Milwaukee has been cautions with the rookie’s development thus far, but he’s shone flashes of promise when provided the opportunity.
Sandwiched between two games against the Celtics was an interesting story by Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Tuesday. A very interesting story (which you can read in its entirety here).
So when the Bucks drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo back in June, the then-18-year-old measured in at 6-9. Now, nearly a half-year later, the Greek Freak has apparently sprouted to 6-10¼. You read that correctly; he’s grown more than an inch in the past five months. And he just might not be done yet.
According to doctors, Antetokounmpo’s growth plates remain open and it’s likely he’ll add another inch or two before all is said and done. As if he wasn’t long enough, Milwaukee could have a 21-year-old, seven-foot shooting guard/small forward on its hands in a few years. It’s a tantalizing thought, but for the time being Antetokounmpo still has a ton of development to undergo on the court. He scored a modest four points in 15 minutes Tuesday against Boston, but did throw down a pretty solid alley-oop from Gary Neal early in the fourth quarter.