The 2019-20 Giannis Antetokounmpo Thread

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The 2019-20 Giannis Antetokounmpo Thread 

Post#1 » by The-Power » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:21 am

Discuss here. After falling short in the playoffs last year and an underwhelming FIBA result, I expect him to be more motivated than ever.
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Post#2 » by The High Cyde » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:15 pm

He has to show us he's expanded his game and won't be walled to death in the playoffs this year. We already know he's unstoppable in the RS. It's going to be tough against the Sixers with two of the smartest defenders in Embiid and Horford.

His three is coming along nicely, but he still needs some more tricks in the half court set for when he eventually goes deep in the playoffs again.
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Post#3 » by AussieBuck » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 pm

All he needs is Bledsoe to not **** his pants in the playoffs
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Post#4 » by Je K » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:53 am

I don't think he'll get his three point shot this season. The things I'm looking for are the turnaround jumper near the post that he's pulled out a few times in preseason and improved FT shooting. Anything to get buckets a little more easily.
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Post#5 » by homecourtloss » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:59 am

In his two preseason games, he looked like he was from another planet compared to everyone else. I think he’s the favorite to win MVP again.
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Post#6 » by GusT15 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:57 pm

I'm exhausted listening to fans and media talking about Giannis developing a +35% 3pt shot.

All he needs is a mid range jumper (that he can shoot from the key,before bumping into the "wall" that teams are forming) and a simple off the glass hook shot/jumper operating in a post up (when guarded by a smaller defender).

He just needs a "go to" move when opposing teams are defending efficiently and intelligently.
That move doesn't have to be a 3.Just expand your effectiveness outside the paint/add a post up move and the " free throw wall" defense becomes obsolete.
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Post#7 » by H2tObes » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:36 pm

GusT15 wrote:I'm exhausted listening to fans and media talking about Giannis developing a +35% 3pt shot.

All he needs is a mid range jumper (that he can shoot from the key,before bumping into the "wall" that teams are forming) and a simple off the glass hook shot/jumper operating in a post up (when guarded by a smaller defender).

He just needs a "go to" move when opposing teams are defending efficiently and intelligently.
That move doesn't have to be a 3.Just expand your effectiveness outside the paint/add a post up move and the " free throw wall" defense becomes obsolete.

He doesn’t need anything really, Bucks win the championship last season if he was a better FT shooter in the playoffs. That should be his goal this season, get his playoff FT% to be the same or better than his regular season FT%.

Giannis needing to expand his offensive game is overstated. If the only way to “stop” you is to put you on the FT line, then get better at FT’s
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Post#8 » by Jaivl » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:30 pm

Reminder that a 39 year old PG locked him down in the World Cup.
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Post#9 » by toodles23 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:44 am

Did Giannis shoot FTs decently in the preseason? He was terrible in the playoffs and hasn't looked good there tonight.

His jumper does look improved though. Less of a hitch than before, just drained a three as I was typing this.
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Post#10 » by Magic Giannison » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:42 am

Jaivl wrote:Reminder that a 39 year old PG locked him down in the World Cup.

Reminder you're full of **** and also nobody gives a crap about FIBA in here
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Post#11 » by Homer38 » Sat Nov 9, 2019 6:09 pm

My post in a other thread 2 two ago on Giannis.

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And it's just the beginning for him!...I think he has learned a lot from his first deep playoffs run of his career of last year.He has no ceiling even with a below average jump shot and he will become a great all-time if he stays healthy.
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Post#12 » by Dr Positivity » Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:43 pm

I am guessing his 3P% ends up better than his current 28%. His attempts look good/confident and he is hitting long 2s well. He is probably killing from 3 in practice.
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