The Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of elimination now, and Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks he should do more for the team.
After the Bucks dropped into a 0-3 pit after the loss to the Miami Heat on Friday, the reigning MVP was asked about his minutes, which were a talking point for all seasons.
“I feel great,” said Antetokounmpo, per Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Yeah, I could play more.”
Antetokounmpo’s minutes during the second-round series have been rather suspect. He played 37 in Game 1, 36 in Game 2, and 35 in Game 3. That is certainly an oddity, especially in the playoffs where superstars regularly log 40-plus minutes every single contest.
The 25-year-old did suffer an apparent ankle tweak during Friday’s contest. But the Bucks are one loss away from getting swept, and Antetokounmpo is their leader. Thus, there is no reason he should not be logging heavy minutes if he feels physically able to do so. football