The dagger for 51. The 27-year-old Middleton had a breakout campaign during the 2018-19 season, notching his first All-Star bid while helping to lead the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories, at Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

He even had some uncharacteristically dope highlights.

The Leathernecks start their run in the NCAA tournament looking for back-to-back national titles.

The Bucks know they will ultimately be judged by what happens in the playoffs. Khris Middleton profile, contract breakdown, earnings, stats, agents, and social feed. Antetokounmpo is likely to win his second MVP in a row, and has been even more dominant this season than he was last year.

2 option who is about to be named an all-star for the second time in his career. All Middleton has done in response is turn in an amazing season in the first year of the deal. June 19, 2019. Some wondered if Middleton could live up to such an enormous contract, especially after the Bucks lost Malcolm Brogdon to the Pacers. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Middleton was as efficient as ever in his career night vs. the Wizards, shooting 16-of-26 from the field, 7-of-10 from three-point range, and 12-of-12 from the foul line even without Antetokounmpo to take the brunt of the defensive attention.

As the Bucks look to take that next step into being a championship team after being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals, they'll have to retain their core.

They also have a legitimate co-star to Antetokounmpo as a No.

By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. His breakout performance against Washington only crystalizes how great he’s been.

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That’s what makes this next stat even more remarkable: with Antetokounmpo off the floor, Middleton has a net rating of plus-12.9, which ranks in the 97th percentile of the league, per Cleaning the Glass. Middleton and Bucks are planning to work together toward a new long-term deal, sources said. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. He’s been worth every penny the Bucks gave him last summer. The breakout campaign by Middleton means that he'll be a candidate to command a max contact in the offseason.

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The Bucks didn’t waste any time giving him a max contract, agreeing to a five-year, $178 million deal the moment free agency opened.

The high school sophomore quarterback has the game to live up to his famous name. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Declined $13 million option with Milwaukee (MIL) for 2019-20.

All Rights Reserved. That’s justified if he’s carrying them to titles, with or without Giannis. It is worth pointing out the Bucks are also tremendous with all of their starters off the floor, as detailed by our Michael Pina earlier this month.

Agreed to a 5 year $178 million contract with Milwaukee (MIL) June 30, 2019.