Khris Middleton suffered an injury in the preseason and the Milwaukee Bucks have been unsure of his return before the season ends. Milwaukee has impressed contending for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference without one of their better overall players. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker have stepped up in the absence of Middleton.
The Bucks could be an interesting team to challenge a higher seed in the first round. Middleton expects to return before the regular season ends and has hopes of playing come playoff time. The earliest Middleton believes he can play would be February but March or April seems more likely.