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Giannis Antetokounmpo | Guard/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (20) / 12/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 217
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Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks his coaches will give him the green light on 3-pointers.
"I've just got to shoot a lot of threes in practice and it will come," Antetokounmpo said. He was productive at FIBA making 10-of-26 from deep, but the 3-point line is a little closer. The Greek Freak was just 7-of-44 from deep (15.9 percent) last year -- he only had seven from the corners. If Antetokounmpo can make treys even close to 35 percent, his value would see a nice spike. Oct 1 - 11:21 PM

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Giannis Antetokounmpo had a nice all-around effort during Greece's win over Latvia on Thursday, scoring 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with seven boards, two more 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one turnover over 25 minutes.

Giannis' newfound 3-point shot has been the biggest story of the offseason for the Greek Freak, and after today's outing he brought his total 3-point percentage to 38.5. He'll have a lot of hype going into the draft, so if you want him, it'll likely cost you an early-round selection.
Sep 17 - 3:20 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo put forth a phenomenal effort during Greece's loss to Spain on Tuesday, scoring 12 points to go with a career-high 17 rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers through 34 minutes.

The Greek Freak has posted averages of 9.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.0 block and 1.1 three-pointers per game through the EuroBasket tournament. Additionally, Giannis connected on 38.1 percent of his 3-point shot attempts throughout the EuroBasket tournament, and he looked confident firing away from deep. If he can consistently knock down that 3-point shot this upcoming season, he could certainly flirt with early-round value.
Sep 15 - 2:50 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a double-double in Greece's win over Belgium, finishing with 10 points and 10 boards in 26 minutes.

The Greek Freak shot 4-of-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from deep, raising his 3-point percentage to 35.3 percent over the course of the tournament. The 3-point shot was his biggest weakness last season, so it's great to see him elevate his game to the next level. His ceiling is ridiculous, but be prepared to spend an early-middle round pick if you want him on draft day.
Sep 12 - 10:41 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Greece to a win over the Netherlands on Thursday, scoring a team-high 11 points to go with 11 rebounds, two 3-pointers, three assists and one turnover through 22 minutes of work.

Today's 2-of-3 performance from beyond the arc brought Giannis' 3-point percentage to 30.8 percent through five games of the EuroBasket tournament. It'll be interesting to see if he's able to consistently knock down that shot at the NBA level after he converted on just seven of his 44 three-point attempts last season.
Sep 10 - 6:36 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo played a mere 14 minutes during Greece's win over Slovenia on Wednesday, scoring three points on 1-of-5 shooting to go with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

The Greek Freak also went 0-of-3 from beyond the arc, and he has been struggling knocking down that shot on a consistent basis throughout the EuroBasket tournament thus far. His lack of 3-point range slightly limits his upside, but after taking a big leap during his sophomore season, there's no reason why he can't do it again in Year-3. He'll likely cost you an early-middle round selection on draft day.
Sep 9 - 12:53 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a nice all-around effort during Greece's win over Georgia on Tuesday, scoring 12 points to go with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers through 28 minutes of action.

Giannis has said that he's been working on developing a 3-point shot this offseason, although he's currently shooting just 28.6 percent from beyond the arc through the EuroBasket tournament thus far. While Milwaukee clearly views Antetokounmpo as one of the core pieces to their franchise, there are now a lot of hands to feed in the Bucks’ offense with Greg Monroe, Jabari Parker (knee), and Kris Middleton all vying for touches. That could result in a slight dip in The Greek Freak’s field goal attempts per game, so if he’s unable to truly become a threat from 3-point range, it’ll be tough for Antetokounmpo to be much more than a mid-round asset.
Sep 8 - 3:28 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points with five boards, two assists, two blocks and one steal in just 25 minutes in an exhibition win over Holland.

It was the most points the Greek Freak has ever scored for the national team, and he shot an impressive 8-of-11 from the field and 3-of-5 from long range. The 3-point shot was a glaring weakness for him last season, so it's nice to see an obvious improvement this summer. Antetokounmpo is going to be very pricey on draft day, so he will cost you a mid-round pick.
Source: Gigantes
Aug 28 - 12:51 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo knocked down 3-of-6 shots from beyond the arc during one of Greece's recent exhibition games against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Antetokounmpo has said that he will be working to develop his 3-point shot this offseason, so this can certainly be viewed as progress after he shot just 7-of-44 from 3-point range during his sophomore year. To his credit, Antetokounmpo's stroke does seem much more fluid, and he seems comfortable firing away from distance, so it looks like he's made some major strides in developing his 3-point stroke. Antetokounmpo will look to build on last season's averages of 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.0 block per game during his third NBA season, and he'll cost you a mid-round pick on draft day.
Aug 25 - 3:51 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 points with three rebounds and three blocks in a victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday.

The Greek Freak was 4-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc, so it's nice to see him doing well this summer. The Bucks have talked about Antetokounmpo playing some minutes at center this season, so it's clear that he is going to have a massive role. He is going to be a hot commodity in the middle rounds of drafts, and his ceiling would be insane if he can develop a consistent 3-point shot.
Aug 14 - 1:20 PM

Bucks' GM John Hammond said that Giannis Antetokounmpo could spend some time at the center position next season.

"I think moving forward, I love the thought of small-ball for us," said Hammond. "I think you play Giannis Antetokounmpo at center. And he's 6'11", so it's not really small-ball per se, but his ball skills and know-how of how to play will give us the ability to do that and I think that could be a really fun team to watch someday if you do look at small-ball theory." Last offseason there was talk of Giannis spending some time at the point guard position, but that experiment never really worked out. Regardless of where he's playing, it's clear that he's going to be given all the minutes he can handle, which is always a positive in fantasy hoops. He’s shaping up to be worth a mid-round selection on draft day.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 11 - 3:42 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he wants to stay with the Bucks "forever."

"You never know how life turns out," Antetokounmpo said. "Three years ago I was thinking that I might be playing for Filathlitikos forever! All of a sudden, the draft emerged, the NBA, the Bucks and everything that followed. I don’t know how I’ll be feeling and thinking in two, three or more years. Right now I feel like I want to play for the Milwaukee Bucks forever." Bucks fans will be thrilled to hear the Greek Freak's passion about the franchise, and it will be a lot of fun to watch his game continue to grow under head coach Jason Kidd.
Jul 17 - 12:40 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said that the Bucks need to acquire a "top class big man."

"I think we need a top class big man," Antetokounmpo said. "We have Zaza Pachulia who really knows how to play basketball and John Henson who will keep getting better and better and some other big guys with potential. But we need an athletic, top class big man. Who will be able to finish plays, score and play effective defense. Who will have the skills to function as the rim protector and set good screens." The Bucks have been linked with Brook Lopez and Tyson Chandler this summer, and it's also possible that they target a big in this year's draft. The Bucks are one of the most improved teams in the league and will have plenty of cap space with Ersan Ilyasova going to Detroit, so this will be a crucial summer for them if they want to take the next step.
Jun 13 - 10:02 AM

The Bucks hope that Giannis Antetokounmpo can develop a 3-point shot this offseason.

At just 20-years-old, Giannis still has plenty of time to develop, and adding a 3-point shot to his game could make him an absolute stud in fantasy hoops. Antetokounmpo put in averages of 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.0 block per game on 49.1 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season, however, he shot just 15.9 percent from beyond the arc. Adding 3-point range to his game will be an important piece to Giannis’ development.
Source: ESPN
Jun 12 - 9:58 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for the first game of next season for "running over" Mike Dunleavy.

It was an expected move and at least Giannis didn't get more than one game. Antetokounmpo joins Kelly Olynyk to get a suspension to start next season. He's expected to play in summer league where he'll likely be working on his perimeter game. Antetokounmpo is going to be pricey in drafts next season, but it might be worth it.
May 2 - 2:36 PM

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