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Bucks’ Khris Middleton dealing with personal reasons after being benched

Khris Middleton, Bucks

Saturday against the New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks starting small forward Khris Middleton was benched in the fourth quarter by head coach Mike Budenholzer for not playing good defense in the team’s loss.

Budenholzer and Khris Middleton reportedly met in private about the benching and Middleton came away from the meeting feeling good, which makes Wednesday’s turn of events weird for the Bucks

The Bucks are facing off against the Detroit Pistons and Khris Middleton is not with the team, as he’s dealing with a personal issue.

In 22 games this season, Khris Middleton is averaging 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. The 27-year-old is shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 89.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Before we assume anything, let’s hope that everything is good with Khris Middleton and his family. It would be wrong to think he’s upset with the team or a trade is in the works before we get any facts.

Middleton is also a professional, both on and off the court. It’s highly doubtful he’s going to hold a grudge for something that happened over the weekend. However, this is something to pay attention to moving forward, especially if Middleton is not with the team during the next game.