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Milwaukee Bucks re-sign All-Star Middleton

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Xinhua) — The Milwaukee Bucks announced on Thursday that they had re-signed free agent All-Star forward Khris Middleton.

“Khris is a critical piece of our core,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “As an All-Star, Khris was an integral part of us winning 60 games and advancing to the Eastern Conference finals. He has also established himself as a leader in our team, both on the court and in the community. We’re thrilled Khris is staying in Milwaukee and look forward to even more success together.”

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Middleton, 27, averaged 18.3 points and career-highs in both rebounds and assists per game last season and was an All-Star for the first time in his career.

Middleton also started all 15 of Milwaukee’s playoff games during their run to the Eastern Conference finals last season, averaging 16.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

He has been selected to participate in the U.S. men’s national basketball team training camp from August 5 to 9 in Las Vegas. The 20-man roster for the training camp will be used to select the final 12-man squad for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

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