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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Report: Khris Middleton seeking max contract after declining option

Khris Middleton

Khris Middleton has been one of the best players on a Milwaukee Bucks team that has turned into one of the best in the Eastern Conference, and he wants to be compensated accordingly.

Middleton’s agent told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday that the 27-year-old will decline his $13 million player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. While he is open to staying with the Bucks, he wants a max contract.

Middleton averaged 18.3 points and a career-high 6.0 rebounds per game this season. He has already hinted that he will not be giving Milwaukee a hometown discount, which is to be expected for a player who will turn 28 before next season and is considered an outstanding defender.

The Bucks obviously have one much bigger priority from a contractual standpoint, but keeping Middleton should be near the top of their offseason to-do list.

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