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VIDEO | Complete Giannis Antetokounmpo highlights vs. Cavaliers

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The Bucks' 18-year-old rookie was Milwaukee's obvious bright spot in an otherwise lackluster preseason opener in Cleveland, scoring 14 points to go with four rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists.

Missed last night's Bucks/Cavs preseason opener? Not a problem.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's NBA debut was the (good) story for Milwaukee in an otherwise disjointed, underwhelming starting point for the Larry Drew era, and you can check out Giannis' complete highlights from Cleveland above. Read on below for Dan Sinclair's take on why everyone should feel pretty good about the Bucks' youngster:

Holy cow, this dude is a physical anomaly. He looks gangly as all get out when he moves without the ball, but when he gets in the air with arms outstretched, he looks like a windmill strapped to a rocket ship. He handled the speed, size, and length of his opposition better than I expected, to be honest, but still made quite a few mistakes. He traveled while winding up his dribble at least twice and made a few ill-advised passes, but also swatted away an alley-oop pass with ease, blocked three other shots and drew a bunch of fouls. Nothing to discourage our obsession with his long-term potential, but certainly reason to think Giannis might do more harm than good in the early going of the regular season. He needs lots of practice time and maybe some extended run in the D-League to break a few bad habits, but a debut line of 14 points (3/7 fg, 1/3 threes, 7/10 ft), 4 reb, 3 blk, 2 ast, 2 stl, 5 to is about as much as you could have reasonably hoped for from the NBA's youngest player.

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