Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Bucks and John Hammond chose me in the draft, got me in the NBA, kept me in the team with a role from my very first season and they are my basketball family. Not only that, but already at this young age, they have enough faith in me as a leader and they are doing everything in order to develop all of my potential. From my side, I feel that I want to be playing in the Bucks. I’m not talking about my next contract. The way I feel now, I want to keep playing for the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 20 years! You never know how life turns out. Three years ago I was thinking that I might be playing for Filathlitikos forever! All of a sudden, the draft emerged, the NBA, the Bucks and everything that followed. I don’t know how I’ll be feeling and thinking in 2, 3 or more years. Right now I feel like I want to play for the Milwaukee Bucks forever.
October 24, 2016 | 10:04 pm EDT Update
“Now, we’re onto rebuilding, really rebuilding, but at the same time coach’s and my attitude is that we want to win. And we don’t know what we really have. But we love Hassan [Whiteside], we love Josh [Richardson] and Justise [Winslow], and Tyler [Johnson] and a lot of the other young players we have. From that standpoint, its wait and let’s see what happens — and then we’ll go from there.”
Jason Jones: Ty Lawson said Joerger has told him to expect to play 30-40 minutes a night in the first eight games w/ Collison out.
In the end, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided to waive Hunter, the rangy, sweet-shooting guard whose statistics ultimately did not match his elegant shooting form. “He loved that community and loved being around that team,” Hunter’s father, Ron, said in a telephone interview. “I think they got rid of a good basketball player but they also got rid of a better person. But that’s not what this is about. You don’t take it personally and you just move on. And that’s what he’s doing. He’s still a young kid. He’s hurt right now, but when he wakes up tomorrow, he’s going to be fine.”