Khris Middleton says Bucks are a ‘complete team from top to bottom’ this year
When asked to describe the difference between last year’s Milwaukee Bucks team to this year’s, small forward Khris Middleton said the 2018-19 Bucks are a “complete team from top to bottom.”
The Bucks finished with the best record in the NBA during the regular season. They have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Khris Middleton: “This year we are a complete team from top to bottom. For the most part Giannis is going to do his thing, I’m going to do my thing, Bled is going to do his thing but the supporting cast is much more ready this year to step up and provide big minutes for us.”
— Kane Pitman (@mkebucksaus) April 26, 2019
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and point guard Eric Bledsoe are the three best players on the Bucks. The role players on Milwaukee are pretty good too.
Malcolm Brogdon, Brook Lopez, Nikola Mirotic, George Hill, Ersan İlyasova and Pat Connaughton all played their roles perfectly during the regular season, giving the Bucks depth at each position — something they didn’t have last season.
The Bucks and Boston Celtics will meet in the second round of the playoffs. It’s a rematch of last year’s first round series. The Cs won that series in seven games, so you know Milwaukee is going to be motivated to get some revenge against Boston.
Middleton is one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He averaged 18.3 points per game during the regular season while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from beyond the arc. The swingman will become an unrestricted free agent this summer once he declines his 2019-20 player option with Milwaukee.