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Bucks’ Khris Middleton named NBA All-Star reserve

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 19:22:19-05

Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton is going to his first NBA All-Star game as a reserve, the league announced Thursday.

The shooting forward has settled into a strong number two role on the Bucks since he was traded to Milwaukee from the Detroit Pistons in 2013.

He is averaging 17.3 points a game and 5.7 rebounds a game.

Middleton, 27, will join his teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named the Eastern Conference starter earlier this month.

It the first time since 2001 the Bucks have sent two players to the All-Star Game, when they sent Ray Allen and Glen Robinson.

The NBA All-Star Game weekend runs from Feb. 15 through Feb. 17 in Charlotte.