If the Milwaukee Bucks are as good as many league followers believe they could be in 2015-16, a national audience will get to know Khris Middleton. Jason Kidd’s roster is stacked with more notable players, ranging from a known commodity like Greg Monroe, burgeoning star in Giannis Antetokounmpo and ultra-talented youngster Jabari Parker. The 2014 Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, now runs the show in Milwaukee, too.
But the Bucks’ best player is the one most anonymous in their starting lineup: Middleton, a prototype “3-and-D” wing with plenty of room to grow on offense. And while his impact is normally of the more subtle variety, plays like this soaring dunk over Jimmy Butler are indicative of just how talented the former second-round pick really is – something fans across the country will come to understand soon enough.