The Milwaukee Bucks made a notable roster move on Friday, clearly as a way to keep franchise star Giannis Antetokounmpo happy following comments about his unclear future.
Per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Milwaukee has signed Giannis’ younger brother, Alex Antetokounmpo. Their older brother, Thanasis, is also on the Bucks.
Alex went undrafted in 2021 but soon received a tryout from the Sacramento Kings. He participated in the 2021 NBA Summer League before joining the Toronto Raptors’ affiliate, Raptors 905.
The younger Antetokounmpo eventually landed with Milwaukee’s NBA G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. He averaged 5.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game in 32 games there.
Last week, Giannis made headlines when he told Tania Ganguli of the New York Times that he’ll only sign an extension with the Bucks if he feels confident that they’re trying to build another championship team around him.
The two-time league MVP can enter free agency in 2025 if he declines his player option for the 2025-26 season. Even if he wants to re-sign with the Bucks, Giannis will most certainly decline the option in order to secure himself a lucrative long-term deal.
Milwaukee will open its 2023-24 season with a home contest against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 26.
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