Giannis Antetokounmpo handed Most Improved Player award, edging out Nikola Jokic and Rudy Gobert
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. AP

GIANNIS Antetokounmpo added the NBA's Most Improved Player to his title haul on Monday in the NBA Awards Show in New York (Tuesday, Manila time).

The Milwaukee Bucks star edged out Denver's Nikola Jokic and Utah's Rudy Gobert for the award.

“The Greek Freak” had earlier been named named to the All-NBA second team and the All-Defensive second team.

The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo averaged 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals.

He is only the fifth player in NBA history to lead his team in all five major categories, joining Dave Cowens, Scottie Pippen, Kevin Garnett and LeBron James.

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