Ranking Best Small Forwards for 2018-19 Season
#9 Khris Middleton
When all is said and done, don’t be surprised if Middleton ranks among the very best second round draft selections in NBA history. Assumed to be just a throw-in when the Bucks and Pistons made a blockbuster trade involving Brandon Jennings and Brandon Knight in 2013, the 27-year-old has really blossomed throughout his career, especially last season when he averaged 20.1 points in the regular season and 24.7 points in the playoffs. The hope now is that the 6-foot-8, 234-pounder is the short and long-term sidekick that Giannis Antetokounmpo so desperately needs if the Bucks want to annually make extended runs in the postseason.