3x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Player, and 2016-17 Most Improved Player Giannis Antetokounmpo has something else to add to his growing resume: an MVP. The 24-year-old star averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists on 57% shooting for the season.
His play almost singlehandedly lead the Bucks to the best record in the NBA.
Unfortunately, Giannis was unable to close the deal this year, with a Conference Finals loss at the hands of Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors (who later went on to win the Championship).
But do not expect the Greek Freak to slow down. He is young, he is versatile, and he is seeking to make amends for how the 2019 season ended for him and his team. It will be up to the Bucks to help him improve the team's fate next season.
A number of their players (including Khris Middleton) will be entering free agency this summer, meaning they will have to decide whether they want to return the same possie to town or look to bring in some new faces. Either way, they will have to break the bank to capitalize on a suddenly wide-open league.
Having Giannis is a great place to start, but (as we have learned these past couple of years) they will have to make additional moves if they want to make their newly crowned MVP an NBA Champion.