Here’s a look at the ad. Don’t ask me what is says … it’s all Greek to me.
The 19-year-old from Greece—nicknamed “The Greek Freak”—was drafted on his potential and was not expected to play much in 2013-14.
But then the Bucks turned out to not be the fringe playoff contender general manager John Hammond was told to build and Antetokounmpo’s role expanded in a big way.
The NBA’s youngest player—he was the only player who was 18 when the season tipped off—wound up playing in 77 of Milwaukee’s 82 games, starting 23 of them, and averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per game. He shot 41.4 percent overall, 34.7 percent from 3-point range and 68.3 percent from the foul line.
But he also flashed tremendous athleticism and a lot of that potential that led the Bucks to take him with the 15th overall pick last June.
With Bucks executive Dave Babcock telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Antetokounmpo is expected to play in the Las Vegas Summer League, it will give the teenager a chance to be the focal point of the offense—something he seldom, if ever, was last season. Fellow rookie Nate Wolters is also expected to play for the Bucks in Vegas and run the offense, so it will be a nice opportunity for the tandem to get more comfortable with each other as the Bucks move forward.