What Giannis Antetokounmpo immediately did after going 1-of-10 from free throw line vs. Mavs
Giannis Antetokounmpo might want to stay off social media for a while after critics were quick to blast his poor 1-of-10 outing from the free-throw line against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Sure enough, the two-time reigning NBA MVP went back to work after his terrible outing and performed free throw drills at Fiserv Forum right after the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is back on the court getting up shots after the game pic.twitter.com/KVAHQy36ch
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The Greek Freak actually had a great performance against the Mavericks, finishing with 31 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes in their 112-109 win, helping them improve to 9-4. He was pretty efficient from the field as well, going 14-of-21, including two three-pointers. His 1-for-10 performance from the charity stripe, however, is indeed alarming, especially in a close game like that one.
Giannis is a 71.9 percent career free-throw shooter. It’s not good, but it’s not that terrible either. But for someone who commands a ton of defensive coverage and gets to the line as much as him, the Bucks are hoping he could be a lot better from the line. While he continues to put in the work, the 26-year-old megastar has actually regressed in that regard so far this season.
Giannis shot a career-low 63.3 percent from the free throw line last season. It hasn’t gone any better this year, as his rating has dropped to 60.6 percent.
If Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to struggle from the charity stripe, opposing defenses could finally find a way to contain his dominance. Perhaps it won’t be long till teams employ a Hack-A-Giannis scheme whenever they face the Bucks.