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Sky Sports NBA analyst Ovie Soko is backing Giannis Antetokounmpo to win the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season, something only two NBA players have done before.
The Greek Freak is the regining MVP and currently there is a reported battle between him and LeBron James for the MVP this season.
In his Sky Sports column Soko writes:
“With Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, I think it is very possible we see Giannis Antetokounmpo pick up both awards.
“That would be a great reward for a special year in which he has led the Milwaukee Bucks offensively and defensively.
“What the Bucks have been able to do is so highly predicated off Giannis’ unique abilities and gifts. Giannis could take two end-of-season awards away from Lakers players.
“The Bucks are able to run their defensive system in a different way to most teams because of Antetokounmpo. He is one of the most mobile seven-footers the world has ever seen!”
Source- Sky Sports