Lakers Claim Kostas Antetokounmpo

The Lakers have claimed forward Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Antetokounmpo will head to Los Angeles on a two-way contract.

Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, was waived by the Mavericks last week after appearing in just two games with the team. He spent most of the 2018/19 season with Dallas’ G League affiliate, holding per-game averages of 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.

Antetokounmpo was selected No. 60 overall by Philadelphia in the 2018 draft, ultimately getting dealt to Dallas later that night. He’ll join undrafted Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell as current Lakers players on two-way deals.

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17 thoughts on “Lakers Claim Kostas Antetokounmpo

  1. bdallen714

    Cue the Lakers fans who will now say the Giannis will come to LA to play with his brother lol, (its a joke Lakers Fans)

  2. Z-A

    Anyone else play auction leagues where someone will throw out a guy of the same name and see who bids on them? Used to do it a lot in baseball auctions. But thinks makes me think Pelinka was like “what? Antetewhatchamacallit. Claim!”

  3. Phattey

    The bucks should have picked him up so we could have all the antetokounbros

  4. agentx

    Does the CBA prohibit two-way players’ contracts from being enhanced with perks. I’m thinking a fully-staffed penthouse apartment overlooking the Staples Center with a guest suite for visiting family members and a Kobe-copter for Kostas to fly from his rooftop to any South Bay Lakers’ home games he plays would make Kostas and his family comfortable.

    • x%sure

      If “Detail” falls through, “Kobe-coptor” should be Bryant’s next tv show project.

  5. Chucktoad1

    See all LeBron and Lakers fans needed was a little patience! Lakers had a huge off-season. They trade for A.D. then sign Antetokounmpo to play with LeBron James.

  6. brewpackbuckbadg

    How does a team acquiring a player via sign and trade affect that team claiming a player off waivers. I understand it is not a big deal in this case but lets say a mid season team waives a player with a large salary. Will a hard-capped team have any real shot at signing said player?

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