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Steve Kerr compares Giannis Antetokounmpo to Kevin Durant

Michael Dixon

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has a high opinion of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Prior to Golden State’s game against Milwaukee, Kerr compared The Greak Freak to his own player, Kevin Durant.

“He’s tremendous. So much fun to watch. Reminds me a little bit of Kevin because of the build, the length, the athleticism — it’s just an amazing combination. It would say that Giannis is a little bit more of a point forward. Kevin is more of a scorer. But they make similar impacts on the game.”

That’s certainly a lofty comparison. But quite frankly, it’s been well earned.

Antetokounmpo is having another brilliant season, averaging 27.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists a night. He’s also efficient, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 75.9 percent from the line.

Certainly, Durant is a superior overall shooter. But the comparisons between him and Antetokounmpo don’t exactly come from out of nowhere. It will be a lot of fun to see how the Greak Freak — who is only 23 — develops throughout the rest of his career.