Report: Bucks wing Khris Middleton tears hamstring, undergoing surgery

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The Bucks just can’t have nice things.

After signing Giannis Antetokounmpo to a very team-friendly contract extension, Milwaukee got bad news about its second-best player: Khris Middleton.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

The Bucks are fairly thin on the wing, especially with Antetokounmpo playing point guard. This could push Rashad Vaughn and Malcolm Brogdon into larger roles before they’re ready.

This is a blow to Milwaukee, which is trying to return to the playoffs after slipping last year. With thin margins around the Eastern Conference’s lower seeds, every game Middleton misses could have a large impact.

The big question now is how long Middleton will be sidelined.