Giannis has zero post up moves, face up mid range. No triple threat moves whatsover, he has zero fundamentals in his game. Thad Young had this interview before the playoffs, and he said the key was to give Giannis space, and smother his predictable outlet passes. He also has minimal court vision and cannot throw alley oops inside because he cannot read a set defense. The experienced Greek coaches realized all of this. This is why so many people had a problem with Giannis winning MVP... Harden is clearly better and more skilled at basketball than him. He cannot breakdown anybody if its not in transition with a head of stream. and court isnt PERFECTLY spread out for him. As the refs begun to give him more superstar calls and ignore his egregious offensive fouls via stiff arms and elbows, and allowed his gather step, he begun to dominate the NBA game ​ Yet Twitter wants to blame the coach and not the player. **Junk defenses work vs a player when a player is extremely limited in one area.** ​ [https://sports.yahoo.com/giannis-antetokounmpo-greeze-fiba-world-cup-180224278.html](https://sports.yahoo.com/giannis-antetokounmpo-greeze-fiba-world-cup-180224278.html) - where all the tweets are. [**Jonathan Givony**](https://twitter.com/DraftExpress) What a shame for Greece (and basketball fans worldwide) having such a transcendent talent like Giannis and not knowing how to properly use him. US did a great job of taking him out of the game with junk defenses. Makes you appreciate the team Milwaukee built around him a lot more Kevin OConnor: "Greece has no clue how to use Giannis Antetokounmpo nearly as well as the Bucks do. And Giannis not playing a single minute in the fourth quarter is an absolute joke. We got robbed watching Giannis on this team. " **Alex Lasry** "Giannis just standing in the corner as Greece refuses to give him the ball at the top will give me night terrors"
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Because watching them play they clearly dont know how to use Giannis
Theres truth to the criticism that the Greece coaches are struggling to figure out how to best utilize Giannis. But Giannis also deserves some level of criticism for his limitations as an off the dribble shooter. Defenses are giving him good looks from th
Because Giannis dominated NBA defenses far better than the ones he is facing in this tournament...
its almost as if the NBA rules cater to casual fans and the game is setup for every final score to be 115 to 100. FIBA ball actually allows for.....defense to be played
Yeah you have to have a really high basketball IQ to get FIBA
Or NBA players are just bigger, stronger and better at basketball
How is it Giannis fault when his teammates cant make wide open shots? One guy shot 2/10, another guy was 3/11, two other guys were 5/12 and 2/6. Meanwhile Giannis was 7/11. He was the only guy out there doing something.
You dont want a serious discussion. You want people to agree with you and shit on Giannis.
You can tell OP is a Kobe stan from just those first couple sentences. Takes me back to 09 Kobe vs. LeBron days
You caught me
Didnt he shoot like 7/11
Yea he had a solid showing today, scored 15 points and grabbed 13 boards. His teammates just couldnt hit open shots which allowed the US to just crash in on every drive
Houston uses Harden in iso situations because he thrives in them. I wouldn’t want Harden posting up low against bigs. So why on earth would you want Giannis playing a game that isn’t his. He was able to average 28/12/6 and led his team to the 1st seed
Statistically, when harden posts up against guards, he is crazily efficient in a very small sample size. He could score or draw the defense and hit the cutter or the outlet. Some former players are advocating Houston to post up harden a bit more with West
I want to say Calathes is their best player, but he shit the bed this game too
By reading this as a first time basketball watcher you would think that Giannis is some mediocre fella and not a top 10 player with potential to be the face of the league ...
Cause Giannis is one of those untouchable players on this sub. Same place as Curry, Dirk, Kobe, etc.
stans gonna be stans its easy to blame the coach or the other players on the team
I mean, are the Stans wrong? No matter how well Giannis plays, if his teammates shoot 22% his team won’t win. He literally didn’t have a single assist despite the fact that he created open threes every time he got the ball. Were the Stans wrong abo