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Gary Payton talks about mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo (VIDEO)

Gary Payton talks about mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo (VIDEO)

| September 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

Share There have been some reports about Gary Payton joining the staff of the Milwaukee Bucks to be a special coach for Giannis Antetokounmpo as a point guard. Here is the video of Payton, talking from a press event in Greece. I’m not quite sure is rises to the level of being a member of [...]

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Giannis and Greece lose to Serbia, get eliminated from World Cup

Giannis and Greece lose to Serbia, get eliminated from World Cup

| September 7, 2014 | 1 Reply

Share With a 90-72 loss at the hands of Serbia, Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s big fat Greek summer has come to an end. Antetokounmpo finished with 7 points, 2 rebounds, a steal and a block, and he made all three of his field goal attempts, including a three-pointer at the start of the second half. Serbia outscored [...]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Greece stay undefeated (VIDEO)

Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Greece stay undefeated (VIDEO)

| September 2, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points to help Greece up their record to 3-0 in FIBA group play. Antetokounmpo shot 5-for-11 from the field and 5-for-8 from the free throw line, while also grabbing 3 rebounds. (The video below puts 4 of his 5 baskets in the game highlights.) His steal led to a game-icing three-point [...]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 11 points in FIBA opening game (VIDEO)

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 11 points in FIBA opening game (VIDEO)

| August 31, 2014 | 1 Reply

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in Greece’s 87-64 win over Senegal yesterday.  He made both of his field goal attempts — a pair of transition dunks — while also converting 7 of 8 free throw attempts (for a total of 11 points on 2 field goals attempted). More than that, though, he was a legitimate influence [...]

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2 dribbles, 70 feet: A short video history of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long strides

2 dribbles, 70 feet: A short video history of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long strides

| August 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareGiannis Antetokounmpo did that thing again this week where he goes many feet in few bounces. This time, he pummeled Turkey in a pre-FIBA tuneup with a 70-foot, 2-dribble dunk. Giannis has done a lot of this so far, and there’s no reason not to expect more as the 19-year-old gets older and stronger. From [...]

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Buck Hits: New owners, Kidd talks about his roster, lots of Giannis, and a new lottery?

Buck Hits: New owners, Kidd talks about his roster, lots of Giannis, and a new lottery?

| July 17, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareDespite the activity at the Las Vegas Summer League, there are a number of stories relevant to the Bucks away from Vegas, starting with a slate of new owners. Bucks.com Wednesday night, Adam Silver announced that a new slate of owners had been approved by the NBA’s Board of Governors earlier that day. On Thursday, [...]

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Summer Spurs 100 – Summer Bucks 71: A lot of Giannis, a little of Jabari and precious little else

Summer Spurs 100 – Summer Bucks 71: A lot of Giannis, a little of Jabari and precious little else

| July 16, 2014 | 13 Replies

Share The Summer Bucks continued to flounder in the Las Vegas Summer League, dropping a 100-71 loss to the summer version of the San Antonio Spurs. Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 20 points as he continued his adventures as the offensive creator for Milwaukee’s offense. Some may go so far as to call him [...]

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If he grows, Giannis Antetokounmpo could be the NBA’s first 7-foot point guard

If he grows, Giannis Antetokounmpo could be the NBA’s first 7-foot point guard

| July 16, 2014 | 1 Reply

ShareJason Kidd was a tall point guard. Last season, the most successful coaching decision Kidd made involved an even taller point guard. Now Kidd is in Milwaukee tinkering with the player who may become the tallest point guard of all: Giannis Antetokounmpo. “With (Brandon) Knight and Giannis, we have additional playmakers and when we have that [...]

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Summer Jazz 87 – Summer Bucks 71: Giannis … then everyone else

Summer Jazz 87 – Summer Bucks 71: Giannis … then everyone else

| July 15, 2014 | 22 Replies

ShareIt was almost alarming how bad the Summer Milwaukee Bucks looked Monday night in an 87-71 loss to the Summer Utah Jazz. They couldn’t hit a jump shot. They couldn’t finish at the rim. They had no answer for raw second year center Rudy Gobert, who sealed off defenders and finished in the paint on offense [...]

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