The “Greek Freak” has dominated the NBA for the last few seasons and won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the 2018-19 season. Despite all his recent success, he wasn’t a sure thing when he entered the league through the 2013 draft from Greece.
In fact, at pick number 15 Giannis doesn’t even qualify as a lottery pick. Outside the lottery picks teams are just hoping to get a quality pro, so for Giannis to have turned out to be the monster he is today is nothing short of incredible.
What happened in Giannis’ development to get him to this level? More importantly, how did NBA scouts get it so wrong that they drafted 14 players ahead of him? Players that, as you will read, have a combined 2 All-Star game appearances. Take a look at the players drafted above him and you will be amazed.
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