CLEVELAND — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton spoke to Amico Hoops about the trade for Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, finalized Tuesday afternoon. Middleton is 6-foot-8 and was second on the Bucks in scoring (15.9 ppg), rebounds (5.9 rpg) and assists (4.9 apg) through nine games.
Q: What does Eric Bledsoe bring to the team?
A: He’ll be another great player for us, a guy who can create for others and for himself. This is big. We have multiple ball-handlers now, that gives us a variety of options. We’re excited to play with him.
Q: Do you think the team can adjust to him quickly, and vice versa?
A: We’ll see. It usually takes time. He has to learn the offense and defensive schemes. They’re obviously a little different (in Milwaukee than Phoenix). But he’s a smart player, so we should mesh eventually, hopefully fast.
Q: How tough is it to lose Greg Monroe, traded to the Suns as part of the deal?
A: It’s always tough to lose one of your guys. Greg was a very good player for us, helped us win more than a few games when he was here. He’s one of my good friends. I just wished him the best of luck.
Q: What are your overall impressions of the season so far?
A: We just gotta be consistent. That’s our main problem right now. We have to do it for the whole game, and do it for multiple games in a row.