The Pro Perspective: Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Pro Perspective: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Dec 06, 2016, 02:34 pm
There have been prestigious labels and comparisons thrown around regarding the continued development of Giannis Antetokounmpo this season.

“Improved shooter,” isn't one of them - yet - especially if we're going by percentages from behind the arc, as Giannis has made just 11 of his 43 (25.5%) of his 3-point attempts.

At just 22-years old, Antetokounmpo is still gaining comfort with NBA range 3-pointers. He's attempting 2.3 threes per game, the highest mark of his NBA career thus far, after hitting 5 of 15 attempts in three games with the Greek national team this past summer.

Still - in spite of his current meager 3-point percentage - there is reason for Bucks fans (and Antetokounmpo fans in general) to believe he can become a better shooter with time, experience and instruction. After all, his free throw percentage has increased from 68.3% in his rookie season to 77.9% this season, while making a career-high 5.4 free throws per game.

If Giannis, a career 158/545 (29%) shooter from behind the arc in 344 games logged in our database (through all competitions he's played in), is going to improve it's going to take time. Here's a video interview with Antetokounmpo that focuses on his development as a shooter during his fourth campaign with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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