As Milwaukee Bucks fans continue to weep with the loss of Khris Middleton for most of this upcoming season, they have to look at how the team will fill the hole that he leaves behind.
Khris Middleton was such an integral part of the Milwaukee Bucks that he will be nearly impossible to replace.
As news broke of the 25-year-old’s potentially season ending injury on Wednesday night, for most it was time to revert to the drawing board in search of potential replacements. Unfortunately, finding one player who can cover Middleton’s contributions is not that simple.
For much of last season, Middleton was the go-to-guy for the Bucks in late shot clock and late game situations as well as their premier wing shooter. Losing a player of Middleton’s caliber is certainly disastrous to any team, but how can the Bucks make up for it?
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Aside from being an excellent marksman and focal point of the offense, Middleton was also among the team’s best defenders last season. Losing an elite perimeter defender on a shaky defensive team like the Bucks is an immense problem.
In order to fill all of these gaps, the Bucks are going to need a group of guards to pick up their play this season in many facets of the game.
To break this down, let’s take a look at what the roster holds in terms of viable guards and how they can step up to help their team out.