The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the best players in the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo. He primarily plays forward and the starting guard on the roster this season will be Jrue Holiday. Antetokounmpo is one of the most dominant players in the league on a night-to-night basis.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is expected to spend a lot of time this season at the point guard position with Malcolm Brogdon’s future in question. Boston’s other point guard on the roster is Derrick White after they traded away Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason.
The Celtics will be one of the teams that will threaten the Milwaukee Bucks’s chances to get back to the NBA Finals. Some view Boston as a better basketball team than Milwaukee. With the Celtics having Tatum potentially as a point forward, should the Milwaukee Bucks do the same with Giannis Antetokounmpo this upcoming season?
The Milwaukee Bucks Need To Have Giannis Antetokounmpo Playing Point Forward With No Back Up Point Guard On the Roster
One of the things that head coach Adrian Griffin Jr. needs to institute into his offense is having Antetokounmpo bring the ball up for a lot of plays this season. Yes, Holiday is going to be the point guard and be in the starting five, but there is no backup point guard on the roster, and they don’t have a good option off the bench.
Malik Beasley, being the backup point guard, is not the answer for this basketball team. General manager Jon Horst did not sign one this offseason, and maybe TyTy Washington will break out in training camp. Otherwise, the Bucks will need to have Giannis Antetokounmpo playing point guard this season to give Jrue Holiday a rest.
Antetokounmpo is one of the best players in the league and should have the ball in his hands often. He can go for 30 points and 15 rebounds on any given night. Giannis Antetokounmpo is more of a drive-to-the-basket player rather than dishing it. To prove it, Holiday averaged 7.4 assists per game last season, and Antetokounmpo averaged 5.7 assists per game, but that was second on the team in that category.
It wouldn’t be a bad thing if he was the primary ball handler other than Holiday. Jrue Holiday would need to be more of a shooter off the ball. Their offense could operate even more dangerous that way. The way the Boston Celtics are going to do it with Jayson Tatum this season as a primary ball handler, the Milwaukee Bucks should consider doing the same with Antetokounmpo.