Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Khris Middleton recognized for work off the court

MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 25: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks receives the NBA Cares award prior to the game against the Charlotte Hornets on January 25, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).
MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 25: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks receives the NBA Cares award prior to the game against the Charlotte Hornets on January 25, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images). /
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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Bucks swingman Khris Middleton is recognized by taking home the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for the month of December.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Khris Middleton receives the December NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work off the court, the Bucks pull out all stops in the fourth quarter to come back and defeat the Charlotte Hornets Friday night, and much more.

Stemming from his “12 Days of Khrismas” initiative, Middleton’s work through various causes and charity organizations helped him bring home the award and he received the honor from Bucks co-owner and Marc Lasry as well as Bucks legend and Hall of Famer Bob Lanier before Friday night’s game.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.

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Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch as Charlotte Hornets visit (read here): Before last night’s game, Adam McGee previewed the Bucks’ meeting with the Charlotte Hornets.

Milwaukee Bucks: The increasing minimization of Thon Maker (read here): I wrote about the reduced role third-year big man Thon Maker has seen recently and the questions that continue to resurface regarding his development as well as his future potential.

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Khris Middleton Receives December NBA Cares Community Assist Award (read here): Here’s the Bucks’ press release regarding swingman Khris Middleton being recognized for his charity work off the court and earning the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for the month of December.

Bucks 108, Hornets 99: In the nick of time (read here): The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez recapped the Bucks’ comeback victory over the Charlotte Hornets Friday night that helped them earn their sixth straight victory.

The Whiteboard: J. Cole hung out with Christian Wood and the Milwaukee Bucks (read here): Ti Windisch talked with Bucks big man Christian Wood about getting an invite to visit J. Cole in his recording studio while the rapper was recording his newest album for his Friday edition of The Whiteboard for The Step Back.

Marques Johnson on Bucks’ jersey retirement: ‘I could have cried’ (read here): Bryan Kalbrosky over at Hoops Hype talked with Bucks legend Marques Johnson about his upcoming jersey retirement, the development of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the impact Mike Budenholzer has had on the squad in his first year and much more.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.