Throughout the season, the Bucks front office and ownership have consistently spoken about Middleton's value to the team and their goal of keeping him in Milwaukee long term.During team exit interviews in May, Middleton didn't tip his hand to what he'll do in free agency. This constituted a significant pay raise for Middleton, as he earned $915,000 the prior year.On September 21, 2016, Middleton was ruled out for six months after sustaining a left hamstring injury in preseason workouts that required surgery.On November 1, 2017, Middleton scored a then career-high 43 points in a 126–121 loss to the On October 22, 2018, Middleton hit 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points in a 124–113 win over the Following the 2019 season, Middleton signed a 5 year, $178 million contract extension with the By the time the game came back from break, Middleton was already out of his seat at the end of the bench and on the way into the locker room. "They finally allowed us to start closing that curtain because they realized what was going on, that word of mouth was spreading and it was a safety concern after a while.”Audrielle was allowed to go home on May 17, the day of Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors and about 3 1/2 weeks after her birth. The flight to Milwaukee was short, but the atmosphere outside matched Middleton's inner anxiety.“It was actually a wild plane ride," Middleton said, noting that the flight felt like it took a year with no cell service or Wi-Fi. I told everybody, I said, ‘Look, we’re going to back to Milwaukee, Khris is going to have his first child, we’re going to drop him off.’ Everybody said it was a great idea. "The weather was bad, so the turbulence was crazy in the air. In his sophomore season, he earned second-team All "It was good, but it was a little nerve-wracking, too. ...“Just the combination of everything together makes you anxious at times, but I found a way to calm myself down after a while and just knew everything was going to be alright.”When the flight landed, Middleton thanked and bid farewell to Lasry, who wouldn't get back to New York until around 3:30 a.m. Middleton's teammates were still a few hours behind, unaware of the fans who would be Middleton didn't have time for a hero's welcome. The Milwaukee Bucks clinched their first series victory since 2001, closing out a sweep of the Detroit Pistons, 127-104, at Little Caesars Arena.Bucks wing Khris Middleton, one of the team's longest-tenured players and an all-star who had been part of every aspect of the team's turnaround, wasn't there for the celebration he'd been waiting for. He went on to play college basketball for Texas A&M University, where he started the majority of the games in his freshman year. I think that’s the main thing that I realized and it hit me that I’m responsible for this child’s well-being.” He's expected to turn down a $13 million player option to test free agency, where he could get a maximum contract – worth up to $190 million over five years – from the Bucks or another team. "But I mean, you’ll do anything for your child. “You think about it all the time when your child is coming, but when it’s here and you look at her or him in the face you realize you’re responsible for a human being," Middleton said. "Budenholzer wanted something from him, but not that.He told Lasry of the situation with Middleton and noted that the Bucks' team plane wasn't scheduled to leave Detroit for a few hours. There was one slight issue, though, which stemmed from Middleton's celebrity.In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, there's a rule that prohibits the closing of doors or curtains so that nurses and doctors can easily monitor their tiny patients. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutKhris Middleton missed the end of the Bucks' clinching victory over Detroit in the playoffs. "We were happy to do it. Aug. 14, 2020, 10:54 a.m. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. My mind was just racing at the time. His coaches and teammates knew what was going on and they were all supportive.That's how things remained until Audrielle came home, with the exception of road trips and nights before home games when Middleton would leave around 10 or 11 p.m. to get adequate sleep.“It definitely was (difficult)," Middleton said. ... Everybody was talking nonstop.