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May 28, 2015 Updates

While Payne has been a Lakers’ fan, he doesn’t have any preference as to which NBA team selects him. He wouldn’t have any problem playing for the Bucks. “Milwaukee has a lot of great pieces,’’ Payne said. “The Greek Freak (Giannis Antetokounmpo) really took a big step up this season. And I played against Jabari Parker in AAU when I was a junior. He’s cold. He can do it all. “I think the Bucks have the potential to have a big-time season with a couple more pieces.’’ Racine Journal-Times

May 10, 2015 Updates

Do you see yourself ever playing in Europe? Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Maybe, when I’m forty… Seriously, I’ve thought about it! To take teams from the A2 to the A1. I’ll come and play in Greece after 40. I’ll be able to manage a good 20 minutes. I’ll sit at the low post and score 10 points, get 10 rebounds and distribute 5-6 assists. EuroHoops.net

We all know you from your first years in basketball and we know that you can shoot from a distance. Why did you attempt three-pointers so rarely this year? Giannis Antetokounmpo: “I didn’t shoot because coach Kidd didn’t want me to shoot! Ultimately, this was of great help! I understood that at this stage I have to start my offensive moves from deeper in the court. Three-pointers and lay-ups I attempted mostly in my first season in the NBA. Now I’ve already added a low post game and I’m at a very good level in drives. Within the season I added the mid-distance shot. Next season I’ll add the three-pointer too. I don’t have to start shooting a lot of three-pointers. From now on, when I’m free I’ll execute. When I decide to add an element to my game and I set that as a goal, I’ll manage it, without a doubt.” EuroHoops.net

Which means that in the near future we will get to enjoy more… perimeter elements that your basketball instincts contain? Giannis Antetokounmpo: “What happened this year was this. Coach Kidd trusted me and I trusted him. At the beginning, when he told me not to shoot I didn’t particularly like that. I wanted to shoot! But he was right. Everything has to happen in the right timing. At some point at the end of the season he said to me, Giannis, now you can shoot. You’re ready. I told him that now I don’t want to (laughs!). I told my coach, don’t worry. Next season I’ll get it out on my own on the court, spontaneously. It’ll come from my game and the work I do every day.” EuroHoops.net

Giannis Antetokounmpo: “What I feel now is that I want to play in the national team. Maybe at some point my legs won’t hold. Maybe I’ll feel a lot of wear and tear, have injury problems. You can never know what condition you are going to be in every time when the years are going by. For as long as I feel that I can endure, though, I’ll always be present. I know that one day, I’ll be an important part of the national team and that the team will need me. Then and now, I have to live up to the expectations and act exactly like the old guys who have honored this jersey so much.” EuroHoops.net

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The new guys that have arrived are already adjusting, they’re contributing and they’ve understood what their role is. The coaching staff is excellent. They do a tremendous job. The way they function is the best thing I’ve experienced so far in my career in the NBA. The way they work before each game, the scouting that they do. They talk to us, provide us with a lot of information. After the games, even on the plane, the work goes on, it never stops. Each morning they prepare individually for the day’s program. Since Jason Kidd arrived in Milwaukee things have changed completely. We’ve all taken this extremely seriously. We have realized that there is something good for us here. We can build something great in 2 or 3 years. EuroHoops.net

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