Milwaukee Bucks milestones to watch for during the 2022-23 season

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Milwaukee Bucks milestones to watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo franchise records

Last year, on a 3-point shot that sent a matchup with the Brooklyn Nets into overtime and led to an eventual Milwaukee Bucks win, Giannis Antetokounmpo became the Milwaukee Bucks franchise leader in points. Giannis passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the franchise lead, in my opinion cementing him as the greatest player to ever put on a basketball jersey in the city of Milwaukee.

There are however some categories where Giannis can still move up the ranks. Firstly, games played, Giannis is currently 3rd on the Milwaukee Bucks all time list in games played. Giannis needs to play 39 games to pass Sidney Moncrief for 2nd on the franchise leaderboard and needs to play 55 games to pass Junior Bridgeman for the most games played as a Milwaukee Buck. The Milwaukee Bucks 55th game of the season is February 9th, a matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on TNT, that would be a great day for Giannis to become the Bucks All-Time leader in games played. However, assuming Giannis sits out some games, whether it be to be overly cautious about some soreness or missing some back to backs, which the Milwaukee Bucks have many, the Milwaukee Bucks 60th game of the season is a 2021 Finals rematch with the Phoenix Suns on February 26th at Fiserv Forum on ABC.

Another milestone Giannis Antetokounmpo will likely overtake in Philadelphia is the franchise lead in free throws. Giannis trails Sidney Moncrief by just eight made free throws for the most in franchise history.

One milestone that some fans may not realize how close Giannis is to achieving is the franchise lead in assists. Giannis is just 52 assists shy of passing Paul Pressey for 1st in Bucks history. Looking at the last four years Giannis has averaged between five and six assists per game. For the sake of easy math say Giannis averages 5.2 assists to begin the season, we’d be looking around the 10th game of the season for Giannis to become the Milwaukee Bucks all-time leader in assists. The Milwaukee Bucks 10th game of the season is November 7th in Atlanta against the Hawks.