NBC Sports EDGE's Jared Johnson highlights Giannis Antetokounmpo's terrific 2021 season, discussing why we shouldn't take the Greek Freak's stats for granted, even if he doesn't finish near the top of 2021 MVP voting.
JARED JOHNSON: Giannis Antetokounmpo probably isn't going to three-peat for the MVP award this season, but you could definitely make an argument that he's worthy of consideration.
The Bucks are currently just two games behind the Nets for the number-1 seed out East. They're top three and that rating. And the Greek Freak is quite easily and obviously Milwaukee's best player.
He's dishing out a career high 6.2 dimes a night. He's fourth in the league in scoring, with 28.8% points per contest on 56.5% shooting. He's in the top 10 in rebounding, with 11.4 per game. And his shot-blocking numbers have ticked back up to 1.3 this season, after he was only sending away one per game last year.
That all adds up to being the number-2 ranked fantasy player, if you ignore the free throw shooting. And he's only missed a total of four games this season, none of them consecutively.
The Greek Freak has made his greatness feel normal, but make no mistake about it. There is nothing normal about what this 6 foot 11, 242-pound forward is doing on the floor. Enjoy the ride.