Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo pulling out all the stops to be ready for Game 1 of NBA Finals
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks with a knee injury, but the Bucks were still able to get it done without their MVP. While his status is unclear for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, he is currently working hard to determine if he can play or not, per Jared Greenberg.
Giannis is working out at a private gym to determine his status for Game 1 of the Finals, per @JaredSGreenberg
He has made “significant progress” with his hyperextended knee
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 5, 2021
The fact that Giannis has taken strides in the hyperextended knee injury is a great sign in itself. But, with the series opener against the Suns on Tuesday, it does seem unlikely he’ll suit up. The Bucks play Game 2 on Thursday, which gives the Greek Freak a little bit more time to recover.
Antetokounmpo went down in Game 5 with the injury as he fell awkwardly on his left knee. Initially, it didn’t look good and many people believed there could’ve been some ligament damage, but thankfully, there wasn’t.
The Bucks will be pleased to hear about Giannis’ improvement in range of motion and such. They really will need him in this series in order to have any chance of beating a Suns team who have been practically unstoppable in the playoffs.
Hopefully, he can get right sooner rather than later. The updates are definitely positive, though.