Although it was a rough year for the Milwaukee Bucks, who finished with the word record in the league at 15-67, there is a lot to be excited about. With the 15th-overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Bucks took Greek swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo. This summer, they took former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker.
Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders sees Antetokounmpo and Parker as a great fit together.
Antetokounmpo may not even be done growing (physically), but he’s already known as the “Greek Freak” due to his incredible size (6’11) and length (7’3 wingspan) while being listed as a shooting guard. He’s still adding mass while working on his overall strength, but Antetokounmpo should really benefit from the addition of small forward Jabari Parker. Parker is already somewhat of a polished scorer for someone just 19 years old as he enters the league, and Antetokounmpo should benefit from both his presence on the court and from the ability to work and develop their respective games together.
Antetokounmpo averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 41.4% from the field, 34.7% from beyond the arc and 68.3% from the free throw line last season. Parker averaged 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 47.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 74.8% from the free throw line for the Blue Devils last season. The last time Parker was officially measured, he came in at 6’8.5 and 240 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’11.5 at the Kevin Durant Camp in 2013.
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