Due to a long list of injuries to guards in Milwaukee, Jason Kidd decided to put Giannis Antetokounmpo to the position of Point Guard, and he has looked very good there. Being 6’11 and playing the 1, the Bucks have found their Point Guard of the future.After taking a huge step last season by making it to the playoffs, the Bucks were poised to build on last season’s success, with the talent of Khris Middleton, Giannis, Michael Carter-Williams, and a healthy Jabari Parker.
But due to a slow start, and an inconsistent seasons from MCW and season-ending hip surgery, poor defense from new free agent Greg Monroe, followed by even more injuries to the backcourt by injuries to Greivis Vasquez, Jerryd Bayless, O.J. Mayo, and even Head Coach Jason Kidd, leaves the Bucks outside of the playoff picture.
It’s been a disaster of a season for Milwaukee, but a bright spot has been the recent play of the Greek Freak. Due to the depleted backcourt, Coach Kidd looked straight at Giannis to play the point. This of course, isn’t his first time. Back in Summer League and pre-season, they experienced Antetokounmpo there, and now that experiment finally happened. He has flourished into an even better player, piling up triple-doubles almost on a nightly basis. In his last 10 games, he has averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Antetokounmpo can play point due to the fact that he can guard any position. He’s quick enough to guard smaller guys, while he has the wingspan and height to guard wings and bigs. If Giannis continues to play guard, watch for his blocks to go up since he has 8 inches on nearly every PG in the NBA. He already has a great feel for the game, and since he’s taller then everyone else, with him playing the position, he can see over the opposing defense, and make the great pass with his excellent Basketball IQ. Also not to mention, on the fastbreak, he can drive and draw the foul, or make the good pass.
Giannis at the point is better for the Bucks in the long run. With him at the 1, you now have an elite backcourt in him and Khris Middleton. Now you move Jabari Parker to his natural position at Small Forward, move Greg Monroe to the 4, also his natural spot, then possibly sign or use the lottery pick the Bucks get once the season is over, for a solid Center for the future. My on my, The Greek Freak is a cheat code.