Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo $9

Inside Sport - - PUNTER’S CHANCE -

If you’re look­ing past the re­cent MVP usu­als for a new con­tender, the Greek Freak is your man. Reach­ing All-Star level for the first time last sea­son, An­te­tok­oun­mpo ex­hib­ited the un­com­mon ver­sa­til­ity con­tained in his rangy, 211cm-tall body, look­ing like the player that Aussies wish Ben Sim­mons will be­come. He could fill a boxs­core like West­brook, and showed abil­ity at both ends com­pa­ra­ble to cur­rent two-way supremo Kawhi Leonard. Hav­ing en­tered the NBA as a raw pro­ject, it’s for­mi­da­ble to see how far the 22-year-old has pro­gressed in four sea­sons. One es­sen­tial step An­te­tok­oun­mpo has to take to be con­sid­ered a le­git MVP chance: lead the Mil­wau­kee Bucks, with a record of 42-40 last sea­son, to more wins.

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