Report: Knicks finalizing deal with SF Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Wednesday August 5th, 2015

The New York Knicks are finalizing a partially-guaranteed, two-year contract with forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, reports basketball reporter David Pick. The New York Daily News’s Stefan Bondy added confirmation, reporting the deal should be completed by Thursday.

Antetokounmpo, 23, was the Knicks’s second-round draft pick in 2014. The 6'7", 215-pound forward is the brother of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and spent last season in the NBA Development League. Over 47 games for the Westchester Knicks, Antetokounmpo averaged 13.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.

Antetokounmpo played in five Summer League games for the Knicks last month, scoring 17 points while going 7-of-7 from the field.

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Before joining the Knicks’s D-League affiliate, Antetokounmpo played for the D-League’s Delaware 87ers and Filathlitikos B.C., of the Greek second division in his native country.

Once his deal is signed, Antetokounmpo will be the 15th player on the Knicks roster.

Mike Fiammetta

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