The Bucks have been without Khris Middleton for the first part of the season. If you go back to last season, it has been a while since Middleton has been on the court for the Bucks. There was speculation that he was returning soon but now it is official. Khris Middleton is set to return on Friday versus the Lakers.
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Khris Middleton To Return Friday Versus the Lakers
At last, we will get to see what this team looks like with Middleton on the court. The first quarter of the season has been great but the offense has stalled at times. Now, the Bucks will have another scoring option on the court. Middleton has been known for his shot creation and playmaking. His presence will not only take some of the pressure off of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, but he will also create more open opportunities for them. Overall the offense should improve when Middleton returns to the court.
Great To Have Everyone Back
It will be great to have Middleton back in the lineup. The team needs some time to mesh as a unit. While this team has logged many minutes together, it may take them a couple of weeks to acclimate. One thing that has made many analysts nervous about the Bucks as a championship contender is Middleton’s absence. Many are waiting to see what the Bucks look like with him in the lineup to make a determination on the Bucks’ chances this season.
This team won a championship together. I doubt they will have too much trouble acclimating to playing with each other again. Khris Middleton’s return on Friday will be a great first look at what the Bucks can be this year.