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June 25, 2019, 12:23 amGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the 2018-2019 MVP award.
It was only a matter of time until Antetokounmpo would start to wreak havoc upon the league and that day came sooner rather than later. There are still obvious flaws to his game, but it is a regular season award and the Greek Freak had a historic regular season. He led the team to the best record in the league and the Bucks team and staff brought home a lot of well-deserved hardware tonight.
Source: NBA on Twitter
May 28, 2019, 8:43 amGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Chemistry matters to Giannis Antetokounmpo who likes what the Bucks have in Milwaukee and wants to see all the free agents return for next season.
“Obviously, I want everybody back, I’m going to let my teammates know that, unselfish players that play basketball the right way. They’re winners. We had a great atmosphere. We didn’t have no buttheads.” Financial realities may make it difficult to get the band back together as Bucks ownership has to decide how deep it wants to go into the luxury tax, and after the loss to the Raptors, GM Jon Horst has to think about what changes may need to come for this team to take the next step. Malcolm Brogdon is a restricted free agent and is not sure what his future hold, Khris Middleton is a free agent likely to land a few max offers while big men Brook Lopez and Nikola Mirotic are also expected to receive heavy interest from around the league.
May 26, 2019, 1:14 amGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
While Giannis Antetokounmpo will be eligible for a five-year supermax contract worth over $247 million, ESPN's Malika Andrews is reporting that the 2020 playoff run could swing whether or not Antetokounmpo stays with the Bucks long-term.
The Bucks have three of their starters and two key bench pieces heading into free agency this summer, so they might have to make some bold choices to keep the necessary parts around while also improving the team on a budget. It's possible that this is the Antetokounmpo camp's way of encouraging Milwaukee to empty the wallet and keep the current group together, but it goes against what Giannis has said publicly about the team and city from day one. The Bucks were eliminated mere hours ago but we're already having this conversation. The NBA news cycle is perpetual.
May 26, 2019, 12:08 amGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points in Saturday's Game 6 loss while contributing 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks and two turnovers.
Antetokounmpo did all that was asked of him on both sides of the ball but could not get past the Raptors this series. Giannis continues to operate at an MVP-level but his freethrow woes continue to plague him. He was "Shaq-esque" this series (55%) and shot 5-for-10 in tonight's loss. This is a tough break for Antetokounmpo and the Bucks as they head into the offseason with four of their five starters entering free agency.
May 23, 2019, 11:35 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points with six rebounds and six assists on Thursday as the Bucks fell to the Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Antetokounmpo continued to struggle from the free throw line, hitting just four of nine free throw attempts. It seemed like he really got beat up trying to take the ball to the basket late in the game. Even more puzzling, GA wasn't in the game for some key moments late in the game. He'll need to lead from the front for the Bucks to bring this back to Milwaukee.
May 23, 2019, 2:13 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, who headlined the All-NBA First Team with unanimous selections, were joined by Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic.
Harden and Antetokounmpo rightfully get every first-place vote as they are in a two-person battle for the NBA MVP Award. Curry gets the edge over his teammate Kevin Durant on the first ballot, while George and Jokic make their first appearance on the All-NBA First Team.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 21, 2019, 11:14 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled with 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, but it was not enough in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Raptors.
Giannis hit 9-of-17 from the field but just 6-of-10 from the line in a minus 19 performance. He came out aggressive with some first quarter driving dunks, but the Raptors have been able to slow him down in the lane over the last couple of games. His next shot at them comes on Thursday in Milwaukee.
May 21, 2019, 1:30 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed to fund the construction of a new indoor basketball court in Athens, Greece where a fire destroyed the area, killing at least 100 people and destroying more than 1,000 homes in 2018.
Antetokounmpo is a class act, and it's great to see athletes contribute to their communities and culture outside of the court. The venue is reportedly expected to be completed by the end of the summer. Antetokounmpo and his Bucks squad face the Raptors in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Source: NBC Sports
May 19, 2019, 10:19 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo put up a unique line in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Raptors in double overtime, with 12 points, 23 rebounds and seven assists.
The Greek Freak also added one steal, four blocks and eight turnovers before fouling out in the second overtime. He shot just 5-of-16 from the field and 2-of-7 from the line. The fact that the Bucks were able to force this game to two overtimes with Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Eric Bledsoe shooting 11-of-48 combined from the field shows how truly good of a team they are. The Bucks will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Tuesday night.
May 17, 2019, 11:34 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 30 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in Friday's Game 2 blowout win over the Raptors.
He shot 10-of-20 from the field, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 9-of-12 from the stripe. He added one steal and two blocks to the stat sheet. The Greek Freak was just named an MVP finalist and he proved exactly why that is in this game. The Bucks will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead as they head to Toronto for Game 3.
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