Report: Antetokounmpo will play in summer league, join Greek team
Bucks wing reaches compromise with Greek Federation on summer arrangements.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had been having a disagreement with his home country of Greece over his participation in various national team tournaments this summer. But EuroHoops.net reports that the situation has been resolved.
That’s why Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek federation and Milwaukee Bucks agreed in a formula that seems to be a win-win situation for every one involved.
The Greek forward will not be a member of the Greek U20 national team in the upcoming Eurobasket, which will be held at the island of Crete between 8 and 20 of July, in order to play in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Bucks at the 11th of July.
After that, the “Greek freak” will return to Greece and will take part in the training camp of the senior Greek national team which will compete in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain. Antetokounmpo will have to fight for a place in the final roster and his performance during the camp, which will be held at Karpenisi, Greece, will decide his fate.
Greece typically fields a strong team, and the first ever World Cup should bring a little more excitement, even if it's not much of a change from the previous FIBA tournament. The bigger key for NBA fans is him working at Summer League. Antetokounmpo needs to work on almost all of his skills and Summer League provides a place for him to take on different roles the team will need, specifically as they move forward after their No. 2 draft selection in June.
It would be good to see the youngster work on his ball-handling in pick and roll sets and develop as more of a passer to combine with that incredible length of his.
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