Always a fun follow on Twitter, Giannis took to social media on July 4 to poke fun at his English skills of his rookie self. “Lol 😂 My English was terrible my rookie year, it's a work in progress,” Antetokounmpo wrote while quoting an old tweet about the first time he tasted a smoothie. Whether he’s on or off the court, No. 34 is always an entertainer.
Orlando Arcia (⬆ UP)
On May 17, Arcia struck out once and went 0 for 4 to lower his average to .208. Exactly seven weeks later, Arcia’s average stands at .295 -- and growing. He hit .326/.370/.478 in June and is off to another hot start in July, tallying nine hits in 15 at-bats (.600 average) with an RBI in all four games this month. He also made headlines around MLB when he scored from first base on a ball that didn't leave the infield. Incredible!
Nigel Hayes (⬇ DOWN)
The former Badgers forward struggled in his first three games of the NBA Summer League. Playing for the New York Knicks, Hayes is shooting just 25 percent (3 of 12) from the floor and averaging just 2.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. As Badgers fans know, however, don’t expect Hayes to be trending down for long.
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Corey Knebel (⬆ UP)
Knebel is headed to Miami! The 25-year-old right-hander was named to his first All-Star team earlier this week, and he deserves it. Knebel has only allowed a mere five runs in 39 2/3 innings this season. For reference, he gave up 17 earned runs in 32 2/3 in 2016. Knebel has collected 10 of his 13 saves in June, and his streak of 40 consecutive outings with a strikeout is a MLB record -- a well-known fact around Miller Park, of course.
Eric Thames (⬆ UP)
Sometimes, you just need a mental break from work. After Thames went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on June 28, manager Craig Counsell gave him a few days off to ease his mind. And it worked. Thames set off fireworks at Miller Park with a two-homer game on July 4. Since coming back to action on Saturday, Thames is hitting .444 (4 for 9) with three home runs, three walks and no strikeouts.