Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has gained 51 pounds of muscle since entering NBA
As you can see from the picture below, Giannis Antetokounmpo was a skinny little kid when he came into the league. Now, the Greek Freak is a grown man tormenting the entire NBA.
— ESPN (@espn) December 22, 2018
Entering Friday, Antetokounmpo is putting up absurd numbers for the Bucks. The two-time All-Star is averaging 26.7 points, 12.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game while shooting an efficient 59.0 percent from the field.
Antetokounmpo has a player efficiency rating of 28.9, which is second in the NBA.
What’s scary about Antetokounmpo is that he’s dominating the game without a 3-point shot. The swingman is shooting just 12.5 percent from beyond the arc. Even when teams pack the paint on him and force him to shoot from the perimeter, the Greek Freak is still able to get to the rim at will and score in heavy traffic because of his long strides and upper body strength.
Antetokounmpo has guided the Bucks to a 21-9 start, the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee’s franchise player has to be in the MVP conversation with the way he’s playing this season and leading his team.
Antetokounmpo is only 24 years old, so he’s going to get even stronger as the years go by. That is a frightening sight.