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    Here's an interview with the Director of Scouting for Milwaukee regarding Antetokounmpo:

    http://www.nba.com/bucks/boeder-1307...nney-interview

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    The way the Greeks spell his name is just too damn ugly. The Greek alphabet has no D and B so his name became Antetokoumpo instead of Adetokunbo.
    Why isnt Vladimir Jankovic name written Vlantimir Giankovits officially, instead as well?

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    The reason why I will be watching a few Bucks games online this season.

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    Great play and hustle by Antetokounmpo!


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    Adetokounbo or Antekounmpo it still sounds tha same in almost every language.Good luck over there Giannis you have some unique physical talents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid80 View Post
    Great play and hustle by Antetokounmpo!

    There are only a few players in the world that could have made that play......and none of them are 18 years old except Giannis. I still believe he will be the best or one of the best players from this rookie class in 4-5 years. Every basketball expert or person I trust, including myself, doesn't understand why the Bucks aren't giving him more playing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
    There are only a few players in the world that could have made that play......and none of them are 18 years old except Giannis. I still believe he will be the best or one of the best players from this rookie class in 4-5 years. Every basketball expert or person I trust, including myself, doesn't understand why the Bucks aren't giving him more playing time.
    Indeed! Giannis has so much potential! I do believe that with all the hard word he invests in and due to his competitive nature and having lived through a lot of adversities in his life in Greece as an illegal immigrant he will succeed and become a great NBA player in the near future...
    I don't know if the Bucks are still hesitant and don't want to place too much pressure on their rookie and expect him to deliver great performances. Maybe it's also he came directly to the NBA from a second division team in Greece.

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    Very nice read about Giannis and the Antetokoumpo family regarding the struggles and adversities they faced while living in Greece and how basketball and coach Spiros Velliniatis changed everything for the young teen when he introduced him to basketball.

    http://onmilwaukee.com/sports/articl...html?viewall=1

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    Antetokounmpo: 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk against Brooklyn but Bucks lose.
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    Antetokounmpo had a very good game against the Thunder.... He even guarded Durant and somehow bothered him on defense early on in the game.

    Milwaukee coach Larry Drew was impressed with Antetokounmpo's effort. The 19-year-old was matched up with Durant for much of the night, and he bothered him early.
    "I thought he took the challenge," Drew said. "It's great to put him in that situation so he can learn. He has to feel good about how he played tonight."
    His stats for the night:
    Antetokounmpo: 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Asts, 2 Stls, 2 Blk in a losing effort against the Thunder.


    His highlights from the game (including an amazing block):


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    This was posted in social media a while back but still !!!


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    I think his name is written Giankovits.

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    Antetokounmpo now holds the most Triple Double achievement in a season for the Milwaukee franchise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Antetokounmpo now holds the most Triple Double achievement in a season for the Milwaukee franchise.
    And if things go as some want them, he will be setting picks for the "more experienced players" and not getting the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWSN-Men View Post
    And if things go as some want them, he will be setting picks for the "more experienced players" and not getting the ball.
    Say that again! It will be a crime to let Calathes hold the ball even for a second.
    In fact since Calathes can't shoot, I think he should be on the court the ~10 minutes Giannis is resting.

    Recipe for success right there.

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    Most important thing is for the cancer to really retire from the NT.

    Or he can play some more, hold the ball for 22 seconds, have Giannis set a couple of picks and then pass to Giannis for the off balance 3 pointer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWSN-Men View Post
    Most important thing is for the cancer to really retire from the NT.

    Or he can play some more, hold the ball for 22 seconds, have Giannis set a couple of picks and then pass to Giannis for the off balance 3 pointer.
    This is becoming an understatement.

    Is is too early to call Giannis the best Greek basketball player of all time?

    From my North American (NBA-centric) perspective, I think it is a true statement. He has been that good the last couple months. Even at this young age he has to be by far Greece's best talent.

    It would be a shame to not see the Greek national team built around Giannis... to not do so may alienate him from the team going forward.

    He is a solid bet to soon become one of the best 10-15 players in the NBA. Maybe Top 5 a couple years down the road?

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    Play all 3 antetokounmpo brothers together at the 1-2-3. That would be sick. ANyone know why Kostas didnt play at FIBA u20 this summer like he was supposed to?

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