HoopsHype Giannis Antetokounmpo rumors

September 20, 2014 Updates

Gary Payton is visiting Athens, Greece, which is the last stop of the “NBA3x” tour and he had something Greek-related to announced in the local media. As the “Glove” revealed he was invited by his childhood friend Jayson Kidd to visit the Bucks during the training camp in order to help in Giannis Antetotokounmpo. Payton will not have a formal role in the coaching staff of Milwaukee, but he can be part of the process to turn the “Greek freak” into the first 7-foot point guard. As the former great player said in a joined interview, organized by OTE TV, the NBA’s television rights holder in the country: “When Jayson said to me that he intends to use him as a point guard, I told him to stop making jokes. “Gary don’t talk before you see him”, was his answer and I watched him during the Las Vegas Summer league. He can handle the ball, he can drive, he is smart and he is really athletic. That’s why I was asked to go to Milwaukee during the training camp in order to help him adapt to the demands of the modern point guard position”. EuroHoops.net

September 19, 2014 Updates
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Jason Kidd had a vision going to Milwaukee: to see Giannis Antetokounmpo running the point for the Bucks from the "1" position. The new coach of the "Bucks" is not only determined to implement this idea, but will have the help of one of the top point guards of the 90s in this effort: Gary Payton. Gary Payton is in Athens today and at an event held during the afternoon in the northern suburbs, he revealed that he has agreed with the Bucks to assume the role of 'Special Advisor' for Giannis Antetokounmpo during next season. The "Glove" will start work during pre-season, which will begin at the end of the month, and said that he has met with the 19 year old forward in Las Vegas, as well as with Jason Kidd, with whom he has a long friendship from the years they have both played in the NBA. Brew Hoop

September 8, 2014 Updates

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek national team returned to Athens at the first morning hours of Monday and what he had to say to Eurohoops was that he intends to always answer the call of the national team, after his experience in the FIBA World Cup. As he said: “Whenever the national team calls me, I will be present, provided that I am healthy. I experience a moment with our captain, Nikos Zisis after the game. I saw him, a very experienced player, shading a tear. Honestly that changed my whole perception about the national team. I understood what the national team means for those guys and I hope after many years to be in his position. I hope this team would have the same meaning for me, even more compared to the many things it already means”. EuroHoops.net

July 20, 2014 Updates
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Giannis Antetokounmpo: I'll never leave the team and the city of Milwaukee till we build the team to a championship level team... It needs a lot of work but me and the guys we are ready to take the challenge.. #HateLoosing #BecomingAleader @Milwaukee Bucks Twitter @G_ante34

July 3, 2014 Updates
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Giannis Antetokounmpo on coach Drew: I was sad when I first heard about it, because he was my first NBA coach. What can I say? I wish him all the best. I posted a photo of me and coach Drew on my Facebook page, from my first NBA game at Madison Square Garden. I played like four minutes there. Coach saw that I was stressed, lost and confused and he approached me telling me to relax and just play my game. NBA Greece

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May 26, 2014 Updates

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek federation and Milwaukee Bucks agreed in a formula that seems to be a win-win situation for every one involved. The Greek forward will not be a member of the Greek U20 national team in the upcoming Eurobasket, which will be held at the island of Crete between 8 and 20 of July, in order to play in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Bucks at the 11th of July. After that, the “Greek freak” will return to Greece and will take part in the training camp of the senior Greek national team which will compete in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain. EuroHoops.net

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