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Giannis Antetokounmpo | Guard/Forward | #34

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 217
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (15) / MLW
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Giannis Antetokounmpo's new four-year, $100 million deal does not include any options and is not a max deal, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Bucks GM John Hammond revealed that a max deal for Giannis was discussed both "internally and externally," but at the end of the day it sounds like The Greek Freak was willing to take a little less in order to provide Milwaukee a chance at (eventually) building a championship-caliber roster. If you want the walking triple-double threat on your fantasy team, you'll need to take him with your first selection. For what it's worth, Giannis said he "can't imagine being somewhere else" and wants to stay in Milwaukee for "20 years." Sep 24 - 3:35 PM

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension.

It's a no-brainer for the Bucks as Giannis is one of the most promising young players in the NBA and he's an excellent fit next to Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker. Antetokounmpo thrived when coach Jason Kidd handed him the keys to the offense last season and he posted averages of 18.8 points, 8.6 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals after the All-Star break. If you want the triple-double threat on your fantasy team, the price will be a first-round pick. The deal will be official on Tuesday.
Sep 19 - 2:00 PM

Bucks GM John Hammond said that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be "one of the [Bucks'] primary ball-handlers" this season, but he's unlikely to defend opposing point guards.

"There's a delicate balance," Hammond said. "Someone's gotta guard the point guard, and that's not gonna be Giannis." He went on to praise Michael Carter-Williams' defense, citing his length, speed and quickness, but all signs point to MCW coming off the bench to begin the season. No matter who he's guarding on the court, Antetokounmpo is poised for a monster fantasy campaign.
Jun 26 - 8:54 PM

Greece coach Fotis Gatsikaris said Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the focal point for the Greek national team this summer.

"At this point we can afford to give him more responsibilities than anyone else, having the ball in his hands," Gatsikaris said. "We will build around him. Giannis will be the one who will take decisions on the court for us". He should be in a similar role for the Bucks next year, so this summer will give us a nice preview.
Source: Euro Hoops
Jun 13 - 4:29 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo announced he will play for Greece in the FIBA Olympic qualifying round.

The Bucks may not be in favor of this move as they try to tweak his game to become more of a ball-handler. If Greece can make it to Brazil, Antetokounmpo could be playing international ball in July and August. Basketball fans won't complain with more Green Freak action this summer.
Jun 9 - 10:01 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is reportedly unlikely to play for Greece this summer.

Despite The Greek Freak voicing his desire to play for the national team, the Bucks would reportedly like him to work on his new role (point guard) and assuming the responsibilities that come along with being a franchise player instead. It's easy to see Milwaukee's point of view on the matter, and continued skill development is only going to help raise Antetokounmpo's massive fantasy ceiling higher.
Source: Sportando
Jun 6 - 9:55 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is hopeful to play for Greece this summer.

"I want to play for the national team," he said. "The Bucks know it. We have not talked yet for this matter. Even if they are negative, I would try to convince them to let me play". Milwaukee will likely want their franchise building block to rest this summer in order to prepare for the workload coming his way next season, but it sounds like he's intent on being allowed to play.
May 23 - 8:58 AM

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said that it's possible that Giannis Antetokounmpo could eventually average a triple-double over the course of a season.

"Is there a player that could do it? [Russell] Westbrook is probably one. Giannis is probably right there in that same conversation," Kidd said. "As he gets older and starts to dissect the game better, you can't rule him out." Antetokounmpo averaged 18.8 points, 8.6 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals after the All-Star break, and it's scary to think about how good he can be considering he's just 21 years old. He has no ceiling.
Apr 22 - 12:15 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to focus on improving his 3-point shot this summer.

"They're not going to guard me yet out there," Antetokounmpo said. "Even if I start knocking them down, they're still not going to guard me out there. So I've got time and space. Try to set my feet and knock it down." He shot 25.7 percent from deep during the 2015-16 season, but he progressed down the stretch and hit 45.5 percent in April. That's obviously not a realistic expectation for next season, but Antetokounmpo should continue to improve from deep and is shaping up to be a first-round target in standard leagues for the foreseeable future.
Apr 17 - 10:26 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a 97-92 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday.

Get ready for a lot of "Giannis is working on his 3-pointers" and "Giannis is working on his ball-handling" updates this summer. He'll likely be starting at point guard after the experiment went swimmingly in the past month. Antetokounmpo is shaping up to be a first-round target in standard leagues next season.
Apr 14 - 12:22 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo made 5-of-7 from the field for 11 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks, five turnovers and one 3-pointer.

It was one of his worst offensive games and the first time he's had fewer than 12 shot from the field this month. Antetokounmpo continues to bring the ball up a lot for the Bucks with his 8.4 dimes per game in his previous games this month. He should be good to go for Wednesday in the home finale this season.
Apr 11 - 9:28 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo shot just 4-of-15 from the field on Sunday, but he still finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, five blocks, three steals and one 3-pointer.

The Greek Freak is cruising to a strong finish this season, averaging career highs in points (17.0), rebounds (7.6), assists (4.3), steals (1.2) and blocks (1.4), and his assists have spiked to 8.8 per game in April. He'll be the Bucks' primary playmaker next season and Jason Kidd is even telling him to bomb away from downtown. "The three-pointer is becoming more important than layups," Kidd said. "[Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton] are going to continue to shoot more threes. We're encouraging that." His fantasy ceiling is unknown.
Apr 10 - 8:08 PM

Bucks coach Jason Kidd is encouraging Giannis Antetokounmpo to shoot more 3-pointers.

"Coach told me when I'm open shoot it," Antetokounmpo said. "I'm just trying to work, knowing there are days when I am going to make them [and] there are going to be days where I'm not. I've just got to stay confident and believe in myself and keep shooting them because that's the only way I'm going to get better." Antetokounmpo had a career-high four 3-pointers on Friday while finishing with 27 points, seven boards, seven assists, one steal and one block, and he's quickly shaping up to be a first-round pick in fantasy next season.
Apr 9 - 10:42 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 27 points during Friday's 124-109 blowout loss to the Celtics, adding seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block, five turnovers and a career-high four 3-pointers.

Giannis had the hot hand early, scoring 17 of his 27 points during the first quarter alone, which set a career-high for most points scored in a quarter. Giannis made the jump from an eighth-round asset last season, to third-round status this year, and he’s climbed all the way to a top-15 evaluation since the break. This was also just the second time in his career that he has hit multiple triples in back-to-back games, and if he can develop that 3-point shot this offseason, he could easily emerge as a first-round stud next year.
Apr 8 - 10:30 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 39 minutes on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to avoid a loss to the visiting Cavs.

Giannis continues to shine for fantasy owners, but the Bucks really missed Khris Middleton (thigh) tonight. Antetokounmpo shot 10-of-18 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and no free throw attempts, just the seventh time this season that he's failed to get to the line. Milwaukee has lost seven of their past nine games, but it's safe to assume Giannis' fantasy owners are having more success.
Apr 5 - 11:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Matthew Dellavedova
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jason Terry
SG1Khris Middleton
2Rashad Vaughn
3Malcolm Brogdon
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Steve Novak
PF1Jabari Parker
2Mirza Teletovic
3Michael Beasley
4Thon Maker
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Miles Plumlee