This season Giannis Antetokounmpo is confirming the things he did with the Milwaukee Bucks the last one, taking his team to be the best in the NBA, defeating big rivals and signing their name on the list of candidates to take the Larry O’Brien trophy home next June.
The Greek Freak is having a terrific season and is the biggest candidate to win the MVP award this campaign. That is not a surprise seeing how good he’s playing with the Bucks. Antetokounmpo has recorded some impressive numbers in his race to the MVP.
In the case he wins the longed-for award, which right now looks like a competition between him and the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Giannis would do so while playing less than 32 minutes per game. He’d become the first player to earn this honor while playing those minutes.
Antetokounmpo is playing 30.9 minutes per game, surpassing Stephen Curry (2014/15 and 2015/16) and his 32.7 and 34.2 MPG, respectively, as well as Bill Walton (1977/78) and his 33.3 MPG.
Milwaukee has shown a big dominance this season and you can tell that by the numbers Giannis is putting and the praise he gets every single day. Right now he’s averaging 29. PPG, 13.7 RPG, and 5.8 APG.
He has a big case to win the back-to-back MVP award and he would do it in a historical way. This man only gets better and the season he’s having is the biggest proof of that.