Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo visits Shanghai

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 08: Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke at the opening ceremony of a basketball tournament in Shanghai.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we catch up with Giannis Antetokounmpo in China, consider Khris Middleton‘s All-Star case, and more.

Giannis is said to have a host of commercial duties to fulfil in China over the coming days, before he eventually returns to re-team with the Greek National Team and complete his final preparations ahead of EuroBasket.

When EuroBasket does begin, stick with us at Behind the Buck Pass and check in with this column every morning for all of the details, analysis and highlights of Giannis’ play.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:

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Milwaukee Bucks: The Khris Middleton All-Star campaign starts now (read here): Nick Thoreson makes the case for why Khris Middleton will likely be a worthy candidate to make the Eastern Conference’s All-Star team in the coming season.

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo could actually win MVP (read here): Ti Windisch looks at how Giannis Antetokounmpo could deliver on the short odds he’s been given in next season’s MVP race.

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24 teams take part in JUMP 10 World Hoops Challenge in Shanghai (read here): Shanghai Daily report on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s time in Shanghai, specifically how he opened the second annual JUMP 10 World Hoops Challenge.

Here is someone that I hope Giannis dunks on in each game this season (read here): Much like our own Nick Thoreson, Tom West of FanRag Sports took a closer look at the case for Khris Middleton earning his first All-Star berth in the coming season.

NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: D.J. Wilson (read here): released the full gallery of photos from D.J. Wilson’s rookie photo shoot last week.

NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: Sterling Brown (read here): Sterling Brown was also in attendance at the league’s traditional photo shoot, and posted all of his pictures too.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.