Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother, Kostas, suffers groin injury at workout
As reported by Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the Dayton forward suffered the injury during a workout with the Charlotte Hornets. His injury, however, was deemed not serious:
Dayton forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (brother of Giannis) suffered a groin injury during his workout with @hornets. He couldn’t complete the workout, but said this doesn’t appear to be a serious injury.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 3, 2018
Kostas spent two years in Dayton but sat out in his freshman year as an NCAA partial qualifier. Last season, he logged in 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 15.1 minutes per game. Analysts believe that he’ll end up as a late second round pick
The 6-foot-9 forward has worked out with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors. During his workout with the Lakers, Kostas shared what he brings to the game given his size and athleticism. As reported by Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation:
“I feel like a lot of bigs right now are having a hard time guarding multiple spots. I’m trying to guard multiple spots,” Kostas explained.
“A lot of teams talk about how they want to switch from 1 to 4 or 1 to 5, so I feel like that’s one of my biggest attributes.”
His older brother Giannis believes that Kostas has great potential. But like everyone else, he has to work really hard to unleash it. As reported by David Jablonski of Dayton Daily News, Giannis said:
Kostas can be really good. He’s got to work on a lot of things. He’s got to work on his game. He can get a lot better. But with the right fit, the right team, he can do great things in the NBA.