Giannis Antetokounmpo still the front-runner for MVP


Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo is the clear front runner still for MVP writes Sravan Gannavarapu for the Hoops Habit.

According Gannavarapu the Milwaukee Bucks are likely to win another NBA championship under Giannis Antetokounmpo, as they sit at 11-3 following their dominant win over a rebuilt yet formidable Cleveland Cavaliers squad.

"Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.9 points per game, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. Of course, that can change at any moment and might change after their next game against Philadelphia. Still, there is something special happening.  After the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA title and trolled Stephen A. Smith and his biased self, the idea of a small market winning big and developing a superstar has taken on a life of its own.

"Antetokounmpo is on a tear at this point and given what he’s done for the city of Milwaukee, another championship would not only separate him from those with merely one ring but put him in a class above so many and enhance his status among the greats.

"He’s already a champion, but two rings? That’s elusive, and that’s rare. He might get it this year and win league MVP as well. Hopefully, he’s got enough room on his shelf for that hardware."