Giannis Antetokounmpo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bucks rule Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Suns

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks will be without their star for Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will be sidelined for the contest due to right knee soreness. The forward himself told Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee..." November 22

  • Jason Terry explains why Mavs didn’t draft Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks were one of 14 unlucky teams to pass on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2013 NBA draft. The Mavs had the No. 13 overall pick in that year’s draft — two picks ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 15 — which they eventually turned into point guard Shane Larkin after a couple of..." November 19

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signs 'long-term partnership' with Nike

    Sporting News "The shoe chase is over for brands wanting the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo after he announced Tuesday that he is re-signing with Nike. The 22-year-old started his career with Nike under a contract for $25,000, but since his four-year contract expired at the end of last season he was forced..." November 07

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Believes Playing In Small Market Has Helped Career

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo believes playing in one of the NBA's smaller markets has helped him become a better player. “I’m a low-profile guy,” Antetokounmpo said. “I don’t like all these flashy cities like L.A. or Miami. I don’t know if I could be the same player if I played in those..." November 03

  • Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Can Be Magic Johnson and KG’

    SLAM Online "The sky is the limit for Giannis Antetokounmpo, and according to Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, the Greek Freak can become some terrifying combination of both Magic Johnson and Kevin Garnett. Kidd says Giannis “lives in the gym,”and compared his work ethic to that of Kobe Bryant and LeBron..." October 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo's Evolution Should Scare the NBA

    Complex "Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo for just a few moments and you’ll likely see things you’ve never seen before. Watch him do those same things several times in a single game and you’ll likely still not believe your eyes. The 6’11” Bucks forward can catch a ball in stride at midcourt and be at the rim in..." October 24

  • Durant: Antetokounmpo's ceiling is 'best player to ever play'

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant's fandom of Giannis Antetokounmpo has been well-documented over the past year, and the reigning NBA Finals MVP heaped more praise on the Milwaukee Bucks stud Friday. In a Q&A video posted to his YouTube page, Durant said Antetokounmpo is his favorite player to watch and..." October 14

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is ready to be an MVP

    Yardbarker "With a mix of veteran superstars, players on new teams and young players primed to break out, this year’s MVP race should be one of the best we’ve seen in recent years. LeBron James and Stephen Curry have won the award six times in the past decade. Other winners include prime Kobe Bryant, Derrick..." October 09

  • NBA GMs Choose Towns, Giannis As Players They'd Choose To Build Around

    Real GM Basketball "Karl-Anthony Towns was voted the player general managers would choose to build a franchise around if they were starting from scratch. Towns received 29 percent of the vote. Giannis Antetokounmpo ranked second at 21 percent, followed by LeBron James at 18 percent, Kawhi Leonard at 14 percent and..." October 04

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father, Charles, passes away from heart attack

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is incredibly close to his family. They grew up very poor in Athens and relied on each other — at points Giannis used to have to work selling trinkets during the day to feed the family at night — which is part of why the family was so tight. They remain close, and..." September 30

  • Patience may be a virtue for Giannis and Bucks, but it may be a hindrance next year

    CBS Sports "The most difficult balance for a professional sports franchise to strike is where to fall on the continuum between patience and urgency. Among all the American sports leagues, this question is of singular importance in the NBA. Franchises rise or fall on the procurement of a single elite,..." September 26

  • Kobe Bryant challenges Giannis Antetokounmpo to win MVP this season

    CBS Sports "Over the past week, Kobe Bryant has been popping up on everyone's favorite social media website, Twitter dot com, to issue random challenges to athletes and musicians alike. He told Isaiah Thomas to make All-NBA First Team, he suggested to DeMar DeRozan that he rekindle an old friendship from..." August 27

  • NBA denies claim of plot to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo from Eurobasket

    Bleacher Report "The NBA denied a claim from the Greek federation that the league hatched a plot to keep Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo out of EuroBasket. "The NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks have followed all appropriate protocol under the NBA-FIBA agreement," the NBA said in a statement, per the..." August 20

  • Injured Giannis Antetokounmpo to sit out Eurobasket 2017; Greece team rips Bucks

    CBS Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA's bright young stars. He's also the star player of the Greece National team. Unfortunately, Antetokounmpo will not be able to play with Greece this summer like he wanted. He announced on Facebook that he would be sitting out Eurobasket 2017 due to a knee..." August 19

  • Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Untouchable’ in Kyrie Irving Trade

    SLAM Online "The Miwaukee Bucks have reportedly entered the Kyrie Irving trade sweepstakes, but to no one’s surprise, Giannis Antetokounmpo is strictly off-limits. The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding multiple offers for their All-Star point guard, but have yet to find a deal that makes sense. The Cavs..." August 15

  • Giannis to refrain from practices for five days "As the Greek Basketball Federation announced, Giannis Antetokounmpo will refrain from the national team’s practices for the next five days. After feeling a right-knee discomfort, the Milwaukee Bucks point forward underwent an MRI which revealed that there’s nothing serious. Still, Giannis needs..." August 05

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Made A Good Argument For Why He Could Win MVP And MIP Next Year

    Dime Magazine "Every NBA Draft there are players taken based purely off of the hope that they max out their potential. Few of those players reach that star potential you can see in their game as 19-year-olds in need of development, but when they do it catapults the franchise forward significantly and makes the..." August 02

  • Giannis shoots down rumors he'd leave Bucks: 'I got loyalty inside my DNA'

    Clutch Points "In wake of how things unfolded with the Utah Jazz involving Gordon Hayward leaving to the Boston Celtics, it has shifted the attention toward All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo possibly going the same route with the Milwaukee Bucks once his current deal expires. With all of those..." July 07

  • 'Clock Has Started' on Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo's Potential Exit

    Bleacher Report "Speaking about Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on Thursday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski suggested teams are already plotting ways to lure the Greek Freak away in the coming years. On ESPN's Russillo Show (h/t Jordan Heck of Sporting News), Wojnarowski said the following regarding..." July 06

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2017 NBA Most Improved Player

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Milwaukee Bucks were stocking their trophy cabinet Monday night. First, Malcolm Brogdon won the 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Soon after, Giannis Antetokounmpo took home 2017’s Most Improved Player Award. Antetokounmpo, 22, played his fourth season with the Bucks in 2016-17..." June 27

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