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Giannis Antetokounmpo | Guard/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (19) / 12/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 210
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Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with three points, six boards and one steal vs. New Zealand on Monday.
He's been quiet as the Greek team gets ready for the FIBA World Cup. Antetokounmpo has been coming off the bench and has been playing minutes in the low double-digits, but he could see more action when the event starts later this month. We'll be watching him very closely as a possible breakout guy in 2014-15. Aug 18 - 1:52 PM

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored five points with five boards and two assists in an exhibition game vs. Slovenia.

He played just 12 minutes off the bench and shot 2-of-5 from the field. Antetokounmpo was one of the bigger stories at Las Vegas Summer League due to the comments of coach Jason Kidd saying he could look to play the Greek Freak at point guard. He may have some trouble shooting the ball efficiently, but his defensive contributions make him a player to watch in camp and at the FIBA World Cup.
Aug 18 - 10:13 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play vs. the Warriors on Friday.

He is on his way back to Greece for FIBA. While the Bucks are the only winless team in either Orlando or Las Vegas summer leagues, Antetokounmpo has been very impressive. Coach Jason Kidd said he will try and use the Greek Freak at the point guard spot this season, so we'll see how that works out. He's a very interesting target late in drafts.
Jul 18 - 4:07 PM

The Bucks may be seriously considering using Giannis Antetokounmpo as their point guard this season, and he's been running the offense for Milwaukee's Summer League team.

"We’ve seen it in practice ... and we slowly have started letting him have the ball and running the offense," said head coach Jason Kidd. "With the group we have right now, with [Brandon] Knight and Giannis, we have additional playmakers and when we have that on the floor, it makes the game easy. We’ll see how the roster shakes out, but we’re not afraid to play him at the point, as you see." The Greek Freak is averaging 2.3 assists vs. 4.0 turnovers through three games in Las Vegas, but even if he doesn't start at PG it's clear that he'll be handling the ball frequently this season. His turnovers may rise as a consequence, but overall this is good news for his fantasy outlook.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 7:48 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo looked terrific on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 15 points with four boards, five assists, three steals and four turnovers.

He is 6'11" and he was running the point, which really drives home the point that he is just a Greek Freak. If his growth continues at this rate, we could be in for a fun ride. Antetokounmpo is on the radar in standard leagues.
Jul 15 - 12:16 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off his added length against the Cavs on Friday, finishing with 17 points, six boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 6-of-12 shooting.

He reportedly is now 6'11" and today's game confirms that measurement. Antetokounmpo went coast-to-coast in two dribbles and the Cavs had some difficulty shooting over his lanky frame. He played a bit of both forward spots and coach Jason Kidd has to be intrigued by Alphabet. He'll be worth watching as a possible late-round pick.
Jul 11 - 10:05 PM

General manager John Hammond said the Bucks could play Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo at the forward spots this season.

"You look at Giannis, with his size [at 6'11"], I think you can do things with he and Jabari at the forward positions," Hammond said. "If we are going to become what we want to become, those guys need to do that — two of the top forwards in the NBA playing together." This storyline will be a major one for the Bucks at Las Vegas Summer League with both 19-year-old guys on the team. Antetokounmpo offers huge upside, but the arrival of Parker could curtail his minutes.
Jun 28 - 12:06 AM

The Bucks said that Giannis Antetokounmpo has grown to 6'11" and 217 pounds.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone considering he was just 18 years old last season. He listed at 6’9", 205 last year and it’s kind of hard to believe he was playing shooting guard. The league caught up to Antetokounmpo after he started out somewhat hot when the Bucks let him loose, but he showed some serious potential. If the Bucks do take Duke forward Jabari Parker, it should be interesting to see how they use the Greek Freak. He is an intriguing pick late in fantasy drafts for his upside.
Jun 25 - 3:11 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo was named to the All-Rookie Second Team on Thursday.

His rookie numbers were not overly impressive, he only averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.6 minutes of action, but his upside could be the highest among his entire rookie class. At 19 years old, the 6'9 shooting guard is still growing and developing as a basketball player. Other members of the All-Rookie Second Team include the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk, Thunder's Steven Adams, Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng, and the Hornets' Cody Zeller.

The Bucks expect both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nate Wolters to play on their summer league team in Las Vegas.

"In the summer, you can put [Antetokounmpo and Wolters] in positions they weren't in last year," said VP of player personnel Dave Babcock. "Giannis can be the focal point of the offense, and Nate can run the show. It's a lot different." Antetokoumpo showed tremendous promise as a rookie but his FG percentage was lousy after December, and he finished the season averaging 6.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting, so the added experience in Vegas should serve him well.
May 10 - 3:25 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's going to focus on getting stronger this summer.

Antetokounmpo was playing in Greece's second division before making the leap to the NBA this season. Considering that and his 6'9/210 frame, he handled himself very well. At age 19, his per-36 minute stats were 10.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.8 3-pointers. It's the kind of line we look for when trying to project future fantasy assets. The Greek Freak's progress this offseason will determine how much playing time he gets next season.
Apr 18 - 11:21 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo started with Brandon Knight sidelined on Saturday and had eight points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.

Not a monster line, but a nice glimpse of the potential he has, as he can fill it up in all categories if he gets a big role with the Bucks next season. Why he didn't have a bigger role in this lost season is a mystery that only Larry Drew holds the key to.
Apr 12 - 9:37 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points on Friday, but also added three rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes off the bench.

As you can see the potential is there but he'll need to step up his offensive game to truly be an asset next season. Expect the baby deer to be a topic of discussion in fantasy leagues next year at a minimum.
Apr 5 - 1:15 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 4-of-6 shots (2-of-2 from deep, 4-of-5 from the line) with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

It would make sense for the Bucks to give him heavy run with just two weeks left in the season, but anything goes in Milwaukee when it comes to Larry Drew's rotations. Alphabet gave owners a taste of what he could look like in the future, though, and he's still just an afterthought in the Bucks' offense.
Mar 31 - 11:22 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo played 22 minutes on Saturday vs. the Heat, failing to make any of his five shots from the field for one point, four boards, two assists and one block.

He had an ugly ankle sprain on Friday and it looked like he was going to miss this game, but it must be nice to be 19 years old and in the NBA. Antetokounmpo didn't look like 100 percent and the Bucks second unit is just a complete mess. He should get better Monday vs. the lowly Pistons.
Mar 29 - 11:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Nate Wolters
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
4Carlos Delfino
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
4Chris Wright
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant
4Miroslav Raduljica