Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to add 3-pointer to his game
After a fantastic season with the Bucks in which the Greek Freak put up a staggering stat line (27.7 points per game, 13.5 rebounds per game, 5.9 assists per game, 1.5 blocks per game and 1.3 steals per game per Basketball Reference), there is still one major area of concern for the 24-year-old: Three-point shooting.
According to a story by Jack Maloney of CBS Sports, shooting the three-ball is the next step for Giannis, and that skill is what he hopes to add in the 2019-20 season.
“There’s a lot of people out there that said, ‘Oh, if Giannis don’t add the 3 he’s not gonna be one of the best players in the league.’ I just won the MVP? No 3, right?” Antetokounmpo said in a video released by the Bucks. “I can still win the championship not shooting the 3, but I want to shoot the 3. I shot the 3 a little bit better this year, as the season went along I was getting better. Shooting the 3 is gonna make it a lot easier for my game and a lot easier for my teammates, so I gotta add that element to my game.”
Though Antetokounmpo is only a career 27.7 percent shooter from downtown per Bball Reference, he did get up nearly three triple attempts per game last season, which represented a career-high.
Antetokounmpo is already one of the best players in the NBA, and if he were to add a consistent three-point stroke – the NBA would be his for the taking for the next decade-plus.