ATHENS, Greece – Thanasis Antetokounmpo is negotiating with the Milwaukee Bucks and could join his younger brother and reigning NBA MVP Giannis on the team, a European basketball website reported Sunday, July 7.
Eurohoops said that Thanasis was finalizing a two-year deal which would give the Bucks two pairs of brothers: Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook and Robin Lopez.
The site stated Thanasis’ contract would be in the neighborhood of $3 million.
Thanasis, 26, played the last two seasons with Athens club Panathinaikos but refused to sign a new contract.
It will be the second time that Thanasis tries his luck in the NBA.
In 2014, he was drafted by the New York Knicks and spent two seasons with the club playing in the G-League.
He signed with Panathinaikos in 2016 and the forward played in 62 EuroLeague games averaging 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds.
A third brother Kostas, 21, is a power forward for the Dallas Mavericks.
All 3 brothers were named earlier this month on the Greece squad for the 2019 World Cup in China.
The oldest of the 5 brothers, Francis, is a professional footballer.
The youngest brother Alexis is playing basketball at high school in Milwaukee and tipped by Giannis to be the best of the lot. – Rappler.com