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    Kostas Antetokunmpo also known as Ndubuisi Adetokunbo played

    "Kostas" has the necessary athletic abilities and physical tools to be a nice PF down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serbianhoops View Post
    Kostas Antetokunmpo also known as Ndubuisi Adetokunbo played

    "Kostas" has the necessary athletic abilities and physical tools to be a nice PF down the road.

    Their mother gave all of them both a Greek and a Nigerian name to remember their past.So basically it's wrong to say that Kostas is not his name.

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    Wow, terrible numbers there. Makes me think that his career doesn't look so good going forth if he couldn't even get time at fiba europe u20 level

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    Giannis was voted as the best international NBA player by the GMs,receiving 27.6% of the total votes.Congratulations

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    Terrific start for Giannis in these first 6 games.Averaging 21 points with 8.5 rebounds and 6 assists.So far he didn't have any explosive game yet he touched the triple-double 4 times in about 33 minutes of action.He can definetely be triple-double machine in a couple of years.However he is shooting with the poor 20% behind the arc.The good thing is that he is confident enough to shot this year.

    I don't expect him to be available for NT stuff this time.Just signed a 100M contract,he knows quite well that he has to improve his shooting.Next year is a good chance to do it.

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    34 points (12/18 2p, 1/2 3p, 7/10 ft), 11 rebs,5 assists,5 steals,2 blocks plus the win for Milwuakee against the Cavs.Massive statline,touching his career high.

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    The Freak with the buzzer beater at Madison Square Garden in front of one of the world's biggest Greek communities.
    Now time to hit the bouzoukia in Astoria Queens to celebrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    The Freak with the buzzer beater at Madison Square Garden in front of one of the world's biggest Greek communities.
    Now time to hit the bouzoukia in Astoria Queens to celebrate.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msmhBv_8BaY

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    His defence ( which eventually led to a steal ) on Rose was great on the previous play.


    He's currently second in efficient only behind Westbrook in the whole League. Jumper and 3P have been heavily improved, he even pulls the fade away shot consistently this year. Such a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1ou View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msmhBv_8BaY

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    His defence ( which eventually led to a steal ) on Rose was great on the previous play.


    He's currently second in efficient only behind Westbrook in the whole League. Jumper and 3P have been heavily improved, he even pulls the fade away shot consistently this year. Such a beast.
    Only 22 years old and appears to be a good smart kid. The sky is the limit. 5 years from now between him Porzingis and Towns the three best players in the world could all be non Americans.

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    All star starter, that's amazing for him. Youngest international player to ever play in an All-star game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1ou View Post
    All star starter, that's amazing for him. Youngest international player to ever play in an All-star game.
    He'll play PG a nd C at the same time in that starting 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1ou View Post
    All star starter, that's amazing for him. Youngest international player to ever play in an All-star game.
    True. Is it still racial outcome that European fans don't really get exited about him, don't hype, don't speak about him too much? Maybe partly because of the fact he hasn't yet dominated FIBA basketball as well. But again this guy is a lock to be one of the greats after Dirk, Pau and Parker stepping down, yet we talk about Porzingis, Jokic and Doncic more.

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    41/8/6 and a new career high against the Lakers. Such a joy to watch him ( not the Bucks anymore though )


    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    True. Is it still racial outcome that European fans don't really get exited about him, don't hype, don't speak about him too much? Maybe partly because of the fact he hasn't yet dominated FIBA basketball as well. But again this guy is a lock to be one of the greats after Dirk, Pau and Parker stepping down, yet we talk about Porzingis, Jokic and Doncic more.
    Agree. What he's doing is beyond logic. Most likely he won't have the chance to score with the same ease in FIBA competitions but apart from his driving which can be unstoppable, he's jumper has improved big time. Looking forward to watch him now that without Jabari he's the ultimate leader in offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Only 22 years old and appears to be a good smart kid. The sky is the limit. 5 years from now between him Porzingis and Towns the three best players in the world could all be non Americans.
    Please throw Joel Embiid into the mix as well. He is showing as good early signs as the three above. Could realistically be the top 4 are international. But I doubt it as, there is always just too much volume of great american kids coming up - especially at the guard and wings spots.

    Anthony Davis is will still be just as good or better than all of them though (and only 23).

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    You guys think the Greek national team figures out how to properly use Giannis?
    He was fairly uninspiring this past summer and it now seems it was less about Giannis and more about Greek coaching, their system, his teammates or maybe just FIBA style basketball. I didn't watch their games - what does anyone else think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Please throw Joel Embiid into the mix as well. He is showing as good early signs as the three above. Could realistically be the top 4 are international. But I doubt it as, there is always just too much volume of great american kids coming up - especially at the guard and wings spots.

    Anthony Davis is will still be just as good or better than all of them though (and only 23).
    Good point we forget how young Davis is because he's already been around so long. I agree talent wise with Embid. He may be better than all of them. But I didn't include him because I have serious doubts about his health. Historically bigs with feet and leg problems never pan out. I hope he can be the exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    You guys think the Greek national team figures out how to properly use Giannis?
    He was fairly uninspiring this past summer and it now seems it was less about Giannis and more about Greek coaching, their system, his teammates or maybe just FIBA style basketball. I didn't watch their games - what does anyone else think?
    He never played basketball at top level in Europe. This is the essential problem concerning Giannis. He will likely never be as good for the Greek NT as the NBA. But he can be the key player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victorious View Post
    He never played basketball at top level in Europe. This is the essential problem concerning Giannis. He will likely never be as good for the Greek NT as the NBA. But he can be the key player.
    Why is this the "essential problem concerning Giannis" but wasn't the case for guys like Dirk Niwitzki, Pau Gasol and Tony Parker who played minimal to no basketball at "top European level" while spending lifetimes in the NBA yet their play translated to their national teams ? It has nothing to do with that. When you are a transcendent talent it doesn't matter.
    It's all about tailoring team play and taking advantage of his skills. I think that will come in the near future.

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    I found this thread rather enlightening to read through given Giannis burgeoning success in the NBA which has only be bolstered by his playoff success. Being in Milwaukee he was off a lot of people's radars, a fair point was raised that if he and Porzingas swapped teams we'd be getting 24/7 coverage of Giannis.

    A potential 2nd round match-up with Lebron's Cavs could catapult him into super stardom in the States.
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