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Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
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Sources have indicated a great divide in the Knicks organization over the baggage-laden Ledo, with the front office more in love than the coaching staff with his skills. Knicks coach Derek Fisher has made it clear talent isn’t the most important determinant. Ledo’s axing is expected to pave the way for the long-awaited signing of Antetokounmpo, according to sources. The defensive swingman was the Knicks’ 2014 second-round pick. Antetokounmpo, 23, had an up-and-down season in the D-League, but should find his way to training camp on some variation of a partial guarantee.
via New York Post
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Thanasis Antetokounpo’s agent says his client isn’t interested in spending another season in the D-League. “Doing the same thing like last year, I don’t think is an option for Thanasis at the moment,” Antetokounmpo’s agent, Tim Lotsos, said in a phone interview with ESPN.com on Thursday. “He played in the D-League two full seasons, he has gained a lot and it’s the moment for him to take the next step and sign a contract with an NBA team.” Antetokounmpo played last season for the Knicks’ D-League team in Westchester and spent the previous season with the Delaware 87ers. He is looking for a spot on the Knicks roster for 2015-16.
via ESPN.com
Now the Knicks are weighing their options, depending upon how the draft unfolds. A source told The Post recently they would love to gain an extra pick — in either round — beyond their fourth-overall selection. Antetokounmpo’s Greece-based agent, Nick Lotsos, said the Knicks aren’t ready to enter negotiations yet. “They’ve said right after the draft they’ll be ready to talk. They’re very busy now,’’ Lotsos told The Post. “So we’ll have a better feeling after that. But now I don’t have an answer for you.’’
via New York Post
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In their old Athens neighborhood of Sepolia Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo played once again a pick up basketball game in the open gym of Triton, where they learned the sport. Dozens of local residents gathered around them and also had the chance to play with them, like their old friends and teammates Sokratis Psaropoulos and Kanelos Garbis. After the game which was announced by the brothers themselves via social media, Giannis said: “I want to thank every one and all the kids who came to see us. We will try to do it every year in order to have fun with out friends and remember old times. I will always miss my neighborhood. Two days after the playoffs I am back here. That says everything”.
via EuroHoops.net