Gilbert Arenas thinks Giannis Antetokounmpo should work on low-post moves not jump shot
The more you listen to Agent Zero, the more it makes sense.
Pundits have been getting on Antetokounmpo for his lack of a consistent jump shot. Likewise, those same pundits have been saying that if Giannis ever gets to develop that consistent jumper, then it’s game over for the rest of the league.
These comments by Arenas may spark some debates, but it does make some sense. Given his height, great court vision, and good passing skills, Giannis is very much capable of making plays down on the block. Plus, it helps him focus on his best offensive strength, and that’s scoring inside the paint.
Given the way the Bucks have surrounded The Greek Freak with shooters, perhaps this may be a better way to go. As Arenas mentioned, Giannis usually makes his plays by driving to the basket and either finishing it himself or passing the ball out to an open shooter for 3.
However, as we saw in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Toronto Raptors, there is a way to stop that. Perhaps getting down on the block and having the capability to make plays and read and react from there would make Antetokounmpo even deadlier.
The man won NBA MVP last season, and yet we’re still thinking about ways in which he can improve. Whatever improvement he brings this season, be it an improved shooting stroke or a refined low-post game, that would definitely add significant value to his ever evolving game.
But, hey, if you’re Giannis Antetokounmpo, why not both?