Ranking Milwaukee Bucks contracts from bargain to nightmare

The Bucks have a few regrettable deals on their books that could haunt them.

Milwaukee Bucks, Khris Middleton, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks, Khris Middleton, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Khris Middleton

The three-time All-Star has struggled to stay healthy for the second straight season. He is averaging just 14.8 points, 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 26.3 minutes per game. It is a far cry from Middleton’s 20 points per game at his peak. There has been slippage on defense too.

The Bucks re-signed him to a three-year $93 million contract in the 2023 offseason. Middleton must pick it up in the playoffs and stay on the floor if he plans on returning that value. It looks bad right now, but returning to his All-Star form in the postseason would quickly change the narrative. He is only 32 and should have plenty of gas left in his tank.

Khris Middleton has not played since February 6th, and he was injured shortly after ramping up his minutes for the first time this season. It is fair to wonder if he can handle 30-plus minutes every night after two disastrous years.

The Milwaukee Bucks have a championship on their mind. Do not be surprised to see them shop Middleton if he does not return to form. They traded Jrue Holiday for Damian Lillard. General manager Jon Horst is never afraid to make moves, and the Bucks want to win. Stay tuned to see how it all plays out.