3) Chris Paul fits the Milwaukee Bucks’ high-intensity culture
When you think of current NBA players with an unmatched work ethic on and off the court, Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Giannis Antetokounmpo first comes to mind. The two-time MVP has gained over 50 pounds of muscle since entering the league and continues to be regarded as one of the strongest athletes in professional sports.
Then there’s newly minted head coach Adrian Griffin. Griffin has worked with star Jimmy Butler in Chicago to turn him into the gritty, hard-nosed player he is today and has been touted for his immense work ethic in player development. He’ll look to build upon the already established culture left behind from the Mike Budenholzer era over the past few seasons.
When Chris Paul’s healthy, there are few players at the guard position who work as hard as him. Even in his late 30s, Paul is a fierce competitor with instinctive leadership skills. The Bucks would love an outspoken leader with 18 seasons of play behind him. Apart from mentorship abilities, Paul commands the respect of teammates and would surely do so in Milwaukee with a rookie head coach. Having Paul in town could certainly help ease Griffin into the swing of things and make life easier.
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