NBA Insider Reveals What Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo Are Doing Behind The Scenes To Make Partnership Work

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According to NBA insider Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, Damian Lillard has been working out at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s house so that the Milwaukee Bucks superstars can develop better chemistry.

“But those two are working behind the scenes trying to get things together,” Haynes said on his podcast with NBA reporter Marc Stein. “I know Dame was at Giannis’ house over the weekend working out at his house. They were watching film. Those two are committed to trying to enhance each other collectively. And then in turn, that’s going to enhance the team’s play.

“So they’re doing everything they can behind the scenes to try the make this situation be a successful situation. But it’s going to be a work in progress.”

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The Bucks have started the season 4-2. Lillard is averaging 22.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists, while Antetokounmpo is putting up 26.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Milwaukee is 11th in the NBA in points per game and 25th in opponent points per game. The team is currently in third place in the Eastern Conference standings. Only the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have better records.

“We know our identity; we’re just trying to figure out what works, and we’ve got to be good at everything,” Antetokounmpo said after the Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets on November 6. “I think we are very good in drop when Brook’s on the floor. We are really good when we play small, we can switch. We can make guys just play one-on-one and take tough shots.

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“Sometimes we’ve got to play zone whenever we want to make them shoot a lot of tough 3s, and rebound the ball, go the other way, especially when we’re trailing the game and we’re down 10 and try to get back into the game.”

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