Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) “Greek Freak” nike

(Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)
(Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)


MIL Forward: 6’11, 222 lbs; 5th year, Greece

 NBA Role: multi-faceted, two-way forward • DIFF. BREED

The freakiest player in the league, Giannis’s abnormal length combined w/ ridiculous end-to-end speed are key reasons why his ceiling is astronomical; runs like a gazelle on the break – gets all the way to the basket, from the other end of the court, in 3-4 dribbles – it’s uncanny; ‘everyday’ movements are utterly spectacular when Giannis has free reign – he pushes the rock ahead & puts pressure on defenders because, tbh, you don’t know which way he’s gonna go; once his J is more consistent, Giannis is a perennial All-Star* & MVP candidate – he literally has everything else you look for in a young prospect, especially one who didn’t play college ball; at 6’11, Giannis sees over defenders, is learning to make (better) halfcourt reads – can he initiate MIL’s offense full-time or will Coach Kidd continue using him in a point forward capacity?; the future of Milwaukee Bucks basketball – as he goes, MIL will go – if Giannis continues to surge at such a red-hot rate, the Central Division is a lot more interesting; MIL’s undisputed franchise player

*made it for the 1st time in 2016-17!

Signature Move: coast to coast (in 4 dribbles!), euro step • ‘hang-time hammer’

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 83


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Career: 14.9 points/game, 6.9 rebounds/game, 50% FG

1x All-Star (2017) star

Avg. career-high 16.9 points/game (2015-16)

NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

Loves smoothies

More on the “Greek Freak”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Bucks & Trains” – Giannis dunked all over CLE during an early November contest (via FreeDawkins; Nov. 2015):