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ST. FRANCIS, WIS. -- After sitting out Wednesday's loss to Memphis with a thigh contusion, Miwaukee Bucks backup guard Beno Udrih was back on the practice floor Thursday and is probable for Friday's game in Washington.Udrih was injured in a practice collision with forward Ersan Ilyasova on Monday but was feeling much better after practice Thursday."If it's going to go as good as it went the last three days, I think I should be fine tomorrow for playing," Udrih said. "It's just a little quicker fatigue than usual. I still feel it a little bit. But it's a pain I can get through so it's fine."
Udrih has averaged 10.5 points and 3.5 assists in two games, and his spark off the bench was missing Wednesday. "Overall we didn't play well enough to win, so you hate to say it was because of one guy," Skiles said. "But Beno has played well. It will be good to have him back."Udrih tried hard to play Wednesday, but in the end it just wasn't possible."I didn't want to miss one game, but I was just not capable," Udrih said. "I would have probably looked like Captain Hook or something."With both Udrih and rookie forward John Henson healthy, Skiles will have to make a decision as to who the team's second inactive player will be Friday night. Small forward Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) remains out.Frustrating result: Though the Grizzlies physically took it to the Bucks inside, Skiles said part of Wednesday's struggles also had to do with effort. After two games with nonstop energy, there certainly was a dip against Memphis."If you are under 25 years old in this league, you should be bouncing off the walls with energy every single day, every game, every practice," Skiles said. "Now if you have a lot of miles on you, you are a little bit older, things like that, then it is understandable."The Bucks aren't alone searching for consistent effort and energy. Boston coach Doc Rivers made similar comments following the Celtics' overtime victory over Washington on Wednesday."Everybody is searching for the guys that are just going to bring it all the time, no matter what," Skiles said. "We are no different than anyone else. We've got good guys, we like our guys. If you want to beat the good teams, you have to be on all the time; it's just the way it is."Early-season struggles: The season hasn't started the way Ilyasova had hoped. Signed to a five-year, 40 contract this offseason, the Turkish forward is averaging just 5.7 points and 6.0 rebounds and shooting 31.8 percent through Milwaukee's first three games. "We'd like him to just focus on his defense and rebounding, and when he does that he's usually good," Skiles said. "His shots will come and they'll usually go in. He's had a tendency in the past to stress over missed shots, and he's just got to make sure it's not happening."Shut down: Former Bucks center Andrew Bogut hasn't gotten off to the best start with Golden State. Already not playing in the second game of back-to-backs and limited to 20 minutes when he does play, Bogut will now be shut down.Warriors coach Mark Jackson told reporters after practice Thursday that the 27-year-old has been slow to recover and will be re-evaluated after 7 to 10 days. After fracturing his ankle with the Bucks last January, Bogut had surgery in late April to clean out loose particles and bone spurs. Sent to the Warriors along with Stephen Jackson in exchange for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown in March, Bogut was averaging just 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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PG: Beno Udrih- Over 19.8 million dollars
- This is Udrih’s last year on his contract, but he is not even worth half of the 7 million that the Bucks owe him. He has always been a decent point guard, but solid shooting and decent scoring and passing does not make him worth that much money.
SG: Joe Johnson- 19.8 million dollars
- Johnson is and has been a very good player throughout...
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