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Rumor: Bucks’ Khris Middleton moved into home in Milwaukee-area suburb

Khris Middleton

Milwaukee Bucks swingman Khris Middleton has moved into a home in a Milwaukee-area suburb.

Bucks reporter Paul Henning confirmed the development on June 11.

Henning makes a valid point. Middleton has a player option worth $13 million for the the 2019-20 NBA season. If he exercises this player option, he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Otherwise, he will stay in Milwaukee.

The fact Middleton moved in to a Milwaukee-area house is good news for Bucks fans. It’s a good sign he will stay with the Bucks for the foreseeable future. Why would he move into a house in Milwaukee if he has no plans of re-signing with the team? If he moved somewhere else, that would’ve been a red flag.

The Bucks won 60 games this season. With 2019 NBA MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, Milwaukee became one of the league’s elite teams in 2018-19. Unfortunately, the Bucks lost in heartbreaking fashion to the upstart Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals.

It sure seems Middleton wants to become part of the Bucks’ championship run in the next few years. They were just two wins away from advancing to the 2019 NBA Finals. If Milwaukee retains its nucleus, it should contend once again next season.

Middleton has spent the past six seasons in Milwaukee. He averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.3 assists a game in 2018-19. He became the perfect complement to Antetokounmpo. Expect Khris Middleton to do big things once again in the 2010-20 NBA season.