Age: 30 Height: 6-8 Weight: 221 lbs School: Georgia Tech
Giannis Antetokounmpo does not believe there is a single player in the NBA who can stop him. The Milwaukee Bucks forward achieved a triple-double in his team's 106-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, recording 19 rebounds and 11 assists to go alongside his tally of 33 points. Asked after the game if he enjoyed going up against Thaddeus Young, who was posited as someone capable of slowing up Antetokounmpo, the Greek responded by insisting opposing teams must use more than just one player to impact his game.
He finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists to keep the Bucks atop the Eastern Conference heading into the All-Star break. There are only so many things you can do,'' said Pacers forward Thaddeus Young, who spent most of the night trying to defend Antetokounmpo. But when he's trying to post you up in the middle and is just spinning, he's already at the rim.
15. Pacers Starting Five: Darren Collison, Wesley Matthews, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner Indiana would easily be a top-10 starting five with a healthy Victor Oladipo, and the team has managed to stay afloat with Evans in his place. Wesley Matthews, fresh off a buyout with the New York
His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 17 is #2, which is better than his market rank of #6. When compared to other forwards in week 18, Trevor Ariza (48.6 FP), LaMarcus Aldridge (33.6 FP), Rudy Gay (24.4 FP), Kevin Durant (78.4 FP), and Thaddeus Young (51.9 FP)
The Indiana Pacers humbled the Los Angeles Lakers 136-94 on Tuesday, handing Lakers superstar LeBron James the biggest margin of defeat of his NBA career. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points for the Pacers, who tied a franchise record with 19 three-pointers. Myles Turner added 22 points and Thaddeus Young chipped in 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for an Indian team that notched a third straight victory.