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Giannis Antetokounmpo | Guard/Forward | #34

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 222
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (15) / MLW
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The Greek basketball federation has accused the Bucks of staging Giannis Antetokounmpo's knee injury to keep him out of Eurobasket.
"We, on our side, did everything not to give the Bucks an excuse," Takis Tsagronis (the federation general secretary) said. "We took a magnetic scan of Giannis' leg and it was clean. What the Bucks claim is not the reality; something else is happening." Giannis recently visited with Bucks Head of Strength and Conditioning Suki Hobson and was put through a series of exercises to evaluate his knee, and it was determined that he was still "experiencing significant pain on basic movements." The NBA issued a statement backing up the Bucks, so we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. According to Bucks GM John Horst, Giannis is scheduled to return to Milwaukee this week "to begin his daily treatment and rehabilitation program in order to be ready for Bucks Training Camp." Aug 20 - 10:20 AM

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Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) announced on his Facebook page that he is currently unable to practice and will not play for Greece at Eurobasket.

We first learned that Antetokounmpo was dealing with "knee discomfort" earlier this month, as he was unable to practice for five days in preparation for Eurobasket. However, he reportedly had an MRI, which came back clean, and it appeared the issue was behind him. Giannis played in Greece's next game, vs. Montenegro, last weekend, scoring 20 points. After that contest, he took off for a scheduled tour of China. At this point, we don't have any further details as to the extent of the injury. We'll pass along an update as soon as one is provided.
Aug 19 - 12:28 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) scored 20 points in a win over Montenegro on Friday.

The game was a warm-up for the Eurobasket. It's encouraging that Antetokounmpo suited up, as he had been sidelined due to a "minor knee injury" earlier this month. It was reported that Antetokounmpo had an MRI which revealed there was nothing wrong. The Greek Freak will not play for Team Greece next week, as he is touring China from August 15th through the 20th. Antetokounmpo will be one of the top draft picks in all fantasy formats this upcoming season.
Aug 12 - 10:56 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is dealing with knee discomfort and will not practice for five days.

He had an MRI on his knee, but the results showed there was nothing wrong. Antetokounmpo is with the Greek team for EuroBasket and is expected to resume activities this month. He is going to get a lot of attention for MVP and fantasy owners can look to draft him No. 1 overall in most formats.
Source: Euro Hoops
Aug 4 - 9:33 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he could be the league MVP next season.

Confidence is key, and based on Antetokounmpo's performance from his 2016-17 campaign, he could certainly be in the MVP discussion next season if the Bucks are able to emerge as one of the top-tier team out East. The Greek Freak ranked No. 5 overall last season behind averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.7 steals, 1.9 blocks and 2.9 turnovers per game on 52.2 percent shooting, and he should be able to improve upon those numbers in his fifth NBA season.
Aug 2 - 11:27 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo won the 2017 Most Improved Player Award.

Giannis led the Bucks to a sixth place finish in the East with a 42-40 record, earning a spot on the Eastern All-Star starting five in the process. The Greek Freak was a top-5 asset in standard leagues with averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.9 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers on 52.2 percent shooting, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Entering his age-23 season, you can make a strong argument of taking him with the No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts.
Jun 26 - 10:22 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points in a season-ending 92-89 loss to the Raptors on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 47 minutes.

He was extremely aggressive early in this game, going 5-of-5 from the field with all of those shots coming in the paint. The Bucks offense was not very successful outside of the Giannis drives in the first half, making just 3-of-17 outside of the paint in the first 24 minutes. Antetokounmpo also only checked out with 6:26 left in the second, sat out for 81 seconds, and played the rest of the game. He reached superstardom this season and he'll be in the mix for the No. 1 pick in drafts next year. He's still just 22, so he could get even better. Let your imagination run wild with how good he could be.
Apr 27 - 10:21 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo's 30 points weren't enough in a 118-93 loss to the Raptors in Game 5 on Monday.

He was coming off a 6-of-19 FG performance in Game 4 and got off to a nightmare start in the first quarter by hitting 1-of-6 shots, but he finally got things going in the second quarter when he hit all six of shots. Giannis finished the night 12-of-19 from the field in 41 minutes with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks, but simply didn't have enough help -- only two of his teammates scored in double digits. The Bucks now trail the Raptors (3-2) for the first time in this series and will look to save their season in Game 6 on Thursday at home.
Apr 24 - 10:12 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo made just 6-of-19 from the field for 14 points with nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and seven turnovers during an 87-76 loss to the Raptors on Saturday.

Besides his 10 points in the second quarter, Giannis was not the 2016-17 version of himself during this game. Antetokounmpo was just 3-of-10 on jumpers in this game and was even worse on layups at just 2-of-8. He was also pressing a bit to cause those seven turnovers, as well. You could say Giannis was just due for a bad game after he dominated this series perhaps more than any other player has done so in the past week. He'll be better on Monday in Toronto as this series has now become just a best of three.
Apr 22 - 5:53 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo made an impact all over the court during a 104-77 win over the Raptors on Thursday, scoring 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He's easily the best player in this series and he continues to run the offense. Antetokounmpo's defense has been just as good as his offense as he's often been the last line of defense. The Bucks kept the Raptors to just 30 points in the first half to help them coast to a 2-1 lead. They'll look to take a bigger lead on Saturday in Milwaukee.
Apr 20 - 11:26 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points with 15 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one triple in Tuesday's 106-100 Game 2 loss to Toronto.

This was actually an off night for Giannis as he hit 9-of-24 shots and 5-of-7 free throws with four turnovers. The Raptors said their No. 1 priority was to slow down the Greek Freak, but it's clear that he's going to get eat no matter what and the Bucks even had a chance to steal this game -- they missed their final five shots of the contest. With the series tied up 1-1, the Bucks should be feeling good and the next two games will be in Milwaukee on Thursday and Saturday. Khris Middleton added 20 points, five boards, two assists, one steal and three triples for the Bucks.
Apr 18 - 9:52 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a scoring clinic during a 97-83 win over the Raptors on Saturday, making 13-of-18 from the field for 28 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes.

The Raptors simply had no answer for him. Antetokounmpo did it all as a scorer in all different types of sets, dunking the ball four times with five layups. Coach Jason Kidd has shown he's willing to play Antetokounmpo huge minutes and was already playing him 36.8 minutes per game when given two days off during the regular season, so Giannis could be getting minutes close to 40 the rest of the way. He's an absolute treat to watch and looks like fantasy's No. 2 pick next year.
Apr 15 - 9:53 PM

P.J. Tucker and DeMarre Carroll are expected guard Giannis Antetokounmpo in the first round.

Coach Dwane Casey said Giannis is one of the best players in the NBA, so he knows it'll be a challenge. "We’re gonna bank on those guys to do their jobs," Casey said about his defensive specialists. The Raptors would do well to keep Giannis out of the paint, especially after 72.0 percent of his shot total came in the paint against them this season. Playoff Giannis should be a treat.
Apr 13 - 4:07 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo (rest), Khris Middleton (rest), Tony Snell (rest) and Matthew Dellavedova (rest) did not travel to Boston for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Celtics.

This move essentially guarantees that the Celtics will finish as the No. 1 seed out East, and it's not terribly surprising to see Jason Kidd execute this move with the No. 5 seed out East no longer a possibility for the Bucks. With most Milwaukee's main guys on the sidelines Wednesday night, Malcolm Brogdon and Greg Monroe should dominate the offense, and guys like Rashad Vaughn, Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley suddenly become relevant.

According to the team's game notes, the Bucks are expected to rest Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Matthew Dellavedova and Tony Snell on Wednesday vs. Boston.

Game notes aren't always reliable and you would think that the Bucks are still interested in stealing the No. 5 seed from Atlanta, but the important takeaway here is that this is an away game and Giannis, Middleton, Delly and Snell are listed as "not with team." We'll keep an eye on this, but it's possible their status could change depending on the results of Atlanta's game on Tuesday. For what it's worth, the projected starters for the Bucks are Malcolm Brogdon, Rashad Vaughn, Michael Beasley, Mirza Teletovic and Thon Maker.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 11 - 6:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Malcolm Brogdon
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Gary Payton II
4Kendall Marshall
SG1Tony Snell
2Rashad Vaughn
3Jason Terry
4Brandon Rush
5Sterling Brown
SF1Khris Middleton
2Mirza Teletovic
PF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Jabari Parker
3D.J. Wilson
C1Thon Maker
2Greg Monroe
3John Henson