Greeget.com. Milwaukee Bucks Prioritizes New Contracts for Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez. The Milwaukee Bucks have passed one of their best seasons in the NBA.
They finished at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 60-22 record in 2018-2019. However, they failed to reach the NBA Finals because they were knocked out in the final of the territory by the Toronto Raptors.
With the cessation of the Bucks trip, later management began to turn its attention to the free period. They want to recruit two main players: Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez. Both players will even be their priority.
Middleton performed brilliantly during this season. He was selected as the All-Star player for the first time in his career. Middleton contributed an average of 18.3 points, 6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1 steals per regular season match.
The shooting guard of the Bucks mainstay also has a high shot accuracy in 2018-2019. He included about 44.1 percent of the total shots. Tripoin reached 37.8 percent. Free shot 83.7 percent. Meanwhile, eFG% and TS% were 51.9 and 55.8 percent respectively.
Middleton this season even managed to improve his ability to shoot. He reduced his need for operands by creating his own shooting space. If previously he needed around 84.2 percent of passes, this season the figure dropped to 60.3 percent.
Lopez, on the other hand, became the most significant flashlight in Milwaukee. He pulled his shooting ability to the back of the bow, so it turned into a tripoin shooter flashlight. Lopez’s presence became an additional force for Bucks, centered on Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Lopez scored 12.5 points with the overall shot percentage reaching 45.2 percent per match. The average tripoin trial has increased from 4.4 to 6.3 this season. Automatically, the amount of tripoin entering also changes from 1.5 to 2.3.
In addition, Lopez is able to appear effective. He has eFG% reaching 57.1 percent. That is the highest eFG% during his NBA career. The transformation of the mainstay of the Bucks flashlight is quite useful in breaking the focus of the opponent’s defense.
By looking at the record, it’s no wonder Bucks plans to maintain both. Middleton and Lopez have given them hope. Moreover, the two players were also very supportive of Antetokounmpo. The Bucks want them to remain in Milwaukee to help Antetokounmpo at the same time pursue the NBA title.