Antetokounmpo hasn't taken the court for the Mavericks so far this season, but he's on the team's road trip and is working with one of the Dallas' assistant coaches during practice to get back from a hip issue. Even if he does check into an NBA game this season, he's unlikely to log key minutes.
Dallas called Antetokounmpo up from the G League's Texas Legends ahead of the Mavericks' eventual 122-107 loss to the Bucks on Friday. It was expected that Antetokounmpo would dress for the contest and potentially make his NBA debut against his brother, Giannis, but those plans were foiled when the rookie fell ill prior to the game. Kostas is apparently feeling better after resting up a night earlier, but he's no lock to see the court Sunday.
Antetokounmpo will have to wait a little while longer before seeing time in the NBA. He was initially listed as active for Friday's matchup against his brother, but he's been shelved due to an illness.
Antetokounmpo has been recalled from the G League and is active for Friday's game against the Bucks, Mark Followill of Fox Sports Southwest reports.
Antetokounmpo has yet to play NBA minutes, though it's possible he gets the opportunity against his older brother on Friday. Still, chances are he won't see the court unless things get out of hand.
Antetokounmpo finished Wednesday's win with 11 points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot.
The younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas has been eased into G League action lightly, averaging about 23.9 minutes per game with the Legends. As a result, he hasn't put together many dominant performances, totaling 9.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his rookie season but figures to get more opportunities as the campaign progresses.
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