Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo gets new Greek teammate whose stats will shock you
The Milwaukee Bucks had the last pick of the 2021 NBA Draft, and some thought they might take Giannis Antetokounmpo’s youngest brother, Alex. Instead, the Bucks took a different Greek that most NBA fans have probably never heard of: Georgios Kalaitzakis.
There’s a good reason Kalaitzakis is an unknown, and that’s because the 22-year-old didn’t play all that much for Panathinaikos. The Bucks clearly saw something in the Greek they liked, though, and we’ll just have to wait and see if he’s able to carve out an NBA career. There’s a good chance that never happens, but you never want to rule anything out.
Milwaukee also made a pick at No. 54 in the 2021 NBA Draft after trading the No. 31 pick. The Bucks selected Sandro Mamukelashvili, a big man out of Seton Hall. Mamukelashvili has quite a unique game, so it will be interesting to follow his career and find out if he’s able to make any kind of impact playing alongside Giannis, who’s still basking in the glory of his NBA championship.
As for Alex Antetokounmpo, he’s going to be playing for the Sacramento Kings at Summer League. Alex went undrafted after skipping college and playing professionally this past season. It would have been cool to see him on the Bucks, but perhaps he’ll be able to impress Sacramento.