One Step Closer to Magic Giannison


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And at Point Guard...standing 6 foot 11 from Greece...Number 34...MAGIC GIANNISOOOOOOOOOOOON

That has a nice ring, doesn't it?  If you don't like it, get used to it, becuase Giannis Anteokounmpo will be the starting point guard for the Bucks next season.

Since being experimented with at the 1 spot, Giannis Anteokounmpo has thrived like you wouldn't believe.  He has seen every part of his game get taken to the next level, and it can only go up with him staying at point guard.  

When you look at Giannis, you immediately think he's a small forward.  While he is built like one, he was never "dominant" as an SF.  In the 2013-14 season Giannis averaged 6.8 PPG, 1.9 APG, and 4.4 RPG in 77 games as a dedicated SF.  Last season, Giannis' game improved to 12.7 PPG, 2.6 APG, and 6.7 RPG in 81 games, still as a dedicated SF.  

This season has seen an incredible improvement from Giannis.  He averages 16.6 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 7.6 RPG and plays point guard often.  With 10 games left, these averages are likely going to be the same at the end of the season, but still just as impressive.  It should also be noted that he has 4 triple doubles on the season, setting a Bucks franchise record for triple doubles in a single season.  These 4 triple doubles came in 11 games, which is not unlike the tear Russell Westbrook went on last season.  

Giannis is built like Magic Johnson, just two inches taller (Magic was 6'9".)  The points per game is similar this season, Magic averaged 19.9 and Giannis averages 16.6 which is expected to grow.  Giannis however needs to work on his assists, which is understandable when he can do this: 

 

 

 

 

Giannis is the future of the Bucks, and could be the future star of the NBA.  I think that if Giannis can get a consistent jump shot, in a couple years he will be one of the best players in the NBA.

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