Giannis Antetokounmpo is a one-of-a-kind player who has dominated the league over the past couple of years. While the Milwaukee Bucks are dealing with a losing skid right now, they are still primed for a deep playoff run. While Giannis is among the league leaders in many stats, there is one that shows how dominant he is. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the league leader in dunks this season.
Dunks This Year:
Aaron Gordon 85 (7 tonight)
— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) December 26, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads The League In Dunks
The slam dunk is one of the most exciting plays in basketball. Giannis is creating a lot of excitement this season. He leads the league with 95 dunks this season. The next closest is Aaron Gordon at 85 who closed the gap slightly thanks to a seven-dunk game on Christmas Day against the Suns. With the league changing the rules on the take foul, Giannis is having an easier time getting to the rim in transition. This is definitely helping his numbers. However, it also shows how easily Giannis can get to the rim.
Dangerous Off The Dribble
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the hardest players to guard in the league. His ability to get to the basket with ease is what helps him get so many dunks. He has the speed to blow by defenders and the athleticism to dunk the ball with ease. He also has some dangerous shooters around him which defenses have to respect. What is also underrated about dunks is they can be momentum-changing plays. The Milwaukee crowd goes nuts when Giannis gets a dunk. On the flip side, a huge dunk can help silence a home crowd.
Giannis Antetokounmpo should continue to lead the league in dunks. His ability to get the basket is unmatched. Hopefully, the Bucks will be able to pick up some wins as they return home from their road trip.