Coming off a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Giannis Antetokounmpo made sure he wouldn’t suffer back-to-back Ls on Monday night. He powered the Milwaukee Bucks to a 130-106 shellacking of the Charlotte Hornets, tallying a double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds.
But while it became the norm for Giannis to bag a double-double, it was also quite commendable that he also bagged six assists in the win. In a report from ESPN, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged his star forward’s orchestration, particularly in the second quarter, when he scored a season-high 44 points to put the game up. early side.
“We were in a bit of an aggressive mood. I thought Giannis was the quarterback in some of those situations, whether it was against the press or against the zone and found shooters. Sometimes we were able to play quickly against the area before it could be settled, get 3 corners.”
Has Budenholzer just unlocked another facet of Giannis’ ever-evolving game? The two-time MVP has previously said he makes sure to add something new to his arsenal each season, and his game has definitely improved. He is averaging 6.0 cents per outing, his career best.
Giannis playing point guard isn’t exactly new. As a reminder, former Bucks coach Jason Kidd tried to do just that, urging the then lanky Greek youngster to hone his skills.
While Budenholzer doesn’t permanently set Giannis as PG, it’s something he could keep in his back pocket for the NBA Playoffs. A 6-foot-11 athletic freak with springy limbs who runs things for the Bucks is sure to be a sight to behold.