Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the bolstered 2021-22 power forward rotation

Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The offseason is in full swing, and the Milwaukee Bucks have been busy as they look to retool their roster coming off a championship season.

The Bucks made splashes in free agency and in the trade market in their quest to defend their NBA title. As the front office has largely filled out the roster, the offseason is quietly starting to slow down as eyes start shifting toward next season. Fans have already started speculating what the rotation at each position might look like in 2021-22.

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Next up is the power forward spot, which has a new addition, a solid defender in Semi Ojeleye. With the reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his older brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo rounding out the rotation, the power forward position boasts some excellent pieces.

With strong defensive capabilities from each player at power forward, Milwaukee will look to be one of the best defensive teams in the NBA once again.

With that said, let’s take a look at the Bucks’ 2021-22 power forward rotation.

Giannis Antetokounmpo will look to add another dominant season at power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks

There isn’t too much to say about Giannis that hasn’t already been said.

The 26-year-old has put together an illustrious career in just eight years in the league thus far. The two-time MVP solidified his name among the greats by earning his first title and returning the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Milwaukee for the first time in a half-century.

Giannis’ dominance on the offensive end is impressive, to say the least, as the Greek native has increased his average points per season in almost every year of his playing career. Dipping below 50 percent from the field only twice in his first two years in the league, Giannis has an elite ability to drive to the paint and execute with ease. Giannis just put together one of the most dominant postseason defensive runs of all time. This should come as no surprise as Giannis was named the 2019-20 Defensive Player of the Year. He only continues to grow, and it seems that there are no signs of slowing down in his game.

Shifting to next season, Giannis will look to add yet another dominant season. Antetokounmpo should solidify himself as the best two-way threat in the game once again. His ability to match up with the league’s best bigs on the defensive end will only lead to success for Milwaukee. The Greek Freak will once again be a force on offense, and opposing teams will have to scrap together ideas on how to stop him. As the championship run showed, it is nearly impossible to stop Giannis.

The 2021-22 season will light a fire under Antetokounmpo, as he now realizes the league will be chasing the champs. In Milwaukee’s quest to defend their title, Giannis will need excellent performances across the board once again. As Bucks fans have come to expect, dominance should be no problem for their superstar.