The MVP race isn't a race anymore. Giannis Antetokounmpo should already receive his award. Not only is the freak averaging 30 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.1 blocks, shooting 54.9% from the field in just over 30 minutes a game, but his team currently has the best record in the league with 46 wins and 8 losses. This stat line has not been reached by any player since 1966. Giannis' stats would be much higher if they didn't average a +12.1 point difference versus opponents. The 73 win Golden State Warriors team only had a +10.8 point difference in 2015-2016. The scary part is that he is only getting better. Giannis is not a great 3pt shooter currently shooting 31.2%, which is still an improvement from last year which was 25.6%. One of the main concerns from Giannis and Budenholzer is the chance that he might get injured being the #1 target in the league. Being that no one in the league can currently guard him, Giannis thinks his advantage turns into a disadvantage more often then not. Instead of contesting Giannis, players are flopping underneath him for foul calls because they know they aren't stopping him at the rim.
"I've been watching a lot of clips and I've seen a lot of plays where guys try to take a charge but they fall down before [contact]," Antetkounmpo said. "That's really dangerous because I could sprain my ankle. Especially when I'm about to spin, they can trip me."
Giannis is an NBA talent that the league has never seen before. He is a 6'11 guard through forward with the bounce of Zion and explosiveness of 2012 Lebron with a 7'3 wingspan. The freak is unstoppable and I don't see him slowing down one bit for the second half of the season. Hopefully Antetkounmpo can stay healthy and continue his dominance into the post season.