Giannis Antetokounmpo has been piling up good passes over the first six games of the season, averaging 7.7 assists per game.
On Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors, in his first game against them since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals last season, Antetokounmpo was able to set up his teammates on several occasions.
This one to Brook Lopez:
And this one to Kyle Korver:
Antetokounmpo draws so much attention from defenses, that he can regularly find teammates for open layups and three-pointers.
In the third quarter against the Raptors, Antetokounmpo rewarded cutters with some layups.
First, it was Donte DiVincenzo:
And then it was Ersan Ilyasova:
When Antetokounmpo gets double-teamed or even triple-teamed this season, his teammates are going to have to make themselves available off the ball, Antetokounmpo will have to find them in their spot and they’re going to have to finish the play.
It sounds pretty simple, but at game speed it isn’t; Antetokounmpo just makes it look like it is.