Here's a scary thought: Giannis Antetokounmpo believes he can become almost twice the player he is now.
"I think I can get better," the reigning NBA MVP told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "I think I am at 60 percent of my potential, as good as I can be. I just want to be better."
If Antetokounmpo still has one weakness, it's perimeter shooting - he shot just 25.6 percent from deep in 2018-19. The 24-year-old also ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the Toronto Raptors during the Eastern Conference finals, being held to just 12 points in Game 3 of the Milwaukee Bucks' six-game loss.
"If I am in the same situation again, (I have to) react better, play the game better, play better, execute better."
And while Kawhi Leonard's departure from the Raptors leaves the Bucks as one of the clear favorites to win the Eastern Conference this coming season, Antetokounmpo said losing Leonard is a blow to his own competitive instinct.
"For me personally, I would love for Kawhi to stay in the East and stay in Toronto because I would love to go through the series (with them) again," Antetokounmpo said. "But unfortunately, this is the NBA we are talking about. Moves happen. People change teams. But we got an opportunity right now. We got to take advantage of it, and hopefully, we can seize the opportunity and make big things happen."