MILWAUKEE (AP) -- With a couple big guys hurt, Larry Drew might have the Bucks play some small ball early this season.
The injury list includes starting power forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) and backup big man Ekpe Udoh (right knee). Swingman Carlos Delfino, one of 11 offseason acquisitions, has been sidelined by a right foot injury.
Drew is in his first year in Milwaukee after three playoff season in Atlanta. He remains patient and is looking forward to starting the season Oct. 30 in New York against the Knicks.