miami and Chicago at the top of the Eastern Conference. Guard Pat Connaughton will be undergoing surgery to repair a fractured finger in his right hand tomorrow, and will not be back for close to two months. 

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski says the Bucks, now also without Donte DiVincenzo after a trade deadline deal, will be aggressively pursuing buyout candidate Goran Dragic. 

As Woj notes, Dragic, who sat out almost the entire first half of the season, estranged from the Toronto Raptors, could play a "significant" role with the defending champions if he chooses to go there. 

Connaughton had been averaging a career high in points, 10.4, and 3-point shooting, at 41%. His 27 minutes per game will be missed on a team short on guard depth already.

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