After getting some minutes in both Friday’s win against the New York Knicks and Monday’s victory against the Brooklyn Nets, the Milwaukee Bucks have listed Khris Middleton as “OUT” for Wednesday’s contest against the Detroit Pistons, as a precaution for his right knee.
Milwaukee Bucks will be Without Khris Middleton Against Pistons
Middleton played 21 minutes in Milwaukee’s 129-125 win against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, going 6-for-10 on 15 points for the night, nine rebounds, and four assists.
He also played in the first In-Season Tournament win against the New York Knicks, also playing 21 minutes, with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, and had three rebounds and four assists.
Gradually, his playing time will increase, but it seems that at the moment, coach Adrian Griffin is playing it on the safe side for Middleton, who underwent knee surgery in the offseason. The knee problem held Middleton back from playing in the playoffs last season, and he saw very limited preseason action this year.
So far this season, Middleton has only missed one of the Bucks game and is playing around 18.6 minutes per game, and averaging 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.2 steals a game. Not bad for someone who’s probably going to see limited action for a while.
The Bucks have been off to a pretty shaky start, but are starting to find their footing as they progress through these first 10 games of the season. While being cautious and playing it on the safe side when it comes to injuries is important, the Bucks need a vet like Middleton out on the court when it’s crunch time and Milwaukee is looking to seal a win.
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