Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December.
While leading the Bucks to an NBA-best 13-2 record in December, Antetokounmpo averaged 29.3 points (1st in the Eastern Conference), 12.0 rebounds (4th in the Eastern Conference) and 5.3 assists per game. He also shot 54.6% from the field and 39.1% from three. In 13 games last month, Antetokounmpo tallied eight games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds, including four with 30+ points and 10+ rebounds, and posted his third triple-double of the season.
For the season, Antetokounmpo is averaging career-highs in points (30.4, 2nd in NBA) and rebounds (13.0, 6th in NBA) per game in addition to 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 31.0 minutes a game. He’s also shooting 55.6% from the field and has already set a new career-best with 56 threes made t his season, helping the Bucks get off to the best start in franchise history with a league-best record of 31-5.
Antetokounmpo has now won the award in six of the last seven months and the seventh time overall in his career.