Dunleavy to miss at least 2-4 more weeks

Dunleavy to miss at least 2-4 more weeks

Published Jan. 10, 2012 3:35 p.m. ET

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks announced Tuesday that small forward Mike Dunleavy will be held out of basketball activities for another two to four weeks.

Dunleavy, who started in the team's first three games after signing a two-year, $7.5 million deal just before the beginning of the season, hasn't played since Dec. 30 while battling a groin injury.

After a 2-1 start, the team has gone 0-5 without Dunleavy, who was averaging 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 30.3 minutes per game. The combined absence of Dunleavy and center Andrew Bogut (personal reasons) the past four games has dropped the Bucks to 2-6 and fourth place in the five-team Central Division.

Bogut will rejoin the team for Tuesday night's battle against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the past four games. The Bucks averaged 98.3 points in their first three outings, but have scored just 87.6 points per game since on a road trip against five Western Conference teams.

Carlos Delfino has been starting in Dunleavy's absence and is averaging 8.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 27.7 minutes per night.