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NBA: Bucks’ all-star Khris Middleton has wrist surgery

/ 05:18 PM July 13, 2022
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FILE–Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP 

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton had surgery earlier this month to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, according to multiple reports.

Middleton is expected to be fully recovered around the start of the 2022-23 regular season, according to ESPN.

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A three-time all-star, Middleton, 30, just completed his 10th NBA season and ninth with the Bucks. Milwaukee acquired the versatile forward in a 2013 trade with the Detroit Pistons and Middleton has re-signed with the Bucks twice — in 2015 and in 2019. He’s currently under contract with the Bucks through next season, with a $40.4 million player option for the 2023-34 season.

Middleton played in 66 games last season — all starts — for the Bucks and averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game en route to his third all-star appearance. For his career, Middleton shoots 45.8 percent from the floor, 39.2 percent from behind the arc, and 88.1 percent from the charity stripe.

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He averaged 23.6 points per game in the 2021 playoffs, which ended with the Bucks winning the NBA Finals over the Phoenix Suns.

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