HoopsHype Thanasis Antetokounmpo rumors

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Six-foot-six Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the 21-year-old defensive specialist whom the Knicks drafted with the 51st pick, may play next season in Greece, where there is interest from teams. He will play in the summer league for the Knicks in July and they will decide if he’s ready after. The older brother of the Bucks’ Giannis, he played for the D-League’s Delaware franchise but is said to be raw offensively. New York Post

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He never knew how life would eventually work in his favor, but, "We just knew it would. We just knew," he said. Lotsos called Antetokounmpo "the most polite" client he has had in 25 years. In Greece, residents celebrate Name Day, and for Lotsos that is Dec. 6. It's like a birthday, Lotsos said, and a few years ago, Antetokounmpo kept asking Lotsos to come visit the family's apartment on Lotsos' Name Day. Finally, Lotsos stopped over and Antetokounmpo gave him a nice bottle of Greek wine. USA Today Sports

"I knew he was broke," Lotsos said. "I was giving him a little money and he was saving some of it to give me a gift. I've had many clients in years. A lot became millionaires. They might call or send a text on Name Day, but nobody ever bothered to give me a gift. But there was a kid who didn't have enough money to take the bus and saved what he could. "He is really, really special." USA Today Sports

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