Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s evolution to MVP candidate

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 17: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks the ball while guarded by Thon Maker #7 of the Detroit Pistons during Game Two of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Detroit Pistons on April 17, 2019 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 17: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks the ball while guarded by Thon Maker #7 of the Detroit Pistons during Game Two of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Detroit Pistons on April 17, 2019 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as we take a closer look at Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s ascendance to a candidate for this year’s Most Valuable Player award.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we look at the factors behind Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ascendance to a Most Valuable Player candidate, we gather more reactions from the Bucks’ Game 2 victory Wednesday night, and much more.

We’ve seen traces of the dominant figure Antetokounmpo has become in years past, but the Bucks’ structure, both in their personnel and in the systems implemented under head coach Mike Budenholzer, has surely unleashed a more consistent and superior version than we’ve seen in the 24-year-old previously.

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

Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 4/18/19

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 120-99 Game 2 win over Detroit Pistons: Robby Cowles highlighted the three things that stood out in the Bucks’ decisive Game 2 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 120-99 Game 2 win over Detroit Pistons: Scott Romportl handed out grades toward the Bucks’ individual performances, head coach Mike Budenholzer and what the Pistons had to offer in Game 2 of their first round series with one another.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 4/18/19

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Thinking Like the MVP: The Atlantic’s Rob O’Connell looked at how the overhaul the Bucks made last offseason has led to Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo producing a season worthy of this year’s Most Valuable Player award.

Is going all-out on both ends of the court taking a toll on Giannis Antetokounmpo?: Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looked at the brief signs of fatigue Antetokounmpo sported midway through Game 2 and his overall minutes workload throughout the season and now into the playoffs.

After a lackluster first half, the Bucks get down to business ($): Eric Nehm wrote about how the performances of Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton in the Bucks’ Game 2 victory over the Pistons exemplified the team’s season and overall culture for The Athletic.

Next. Milwaukee Bucks: Sterling Brown’s playoff coming of age. dark

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