Giannis Antetokounmpo Surpasses Kevin McHale, Bob Boozer in NBA All-Time Rebound List

‣ Giannis Antetokounmpo, star of the Milwaukee Bucks, has moved up to the 110th spot on the NBA’s all-time rebound list, surpassing Kevin McHale and Bob Boozer.
‣ Antetokounmpo is currently ranked 11th among active players in terms of career rebounds, with a total of 7,126 rebounds.
‣ Despite his impressive performance, Antetokounmpo has only the fifth-best odds to win MVP this season, according to multiple NBA betting sites.

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Hey, did you hear? Giannis Antetokounmpo, that star player for the Milwaukee Bucks, he’s done it again. He’s moved up to the 110th spot on the NBA’s all-time rebound list.

Yeah, you heard it right. He surpassed Kevin McHale and Bob Boozer in Monday night’s 133-129 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls.

The guy is only 29, and he’s already got 7,126 career total rebounds. Can you believe it? And guess who’s ahead of him? Derrick Coleman (7,232), Dominique Wilkins (7,169), Ray Scott (7,154), Anthony Davis (7,144), and Alonzo Mourning (7,137).

According to multiple NBA betting sites, Antetokounmpo has the fifth-best odds to win MVP this season. But wait, there’s more. Sportsbooks are showing better odds for Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, and Jayson Tatum.

Antetokounmpo’s performance was so dominant, it fueled the Bucks to a thrilling OT win at home. Malik Beasley also did his part with 19 PTS, 5 3PM.

However, let’s not forget that Antetokounmpo is an 11-year veteran and ranks 11th among active players. He’s trailing behind some big names like LeBron James (10,832), DeAndre Jordan (10,380), Andre Drummond (10,132), Kevin Love (9,176), Nikola Vucevic (8,881), Al Horford (8,290), Rudy Gobert (8,202), Russell Westbrook (8,105), and Jonas Valanciunas (7,591).

In Monday’s win, the seven-time All-Star recorded 32 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 41 minutes of action. He shot 9-of-13 (69.2%) from the floor and 14-of-18 (77.8%) at the foul line. Not too shabby, huh?

Bucks coach Adrian Griffin was all praises for Antetokounmpo’s performance. He said, “He was playing a great game. He was moving the ball, sharing the ball, making the right play. He’s a veteran and he knows when to assert himself. In the second half, I thought he did a great job.”

Antetokounmpo is 11th among active players in career rebounds and leads the NBA in scoring this season with 673 points. He took only two shots in the first half, making one, but logged all six of his assists. The two-time MVP finished 3-of-5 shooting from the field and 6-of-8 at the line through three quarters.

During the fourth quarter, the Bucks forward shot 5-of-7 from the floor and went 5-of-6 at the line. He made his only shot in overtime, along with posting three free throws on four attempts.

Antetokounmpo said, “There’s going to be teams around the league that I’m going to draw so much attention, which sometimes me taking a shot over two guys is not the best shot. Me trying to play in the crowd is not the best shot. I think I’ve got to the point where I’ve accepted that.”

Through 22 appearances this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 34.9 minutes per game. Plus, he’s shooting a career-best 61.7% from the field.

No one in NBA history has averaged over 30 points per game on 60% shooting in a single season. NBA sportsbooks show the Milwaukee Bucks with second-shortest odds below the Boston Celtics to win this season’s championship. Oddsmakers are still giving decent odds to the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns.

James Shotwell
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