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March 18, 2015 Updates

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo found Henson around the basket several times, resulting in easy conversions for the 6-foot-11 Henson. "I've been struggling the last couple games," Henson said. "I just wanted to go out there and play hard and be active and let the chips fall where they may. "Fortunately it fell the right way for me and we almost pulled it out." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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“Dark horse, I’d probably say, how do you say his name?” said Williams. “Antepoko? Is that how you say it? Greek Freek, that’s what they call him. So he’s a dark horse, but I’ll probably say Zach LaVine will win it. I’ve seen him jump and I think he’s going to bring some excitement." Cowbell Kingdom

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Antetokounmpo routinely lingers after shootarounds and practices to work with coach Jason Kidd and staffers such as Sean Sweeney and Josh Oppenheimer. Sometimes it's a shooting game, other times just tedious repetition in the high or low post and lots of hard work. There are a lot of video breakdowns too. And now, this book/journal/personal scouting report. NBA.com

Bucks guard O.J. Mayo said: "We're asking a lot from a young guy, man. Sometimes he plays some four, a little bit tonight he played some five. He guards some of the better players in the post for us. Sometimes he guards on the perimeter. [On a scale of] one through 10, I'd say he's a seven, because he's still getting better. "Every day you see the growth, man. Every day he's learning. He can do almost anything with the size of his hands and his length. He's picking up little things. He's gained a lot more confidence in his jump shot. He's gained more confidence in his post-up game. His thing is just time, honestly. Next week he'll be a better player than he is today." NBA.com

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“He grows like every three minutes,” quipped Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Stevens isn’t too far off the mark with Antetokounmpo having grown two inches to 6-foot-11 since the Bucks drafted him in 2013 with the 15th overall pick. “He is unique,” Stevens said. “His length … everyone talks about length as a buzz word in basketball, but then there’s him or a couple of guys like him. There’s not that many. He has a chance to be special.” CSNNE.com

February 5, 2015 Updates
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The "Greek Freak" said he would come up with a plan. "We're going to see what we're going to do," he said of consulting with his brother. "I'm going to try to do something crazy, something fancy. Are you sure I cannot do a layup?" Antetokounmpo, the 6-foot-11 Bucks phenom, is expected to be named Wednesday to the international team for the Rising Stars Challenge, a game scheduled Feb. 13. That game will feature rookies and second-year players and will have a new format, with 10 international players going against 10 USA-based players. The dunk format will be a two-round event, and competitors will get three chances to complete a dunk in both rounds. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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NBA: What are your impressions of him? HAKEEM OLAJUWON: I'm not really surprised to see him do well in the NBA – he will do much better with time and confidence. Confidence means a lot. Skills, as with maturity, will come, but that confidence level to express himself without fear -- to experiment new moves or things that you are comfortable to do, but in game situation and hold back -- that confidence level takes time. First of all it's from coaching or from within. Sometimes the coach will want to limit your ability: "just do this, just do this." But you know you can do much more, but don't do much more, just do what you're asked – so you need to fight to express yourself. Then (you) gain the coaches' trust to be more comfortable, give more responsibility – then you have freedom, when you get to the point of (having) freedom, then the coach (will) trust your judgment, then you can play freely, then you can really excel to the next level. NBA.com

HAKEEM OLAJUWON: He has the potential – the question is how to reach that potential. That's exactly my point, meaning the skills are there, the talent is already there. But the confidence is still mediocre, meaning "I'm already in the NBA and there are great players, but I want to dominate." He has the potential to dominate in his position – so he needs to raise the bar. NBA.com

January 18, 2015 Updates

Giannis Antetokounmpo: I heard that Irina Shayk is single.. Should I DM her?? Or you guys think is too early?? Hahahahha Twitter @G_ante34

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