Jayson Tatum (24) praised Giannis Antetokounmpo (28, Greece).
Tatum picked Antetokounmpo, captain of Team Giannis, as the current best player in an interview during a break during the NBA 2023 All-Star Game on the 20th.안전놀이터
Tatum said of Antetokounmpo, “I know how much he scores and rebounds and how he affects both teams. And he won,” he explained. Donovan Mitchell, who was watching this, nodded his head.
Antetokounmpo raised Milwaukee to second place in the Eastern Conference and the MVP pace is also steadily maintained. And the first half ended with Tatum’s Boston Celtics chasing by 0.5 games.
Antetokounmpo recorded 31.8 points (third in the league), 12.2 rebounds (second in the league) and 5.4 assists in an average of 33.1 minutes played. He was the only player in the league to rank in the top five in both scoring and rebounding.
There is Nicola Jokic, who is still considered a strong MVP candidate, but Antetokounmpo also received a double-digit first place vote in the MVP vote expected by media ESPN.
Meanwhile, Tatum and Mitchell are also having a great season to the point of being selected for the All-Star Game. Tatum led Boston’s rise earlier this year and participated in the MVP race.
Tatum averaged 30.6 points (sixth in the league), 8.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists, leading Boston in the league overall.
Mitchell joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in the same Central Division as Antetokounmpo from Utah this season. Watching Antetokounmpo closely, he averaged 27.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists on a 38.7% (9.4 attempts) 3-point success rate. Thanks to Mitchell’s performance, Cleveland finished the first half in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.