Bucks star Khris Middleton Apr 19, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) looks on during warmups prior to game two of the 2023 NBA Playoffs agains the Miami Heat at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks have struggled to replicate the postseason success that they achieved in the 2020-21 season, which ended up with an NBA Championship. Regardless, they still seemingly want to retain their core, which included re-signing three-time All-Star forward Khris Middleton, which they did on Friday.

Middleton had an extremely disappointing season marred with injuries last season, averaging only 15.1 points per game in 31 games played.

Despite this, the Bucks gave him a huge vote of confidence with a massive contract extension. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday that Middleton has agreed to a three-year $102 million deal to stay with the Bucks for the foreseeable future.

Considering his poor season last year, many fans had mixed feelings about him returning on such a big contract.

Middleton has certainly proven in the past that he can be a good second option behind Giannis Antetokounmpo on a championship-caliber team.

That being said, it does seem like the team as a whole could be peaking after their championship win three years ago, and there could be an argument that getting younger around Antetokounmpo would be a smart option.

Instead, they will run it back with a similar roster next season, as long as they are able to bring back veteran big man Brook Lopez, who is also a highly coveted free agent around the league.

[Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.