When the NBA Draft started, the Milwaukee Bucks only had one pick: the 58th overall pick, the very last selection in the draft. However, they were able to acquire the 36th overall pick and signed two exciting undrafted free agents. By the end of the night, the Bucks added Andre Jackson Jr., Chris Livingston, Omari Moore, and Drew Timme.
As excited as Bucks fans may be about their new young crop of players, they were also treated to some equally exciting news regarding Khris Middleton. During the NBA Draft coverage, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed what league sources believe will happen in Middleton’s free agency.
Khris Middleton Is Likely to Return to the Milwaukee Bucks
Recently, Khris Middleton declined his $40.3 million player option for the 2023-24 NBA season to become a free agent. However, ever since he made the decision, most insiders have stated that their expectation is that he will re-sign with Milwaukee.
Wojnarowski echoed those same sentiments on Draft night:
“I think there’s still a very good opportunity for the Bucks and Middleton to get together on a new contract this offseason.”
This should not be a shock to anyone. In fact, it is rather quite obvious.
The Bucks involved Middleton in their head coaching search and interview process. The only other player granted this honor was Giannis Antetokounmpo. If that is not an indication that the two sides are planning on going forward together, I do not know what is.