HoopsHype Thanasis Antetokounmpo rumors
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New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the team has drafted Cleanthony Early from Wichita State with the 34th overall selection and Thanasis Antetokounmpo from Athens, Greece and the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League with the 51st overall selection. Both picks were acquired yesterday from Dallas. NBA.com
Rick Bonnell: Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Fair are probably most familiar names at Hornets' pre-draft workout tomorrow. Thanasis Antetokounmpo (D-League), DeAndre Daniels (UConn), Cleanthony Early (Wichita St.), Melvin Ejim (Iowa St.) also auditioning. Twitter @rick_bonnell
Thanasis, who is 21 and will be 22 this July, is expected, according to his brother to enter the NBA draft this year. Currently he is playing in the NBA Development League with the Deleware 87’s who selected him ninth overall in the D-League draft this season. Toronto Sun
The two talk every day, according to Giannis, for at least an hour or two each time. “I’m happy for him,” Giannis said. “Now he’s in the D-league. Next year he’ll put his name in the draft so I wish him the best.” Giannis said the phone calls are basically good for both brothers as they are each adapting to life in the U.S. “He’s learning a lot,” Giannis said. “The coach is throwing him plenty of stuff and he’s playing a lot of minutes. I hope he adjusts and I hope he does well.” Toronto Sun
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