Milwaukee Bucks: Building an all-time team around Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Milwaukee Bucks, Sidney Moncrief
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Milwaukee Bucks’ all-time team built around Giannis Antetokounmpo: Sidney Moncrief – PG

The joy of building a team around Antetokounmpo is the flexibility he affords the team in terms of positions and roles.

On that front, although Sidney Moncrief spent most of his career playing at shooting guard, the fact he would mostly find himself playing off-the-ball in an Antetokounmpo-led lineup allows him to slot in seamlessly at point guard here.

At just 6’3″, playing point guard would make a lot of sense for Moncrief, and offer up a perfect fit defensively. As a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and one of the greatest perimeter defenders to ever play the game, Moncrief could lock down opposing point guards and significantly disrupt opposition offense at the point of the attack.

Moncrief would be far from just a defensive fit alongside Antetokounmpo, though. The Squid was a very capable playmaker, who averaged over five assists per game at the peak of his powers, and would have no issues in creating when the ball wasn’t in Giannis’ hands.

It’s tough to know just how Moncrief would have panned out as a three-point shooter in an era when that shot was more prevalent, but he was a deadly midrange scorer who also excelled at getting all the way to the rim to score. An Antetokounmpo/Moncrief pick-and-roll, with three shooters for company, would certainly leave the Bucks with no shortage of favorable options.