Giannis Antetokounmpo Rumors

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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Position: F-G
Born: 12/06/94
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $2,995,420
NBA.com: What was is about Giannis that jumped out to you, that you said, “This is really going to translate”? Are there one or two reasons you really believed in him? John Hammond: Loved his length and also loved his skill set. And we also felt that he had the gift of knowing how to play the game. You could see he was very comfortable in the game. He had a good ability to ball. He was basically playing the point-guard position a lot of times for his team. He was getting the rebound and taking it himself on the break. Or sometimes other players would get the rebound, sometimes the smaller players would throw it to him to handle the ball. He was like the point guard for his team. Someone at that size was handling the basketball and along with that had just a really good feel for the game. We always say that feel for the game is one of those things that is almost impossible to teach. It’s just a gift that the player had, and I think that Giannis had that gift.
“The highlights are that LeBron (James) is still LeBron; to me, that’s a great, great highlight,” Stern said of the 32-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers star whose team swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round and will face the winner of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee Bucks series in the second round. “The highlight is to get to know Milwaukee, and Mr. (Giannis) An-te-tok-ounmpo…”