NBA Rumors: Khris Middleton Wishes To Remain With Milwaukee Bucks
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Much of the attention paid to potential targets for the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency has been focused on the big names. Players like Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Rajon Rondo have consistently been brought up as likely targets this summer, but there are some other lesser known players who could make sense for the team to pursue.

— Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! —

One of those players is Khris Middleton who will be a restricted free agent this off-season. According to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, however, Middleton hopes to remain in Milwaukee:

Middleton’s stock has really risen throughout the season as he was one of the most consistent players on a young Milwaukee Bucks team that made the playoffs. He is the prototypical ‘three-and-D’ wing who can play both shooting guard and small forward, provide excellent defense, and shot over 40 percent from three-point range.

Whether the Lakers would pursue him was a question mark as the team has seemed to be averse to going after restricted free agents in recent seasons. Someone like Middleton, however, could be worth it as he is only 23 years old, fills a major need for the Lakers at that small forward position, and would come cheaper than bigger names such as Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard.

Middleton played in 79 games for the Bucks this season averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.5 steals while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from the three-point line.

[divide]

Lakers 2015 Exit Interviews: Mitch Kupchak


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

2015 NBA Draft: Arizona’s Stanley Johnson Declares For Draft

The 2015 NBA draft lottery is less than a month away on…

Adam Silver Does Not Expect To Make Decision On 2019-20 NBA Season Until At Least May

As the entire country continues to deal with a massive pandemic, the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver continues to…

NBA News: Paul George Discusses Upcoming Free Agency, Lakers

Everyone is already talking about next summer when the Los Angeles Lakers…

NBA Continues Streak Of Zero Positive COVID-19 Tests Inside Bubble

The NBA and NBPA announced that out of the 342 players tested on the Walt Disney World campus in, zero have…