Milwaukee Bucks: 3 Things to watch in Khris Middleton’s return

Mar 22, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton
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What to watch for in Khris Middleton’s return to the Milwaukee Bucks: Will Khris start or not?

This is definitely the biggest question surrounding Khris Middleton’s return, will Khris start and if he does, who moves to the bench? There is the logistical case to be made that the Milwaukee Bucks don’t need two point guards starting and therefore Jevon Carter could move to the bench when Middleton returns to the starting lineup.

However, Jevon Carter has earned his spot, not to say that Grayson Allen hasn’t, but Grayson Allen has come off the bench a few times already this season when Mike Budenholzer opted to go with a bigger starting lineup, inserting Bobby Portis or a couple times when MarJon Beauchamp got the call.

I think Jevon Carter gets the call here, should Khris Middleton be in the starting lineup against the Lakers, Carter should remain a starter and Grayson Allen brought in as a sixth man or brought in together with Bobby Portis. A second unit checking in with Grayson Allen and Bobby Portis may give the Milwaukee Bucks an offensive boost that they’ve been looking for. Grayson Allen has thrived as a catch and shoot player, which was on display against the Mavericks Sunday and the end of the game against the Knicks on Wednesday, and could be used somewhat similarly to how the Utah Jazz use Jordan Clarkson as a second unit scorer.

Grayson Allen would give the Bucks the better scoring boost on the second unit as he is better at driving to the basket to create not only for himself but for teammates, his offense may be better suited to help the second unit.

Either way, the Milwaukee Bucks are about to get a huge boost to their offense and a slight boost to their defense as well.