Khris Middleton RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Forward DeMarre Carroll agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with guard Khris Middleton. Green is considered a bigger free agent than Carroll and Middleton. The Warriors were surprised by the contracts offered to Carroll, Middleton, a league source said.
Ken Berger: Khris Middleton and the Bucks have finalized their five-year, approximately $70 million deal, league source confirms.: 3 more rumors
Jared Dudley: Shout out to my teammate @Khris Middleton on his new contract!!! Much deserved brotha!! I know who’s paying for the dinners this yr lol
A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with restricted free agent Khris Middleton on a five-year, $70 million contract.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Milwaukee and Khris Middleton are closing in on five-year, $70 million deal: 3 more rumors
The Milwaukee Bucks progressed quickly in the early hours of Wednesday toward their top offseason priority, moving to the brink of a long-term deal with restricted free agent Khris Middleton, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Bucks and Middleton are closing in on a five-year contract worth an estimated $70 million after the 23-year-old’s breakout season as an impact two-way player under new Bucks coach Jason Kidd.
Eric Pincus: The Milwaukee Bucks have given Khris Middleton a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent @BBallInsiders: 3 more rumors
Free agency begins July 1 and, according to a person close to the scene, Khris Middleton won’t be a free agent for long and will reach a quick agreement to remain with the Bucks.: 3 more rumors
All signals emanating from Brewtown at this stage, as you’d expect, hold that the Bucks are determined to match any offer sheets Middleton attracts after his emergence this season as one of the league’s rising defensive gems.
Jeremy Muellenbach: What you hearing about Khris Middleton? Where do you expect his numbers to be? Chandler Parsons 3/45 seems too high IMO / Steve Kyler: I was told emphatically the Bucks plan to match any offers Kris receives, they are planning for him to be back.
What leverage. Middleton was the best player on a Milwaukee team that improved from 15-67 to 41-41 and the playoffs under new head coach Jason Kidd. The Bucks want to keep him on a young roster that includes Jabari Parker, Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis Antetokounmpo. “Last year we had a terrible year,” Middleton said. “This year we came back with a new coaching staff and they put in a lot of work with us. (Kidd) taught us how to work and taught us how to win. It was good to have him.”
Quite the opposite from a “Show me the money” showboat, Middleton is soft-spoken and humble. He is more likely to hit a cliché trifecta than ruffle management. He says he “definitely” wants to stay with the upstart Bucks, preferring to keep low while agent Michael Lindeman of New York-based Excel Sports Management handles the free agent circus that starts July 1. “We have a lot of great pieces with the Bucks,” Middleton said Friday. “If we can stay together, we can do something special.”
One league executive told Sporting News that Middleton will draw an offer around — brace yourself — $15 million per year. “That’s what Chandler Parsons got, but this guy plays much better defense,” the executive said. Parsons was granted a three-year, $46 million deal by the Mavericks last season to ensure the Rockets didn’t match. Now the Bucks have that dilemma, for a player who averaged 13.4 points a game this season but was their leading playoff scorer.
All signs suggest they will match any deal he gets, and they have the space under the luxury tax line to do so. But they will need to consider a future in which they have to pay Carter-Williams, Antetokounmpo and Parker.
Milwaukee should enter the summer with about $15 million in cap room, though Khris Middleton could start the three-day clock ticking on that room by signing an offer sheet with another team after the stroke of midnight on July 1. Middleton uses the same agency that represents Jason Kidd, and it’s possible he might hang out in free agency so the Bucks can strike.
Several general managers and executives told SheridanHoops they believe Khris Middleton, who has become a go-to guy for the playoff-bound Milwaukee Bucks, is worth $10 million annually and can get roughly a four-year, $40 million offer this summer as a restricted free agent. “I would love to be here,” Middleton told SheridanHoops on Friday. “As an NBA player, you don’t want to be someone that’s bouncing around from team to team. I would love to be here, but at the same time I’ve got to keep my options open.”
You keep saying you haven’t thought about your free agency. Come on, admit you have! Khris Middleton: No, seriously. I went out to eat with my agent last night [in New York], and he asked me if I wanted to talk about it. I said no. I wouldn’t talk about it with him, even. I just want to wait until the season’s over — focus on basketball and making the playoffs. Everything else will figure itself out.
“There’s one guy in Khris (Middleton) who we have in free agency. But we’re pretty much in a good seat. You can see on a nightly basis those guys in that locker room believe they’re getting better and that they can win.”
“I definitely want to stay here,’’ Middleton said. “ We got a nice team, a good organization, a great city to play in. I want to be here in the future.’’
The Bucks view Middleton as a key piece to their reclamation project and are expected to match any offer to come Middleton’s way. What’s more, Middleton is represented by Jeff Schwartz. The latter is a friend of Bucks owner Marc Lasry and represents Kidd and several other Bucks players.
Middleton is being paid a bargain-basement $900,000 this season but figures to receive a substantial pay increase during free agency. One NBA assistant general manager estimated Middleton will receive a multi-year contract that will average around $7 million annually; another NBA official predicted Middleton will be paid $8M per year.
Prior to Saturday’s game, Middleton said he hadn’t spoken to Kidd about not playing on Friday despite tweeting his surprise at his role following that game. “That’s his decision,” Middleton said. “I still have to be ready no matter what.”
Asked if it would be just a one-game absence for Middleton, Kidd was non-commital. “We’ll see how the game goes,” he said. “We have a lot of guys at the guard position. Nate (Wolters) probably has a case to play. We’re playing 11 almost 12 guys. We’ll play the guys we feel fits the time and score.”
Bucks forward Khris Middleton had a cyst removed and missed practice Wednesday. Kidd said he expects Middleton to be sidelined for several days. The team will be off Thursday and resume with a single workout Friday.
Charles F. Gardner: Bucks forward Khris Middleton missed practice today to have a cyst removed and will be out for a few days, coach Jason Kidd said.
17 Oct 13
Khris Middleton: Respect to Tracy McGrady retiring. Definitely my favorite player growing up. He was a scoring machine.
Jennings, taken 10th overall in the 2009 Draft, will get a three-year, $24 million contract from Detroit. He becomes the Pistons’ starter next season, with veteran Chauncey Billups returning to the team where he was the 2004 NBA Finals MVP to serve as a backup. Detroit selected rookie shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in this year’s Draft, and signed forward Josh Smith from Atlanta for four years and $54 million.
The drawn-out saga of restricted free agent guard Brandon Jennings ended Tuesday, as the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Detroit Pistons to send Jennings there in exchange for guard Brandon Knight and forwards Khris Middleton and Slava Kravtsov.
Vincent Goodwill: Knight Slava and likely Middleton for Brandon Jennings per sources. 3/24 for Jennings #Pistons
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit will also send center Slava Kravtsov and forward Khris Middleton to Bucks as part of sign-and-trade for Jennings, sources tell Y!
Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko was treating the summer like he usually does. Hanging out at the practice facility Thursday morning, he was shooting around with teammates Khris Middleton and Kim English, informally. Then he realized it was time to get formal when new coach Maurice Cheeks walked in. “I had a couple flip-flops on, messing around and he told us, ‘When you’re in there, you’ve got to put in work,’ ” Jerebko said Thursday at the Palace following Cheeks’ introductory news conference. “He told us on Day 1 what he wanted, so I definitely respect that. … I was encouraged. That’s what you want as a player, you want somebody to tell you what to do. I won’t be wearing my flip-flops out there no more.”
The Detroit Pistons today recalled rookies Khris Middleton and Kim English from Ft. Wayne of the NBA Development League. English averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 36.7 minutes in three games (all starts). The Missouri product is averaging 3.2 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 10 Pistons games. Middleton averaged 11.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 26.3 minutes in three games (all starts). The Texas A&M product has appeared in three Pistons games this season, averaging 1.3 points, 0.7 assists and 0.7 steals.
Lang Greene: The Detroit Pistons have signed second round pick Khris Middleton according to team press release. Middleton played at Texas A&M in college
George David, the Pistons’ director of player personnel, is charged with compiling the team’s roster for the July 9-13 Orlando Magic Summer League, a process which began by calling undrafted free agents late Thursday. David said he expects to have the roster finalized by Monday. Knight, Daye, 2011 second-round draft picks Macklin and Kyle Singler, and 2012 second-rounders Khris Middleton and Kim English all are scheduled to play for the Pistons.