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Bucks’ Pau Gasol makes MVP case for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Pau Gasol, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks center Pau Gasol believes that Giannis Antetokounmpo should win this season’s MVP honors, and he explained his reasoning via his article with The Players’ Tribune.

“Here are the facts:

Giannis is the best player on the league’s best regular-season team.

Giannis will be first team All-NBA and first team All-Defense. He’s been one of the most dominant players in the league, on both ends of the court.

Giannis, with 60 wins in the regular season behind him, has a chance to take the Bucks to the franchise’s first Finals in 45 years.

Simply put: Giannis is the MVP.

Simply put: Giannis is the MVP of this season.”

Antetokounmpo has been phenomenal for the Bucks this season, leading the team to the best record in the league. He has also dominated in the first two rounds of the playoffs, as Milwaukee made quick work of the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics in the first two rounds. In addition, the All-Star forward led the team to a Game 1 victory against the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals.

This season, Giannis has averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. He also became the captain of the Eastern Conference All-Stars, and he’s elevated himself to the level of guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Gasol might not be able to contribute for the Bucks right now as he had season-ending surgery, but he has been supportive of his teammates.

And he warned the rest of the league; that they have yet to see the best version of Giannis.

“…most of the best players in this league, past or present, don’t perform — even at the peak of their careers — like my young Greek teammate is doing this year. He’s only 24. And that should worry the rest of the league. Because he’s only just getting started.”