Milwaukee Bucks: Players who will compete for All-Star honors

Jan 1, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA Nick Monroe/Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Players who will compete for All-Star honors – Khris Middleton

Khris Middleton’s All-Star case is far less clouded than Jrue Holiday’s. The forward has earned the nomination in two consecutive seasons, and this year, he is putting up better numbers than either of those through 19 games.

Middleton is averaging career-highs in several categories across the board, averaging 21.2 points on a .517/.458/.922 slash line, 6.4 rebounds, and six assists in 32.8 minutes per game. Having the best season of his ongoing nine-year career, the 29-year-old seems like a surefire All-Star this season, although he will face stiff competition in trying to earn his third consecutive nomination.

The plethora of talent that the Eastern Conference frontcourt has showcased this season has been phenomenal. While the All-Star starters in that department seem situated on paper, the reserves are a different story. Along with Middleton, several players such as Jayson Tatum, Domantis Sabonis, and Gordon Hayward, among others, are playing some of the best basketball of their careers, and the end voting results could conjure up some controversy.

Whatever the case may end up being, Middleton has certainly been deserving of an All-Star selection this season with the career numbers he is putting up. His improved play has been a bright spot in the Bucks’ uneven start to the season, and hopefully, it will be sustainable moving forward.