That's the main reason why he headed to the top of the MVP Ladder at Kia Race this week. He has spent a lot of time on the list over the past two seasons, but usually outside the top 5 teams because of the team's lack of success.

With the new look of Budenholzer, the Greek Freak can now sort through the various blueprints that could lead him to the finish line in this marathon.

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The first five of the week 1 of the 2018-19 Kia Race to MVP Ladder:

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1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks