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Paul Pierce: 'Giannis Antetokounmpo Will Finish The Year With The Best PER In NBA History'

(via ESPN)

(via ESPN)

With all eyes on Los Angeles this season, Giannis Antetokounmo and the Milwaukee Bucks have quietly been putting together one of the best seasons in franchise history.

Despite myriads of injuries and steep competition in the East, the Bucks are tied for the league's best record, sitting first in the conference at 24-4.

No doubt, that success has largely to do with the Greek Freak, who is well on his way to winning a second-straight MVP. And, in case you're not quite sold on what he's doing, consider this: Giannis currently boasts the highest PER in NBA History, surpassing Wilt's 31.8 mark in the 1962-63 season.

According to Paul Pierce, this trend will hold for the remainder of the season.

This season, the Greek Freak is averaging 31.7 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game on 56% shooting.

He dominates at both ends of the floor. On offense, he can handle the ball, finish at the rim, and is starting to develop a nice-looking stroke from the perimeter. Defensively, his long wing-span, speed, and sheer size alone make him a nightmare for whoever he's guarding.

The point is, we can't overlook what Giannis is doing this year. Not only is he leading the Bucks to a successful campaign, but he's breaking records while doing it.