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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 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

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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

Updating a previous item, Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will be available for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

He was ruled out just 30 minutes ago and it's not clear why the team changed its mind. Nothing is guaranteed and he might not even play, so fantasy owners should just keep him benched since his upside isn't high anyway.
Mar 29 - 7:23 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo's sprained right ankle will sideline him for Saturday's home game, but he's expected to travel for the Bucks' upcoming three-game road trip.

O.J. Mayo is also out again with an ankle problem, so coach Larry Drew plans to work D.J. Stephens into the rotation. Starters Khris Middleton, Brandon Knight and Ramon Sessions should get all the minutes they can handle as the Bucks try to start an unlikely winning streak vs. the Heat.
Mar 29 - 6:51 PM

X-rays were negative on Giannis Antetokounmpo's right ankle and he has been diagnosed with a sprain.

After the game, he said he never suffered a sprained ankle before tonight, which is a small miracle for anyone who has played competitive basketball for more than a couple years of their life. If he needs to miss time, Ramon Sessions and Brandon Knight are going to get some serious run and coach Larry Drew will have to get creative with his lineups.
Mar 28 - 2:03 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a leg injury against the Lakers in the fourth quarter and went to the locker room.

He was in a ton of pain after stepping on Nick Young's foot. Antetokounmpo needed help to the locker room from his teammates and his night is likely done. He has been very durable in his rookie season and his youth should help him get back quickly assuming it's just a sprain. Unfortunately, the rookie turned in a great game, scoring 10 points with seven boards, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
Mar 27 - 9:59 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo was quiet in 28 minutes on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, one assist and one block.

We love Giannis and everybody in the NBA is craning their necks to get into the picture, but this probably isn't the season for a statistical explosion. Chances are he'll get overdrafted next season to for what is truly impressive upside, but once it all starts to click the ride is going to be fun.
Mar 25 - 2:03 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo will move to the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

It could be just a matchup move, which is nothing new for coach Larry Drew. Antetokounmpo owners shouldn't panic and the up-tempo pace of the second unit may suit his skill set a little better.
Mar 24 - 9:42 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo took over the starting SG job on Sunday, but he picked up a few quick fouls and was held to just nine points and six rebounds in 23 minutes.

He was promoted in the wake of Nate Wolters' hand injury, which may shut him down for the season. Antetokounmpo has enticing versatility, averaging 6.9 points, 0.5 threes, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in just 24 minutes per game as a rookie. He's shooting just 31.3 percent from the field in March, which may not be sustainable for a shooting guard, but the Bucks have nothing to lose by giving him heavy minutes down the stretch.
Mar 23 - 8:45 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo will start at SG vs. the Kings on Sunday.

Nate Wolters may miss the rest of the season with a fractured hand, leaving Antetokounmpo with a golden opportunity to finish his rookie year on a high note. O.J. Mayo will also return to the rotation off the bench, and Ramon Sessions should fill in the gaps in the backcourt. The biggest concern is that the Alphabet is shooting 37.0 percent since the All-Star break, but owners willing to take a minor gamble should scoop him off the waiver wire while he's available.
Mar 23 - 4:57 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo started the second half against the Warriors on Thursday, finishing with 11 points, eight boards, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 31 minutes.

He shot 3-of-6 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, but his miss from the line was a costly one in the last four seconds on the loss. With Nate Wolters (hand) going down for the season, Antetokounmpo makes sense to be the starting shooting guard the rest of the way which should get his minutes above the 30-minute threshold. His scoring numbers aren't going to wow you, but the intrigue of steals, blocks and threes make him worth a look in standard formats.
Mar 21 - 1:24 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just two points against the Bobcats on Sunday with three boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes.

He missed all four shots from the field and the word looks to be out that teams don't want to allow Antetokounmpo to leak out in transition. He shot just 38.2 percent from the field in his previous 14 games since the break, but the averages of 4.1 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.7 triples in that span put him on the radar in deeper leagues.
Mar 16 - 3:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
SG1Ramon Sessions
2Giannis Antetokounmpo
3O.J. Mayo
4Nate Wolters
SF1Khris Middleton
2Tony Mitchell
3Carlos Delfino
PF1Jeff Adrien
2John Henson
3Ersan Ilyasova
4D.J. Stephens
5Chris Wright
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Ekpe Udoh
4Miroslav Raduljica