Bovada Odds: N/A
Giannis Antetokounmpo is your ultimate dark horse. Entering his rookie year, he's not expected to get much burn, having only been in the United States for roughly half a year.
But what if he leaves the Bucks no choice? He looked fantastic (given the circumstances) during his preseason debut, finishing with 14 points, four boards, three blocks, two steals and two assists. He brings a level of versatility to the table that we rarely see—at 6'9'', he's a sensational athlete with a monstrous wingspan, yet he handles the ball like a point guard.
Bucks general manager John Hammond already stated that he had no intentions of sending Antetokounmpo to the D-League this year, per Sean Deveney of Sporting News. And given how thin Milwaukee is at the wing positon, an injury or bad start might make Antetokounmpo a candidate for early minutes.
I watched Antetokounmpo extensively this past year during his time in Greece's second division, and though the competition is weak, his talent and upside were easy to pick up on.
Antetokounmpo is surely an NBA-caliber player. It's just a matter of when he'll get to prove it. If the Bucks start stinking it up or Caron Butler doesn't last, watch out for the Greek Freak.