Milwaukee Bucks: 3 Goals for Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2022-23

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Giannis Antetokounmpo had a pretty good year in 2021-22, 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. He also became the first player to be unanimous First Team All-NBA four consecutive times. In a recent ESPN survey he was named as the best player in the NBA currently. In the same survey he was named as the player that will be the best in the NBA five years from now. Not that he would care but Giannis also has the highest NBA 2K rating.

It’s quite evident that analysts, coaches, executives and his peers think highly of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Demar DeRozan recently joined JJ Reddick on his ‘The Old Man and the Three’ podcast and had great things to say about Giannis.

But what should Giannis Antetokounmpo aim to do in 2022-23? There isn’t much Giannis hasn’t already accomplished, multiple MVPs, a Defensive Player of the Year award, Most Improved Player award, the aforementioned consecutive All-NBA teams plus a championship and Finals MVP. There are some milestones Giannis could look to surpass in franchise numbers and in the league at large but for the upcoming season Giannis will likely be focused on replicating his performance of the highest level.

Giannis Antetokounmpo goals for 2022-23: Fifth consecutive unanimous All-NBA First Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo is already the first player to accomplish this feat four consecutive years. James Harden, Michael Jordan and Lebron James are the only others to do so three consecutive times. Giannis seems poised to make a strong run at a fifth consecutive unanimous All-NBA First Team.

Seeing how Giannis played in the Eurobasket competition suggests he may already be in midseason form before the regular season even begins.

Giannis Antetokounmpo played just two preseason games for the Bucks, one in Abu Dhabi and the other in the preseason finale. While his field goal percentage left something to be desired, watching Antetokounmpo play last week, he passes the eye test and he looks ready to get the regular season underway.

In the preseason finale Giannis scored a game high 24 points and while he shot just 6-of-21, he made 12-of-15 free throws. If Giannis hits his free throws at a steady clip in 2022-23, on top of his already dominant scoring ability, underrated passing and strong rebounding, Giannis could very easily be staring down a furthering of his already NBA record.