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Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has improved as much as anybody since last season

Brad Stevens, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo has had an absolutely stellar career in the NBA so far, and it looks as if things are just getting started for the 24-year old. As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare to take on the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, Celtics coach Brad Stevens heaped praise on Antetokounmpo:

Stevens certainly isn’t wrong in his assessment of Antetokounmpo. The Bucks star has improved every season he has been in the NBA, and he has only gotten better this season after an outstanding 2017-18 campaign. And as Stevens notes, it’s scary that Giannis can still get better and has the work ethic to do it.

Antetokounmpo has arguably been the best player in the NBA this season, and he’s the front-runner to win the MVP award. It likely won’t be long until he’s the undisputed top player in the world.

After averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.5 blocks on the year, Giannis and the Bucks flipped their franchise fortunes, finishing the season with the best record in the NBA and steamrolling through the Detroit Pistons in their first-round playoff matchup. With the Celtics now on the horizon, Giannis Antetokounmpo will have to continue playing like the best player on the planet in order to help his team make it to the NBA Finals.