The Milwaukee Bucks may have been the league’s worst team in the 2012-2013 season, posting a record of 15-67 but with swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo, their first round pick in 2013, and former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker, the number two overall pick of this year’s draft, in the fold, the Bucks have a lot look forward to.
In fact, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders believes Milwaukee Bucks’ swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo could be the next player to have a breakout season.
Giannis has an incredible work ethic and he has the potential to be one of the best two-way players in the game. Keep in mind that just two years ago Antetokounmpo was in Greece playing against very weak competition and receiving little guidance. Earlier this year, an NBA executive told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports that in Greece Antetokounmpo was essentially playing at the “YMCA level, playing against 35- and 40-year-old guys a lot of days.” It’s why he slipped to No. 15 in the 2013 NBA Draft, and it makes the fact that he held his own against the best players in the world at 19 years old even more impressive. Antetokounmpo has all of the physical tools to be great. The question is, will he realize his full potential and be able to make the leap to stardom?
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.
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