Giannis Antetokounmpo, almost unstoppable as inmate powers and coward in the basket, will soon rise to a double threat – and reconcile with many other great NBA men.
Milwaukee Bucks, general manager Jon Horst, said in a recent appearance on ESPN's The Jump, that Antetokounmpo will take a long-range shot.
"Every year he comes back with something else," said Horst. "Whether it's sometime this year or next, you'll see him with a 3-point shot."
Antetokounmpo, who scored nine of his eleven field goals with dunks on Tuesday night, has averaged 1.5 three-point attempts per game in his career, making only two out of 23 attempts in the eleven games played by Bucks this season.
But Horst said that would change.
The defending NBA champions saw a piece of themselves in the Milwaukee boys, and the bucks were pleased to confirm the praise.
Stephen Curry injured with an injury and the Golden State Warriors failed to recover at 134-111 in a defeat by the Milwaukee Bucks, who broke their eight-win streak on Thursday night.
The Bucks have requested relief for cap compensation for Mirza Teletovic's contract due to last year's injury to her retirement, ESPN said.
"I think the rest of the league is pretty scared," Horst said.
One day after the Bucks' 134:11 victory over the Warriors – their second win against Golden State in March after winning just two of their previous ten meetings – Horst's claim was part of a message Milwaukee would not make ,
"For us as a team that is just building and trying to find a way to fight, have small milestones on the way and just keep improving and winning, making such games fun on the road," said Horst.
For the Warriors, it was their first defeat at home this season. Antetokounmpo proved again with 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as outstanding.
"To have the confidence to play there and play against the opponents of the Warriors, it was a big step for us," Horst said in his appearance on The Jump.
Antetokounmpo was not alone. Point Watcher Eric Bledsoe scored seven consecutive points in the third quarter of Milwaukee and finished the race 26th.
"Eric Bledsoe had a fantastic game last night," said Horst. "To give it space – it's hard for someone to guard it one-to-one – I really think it starts with Giannis, but we have great core guys who really benefited from the style of the game and the shooters have changed him. "
Horst asked how the Bucks plan to keep Antetokounmpo long term and said that they are patient in their approach to success with its development, but it is up to them "to build a team that suits them with a program and a culture he wants to stay and be part. "
"So far we have done that," said Horst. "And I believe that we will continue to do so in the future."
Thursday night, without meeting a Golden State team Draymond Green, who had come out with a sprained toe, overwhelmed the warriors early with 19 points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block for the half.
"If you want to see it growing day by day, step by step, that's remarkable," said Horst. "His work ethic is second to none and his IQ for the game is unsurpassed."