NEW YORK (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks are confirming that they are keeping Khris Middleton.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press earlier Sunday that Middleton will sign a five-year deal worth nearly $179 million. Bucks general manager Jon Horst did not confirm the terms, though was permitted to say that the team is keeping the top running mate to NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee will also be keeping center Brook Lopez.The Bucks did not disclose terms of the agreement with Lopez. ESPN reported it was a four-year, $52 million deal for Lopez, who averaged 12.5 points for the Bucks in his first season with them. Lopez made 187 3-pointers last season, an NBA record for a 7-footer.