There’s one way that you could make the 7-foot point forward that is Giannis Antetokounmpo scarier and I think the Milwaukee Bucks just figured it out. On Tuesday, reports from Milwaukee were that future Hall of Fame big man Kevin Garnett was practicing with Antetokounmpo and guard Khris Middleton.
Lord, help us.
Antetokounmpo, 22, is already one of the best young prospects in the league, a physical freak athlete with emerging ball skills and court feel to match.
Adding a little bit of Garnett’s tutelage certainly isn’t going to hurt.
According to the NBA’s tracking data, Antetokounmpo is already an efficient post player. He’s also averaging career highs this season in points, blocks, assists, and rebounds.
Adding to that, Antetokounmpo has a net rating of +17 according to Basketball Reference, and has increased his efficiency in some key advanced statistics like true shooting percentage and assist percentage as he’s shouldered more of the load offensively for the Bucks.
No word yet on Garnett was there specifically, but if Antetokounmpo adds some of his post moves he’s going to be even more of a weapon than he already is.
I’m just hoping Garnett teaches Giannis how to talk trash like a real pro.
Maybe KG is the next big man tutor we’ve been looking for? Move over, Olajuwon.