Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo on pace for record-breaking season
Antetokounmpo is currently averaging 26.6 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 6.1 assists in 26 games so far this year. Should he be able to keep this up for the rest of the season, The Greek Freak would become just the seventh player in NBA history to notch averages of 26-plus points, 10-plus rebounds, and 5-plus assists in a single season, joining the ranks of legends such as Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Oscar Robertson.
In fact, he can set himself apart from the pack and become the only player in NBA history to average what he is currently averaging right now: 26-plus points, 13-plus rebounds, and 6-plus assists. Those are certainly monster numbers from an otherworldly athlete like Antetokounmpo.
Whatever he finishes with this season, Giannis is going to have a special one regardless. As good as he already was last year, it is crazy to see that he has taken yet another step this season. While his scoring may have stayed relatively stable, his rebounding and playmaking have improved.
Certainly, it looks like The Greek Freak has benefited from the addition of new coach Mike Budenholzer. Moreover, the roster surrounding Antetokounmpo looks more tailor-made for him than it was in the past, as he is surrounded with shooters to space the floor. With all the spacing that Budenholzer’s offense provides him, Giannis is thriving in the paint more than ever. He currently leads the league with 18.1 points in the paint per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has looked more dominant than ever. In fact, Shaquille O’Neal, who is regarded as arguably the most dominant force in NBA history, has already passed down his “Superman” moniker to the Greek superstar.