Giannis Antetokounmpo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wolves Nearly Picked Giannis Antetokounmpo Over Shabazz Muhammad

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves nearly picked Giannis Antetokounmpo over Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Antetokounmpo went 15th overall to the Milwaukee Bucks." November 17

  • Antetokounmpo was 'a little bit sick' about missing Bucks opener

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Giannis Antetokounmpo won't be wearing a Superman cape when he returns to the Milwaukee Bucks lineup Friday night after a one-game suspension. But his presence will be a welcome sight for a young Bucks team still feeling the sting of a resounding 122-97 defeat to the New York Knicks in the..." October 30

  • Bucks To Use Giannis Antetokounmpo At All Five Positions

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo will play power forward to begin the season until Jabari Parker returns where he'll slide over to small forward. But Antetokounmpo may see time at point guard, shooting guard and center as well this season for the Milwaukee Bucks. "There are a lot of things being thrown..." October 22

  • Bucks GM touts Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ability to play center

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bucks coach Jason Kidd kicked around the idea of playing Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard last year, though didn’t really go anywhere beyond the preseason. Antetokounmpo spent most of his minutes on the wing. He could reach the other end of the positional spectrum this season. Milwaukee..." August 19

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'I want to play for the Milwaukee Bucks forever'

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is blogging for EuroHoops again, and his latest concerns his future with the team that drafted him. Antetokounmpo said he doesn't want to go anywhere, though he joked that he'd have to consider if it LeBron James tried recruiting him: From my side,..." July 17

  • Antetokounmpo plans to spend his summer honing his post moves and three point shot

    Brew Hoop "Every young player talks about getting better in the offseason, but any fan who's been around a while knows that some skills just never come. Remember Andrew Bogut's mid-range jumper, Luc Mbah a Moute's corner three or John Henson's right hand? Yeah, neither do I. Still, Giannis Antetokounmpo..." May 11

  • Kidd Declines To Explain Decision To Bench Antetokounmpo

    Real GM Basketball "Jason Kidd decided to sit Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday without explanation. "He didn't tell me," Antetokounmpo said when asked if Kidd told him he would sit. "No, he didn't tell me." Antetokounmpo wasn't told why he was benched. "I don't know,"..." April 09

  • NBA reveals dunk contest lineup

    ESPN "Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota's Zach LaVine, Orlando's Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee will be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night. Plumlee tweeted he was "thrilled" to be taking part in the contest. The dunk..." January 28

  • Greek Freak to Knicks: Call up my brother already, you losers

    New York Post "Was that a “Greek Freak’’ guarantee, British-style? Giannis Antetokounmpo, the young Bucks small forward, is certain of two things: His brother Thanasis will soon be signed by the Knicks, and his club is going to beat New York again Thursday at the O2. The loquacious Bucks forward was asked..." January 15

  • Dudley starts at SF: Giannis off the bench

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Giannis Antetokounmpo will come off the bench in the Bucks' season opener, coach Jason Kidd said in his pre-game comments at Time Warner Cable Arena. Veteran Jared Dudley will start at small forward but Kidd said Antetokounmpo will play major minutes. The other Bucks starters will be Larry..." October 29

  • Bucks experimenting with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard on Tuesday

    SB Nation "The nearly seven-foot Bucks forward will make his long-anticipated debut at point guard against the Cleveland Cavaliers. What seemed like a mad Summer League experiment will become a reality Tuesday: Giannis Antetokounmpo will start at point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks when they take on the..." October 14

  • 'Greek Freak' excited about point guard duties "Antetokounmpo embracing move to point guard — Over the course of last season, Milwaukee Bucks phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo quietly amazed with his all-around skill set and ability to play frontcourt and backcourt positions despite being 6-foot-11. As was reported last week, Hall of Fame point..." September 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo getting his shot at point guard

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It did not take long for Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd to get to the point. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 6-foot-11 athlete dubbed the "Greek Freak," is being given an extended audition at point guard during the NBA Summer League. On Monday night in the Bucks' game against the Utah Jazz,..." July 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo grew two inches this past season

    Brew Hoop "If you thought being 6'9" and that athletic was ridiculous, take a look at where Giannis is now. General Manager John Hammond met with Milwaukee media this afternoon, just a little over 48 hours until the most exciting Bucks draft in recent memory. While plenty of questions were asked about the..." June 26

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    X-rays were negative on Giannis Antetokounmpo's right ankle. He says he's never had a sprained ankle before in his life. #Bucks

  • Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo learning on the job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Drew brought 33 years of NBA experience to the Milwaukee Bucks when he took over as coach last year. It would take a teenager who didn't speak English very well just one day to pick out a mistake in his playbook. Long before Giannis Antetokounmpo was a bright spot in a bleak season for..." March 26

  • Raptors 'Tried Frantically' To Acquire Giannis Antetokounmpo On Draft Night

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors "tried frantically" to acquire a top-15 pick in last June's draft in order to select Giannis Antetokounmpo. John Hammond had decided 72 hours before the draft that the Milwaukee Bucks would select Antetokounmpo if he fell to them at No. 15. " March 17

  • "Greek Freak" will participate in Skills Challenge on All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' burgeoning rookie star, will participate in the Skills Challenge on NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Antetokounmpo, the 15th pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has already been announced as part of the Rising Stars..." February 06

  • ‘Greek Freak’ is the Bucks’ highlight-a-minute rookie

    New York Post "When Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo is asked before a recent home game in Milwaukee if he is trying to create highlight plays when he goes out onto the court, he smiles. “That’s my game,” he said. “That’s my game. I’m not trying to do highlights. I just play, and whatever happens, you..." December 18

  • Report: Bucks to move Giannis Antetokounmpo into starting lineup

    CBS Sports "For the Bucks, their season is pretty much done. They didn't appear to be set on tanking this season, instead making moves with an eye towards at least being average. Instead, because of injuries and other factors, they're the worst team in the East. Which is saying something. So they're..." December 18

  • ‘Greek Freak’ is the Bucks’ highlight-a-minute rookie

    New York Post "When Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo is asked before a recent home game in Milwaukee if he is trying to create highlight plays when he goes out onto the court, he smiles. “That’s my game,” he said. “That’s my game. I’m not trying to do highlights. I just play, and whatever happens, you..." December 14

  • Antetokounmpo's role with Bucks is still under construction

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A buzz is building about Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo. Already he is being compared to Nicolas Batum Paul George and Kevin Durant. Not bad for a skinny 18-year-old from Greece a player who is getting his first taste of NBA action during the current exhibition season. But..." October 23

  • Adetokunbo's impact may not be immediate, but Bucks' influence on him will be

    Sporting News "There was a conventional wisdom before this year's draft which held that the team selecting 18-year-old Greek phenom Giannis Adetokunbo was in for a long slog that he would need another year and maybe two in the European leagues before coming to the NBA -- and that even then he'd still be a very..." September 23

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