We're guessing this one really isn't a shock. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks in every major category this season. He averaged 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.9 steals in 35.6 minutes per game while shooting 52.1 percent from the field. You can also find Antetkounmpo's name littered all over the NBA's regular-season leaderboards -- 4th in value over replacement player (VORP), 5th in blocks, 9th in steals, 9th in free throws, 9th in defensive win shares, 10th in win shares, 10th in player efficiency rating, 13th in offensive win shares, 13th in field goals, 15th in total rebounds, 16th in defensive rating, 18th in field-goal percentage and 19th in assists (phew!). He even stepped up his game in the playoffs, averaging 24.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.7 blocks while shooting 53.6 percent from the field, including 4 of 10 from 3-point range. Like we said, no-brainer.
Most valuable player: Khris Middleton
As has been well documented, Middleton missed most of the season after injuring his hamstring before Milwaukee even began training camp. When he finally re-joined the team in early February, Milwaukee was mired with a 22-28 record and hoping to somehow squeak into the playoffs. With Middleton in the lineup, the Bucks were 19-10 in the regular season -- and 17-6 when he started. Now that's value.
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Top newcomer: Malcolm Brodgon
Milwaukee made several moves last offseason -- trading for Tony Snell, signing free agent Matthew Dellavedova and drafting Thon Maker with the No. 10 overall selection. But it was Brogdon, taken 26 picks after Maker and in the second round, who made the biggest impact. Earning minutes from the get-go, Brodgon became a key player in Milwaukee's rotation. He averaged 10.2 points and 4.2 assists plus made 40.4 percent of his 3-point attempts in becoming a leading contender for the league's Rookie of the Year.
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Unsung player: Greg Monroe
Talk about making the best of his situation. Monroe had been a starter his entire career, including last season in his first year with Milwaukee. But head coach Jason Kidd had a different plan for Monroe this season, using the veteran center off the bench -- in fact, Monroe didn't start any of the 81 games he played. Yet, he still became one of the best subs in the NBA, averaging 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in just 22.5 minutes. Monroe's 53.3 percent field-goal rate was his best since he was a rookie in 2010-11 and his 18.8 points per 36 minutes tied his career high. Monroe had an offensive rating of 111 and his defensive rating of 105 was just one behind team-leader Antetokounmpo. In the playoff series against Toronto, Monroe averaged 13.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in 23.5 minutes, with an offensive rating of 118 and a defensive rating of 100. Kudos were definitely deserved for Monroe, who excelled in his new role without complaint.
Game 3 of the playoff series against Toronto demonstrated just how wonderful basketball can be in Milwaukee. The Bradley Center was rocking like it hasn't done for decades as the Bucks hosted the Raptors. It didn't hurt that Milwaukee raced out to a 32-12 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in smoking Toronto, 104-77.
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With 6:34 remaining in the first half of Milwaukee's home game against Miami on Feb. 8, Jabari Parker drove to the basket and went to the ground after being fouled. He'd need help getting up as he once again tore an ACL in his knee. Parker was rounding into form, playing like all expected after he was taken No. 2 overall in the 2014 draft, averaging 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Now he's faced once again with rehabbing his knee. Parker isn't expected back on the court until after next season's All-Star break.
Best posterizing moment: Brogdon dunking on LeBron
Usually it is LeBron James who is the one putting a rookie on a poster. Not in this case.