The Milwaukee Bucks haven’t always been a dominant force in the NBA. That all changed in 2013 when with the 15th pick in the NBA draft they selected a skinny kid from Greece named Giannis Antetokounmpo. Much was unknown about Giannis, but there was clearly a plan in place for what he could become. I don’t think the front office, fans, coaches, and teammates of him knew he’d get to the level he is at.
During his rookie season, the Bucks finished last in the Eastern Conference with Giannis being just 6-foot-9 and weighing in at 205lbs. In the following nine seasons, the Bucks missed the playoffs just once, clinched the one seed on three occasions, and achieved the ultimate goal of winning an NBA championship in 2021.
Giannis Antetokounmpo now stands 7-foot tall and weighs 243 lbs. His transformation to becoming a two-time MVP and DPOY has led the Bucks to this success. However, he couldn’t do it all alone. During his time in Milwaukee, there have been some outstanding teammates that helped him achieve it all for the Milwaukee faithful. Here is a look at the 10 best teammates of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s time with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Ranking Giannis Antetokounmpo’s best teammates
10 – Jabari Parker
Now this may be a little bit of a ‘what could have been’ pick, but it would be a disservice to Jabari to say he was not a good player during his time in Milwaukee. He was drafted with the second overall pick the year after Giannis Antetokounmpo and the two would spend four seasons together.
Unfortunately, Parker’s career has been hampered by injuries. He was intended to be the superstar on the team, but two ACL tears would sadly hold him back from ever reaching his full potential. In 183 games he averaged 15.3 points on .490 shooting and .352 from three.
Since his departure in 2018, he has since bounced around teams and is currently a free agent. Giannis went from strength to strength and had injuries not played its part they could have been one of the league’s best duos.
Jabari was a serious talent and was a big part of Giannis and the Bucks kicking off their road to success back in the mid-2010s. Had he remained healthy he could have been at the top of this list.