Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with the Spanish newspaper …

Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with the Spanish newspaper “Marca” and referred to Luka Doncic and the young Slovenian’s great potential. The “Greek Freak” said Doncic is ready to play in the NBA, as he won the Spanish League, the Euroleague and the EuroBasket last season, while he also was the MVP of the regular season and the Final Four in the Euroleague. “He is the most exciting player that has appeared in basketball… in the recent years. People in the NBA sometimes forget that in the EuroLeague competition, they play very well and very hard. You have to play very well to stand out in the Euroleague,” said Antetokounmpo.
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Cuban offered advice to the next Williamson-caliber player who comes along, especially if it happens before the minimum draft age is lowered to 18. “The next kid in a similar circumstance, go to the G-League, or Europe,” he said. “If you want the international adventure and the exposure to a different type of basketball and different skill sets, go to Europe. If that’s not your thing and you’re not in-tuned to it for whatever reason, and you’ve got a big social media following like Zion Williamson? Go G-League.”
Cuban over the years has expressed concern about the life skills that even some one-and-done players have lacked when coming into the NBA after barely attending college before turning professional. “Got here, didn’t know how to write a check, didn’t know how to sign a lease,” Cuban said Friday. “Just needed somebody basically to hold their hand and it made things difficult for them. It’s hard to focus on your profession when you don’t even know how to focus on the everyday skills that are required for life.”
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