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5. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Last rank: 3

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are trending in the wrong direction at the worst time of the year. The worst thing you want to do is enter the All-Star break, losing seven of your last ten games, which is what the Bucks have managed to do.

Despite going 3-7 in the last ten games, Giannis has had a great stretch of basketball. He's averaging 29.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in his last ten appearances. But it's still a drop-off from his season total. However, it's important to note that he and Damien Lillard have struggled alongside one another.

Since Doc Rivers took over coaching duties, he and the Bucks have struggled. They have lost seven of their last ten games, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel in Milwaukee. Unfortunately, they only have 30 games left to turn their season around, but it could be the perfect time.

Now the team has a few days to prepare for their upcoming postseason push and will look to get their season back on track. Practice is a rare commodity in today's NBA, given how many games there are in such a short amount of time, but practice could be what the Bucks need.

For Giannis, he must get his team in the right place before they find themselves out of the championship hunt. Their first game out of the break will be against the Minnesota Timberwolves on national TV.