Milwaukee Bucks: Best Bucks Players since 2000
- These are some of the best players to have played for the Milwaukee Bucks since 2000.
The Milwaukee Bucks team was founded in 1968 as an expansion team and compete in the Eastern Conference. They won their only NBA championship in 1971 but boast of 13 division titles. They play their home games at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
The Bucks have been showing improvement as a team from the past few seasons and it looks like they are finally equipped with enough talent to win another NBA championship after over 40 years.
Some of the greatest basketball legends have spent their playing days in Milwaukee. Throughout the course of this article, we take a look at the five best Bucks players since 2000. Read on to find out.
#5 Khris Middleton
Khris Middleton made his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons in 2012 and appeared in just 27 games, averaging 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 17.6 minutes per game. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks after the end of his rookie season by the Pistons, in a trade package centred around Brandon Jennings.
Middleton became a starter for the team very quickly and evolved into an elite scorer for the Bucks. Playing alongside players like Giannis, Ilyasova and Henson, he performed exceptionally well and the Bucks have shown a lot of improvement as a team.
In 2015, Middleton re-signed with the Bucks to a five-year, $70 million contract, with a player option for the fifth year. Thanks to his stellar performances in the ongoing 2018-19 NBA season, averaging 17.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, he was named an All-Star for the NBA All-Star Game.
However, multiple agencies have reported earlier that the 27-year-old might decline the player option and become a free agent at the end of 2018-19 season.