Ranking The NBA’s 30 Best Players For 2021

28. Khris Middleton

2019-20 Stats: 20.9 points, 4.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 0.1 blocks, 0.9 steals, 61.9 TS%, 62 games played

Middleton’s status as one of the league’s best two-way players remains the same. Milwaukee handsomely rewarded Middleton with a max deal and has been worth every penny.

Middleton was scorching hot from everywhere on the floor in 2020, finishing the year dangerously close to joining in the 50/40/90-club (was shooting 49.9 percent from the field up until the regular season was suspended).

It’s difficult to envision a more optimal complementary player to put alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo. Middleton is willing to play the second-fiddle role, and is able to put up big scoring totals as a No. 2 option. At 28 years old, Middleton is already a two-time All-Star selection.

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