Milwaukee (WQOW) — The Milwaukee Bucks have officially brought back a key piece to their roster, as all-star forward Khris Middleton is returning on a five-year max deal.
“Khris is a critical piece of our core,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst today via a press release from the Bucks. “As an All-Star, Khris was an integral part of us winning 60 games and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. He has also established himself as a leader on our team both on the court and in the community. We’re thrilled Khris is staying in Milwaukee and look forward to even more success together.”
The 27-year old Middleton averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game last season, and was selected as an all-star for the first time in his career. He’ll also participate in USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team training camp from August 5-9 in Las Vegas. The roster will start out with 20 players for training camp, and will be down to 12 for the 2019 USA World Cup Team that will participate in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.