JULY 16: The Bucks have officially signed Antetokounmpo, the team announced today in a press release.
“Thanasis is a young player with great experience at the top level overseas,” Bucks GM Jon Horst said in a statement. “He brings toughness, athleticism, character and a high IQ. We are thrilled to have him join the Bucks.”
JULY 7: Thanasis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a two-year contract to join his brother in Milwaukee, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Greek outlet Gazzetta.gr reported earlier in the week that Antetokounmpo and the Bucks were finalizing a two-year guaranteed deal.
Charania confirms (via Twitter) that Antetokounmpo will get a guaranteed two-year minimum-salary deal. I’ll be worth about $3.15MM over two years, including $1.45MM in 2019/20.
An older sibling of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis has brief NBA experience, playing two games for the Knicks on a 10-day contract during the 2015/16 season.
The 26-year-old spent this season with Panathinaikos, leading the team to a second straight Greek Basket League title. He was also MVP of the Greek All-Star Game in 2018. Before returning to Greece Thanasis spent three years in the G League, playing for both Delaware and Westchester.