It’s just preseason. It’s just preseason.
But damn, this is impressive.
Giannis Antetokounmpo closed out the preseason with a “think of me when you talk MVP race” kind of game dropping 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists on a flatlined Timberwolves team Friday night (video above). And, he did it 25 minutes of playing time. Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-17 overall and was 2-of-5 from three.
If his jumper is working, if he has a legitimate three-point shot this season for coach Mike Budenholzer, nobody will be able to defend him.
The Bucks, as a team, knocked down 25 threes (on 48 attempts). Last season the Bucks averaged 24.7 three-point attempts per game and made just 8.8. New coach Mike Budenholzer is going to open up this offense.
Minnesota, playing without Jimmy Butler, looked like a team that was shell-shocked. As they have all preseason. And that’s not because of the Greek Freak, he just took advantage.