By: Bill Tewes
Shams Charania of The Vertical just tweeted that Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Khris Middleton has a torn hamstring. Charania stated that Middleton tore his hamstring in workouts and the timetable for his return is about six months.This is a massive blow to the Milwaukee Bucks season and will no doubt set them back as far as the growth of their big three is concerned.
Middleton was expected to make the leap to the next level and hoped to enter the discussion of top five shooting guards in all of the NBA. The Bucks will definitely miss his shooting, as well as defensive prowess as Middleton is one of the few good defenders the Bucks have. He was expected to be a vocal locker room leader and could very well have averaged over 20 points per game this season.
Middleton played all but three games last season, after dealing with multiple injuries throughout the season. Middleton was one of the most durable players in all of the NBA and as of March of this past season, was 2nd to only James Harden in minutes played. Middleton finished up with a career high 36.1 minutes played and increased his ppg total to 18.2, up from 13.4 during the 2015 NBA season.
It is sad to potentially see Middleton’s season go down the tubes, after the Bucks just signed Giannis to an extension and looked like a team that was destined to go back to the playoffs and maybe make some noise this year. We wish Khris nothing but the best in his recovery.