Giannis Antetokounmpo has quickly become one of the most dominant players in the league. He led the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA-best 53-12 record before the suspension and he's made them perennial Championship contenders as long as he stays healthy.
And now that his team is back at the business at the Orlando practice, it seems like the league's reigning MVP hasn't missed a beat since basketball stopped and is in game-shape and ready to perform right now.
In fact, he took it to his Twitter account to vow that his team is going to go the distance and get the job done this time after such an impressive run in the regular season:
"Feels good to be back! Time to finish what we started," the Greek Freak tweeted.
Giannis continues to improve and be even more efficient despite playing fewer minutes. He's averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.5 three-pointers per game on 54/30/63 shooting and is reportedly on pace to win his second straight MVP award, as well as the Defensive Player of the Year award.
However, there are still some concerns regarding his ability to lead the Bucks in the playoffs after years of falling short of their goal. Also, his lack of range as a shooter has always been an issue in the postseason when defenses start to collapse the paint and prevent him from attacking the rim.
But, with just 8 regular-season games left and being almost a lock to get the 1st seed in the East, anything can happen this time. Giannis and the Bucks have to keep the momentum going for a short stretch and they'll have a legit shot at the Finals, especially now that Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James are both playing in the West.
Also, this may be Milwaukee's last shot at convincing Giannis that he should stay there and sign his supermax contract extension before taking his talents to a contending team.