Khris Middleton
Khris Middleton
28-Year-Old GuardG
Milwaukee Bucks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Playing under new head coach Mike Budenholzer, Middleton earned his first All-Star appearance of his seven-year career. In 77 games, Middleton averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steal. While he was arguably less productive than in 2017-18, coach Budenholzer scaled back Middleton's workload to 31.1 minutes per game from the previous mark of 36.4 minutes per game. But Middleton did manage to secure career highs in assists (4.3), rebounds (6.0) and made threes (2.3). Playing next to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Middleton's ceiling is relatively capped, though it's possible the loss of Malcolm Brogdon will force the ball into Middleton's hands more. Ultimately, we shouldn't expect a big role or skill change from the 28-year-old wing on this established Bucks roster, but he's clearly worth an early-to-mid-round fantasy selection given his All-Star pedigree. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $178 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

James Khristian Middleton was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1991. Middleton comes from a basketball family. His cousin, Josh Powell, played 316 NBA games and a second cousin, Kenny Manginault, played at Wichita State. While at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, Middleton twice earned state Player of the Year honors and averaged 22.4 points and 8.6 rebounds as a senior and 21.0 points and 8.6 rebounds as a junior. His senior year numbers helped lead Porter-Gaud to the state title matchup. Middleton spent the following three years at Texas A&M, where he started 72 games over three seasons, improving his points per game totals from 7.2 points in his freshman year to 13.2 points two years later. Middleton has donated his time and efforts to various charitable causes aimed at social justice education and training for underserved youth. He leads a holiday initiative called the "12 Days of Khristmas", where he participates in 12 acts of service in the two weeks leading up to Christmas. He also works with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club of Metro Milwaukee, hosting Christmas sprees and holding private movie screenings. For these efforts and more, Middleton was nominated for the season-long NBA Cares Community Assist Award in 2019, which honors a player's "strong commitment and positive impact on his community". You can follow Khris Middleton on Twitter @Khris22m and on Instagram @K_mid22.

College/International Summary

Middleton moved from South Carolina to Texas to play for the Aggies. The 6-8 forward's college career began as a reserve, but he moved into the starting lineup after Derrick Roland's injury. He started 22 games as a freshman and averaged 7.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Texas A&M was invited to the Big Dance and Middleton dropped a season-high 19 points - including five three-pointers - in the first-round win over Utah State. The forward became the team's leading scorer as a sophomore with 14.3 points to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. He set a career-high with 31 points during a win over Arkansas and helped the team back to the NCAA Tournament while also being named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. Middleton racked up 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in the first-round defeat to Florida State. His junior season was plagued by a knee injury and he was limited to 20 games. He still managed to average 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. After that junior year, Middleton declared for the 2012 Draft.

Quiet in limited minutes
GMilwaukee Bucks
August 4, 2020
Middleton had eight points (3-8 FG, 2-7 3PT), four rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's loss to the Nets.
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Like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Middleton sat out the entire second half as the Nets closed out one of the more surprising victories in recent memory. Middleton was coming off of a 27-point, 12-rebound, four-assist outing in Sunday's narrow loss to Houston.
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2018

Middleton suited up for his sixth season with the Bucks in 2018-19, arguably producing the best season of his career. He averaged 18.3 points per game -- the second-highest mark of his career -- to go along with career highs in rebounds (6.0), assists (4.3) and three-pointers made (2.3). Middleton also shot 44.1 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the free-throw line. He improved on his three-point percentage from 2017-18, draining 37.8 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. Middleton logged 31.1 minutes per contest in 77 appearances. Milwaukee lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to Toronto, but Middleton played and started in all 15 postseason games for the Bucks. In those games, he averaged 16.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.7 threes. He shot 41.8 percent from the floor, 43.5 percent from three and 88.5 percent from the foul line. In the regular season and playoffs, Middleton finished with four games of at least 30 points, including a season-best 39-point effort on Mar. 28 in a win over the Clippers. He produced nine double-doubles, 40 games with at least three three-pointers made and 21 multi-steal games.

2017

In his first full season following offseason hamstring injury, Middleton became a force in the Bucks lineup and solidifying himself as the No. 2 option on the team. The Texas A&M product started a career-best 82 games, averaging 20.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists while playing 36.4 minutes per game. Middleton's 2,982 minutes played also marked the second highest total in the league for the year. He scored a career-high 43 points on Nov. 1 against Charlotte while adding five rebounds and seven assists. Middleton notched his first career triple-double with a 23-point, 10-assist, and career-high 14-rebound performance at Philadelphia on Jan. 20. He fell just shy of another triple-double when he tallied 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds versus Boston on Apr. 3. Middleton also dropped 40 points and added nine boards against Phoenix on Nov. 22. His dominance over the Suns continued two months later when he poured in 35 points during a 109-105 victory. He matched a career-high with 11 assists against Cleveland on Nov. 7. He went on to average a career-high 24.7 points in the playoffs, including a 31-point, eight-rebound, six-assist effort in Game 1 against Boston and a 32-point performance in Game 7.

2016

Although a hamstring injury limited Middleton to just 29 regular-season games this past season, he played exceptionally well. In 30.7 minutes per game, Middleton posted averages of 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He also averaged at least 1.5 steals for the third time in four seasons. Middleton drained a career-high 43.3 percent of his threes while nailing 88.0 percent of his free throws. By comparison, Middleton's previous high-water mark from downtown was just 41.4 percent, which he set back in 2013-14. Fully healthy by the time the playoffs rolled around, Middleton averaged 14.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in Milwaukee's six-game, first-round loss to the Raptors.

2015

Middleton stepped into a full-time starting role during the 2015-16 season. He got the nod in all 79 games that he appeared in, averaging career highs in points (18.2), assists (4.2) and steals (1.7). Middleton also ranked 13th in the NBA in steals (131) and eighth in free-throw percentage (88.8). He had his best game of the season Feb. 29 during a seven-point win over the Rockets. Across 44 minutes, Middleton racked up 30 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 15-15 FT), five steals, four assists, three rebounds and one block. It was one of his five 30-point games of the season. Middleton also racked up his lone double-double Mar. 12 during an 11-point win over the Pelicans. He posted 19 points (9-16 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 41 minutes. That performance also marked one of Middleton's eight outputs with at least 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal. He had one of his best stretches of the season from Feb. 22 to Mar. 4. Across six games, he averaged 25.0 points (51.6 FG%, 51.7 3P%, 92.5 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals in 38.9 minutes. Under head coach Jason Kidd, the Bucks went 33-49 and did not make the postseason.

2014

The 2014-15 season marked Middleton's third in the league and second with the Bucks. The 23-year-old started 58 of the 79 games he appeared in, averaging career highs in points (13.4), rebounds (4.4), assists (2.3) and steals (1.5) per game. He also posted a career-high 56.3 true shooting percentage. He ranked 11th in the NBA in three-point percentage (40.7), 16th in steal percentage (2.6) and 17th in total steals (122). His best game of the season was during a six-point victory over the Magic on Mar. 11. Middleton played 42 minutes and posted 30 points (12-17 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals. That marked one of his two 30-point efforts, and was one of his 10 performances with at least 20 points. Middleton also posted one double-double (points and rebounds), nine games with at least five assists, and 17 efforts with three or more steals. Under head coach Jason Kidd, the Bucks went 41-41 and made it to the postseason, though lost in the first round to the Bulls in six games. Middleton led the team in minutes during the playoffs (38.7 per game) and averaged a team-high 15.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.0 assists. His best postseason effort was during a 94-88 Game 5 victory on the road, where he accumulated 21 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, four steals and two assists across 38 minutes.

2013

Middleton was dealt from the Pistons to the Bucks on Jul. 31. He saw his role expand with Milwaukee during his sophomore campaign, setting career highs nearly across the board. He started 64 of the 82 games he appeared in, averaging 12.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals. His shooting splits were 44.0 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from three (12th-best in the NBA) and 86.1 percent from the charity stripe. During a 116-106 victory over the 76ers on Dec. 21, Middleton had his best performance of the season. He posted 27 points (11-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block across 36 minutes. That marked one of his 12 games with at least 20 points, Middleton also posted at least five rebounds 26 times, at least five assists four times, and grabbed at least three steals seven times. Middleton's best shooting month was February, where he drilled 54.0 percent of his 50 three-point attempts. He saw the most run in April, garnering 35.3 minutes per game and averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Under head coach Larry Drew, the Bucks finished 15-67 and failed to make the postseason.

2012

Following three seasons at Texas A&M, Middleton was selected by the Pistons with the 39th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He saw limited action with Detroit, appearing in 27 games, averaging 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists. He also shot 44.0 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from distance and 84.4 percent from the charity stripe. Middleton's statistical highs were, respectively, 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four threes, two steals and one block. The most he played was 33 minutes, which was during a 99-85 victory over the Bulls on Apr. 7. Middleton posted 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Under head coach Lawrence Frank, the Pistons finished the season 29-53 and failed to make the postseason.

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Transaction History
  • June 28, 2012
    Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round (39th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
  • July 31, 2013
    Traded by the Detroit Pistons with Brandon Knight and Viacheslav Kravtsov to the Milwaukee Bucks for Brandon Jennings.
  • July 9, 2015
    Signed a five-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks
  • July 11, 2019
    Signed a five-year contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Despite having his worst three-point shooting campaign since joining Milwaukee (35.9 percent), Middleton posted a career-high 20.1 points per game while still shooting a solid 46.6 percent from the field overall. Middleton is also one of the best free-throw shooters in the league, not falling below 88.0 percent over the past three seasons. He’s much more than a scorer, however, averaging 5.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals across 36.4 minutes. Middleton’s health has rarely been a concern, either. He’s played at least 79 games since joining the Bucks in all but one season, when he tore his hamstring in 2016-17, limiting him to 29 outings. There’s nothing to suggest Middleton will see his usage dip, and if the 27-year-old can get back on track from three-point range, it’s possible he has a career year. All things considered, Middleton shouldn't get past the third round in Fantasy drafts.
Middleton, who made just 29 appearances last year after recovering from a torn hamstring, posted 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals across 30.7 minutes per game. Though it was a small sample size, Middleton continued to show why he’s a top-tier perimeter threat, hitting a career-high 43.3 percent of his attempts from distance. Middleton has more Fantasy value most perimeter shooters due to the fact that he’s a top-tier defender on the wing and has the ability to be a playmaker. For example, during a game on March 3 against the Clippers, Middleton dropped an impressive 19 points, nine assists, four rebounds and four steals while committing just two turnovers. His Fantasy stock should be on the rise next season considering he’ll have a fully healthy offseason to keep improving his game. Plus, with Jabari Parker (who averaged a hair over 20 PPG last season) out with an ACL tear likely until February 2018, Middleton should have a more prominent role within the Bucks’ offense than he has in the past.
Middleton shook off a sluggish start to last season to fully justify the Bucks' decision to re-sign him to a five-year, $70 million contract the previous summer. The 25-year-old proved he wasn't merely just a complementary player, as he led the team with 18.2 points per game and chipped in averages of 4.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.7 steals in 36.1 minutes per game. Middleton's ascending usage rate did come with a drop in his field goal percentage to a 44.4 percent mark and a jump in his turnovers (2.3 per game), but those are still passable figures for a player who gives the Bucks a lot on both ends of the court. Heading into training camp, it was expected that Middleton would reprise his role as the Bucks' top three-point shooter and one of their primary scoring threats, but those plans were foiled when he suffered a torn hamstring during a workout. After undergoing surgery in early October, Middleton is expected to miss six months, likely sidelining him for much of the season. While the Bucks are hopeful to get Middleton back in time for a potential playoff push, it's unlikely that he'll play enough games to justify a draft pick in single-season leagues. That said, he's still an integral part of the Bucks' long-term vision and is expected to take on a major role once he returns to full health, so it may be worthwhile to retain him in keeper formats.
The fourth-year guard turned fantasy heads last season, finishing a second consecutive strong season by helping lead Milwaukee back to the playoffs. Averaging 13.4 points, 2.3 assists, and 4.4 rebounds over 79 games played, the 6-7 Middleton continued to develop into one of the team's most dependable scoring threats. His game isn't flashy, but Middleton was a model of efficiency last season, shooting nearly 47 percent from the field and better than 40 percent from three. Considering how well he shot from the outside, his 3.4 attempts per game are a relatively low total. The Bucks hope to see that number rise in 2015-16. Despite inking Middleton to a five-year, $70 million deal this offseason, Milwaukee likely won't ask Middleton to carry a significantly heavier burden offensively. Middleton makes his living as a catch-and-shoot, three-and-D player, and with the young talent around him, that won't have to change. Although backup shooting guard O.J. Mayo enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence this past season and the Bucks selected Rashad Vaughn with their first-round pick, Middleton will enter the year as the clear-cut starter with ample fantasy upside. His versatility allows him to defend three positions, so he figures to rank among the team's leaders in minutes per game in what should be one of the league's deepest rotations.
Middleton enjoyed a productive first season in Milwaukee after coming over from Detroit in the Brandon Jennings-Brandon Knight swap. The second-year forward was the only Buck to play in all 82 games, averaging 12.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 30 minutes per game. Middleton flourished as the do-it-all forward for a Bucks team stricken with injuries for nearly the entire season. A natural small forward, Middleton played 23 percent of his minutes at shooting guard last season and even dabbled as a power forward in some lineups. He figures to play a similar role this season and could see even more time at shooting guard with the additions of small forwards Jabari Parker and Jared Dudley to the roster. However, even if he plays close to 30 minutes per game again, Middleton isn't an overly productive fantasy option. He shoots a middling percentage (44 FG%) for his position and has trouble creating his own looks. With that said, he flashed a much-improved outside stroke, raising his three-point percentage by more than 10 percentage points over his rookie year (from 31 to 41 percent). If he can carve out a role as a hard-nosed defender who can rebound and shoot the three efficiently, Middleton should again hold down a consistent rotation spot.
Middleton came to Milwaukee as part of the mid-summer Brandon Jennings deal. The team initially expressed interest in making him an integral part of the rotation, but the addition of Caron Butler will make finding minutes a bit more difficult.
Middleton was selected by the Pistons in the second round of the 2012 draft. He was the last player signed to the Pistons’ 15-man roster and could be in line for a D-League stint this year.
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Records double-double in loss
GMilwaukee Bucks
August 2, 2020
Middleton finished with 27 points (10-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 12 boards, four assists, and one steal in 34 minutes of a 120-116 loss to Houston on Sunday.
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FIlls up stat sheet in win
GMilwaukee Bucks
August 1, 2020
Middleton put up 18 points (6-20 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, eight assists and a steal in Friday's 119-112 win over Boston.
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Posts 16 points, five assists
GMilwaukee Bucks
July 23, 2020
Middleton posted 16 points (4-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals across 21 minutes during Thursday's 113-92 scrimmage win over the Spurs.
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Gets unannounced rest day
GMilwaukee Bucks
March 9, 2020
Middleton didn't see the court in Monday's 109-95 loss to the Nuggets in what coach Mike Budenholzer deemed a planned rest day afterward, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Coming off bench
GMilwaukee Bucks
March 9, 2020
Middleton will come off the bench Monday against Denver, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
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