Giannis is entering his prime and becoming unstoppable. And that is pretty much the main reason for Milwaukee’s best record in the entire league.
I already did an in depth breakdown of his crazy offensive repertoire. However I mentioned, and you probably all know it, that his achilles heel is the 3 point shot.
And now, as scary as that sounds, he seems to be figuring that out as well. Slowly but surely. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Taking a look at these numbers, any talk about progress might seem laughable due to the small sample size but for a guy who’s never had an outside shot, this type of progress is actually crazy.
And just to verify things about it. This isn’t by accident at all.
When the Bucks hired Mike Budenholzer, alongside coach Bud came his shooting specialist assistant Ben Sullivan.
He’s been credited for completely revamping the outside shot of guys like Demarre Carroll, Kent Bazemore and Tim Hardaway Jr, during their time with the Hawks.
So Sullivan is in sort of a rescue mission with the greek freak who admitted that his former coach Jason Kidd told him not to shot the ball which still has consequences on his confidence and is flat out unbelievable.
That’s why it’s really encouraging to see this progress that he’s been able to make, even tho the bar was set extremely low.
And keep in mind that he doesn’t need to become a high volume three point shooter. All Antetokounmpo needs is to hit it somewhat consistently so that the defense literally doesn’t know what to do with him.
The dude is on pace to crush the record for baskets in the restricted area and if he can get to a point where he is able to make 3-4 shots from downtown on 35%, it’s going to be game over for the NBA.
This of course is a long term project, and I definitely don’t expect numbers like that this season.
There are absolutely going to be ups and downs throughout this process, and the first major test is going to be the playoffs, where defenses are going to be tighter, the pressure is much higher and maybe the confidence to pull up from deep is going to be limited for him.
One thing is certain however. All players improve and add things to their game during the summer, so it’s going to be extremely interesting to see Giannis spending a whole summer with his shooting coach, having already laid the foundation of his long range shot.
I mentioned this in my previous video about Antetokounmpo, I admire his work ethic and his desire to be better. The best even. At age 24, he has a whole eternity to add things to his game and become even more unstoppable.
So I am very excited to see how this thing is going to develop.
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