How good can this guy be?
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- by Josh Miller,
- Senior Columnist
I began watching this kid early in the season and anybody who doesn't think he can be someone special is fooling themselves. Yes, we know there have been many tall players with handles over the years who tantalize fans and executives, but "The Greek Freak" looks different. He can affect the game in so many different ways best demonstrated by this one play, which began off his block, and finished with him running the break and flipping a beautiful behind the back pass to a teammate for a layup. It's easy to see the Kevin Durant comparisons because of his length, lankiness, strong handles, and versatility. However, Giannis looks like much more of a facilitator. Given the fact that this kid is only 19 years old, nobody knows what his ceiling is and the kind of player he will be in 5-6 years, but if he is surrounded by the right coaches and players around him, this might be the Greek Magic Johnson.
Interesting. I've heard the talk about the "Greek Freak" this season, but I haven't been able to keep up with the Bucks as quickly as they've been descending. Just the fact that he has all of this buzz surrounding him leads me to believe that the kid has awesome potential, especially given the fact that he's only 19 years young. I'm intrigued, and I'll certainly be keeping one eye on his progress within the next few years. The NBA already enjoys a global market. Another international superstar in the vein of Parker, Ginobli, Nowitzki, and Gasol would be a great commodity for the league.
I haven't watched this guy too much, but you guys have me excited to watch him
I'm a big fan of this guy. He's had bumps along the way this season, but he's shown he has tantalizing versatility and potential. He kind of reminds me of a bigger version of Nicolas Batum or Tayshaun Prince. Antetokounmpo is only 19 and is still growing, so he could be 7-feet tall by this time next year. I really love that this kid can pass, defend, rebound and even shoot. If he keeps working on his game he will be one of the most dominant role-players/defensive stoppers in the NBA.
Well the sky is the limit for this guy, he is a physical specimen and athletically gifted. I really think he can develop into a great player, I'm just not sure if the Bucks have what it takes to develop him.
I hear a lot of good things about him and when you read his measurements and look at his age you can't help but think how good can this kid be. I've heard some T-Mac and Batum comparisons. I don't know if these are true but I can't wait to watch him develop.
I haven't watched this guy too much, but you guys have me excited to watch him. I think the European guys bring so much value to the game. There would be very little fundamentals without them.
I've seen him be the x-factor twice in the Bucks wins over the Knicks and it seems like we have to wait until he finishes growing to see what he really will become. But from looking at his game so far I see all team defense 1st and 2nd team pretty much for his whole career, add on his ability to run the floor and finish and I see an in his prime Shawn Marion. A guy who can do anything and everything but shoot the ball consistently.