Milwaukee Bucks: 3 goals for Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2020-21 season

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With Giannis Antetokounmpo’s future with the Milwaukee Bucks settled, let us look at three goals for the MVP to achieve during the 2020-21 season.

What a year it has been for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Antetokounmpo had a historically great 2019-20 season as he led the Bucks to the Eastern Conference’s top seed for the second consecutive year. The Greek Freak earned both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honors for his efforts, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only two players in league history to do so in the same season.

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Unfortunately, the Bucks flamed out in the postseason for the second straight year and got sent home far earlier than anticipated.

That stirred some controversy regarding Antetokounmpo’s future with the franchise, but he silenced any speculation when he signed a five-year supermax extension worth $228 million to stay with the Bucks long-term last week.

Now, Antetokounmpo is determined to bring a title back to the city of Milwaukee, and with this revamped roster, the Bucks will certainly be in the mix. Poised to have another big season, here are three goals for Giannis Antetokounmpo during the 2020-21 season.

Goal No. 3 – Limit offensive foul trouble

Antetokounmpo possesses the size, strength, and speed that has transformed him into a dominant force on both ends of the floor. In transition, Giannis is virtually unstoppable with the ball in his hands as he plows his way to the rim utilizing his patented euro step or his lethal spin move.

However, as he bulldozed his way to the basketball, Antetokounmpo earned his share of offensive fouls last season, which saw his turnovers pile up. More specifically, Giannis racked up 65 offensive fouls throughout the 2019-20 regular season, which ranked first in the league by a country mile.

Willingly taking a charge against the 250-pound Antetokounmpo is certainly a noble move by opponents, and it is an effective one to get the MVP in foul trouble. Everyone in the building knows that Giannis wants to get by the basket, and players took advantage of it last year.

It goes without saying that limiting the number of offensive fouls produced will be crucial for Antetokounmpo this coming season.