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Top Thanasis Antetokounmpo News
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Headed to G League
Antetokounmpo will join the Bucks' G League affiliate Wisconsin Herd, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Antetokounmpo has struggled to earn a rotation spot with the Bucks, having appeared in just 2.5 minutes per game this season despite Milwaukee's injury struggles. However, he should be a top option with the Herd for as long as he remains on their roster.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Recalled to NBA
The Bucks recalled Antetokounmpo from the Wisconsin Herd of the G League on Wednesday, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Antetokoumpo returns to the Bucks along with Khris Middleton and MarJon Beauchamp. Antetokounmpo is playing only 2.6 minutes per game across eight contests, so he was likely just with the Herd to receive extra practice time.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Heads to G League
Antetokoumpo has been assigned to the G League, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Antetokounmpo doesn't see a ton of action for the Bucks. With the Herd not playing again until Saturday, he may just be joining the G League affiliate to get some additional practice in.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Cleared to play Thursday
Antetokounmpo (illness) was left off the injury report for Thursday's season opener versus the 76ers.
Antetokounmpo returned to practice this week after recovering from a non-COVID illness. While he is returning to the lineup Thursday, Antetokounmpo isn't expected to have anything more than a reserve role.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Returns to practice
Antetokounmpo (illness) returned to practice Monday, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Antetokounmpo has dealt with a non-COVID illness over the last week, but it's encouraging that he was able to return to practice after sitting out Saturday's practice session. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available for Thursday's regular-season opener against the 76ers, but he certainly appears to be trending in the right direction.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Status unclear for Opening Night
Antetokounmpo (illness) is expected back at some point next week, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer didn't specify precisely when Antetokounmpo would be available, so it's best to consider him a question mark for Opening Night on Thursday versus the Sixers. He should fill a light bench role if available.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Sitting out Saturday's practice
Antetokounmpo (illness) won't practice Saturday, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Antetokounmpo should be fine for Thursday's opener. In 28 preseason minutes, he totaled six points and three rebounds.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Slated to play Wednesday
Antetokounmpo (illness) is available for Wednesday's preseason game against Brooklyn, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Antetokounmpo sat out Tuesday's exhibition game due to a non-COVID illness, but he'll return to action for the second half of the back-to-back set. His brief absence shouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Missing Tuesday's game
Antetokounmpo (illness) will miss Tuesday's preseason game versus the Bulls with a non-COVID illness, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports
Antetokounmpo's illness will also likely put his status for Wednesday's game against the Nets into question. While it is unlikely that this illness will cause him to miss any regular-season action, Antetokounmpo is not likely to receive much more than 10 to 15 minutes per game this season.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Exercises option
Antetokounmpo has exercised his $1.88 million player option ahead of the 2022-23 season, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.
No surprise here, as this was the expected outcome for Antetokounmpo. The only other route would have been for him to decline and re-sign for another veteran year with a player-option. The veteran forward averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds across 9.9 minutes in 48 games for the Bucks last season.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Will start finale
Antetokounmpo will start Sunday's game against the Cavs, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports.
The Bucks are resting most of their regulars, so it'll be a skeleton crew soaking up most of the minutes in Game 82. Antetokounmpo hasn't been a part of the regular rotation for most of the season, but he should see an appreciable jump in minutes Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Excels with 27 points in spot start
Antetokounmpo logged 27 points (9-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one block across 41 minutes during Sunday's 133-115 loss to the Cavaliers.
With his brother Giannis Antokounmpo scratched, Antetokounmpo slid into a spot start at the four in the season finale. At 6-6, he lacks his younger brother's size, but he's arguably a more versatile player who can shoot and get vertical with equal alacrity. The Bucks will revert back to their customary lineup for the playoffs, so his night of production was a one-shot deal.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Plays spot minutes Sunday
Antetokounmpo closed Sunday's 136-100 loss to Denver with one block over six minutes.
Antetokounmpo concludes January having played 26 minutes in total while recording six points (2-of-6 shooting from the field), three rebounds and three blocks. The 29-year-old makes the occasional highlight reel, but he isn't a regular member of the Milwaukee rotation at this time.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Dropped from rotation
Antetokounmpo (coach's decision) went unused off the bench Monday in the Bucks' 103-99 loss to the Hornets.
Antetokounmpo had logged a combined 12 minutes over the previous two games for the shorthanded Bucks, with the appearances marking his first action since he exited the COVID-19 health and safety protocols Jan. 5. The Bucks were still without Jrue Holiday (ankle), Grayson Allen (COVID-19 protocols) and George Hill (COVID-19 protocols), but the returns of Pat Connaughton (COVID-19 protocols) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) were enough to bump Antetokounmpo out of the rotation.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-6, 219 lbs|
|Birthplace: Athens, Greece|