The Time For Khris Middleton To Become a Star is Now
Khris Middleton is a great number two for the Milwaukee Bucks. He is a great Robin to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Batman. Middleton was a .01 away from having a 50/40/90 season before the world shut down on March 11th. That club is a small and very rare one. Despite making an All-Star Game this year, people still want to doubt on Middleton if he can do in the playoffs and be that guy Milwaukee can count on. All signs are pointing to yes, and the word from the bubble is that Middleton came back even stronger for the final push. Middleton may finally get the appreciation he deserves across the league.
Kyle Korver said a lot of his teammates have looked great coming back but if he was going to single out one person he mentioned Khris Middleton has looked really great and explosive in Orlando. The way he's changing directions/moving has impressed Korver a lot.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) July 21, 2020
What many people are forgetting when they’re trying to be cute and pick Boston or Philadelphia to win the East is that Middleton took his game to another level. He is not the same player from 2018-2019 and other years. There is more the Bucks wing is doing on the court this year versus years past. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating, Middleton is not a flashy or sexy player, therefore, people do not like him as much as other wings that throw down big dunks or have a big personality. In the social media, always-on world, a player who is not flashy tends to get lost in the shuffle.
For Middleton’s final bubble push, it appears that not playing much basketball over the break was a good thing. Some people like yours truly worried about that until I remembered that Middleton ripped his quads open by training years ago. Middleton didn’t want that to happen again, therefore, he detoxed from basketball. Per Kyle Korver, it seemed to work and Middleton is ready to bring home Milwaukee’s first championship since 1971.