How good can this guy be?
Our Experts Discuss the LA Lakers, the Thunder, the Bucks and the Utah Jazz
- Started By Josh Miller
- Sidelines Senior Columnist
- 10 months ago
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.