Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t have access to a hoop at home
Antetokounmpo is spending time in his Wisconsin home. The Bucks star is working out to stay in shape, but he can’t work on his game:
“So, I don’t have access to hoop,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said during a conference call Friday, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN.
“A lot of NBA players have a court in their house or something, but now I just get home workouts. Ride the bike, treadmill, lift weights and pretty much stay sharp that way, but I don’t play basketball.
“So, obviously, they give us bands, a bike. They provide us with workouts that we can do at home and also provide us with food. They have a catering company that brings us food for us and our families in the house.
“Spending time with your family is grea. We don’t get to do that a lot during the season, but at the end of the day, I know everybody in this group misses basketball. Everybody on the team misses playing basketball.”
Giannis and the Bucks had the best record in the NBA before the season was suspended. The Greek Freak has been able to use the hiatus to rehab the left knee injury he suffered against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, so that’s one bit of good news.
Antetokounmpo was averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Bucks prior to the season getting suspended. He was shooting 54.7 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free-throw line.
NBA owners are hopeful of resuming the season in the summer. Giannis and the Bucks are certainly hoping so since the team had a really good shot of winning it all this season.