Whether it says more about Milwaukee’s past small forwards or the Greek Freak’s all around contribution in his time with the team so far, the fact is that Antetokounmpo is already among the best players to play the three spot in franchise history. What he can do as a point forward from that spot could move him even higher up the list in the near future.
In spite of coming in to the team in the worst season record-wise that the Bucks have ever seen, Giannis immediately showcased his versatility and clearly established himself as a foundational piece with which the Bucks could build around.
In considering Antetokounmpo’s place in the history of the team, even at this early juncture, the hope he has fostered in the fanbase and the building block he has provided the front office, holds value alongside his more tangible contributions.
Although it’s too soon to know for sure if Antetokounmpo can reach his potential, he’s delivered on it up until now and that’s already established him as an important figure in Bucks history. Through his first three years, Giannis has averaged 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 48.3 percent from the field.