The Milwaukee Bucks will miss the playoffs this season but it looks like the team has found their point guard of the future. According to the latest NBA rumors, head coach Jason Kidd is looking continue to start Giannis Antetokounmpo at the one spot heading into the next season.
The Bucks traded Brandon Knight last season to the Phoenix Suns and acquired 2014 Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers. However, Carter-Williams have struggled to replicate his success from his first year in the NBA.
He has difficulty staying healthy as well as taking care of the basketball. The 24-year-old guard has also failed to improve his shooting that is needed for his position. He is ruled out of the season with a torn labrum in his left hip during the All-Star break, per NBA.com.
Since Carter-Williams’ injury, coach Kidd has been using Antetokounmpo at point guard and has proved to be quite productive. The “Greek Freak” has recorded four triple-doubles since being named playmaker.
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Kidd has also confirmed the NBA rumors saying that he will be using the 6-foot-11 player as his point guard next season. “We’re going to go forward with him handling the ball,” Kidd told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
“You can call him a point guard, point forward, point center, however, you want to look at it. With him having the ball and the pressure he puts on the defense and his ability to find guys, has been a plus for us,” he added.
Antetokounmpo is one of the rising superstars in the NBA with an uncanny frame to go along with his improving skills on both ends of the floor. He can play all five positions as well as guard anyone due to his speed, athleticism and ridiculous length.
On the other hand, MCW is not fazed by the NBA rumors about the “Greek Freak” being the Bucks’ PG of the future. “I’m definitely more than willing to be here. I like it here and I’m focused here,” he said via MSJ.
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