Pau Gasol: “Giannis is the MVP of this season”

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The Milwaukee Bucks big man Pau Gasol thinks his teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves to win the 2019 NBA MVP Award, per The Players’ Tribune:

“Giannis is the MVP of this season…No need to compare him to anyone. He doesn’t have the record of an entire career behind him, or even of half a career…Most of the best players in this league, past or present, don’t perform – even at the peak of their careers – like my young Greek teammate is doing this year. He’s only 24. And that should worry the rest of the league. Because he’s only just getting started.”

This regular season, Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks, while shooting at 58 percent from the field.