Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA’s youngest players at only 20-years-old as of December, but his lack of experience hasn’t shown much this year.
Even though this is only Giannis Antetokounmpo’s second season in the league, the Milwaukee Bucks player should definitely be in the mix for the league’s Most Improved Player Award.
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Antetokounmpo had a respectable rookie the season, but the 20-year-old has made huge strides this year and is now averaging 12 points (49 percent shooting), 6.7 rebounds, 2.4 asists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal on the season.
The Greek Freak was such a raw talent whenever the Bucks drafted in 15th overall in the 2013 draft. He had the physical ability, but he had to put it all together – something that a lot of young talent players struggle to do.
One area that Antetokounmpo shines at is attacking the rim, and he abused the goal during a dunk against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
Antetokounmpo can get down the court incredible fast with the huge strides he takes, and New Orleans wasn’t even playing defense during this moment in transition. The young buck came out of nowhere and threw down the hammer.
The Bucks were down by 10 at the half, but Antetokounmpo had a strong first two quarters and finished with 12 points (71 percent shooting), 2.0 rebounds 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks.
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