All summer long, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks promised fans that they were about to see a great season.
He was intent on getting his team back to the NBA Finals and would stop at nothing to make that happen.
So far, the Greek Freak has had a sensational year.
He is averaging 31.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists a game.
And he is dominating on the defensive end of the court.
Best defenders this season (based on opp. FG%). pic.twitter.com/MBGj8iDgen
— Extra StatMuse (@extrastatmuse) February 21, 2023
Antetokounmpo currently leads the league with the lowest opponent field goal percentage.
He is keeping his opponents to a 41.3% field goal percentage, ahead of other players like Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies (42.4%), Nicolas Claxton of the Brooklyn Nets (42.9%), and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors (43%).
This means that Antetokounmpo is not only scoring more than 30 points a night, but he is also shutting down the offense of his opponents.
Antetokounmpo is a big man, coming in at seven-feet tall.
It’s no surprise that he can get in the way of the athletes he is playing against.
One of the things that makes him so special, however, is the fact that he can block and defend like a big man but score from the perimeter as well as inside the paint.
Versatility is what sets Antetokounmpo apart from the rest of the power forwards and centers in the NBA.
Antetokounmpo isn’t the only reason why the Bucks are so competitive and scary to other teams in the league.
But the huge amount of power and defensive dominance that he brings makes them true championship contenders again.NEXT: The Bucks Will Take A Chance On Controversial Star