NBA rumors: Bucks keeping Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee Bucks F Thanasis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a new two-year deal, sources tell ESPN. He played 57 games in Bucks’ championship season, plus 13 more in the playoffs.

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“Thanasis is a young player with great experience at the top level overseas,” said Bucks GM Jon Horst. “He brings toughness, athleticism, character and a high IQ. We are thrilled to have him join the Bucks.”
Greek forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo is officially a new player of Spanish side MoraBanc Andorra, as announced by his agency. Antetokounmpo spent most of last season in D-League with Westchester Knicks.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is among the 40 free agents that were invited to a mini camp by the Dallas Mavericks, according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express. His participation there, however, seems to be more than unlikely. The Mavericks’ camp will take place from 20th to 22th of June. During these days, the preparation period of the Greek national team ahead of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turin, which begins in July 3, will be in full motion.
Emiliano Carchia: Panathinaikos is interested in Thanasis Antetokounmpo for the next season, per source. Talks are not in advanced stage so far
Are you willing to wait for the NBA this summer, until things get clear in the transfer market, and by doing that risking to miss opportunities from Europe? “For some reason, I believe that an NBA team will appear interested in me much earlier in the summer, informing me that they want to play for them and give me a contract! If that happens, it’s all fine and well. If not, then I will check the offers from Europe, weigh the situation and take the right decision for me”.
Do you believe that what happens in summer is going to of critical importance? Many people who are interested in you, believe that playing in Europe will bring you closer to the target of getting a contract in the NBA exactly as you dream of it. “Of course it is going to be an important summer. I just think that there won’t be a D-League dilemma. I always think that I have to work hard to reach the point where I play the best basketball I can. Many think that when you play in the D-League you don’t get better. That’s not true. I played there during my first season here and then I was drafted. In my second year i signed the contract with the Knicks. It didn’t matter that it was not a guaranteed one. They gave me the opportunity to be with them during the preparation period and participate in their camp. During the third year, I finally managed to actually play in the NBA! That’s my goal, to make steps each year in order to become better and not remain stagnant. Unfortunately, the latter is what happens to many other players. I am improving and I want to be evolved both basketball-wise and mental-wise. I wish I will play in the national team this summer. That’s a big target. Then we will see if I have a position in the NBA”.
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