Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton announced that he’s temporarily joining the Milwaukee Bucks staff in training camp – Bucks head coach Jason Kidd is bringing Payton aboard to mentor the multi-talented Giannis Antetokounmpo, and help sharpen his point guard skills.
The Greek Freak will surely get an earful from The Glove on how to be a more effective floor general. Per Bucksketball:
“Jason (Kidd) let me see (Giannis Antetokounmpo) personally. I talked to him after some of the Summer League games. Jason put him at the point guard in the Summer League and he did very well at the point guard. I’m going to go down there for the preseason and training camp and work with him a little bit on his point guard skills. Being 6’10″ or 6’11″, he has great skills to play basketball (at) the point. I think he’s going to be very successful if he gets point guard skills.”
“He’s very talented. He’s a young kid. He’s raw. so he needs to work on a lot of things. Last year, when he was in Milwaukee, he was hurt a little bit and he didn’t get to play as much. (With) a coach coming in like Jason, who is a point guard, who also , I think he’s going to be very good, but he just needs a little guidance.”
“They’re a very young basketball team; they don’t have veterans that can teach him things, so he needs someone like myself of Jason to teach him the skills.”