Rumor: Celtics discussing trade w/ Bucks for Khris Middleton?
According to Probasketballdraft, Danny Ainge has engaged in conversation with the Milwaukee Bucks regarding Khris Middleton:
A bit of #NBADraft chatter: Boston has discussed 3 and a contract for Khris Middleton. Danny Ainge wants to add a scorer. #Celtics
Middleton seems like just the kind of guy the Celtics would want: A guy who can defend multiple positions, stretch the floor, and bring a much needed scoring punch to the team (Middelton averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists a game last season while shooting just a hair under 40% from 3 point land. Danny would probably also take comfort in knowing he can lock him up for the immediate future, as Middleton just recently signed a 5 year extension that actually decreases in each of the following three seasons.
No word on who the "contract" would be, but it should be noted that the Milwaukee Bucks do also have the #10 pick. It was reported yesterday that they were "aggressively shopping" Greg Monroe as well.
For those who aren't super familiar with Middleton: Here is a great write up from last year by the guys at Brew Hoop
UPDATE: There might be something to this?
Bucks GM John Hammond on rumors about Celtics targeting Khris Middleton: "This speaks highly of players on our roster ...— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 21, 2016
Hammond: "I won't comment on individual discussions but just say we do have guys that have great value around the league."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 21, 2016