Giannis Antetokounmpo Picked by Milwaukee Bucks: Scouting Report and Analysis

Daniel O'Brien@@DanielO_BRFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2013

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With the 15th pick of the 2013 NBA draft, the Milwaukee Bucks selected Giannis Antetokounmpo from Greece.

Here's everything you need to know about Antetokounmpo: 

Physical Tools

Bleacher Report NBA Draft Lead Writer Jonathan Wasserman breaks down Antetokounmpo's physical attributes:

At 6'9'', Antetokounmpo makes up for muscle with mobility and agility. He's a small forward by nature; however, his versatile skill set and reported 7'3'' wingspan should allow him to play multiple positions.

Antetokounmpo is also an exceptional athlete. Between that, his length and body control, he projects as a forward who can finish around traffic or above it.

Physically, he looks very much like Nicolas Batum—whom many have been quick to compare him to—though Antetokounmpo seems more ball-dominant as a creator, as opposed to Batum, who thrives playing off the ball.

 

Getting to Know Giannis Antetokounmpo

We still don't know a whole lot about how Antetokounmpo will handle the transition to the NBA on and off the court, but we do know that he's focused on excelling in each phase of the game. He wants to be able to do everything well.

 

NBA Player Comparison

With a slender frame, two-way impact and jump-shooting potential, Antetokounmpo reminds us of Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum.

If his outside shot doesn't pan out, he would play more like Corey Brewer.

 

Pro Predictions

Because his mid-range scoring and outside shooting aren't top-notch yet, Antetokounmpo won't immediately be the dynamic offensive weapon fans are dreaming about.

But he'll still make plays from the get-go. His athleticism will thrive in transition, and his length will aid him on defense and while passing.

By the time he's 21 or 22, Antetokounmpo could have a phenomenal stat sheet, something like 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game.

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