Milwaukee Bucks Rumors
The Bucks placed a courtesy “keep us in the loop” call with Minnesota, sources say, and a package built around Khris Middleton (also set to be a free agent) and one future asset — a pick, Thon Maker, something — makes some sense.
Chris Grenham: Source: Former Providence forward and Celtics draft pick Ben Bentil has received a training camp invite from the Milwaukee Bucks. Bentil spent last season in France and Spain. #pcbb
The Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs are expanding their partnership for the 2018-19 season to further impact individuals across the state. The cornerstone of the partnership, the “Block Out Hunger” campaign, will return for a fourth consecutive season, while the Bucks and Cousins will boost their philanthropic efforts through a community outreach program with three Wisconsin community centers around the holiday season. Cousins will also operate a concession stand on the upper concourse of Fiserv Forum during all events at the world-class venue as part of the partnership.
On Antetokounmpo’s willingness to play for Greece: “Giannis decided to leave $106M on the table and play in the 2016 pre-Olympic tournament. Giannis took a risk and also took part of the blame for missing the qualification to the 2016 Olympics. He signed his contract after the tournament. And now that he is one of the Top 5 players in the NBA, he is presented to be manipulated by agents, his NBA team and sponsors. It’s simply unthinkable to make such a claim. Giannis wants to be part of the Greek national team. And there’s no person in the world that can make him change his mind.”
One day after the statements of Greek federation president, Giorgos Vasilakopoulos, about Giannis Antetokounmpo and his possible participation with the Greek national team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, Giannis’ agent Giorgos Panou revealed that there’s a gap in the relationship between the Greek freak and the federation. Vasilakopoulos said that “Giannis’ agents will decide if he will play in the World Cup. It’s a parasitic profession“. Panou, who was among the targets of this attack, answered while speaking to “Sport FM radio“: “I have to say that I speak for myself and not on behalf of Giannis. I know Giannis since he was 14 years old and I have to clarify some things about him because he never gave the right to anyone to present him as a marionette or a pawn. Mister Vasilakopoulos once more insults one of the top Greek players and presents him having no free will. The truth is the exact opposite. Last year the Federation attacked the Bucks, this year the problem is the agents. However two years ago Vasilakopoulos called without shame Giannis and his brother Thanasis to their faces “leashed bears” who were parading around Greece in the events that they organized themselves. That morning Giannis decided to stay silent, respecting the age and the mantle of the president. However, two people with such different perception of reality can’t co-exist. That’s why Giannis decided to announce himself that he was not able to play in Eurobasket 2017 due to his knee injury”.
JH: What does it mean to you when people say you are now “The best player in the East?” Giannis Antetokounmpo: There is going to be a lot of people out there that is going to say I am the best in the East and there is going to be some that says that I am not the best in the East, so my mindset is to keep working hard, focus on my game and to continue making my team better. We are trying to get as many wins as possible.