Charles Barkley says the Bucks are the favorites over Suns, if Giannis Antetokounmpo returns to good health

Mar 13, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks as Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8) looks on during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Barkley is rooting for the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA championship, however, he thinks Milwaukee is the favorite if Giannis Antetokounmpo returns from injury.

Chuck specifically pointed out Antetokounmpo’s health as a key factor, highlighting that should he return–even not at 100 percent–the Bucks are going to be difficult to beat.

Antetokounmpo sustained a knee injury that kept him out from the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Atlanta Hawks.

The two-times MVP is still considered day-to-day, as the Bucks are heading to Phoenix to face the Suns. The Bucks could close out the series vs. Atlanta without Giannis, however, Phoenix is a different beast, especially if Antetokounmpo is not available to play.


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