— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) December 21, 2018
Despite not having an effective jumper, Antetokounmpo can get into the paint and throw down ferocious dunks at will thanks to his long arms, lengthy strides and incredible athleticism. The 24-year-old is shooting 59.0 percent from the field, with most of his buckets coming around the rim.
The Celtics and every other team would love to have Antetokounmpo, but Steve Aschburner of NBA.com quoted New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry as saying that Giannis isn't being traded anytime soon. This came after Gentry insisted that Anthony Davis also isn't going anywhere.
But this didn't stop Antetokounmpo from jokingly making a plea to Davis to join him in Milwaukee:
That’s why Antetokounmpo theatrically playing the recruiting game for Davis after Wednesday’s game — “Come to the Bucks, man,” he joked. “Come to the Bucks” — got treated like a “ships passing” moment.
In the victorious 123-115 game against the Pelicans, Antetokounmpo notched 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists to beat Davis and his Pelicans. But those who are wondering about his next move — or who are, perhaps, nervous about it — can take comfort in knowing that Giannis is under contract through the 2020-21 season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are set to play the Boston Celtics Friday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.