Sports Illustrated names Antetokounmpo 9th best player in NBA
Sports Illustrated released their top 100 players in the NBA for the upcoming season with Giannis Antetokounmpo listed No. 9 on the list.
After a tremendous season in the NBA last year, Giannis Antetokounmpo is now regarded as one of the best players in the league. The Greek Freak was named the NBA’s Most Improved player last year and was also elected to the NBA All Star Game for the first time in his career. He is the undisputed franchise player of the Milwaukee Bucks signing a 4-year $100 million deal last season.
Sports Illustrated released their annual top 100 players in the NBA for the upcoming season with the Greek Freak listed as number 9 on the list while being the only European in the top-10. Antetokounmpo left behind big names including Draymond Green, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Jon Llull, Gordon Howard, Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, Demarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and Klay Thompson.
First on the list was Lebron James while Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry rounded out the top three. Last year’s NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook, was listed number six on the list.