The … dance of distinctions for Giannis Antitokoumbo this season in the NBA continues at a steady pace until the absolute reward, the back to back title of MVP on the other side of the Atlantic.
After being named the top defender of the year 2019-20 and his position in the top defensive five, today it was announced that for the second consecutive season his name is in the top five of the NBA!
In his seventh season in the NBA, Giannis averaged 29.5 points (5th in the NBA), 13.6 rebounds (2nd in the NBA) and 5.6 assists, while shooting with 55.3% on the field.
He is also the only player of this season who is in the top-15 in scoring and rebounds and has an average of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
The “Greek Freak” with today’s new distinction is together with Karim Abdul Jabbar the only players in the history of the Milwaukee Bucks with successive distinctions of the top five of the NBA.
The other players in the top five are Anthony Davis (LA Lakers), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and LeBron James (LA Lakers).
Second Five: Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder), Damian Lillard (Portland Blazers), Kauai Leonard (LA Clippers), Pascal Shiakam (Toronto Raptors), Nikola Jokic (Nick Jocic).
Third Five: Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Russell Westbrohl (Houston Rockets), Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat), Jason Tatum (Boston Celtics), Rudy Gomber (Utah).