Matthew Dellavedova happy to see Khris Middleton grow as a leader for the Bucks
Per Kane Pitman of ESPN, Dellavedova — who’ll be facing Middleton and USA Basketball in an exhibition match on August 22 and 24 — shared how Middleton works hard every day to reach where he is now.
I'm really happy for @Khris22m. He always works hard every day and he's a great teammate. He's really grown as a leader from my first year in Milwaukee to what he is now and he deserves all his success. – @matthewdelly on his former @Bucks teammate.
— Kane Pitman (@KanePitman) August 21, 2019
Prior to returning to the Cavs, Dellavedova had a two-and-a-half-year stint with the Bucks. Back then, Middleton was still on the rise as one of the team’s key players.
Slowly and surely, the Bucks established themselves as legitimate title contenders. Last year, Milwaukee notched their first-ever 60-win campaign to finish the regular season as the best team in the NBA. Although they lost to eventual champions Toronto Raptors, the 2018-19 season was a testament that Milwaukee is on the rise.
Middleton certainly played a big part in the team’s success. From being the 39th overall pick back in the 2012 NBA Draft, Middleton worked his way to being a true All-Star. His efforts were rewarded in the summer as he inked a five-year, $178 million contract extension with the Bucks.
Middleton and Dellavedova might have gone their separate ways, ut the brotherhood they formed in Milwaukee will remain intact.