Giannis Antetokounmpo to Play ‘Every Position’ for Milwaukee

by October 23, 2015

According to Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to take on several roles this season.

All of them, in fact.

The Greek Freak, who dabbled at the small forward and point guard spots in 2014-15, will play all positions on the floor for the Bucks.

Per the AP:

Giannis Antetokounmpo can dunk like an explosive wing player. He can handle the ball like a guard. He can provide an instant energy boost like a sixth man off the bench. […] And for at least the first few weeks of the NBA season, the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo will probably be muscling up against power forwards while the Milwaukee Bucks await Jabari Parker’s return to the lineup.


“I don’t really look in front of me if it’s a point guard, if it’s a big guy. I think I can guard everybody, even the small guys, even the big guys,” he said. “I’m going to do what I do as hard possible.”


Antetokounmpo should mostly play small forward, though his multi-faceted game gives Kidd the ability to move him around the floor to account for matchups or foul trouble. […] “He’s 20 year-old and he’s going to play every position for us,” Kidd said. “He’s never complaining. He just goes out there and plays.”