National Basketball Association roundup

National Basketball Association roundup
By Reuters

23/09/2016 at 00:03

Sept 22 (The Sports Xchange) - The Milwaukee Bucks are reeling after receiving word that their leading scorer Khris Middleton will miss approximately six months due to a hamstring injury.

Middleton tore his hamstring in a workout earlier this week and is slated to undergo surgery next week.

Middleton, 25, averaged a career-best 18.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals last season.

"We're obviously disappointed for Khris and our team, but injuries are an unfortunate part of the game," Bucks general manager John Hammond told reporters.

"We'll rely on our overall roster depth to help us while Khris is out for a significant period of the season."

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The Bucks acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis.

Beasley was signed by Houston late last season and averaged 12.8 points and 18.2 minutes in 20 games.

Ennis averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 assists in 46 games last season.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout for Kevin Garnett that would end the forward's second stint with the team.

Minnesota opens training camp on Tuesday and would like to have a solution before it starts, preferably with the 40-year-old Garnett electing to retire.

Garnett is entering the final season of his contract and has not given the Timberwolves an answer on which direction he is leaning. He has spent 13 1/2 of his 21 NBA seasons with Minnesota.

Garnett played in just 38 games last season due to knee and leg injuries and averaged just 3.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.

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