Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players who exceeded expectations this 2019-20 season

MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 14: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks high-fives Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks against the New York Knicks on January 14, 2020 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 2020 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).
MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 14: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks high-fives Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks against the New York Knicks on January 14, 2020 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 2020 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images). /
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Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton
MILWAUKEE, WI – FEBRUARY 10: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images). /

Khris  Middleton

Having re-signed with the Bucks on a mammoth five-year, $178 million deal last summer, Khris Middleton celebrated by showing all Bucks fans some of the best basketball of his eight-year career this year.

In his 55 appearances this season, Middleton averaged 21.1 points on .499/.418/.908 splits, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists across 30.1 minutes per contest.

Middleton has always been the perfect complement to superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s overpowering, extraordinary game, but he elevated his well-rounded game to another level where he went on to enjoy his second straight All-Star selection.

The mere fact that Middleton made his best push to enter the historic 50-40-90 club and do so while producing more than he ever has in some areas, and taking on a high-usage role within the Bucks’ offense, just shows how vastly his game improved over the summer after playing for Team USA during the FIBA World Cup.

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Middleton’s game doesn’t scream star by any means, but he’s been exactly that for the Bucks this season and more than at any other point during his time in Milwaukee.