Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Giannis Antetokounmpo is far from the best rookie this season (Philadelphia 76ers’ point guard Michael Carter-Williams and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo are battling for that honor with Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke and New York Knicks’ guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. behind them).
However, Antetokounmpo has great size at 6’9 and 205 pounds and, is very athletic and at times, has shown the ability to shoot from the outside.
Antetokounmpo can seemingly play some time at almost every position and since he is just 19, he should continue to improve.
On Monday, Antetokounmpo’s skills were on display again.
During the Bucks’ 114-88 victory over the Jazz, Antetokounmpo scored eight points on three-of-nine shooting, grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and blocked a shot.
His best and most impressive sequence of the night came when Antetokounmpo blocked a shot, then got the ball back, drove into the paint and threw a behind the back pass to Ramon Sessions, who finished.
On the season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.