Middleton is out for Friday's matchup against the Cavaliers due to a right finger sprain. Middleton is a late addition to Friday's injury report. He suffered the injury during the first game of the season and aggravated it recently. With both him and Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) out of the picture against Cleveland, Sterling Brown, George Hill, Tony Snell and Pat Connaughton could also see expanded workloads.
Middleton collected 10 points (4-18 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 113-97 loss to the Pacers. Middleton was atrocious shooting the ball Wednesday night, failing to register a three and shooting just 33 percent inside the arc. While inefficient, Middleton has a clear role on this offense, so regardless of his efficiency, he should continue to see opportunity and minutes going forward.
Middleton logged 10 points (4-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-4 FT), eight rebounds and a steal across 27 minutes in Friday's 105-95 loss to the Warriors. It was a confusing 48-hour period for Middleton, who was a surprising late scratch on Wednesday and the reasons were only reported as a personal matter, without any specifics. He did not show up on the injury report and played as expected on Friday, though his participation was limited to 27 minutes. Owners should keep tabs on Middleton's status in the coming days, as his numbers seemed to be adversely affected during this difficult week.
Middleton is available to play in Friday's game against the Warriors, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. As expected following his participation in shootaround, Middleton will officially be active and in uniform for Friday's rematch with the Warriors. Middleton missed Wednesday's game against the Pistons due to a personal matter but should be a full go at home Friday night.
Middleton participated in shootaround and the team prepared as if he was going to play in Friday's game against the Warriors, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. With this news, on top of the fact that he was off the team's injury report Thursday, it would be a big surprise if Middleton, who was out Wednesday due to personal reasons, was not in the lineup for a second straight game Friday. Barring any last-minute changes, expect the swingman to be a full go against the Warriors.
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