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Free Agency 2019

NBA Free Agency 2019: Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton is set to return to Milwaukee, reports say

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Khris Middleton is set to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnaworski.

Middleton will reportedly take slightly less than max money agreeing to a five-year $178 million dollar contract.

Keeping Middleton means the Bucks have decided to keep their 60-win core together for another run at the title.

Middleton's numbers were slightly down from the 2017-18 season as he averaged 18.3 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 44% from the field but he was finally validated this season with his first All-Star nod.

Earlier this season the Bucks locked up point guard Eric Bledsoe to a four-year $70 million dollar contract. It was also reported by Wojnarowski that at the start of free agency that Brook Lopez will make his return to Milwaukee on a four-year $52 million dollar deal.

All the pieces are now in place in Milwaukee for the team to try and keep league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who will be eligible to sign a supermax contract when free agency begins in July 2020. The potential Antetokounmpo deal could be the largest contract in NBA history, worth up to 35% of the Bucks' cap.

Players can negotiate agreements with teams on July 1st but contracts can't be officially signed until the new league year begins on July 7.

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