Report: Bucks' Middleton plans to make season debut Friday vs. Lakers
Middleton has missed Milwaukee's first 19 games this season as he recovers from wrist surgery.
The Bucks assigned him to their G League team, the Wisconsin Herd, on Nov. 23 as part of his ramp-up toward a return.
The three-time All-Star missed Milwaukee's seven-game playoff series loss against the Boston Celtics in May due to a knee injury.
Middleton averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in 66 regular-season contests last year.