Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo has been nicknamed the Greek Freak for a reason. Even on low-quality YouTube clips featuring low-quality competition, watching a 6'9 forward with a 7'4 wingspan bound up and down the court for blocks and dunks was sort of mind-blowing. It's been even crazier to see him do the same sort of things so smoothly in the NBA. Also, he's apparently not even done growing. Antetokounmpo has grown to 6'10 ¼ since the draft and doctors say he could reach 7 feet, via the Racine Journal Times' Gery Woelfel:
Not only is Antetokounmpo's game growing, so is his body. When the Bucks drafted him in June, he was 6-9. Now, just more than five months later, he has added more than an inch to his lanky frame.
"I am now 6-10 and one quarter," Antetokounmpo said smiling.
He then paused before adding, "I still have 3½ years to grow."
Indeed, doctors have informed Antetokounmpo and Bucks officials that the former's growth plate is still open. In all likelihood, he'll become a 7-footer.
Antetokounmpo has already displayed almost unlimited potential. Hearing that he might be a 7-footer with guard skills can only make other teams more jealous than they already were. I mean, how many guys can do things like this?
The Bucks have brought Antetokounmpo along slowly this season, playing him just 15 minutes per game. On Saturday against Boston, though, they gave him almost 28 minutes because of injuries to Caron Butler and Ersan Ilyasova. Antetokounmpo took advantage, with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a block in Milwaukee's third win of the season. Here's hoping we see more of him now.