Report: Bucks to sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo to two-year contract


Greece's Thanasis Antetokounmpo, left, throws over the defence by France's Louis Labeyrie, during the Eurobasket European Basketball Championship Group A match between Greece and France. (Roni Rekomaa/ AP)

The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly agreed to sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a two-year contract according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Thanasis is the older brother of current Bucks star and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The 26-year-old was originally drafted in the second round (51st overall) of the NBA 2014 Draft by the New York Knicks but returned to play in Europe in 2016 after two seasons with the Westchester Knicks in the G-League and just two NBA appearances. Antetokounmpo has played the past two seasons with Panathinaikos B.C., a Greek team in EuroLeague.

The six-foot-seven forward averaged 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in an average of 12.1 minutes over 29 EuroLeague games with Panathinaikos last season.

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