Point guard Nate Wolters is expected to get lots of playing time for the Milwaukee Bucks’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League, but after twisting his left ankle during practice Wednesday, his status for Friday night’s opener is in doubt.
“I’ll probably take it easy [Wednesday] and see how it feels the next couple of days,” Wolters told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’m sore right now but I think I’ll be all right.”
Wolters said he twisted it when he stepped on someone’s foot.
He and former Wisconsin Badgers guard Jordan Taylor are the point guards on the summer league roster.
Wolters was a surprise as a second-round pick out of South Dakota State last season, starting 31 games and averaging 7.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game in his 58 appearances.
He shot .437/.290/.656 and had started 24 straight games before breaking his left hand in a March 20 loss at Golden State. Wolters sat out the final 13 games of the season.
He was particularly adept at taking care of the basketball, committing only 57 turnovers in his 58 games.
The Bucks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Summer League opener Friday at 7 p.m. Central.