In the off-season, the Milwaukee Bucks signed Carlos Delfino to a 3-year deal after he left the Houston Rockets, and with that, had plans to insert him directly into their rotation for the upcoming season. However, Delfino broke his foot during the Houston playoff run, and things apparently still haven’t righted themselves.
According to a published report from Fox Sports Wisconsin, Delfino suffered a setback that still has him in a walking boot almost 5 months after suffering broken foot during the 2013 playoffs. In fact, the swingman was quoted as saying that he doesn’t “have a timeframe” for a return, and that is certainly the most jarring part for Bucks fans.
On the wing, Milwaukee has stretched themselves very thin going into the season. Delfino was penciled in for serious minutes as a competitor for the starting job against Caron Butler, and behind him sits only rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is a giant mystery to most of the NBA. It is certainly possible that the sharp-shooting Delfino could return in short order, but the report indicates that training camp is a full no-go, and that will definitely bleed into the season in some form or fashion.
The ball is in your court, OJ Mayo and Caron Butler.