8.3% field goal rate Giannis’s faith in his colleagues, who does not budge despite serious sluggishness

Antetokounmpo believes in Middleton.

The Milwaukee Bucks lost 101-142 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season Memphis Grizzlies held at the Memphis FedEx Forum on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time).

It was a match between the two teams that attracted attention because of the confrontation between the strong teams, but it was very one-sided. Milwaukee was defeated by 41 points after being dragged around from beginning to end. It is an exceptional defeat that does not come out easily even if you look at the entire season.

Chris Middleton’s sluggishness was the most painful. Middleton, who played the role of second option supporting Giannis Antetokounmpo, suffered from a humiliating slump that missed 11 of 12 field goals that day. The 3-point shot success rate was only 12.5% ​​(1/8), and the shooting feeling was not heard at all.

Middleton, who underwent offseason wrist surgery, was unable to open the season with the team. Middleton, whose return was repeatedly delayed, returned to the court only in early December.

However, after his return, Middleton is not easily finding his condition. Middleton averaged 11.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 7 games, 32.5% field goal percentage and 26.8% 3-point success rate. It is hard to believe that he was a player who was selected as an All-Star last season.

If Middleton’s pace doesn’t come easily, he’ll have more trouble with Milwaukee. But Middleton’s teammate Antetokounmpo was in no hurry. More than Adetokun, my faith in him continued to build because I played with Middleton all the way after his debut. 스포츠토토

Antetokounmpo said: “Chris Middleton will come back to himself soon and I believe he will find his rhythm. He’s a great player. Once he gets into his rhythm, he will definitely be a bully. He hasn’t played 10 games this season yet. I think he’ll be fine. I don’t worry too much,” he said. 

Milwaukee, which needs a reversal, faces Utah on the 18th. Could Middleton’s performance be different against Utah?