Honestly, the race tightens remarkably from this point onward. The Milwaukee Bucks three young stars scored remarkably similarly per game after the All-Star break. It’s actually a little bit eerie.
Jabari Parker led the Bucks in per game scoring after the break, with 18.9 points per game. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo tied for second–with 18.8 points per game each. Clearly, the young Bucks all shared Milwaukee’s load on offense in the second half of the season.
Middleton has the advantage of being more proven over the other two young Bucks. He led the team in per game scoring for the 2015-16 season, racking up 18.2 points per game in his first stint as a lead dog.
Although he’ll still be carrying a lot of the load on offense, it wouldn’t be overly surprising to see Middleton let the two young guys take more control on that end next season. Jabari and Giannis are clearly ready to do work on offense, and Middleton will only look even more efficient if he can narrow down his shot selection to more open ones next season.
Even if he comes third in per game scoring, there’s no doubt Middleton will remain a crucial contributor to the Milwaukee Bucks on both offense and defense.
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