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Giannis Antetokounmpo Calls For More Urgency From Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t letting the team’s poor preseason run play on his mind.

The Bucks lost 107-97 to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, bringing their record to 0 – 5.

Giannis Antetokounmpo spent the Summer representing Greece at the Eurobasket. As a result, the Bucks have been cautious with his preseason minutes.

Giannis Antetokounmpo says Milwaukee still has time to build the habits of a winning season.


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“It doesn’t worry me,” Antetokounmpo said after Wednesday’s game. “What worries me is our habits and building good habits.

“Right now, we’re not vocal enough. We’re not urgent enough. We’re not hungry enough. But at the end of the day, it’s the preseason. We have the whole regular season to find ourselves.”

“It’s not going to be easy,” he said. “I think sometimes your mind forgets and thinks it’s going to be easy. But I feel like, me personally, you’ve got to come out and set the tone, play hard. Build good habits, play to improve, play for the team. And as a team, we have to be hungry, we’ve got to play together, we have to defend better.”


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“Guys are down, who knows when they’re going to get back, so this is who we have right now,” Antetokounmpo said. “We still have a great team, but we’re seven or eight days from the next game and when it really counts. We’ve got to buckle down and start trying to build good habits.”

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