The Milwaukee Bucks will be bringing in another Antetokounmpo to the team. According to Mark Deeks of Sky Sports, Thanasis Antetokounmpo — older brother of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo — will be playing for Milwaukee in the NBA Summer League.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo will play for the Milwaukee Bucks summer league team.
— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) June 22, 2019
Thanasis was initially drafted by the New York Knicks back in 2014, but he never really had a significant opportunity to play in the NBA. He was part of the Knicks’ summer league teams back in 2014 and 2015 and has also played for their G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks, but that was about it.
After his brief stint with the Knicks, Thanasis returned to Europe to play professional basketball in the EuroLeague. He slowly but surely developed there while playing for Panathinaikos for two years.
This season, he will try his luck in the NBA once again.
All eyes will now be on the 6-foot-7, 220-pound Thanasis as he tries his best to make it to the Bucks’ main roster and play with his younger brother Giannis, who has undoubtedly become one of the best players in the league.
Of course, the expectations for Thanasis have been relatively high because of what his brother was able to accomplish. It may be unfair, but he will just have to work hard in order to become an NBA-caliber player moving forward.
Thanasis may not be able to reach the level of Giannis, but with constant effort and a little bit of luck, he might end up as a solid role player.