The Milwaukee Bucks have announced that forward Michael Beasley will be out for at least three games with a hyperextended knee.

After what initially looked like a gruesome knee injury, this is welcome news for Milwaukee. Beasley has been a positive contributor off the bench for the Bucks this season, averaging 20.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per 36 minutes on 54.4 percent shooting from the field and 42.1 percent shooting from 3.

The former No. 2 overall pick has done a nice job rehabilitating what seemed to be a failed career in the last two seasons, with successful stints in Houston and now Milwaukee.

The injury could result in increased playing time for Thon Maker, this year’s No. 10 overall pick. Maker’s 137 minutes in February were the most the 20-year old has played of any month this season. More playing time will help Maker develop the raw talent that¬†caused Milwaukee to pick him in the top 10, which many considered a reach at the time.

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Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism. Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.