Quinn Buckner is an underrated part of Milwaukee Bucks history. The hard-nosed defensive point guard recorded more steals in a Bucks uniform than anybody else, totaling 1,042 in his six seasons with the franchise.
This record is in reach for Khris Middleton. Middleton has recorded 336 steals in three years with the Bucks. He peaked last season, managing 131 steals in 79 games.
If Middleton found a way to keep that production up, he’d pass Buckner in six seasons. That’s a big ask, but it’s encouraging that Middleton increased his steals per 36 minutes after the All-Star break last season.
Obviously if he managed to have a few seasons with even more than 130 steals it would make him reaching Buckner that much easier. Right now no other Bucks seem to be within reach of this mark–1,000 steals is an impressive career total to be sure.
Middleton could reach that mark with the Bucks by around age 30 though, which means he’d likely still be pretty productive. Like any of the scenarios on this list, nothing is guaranteed–six years of production is a lot to expect, considering how many variables are at play.