Giannis Antetokounmpo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid already recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Sportsnaut "Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2021, but Joel Embiid is already laying the groundwork for bringing the Milwaukee Bucks star to the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Antetokounmpo said he spoke with Embiid during..." February 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: I could never see myself playing for Los Angeles

    Pro Basketball Talk "All-Star Weekend was (at least) an implicit recruiting tool for the Lakers and Clippers. The host teams could show off Los Angeles – the beautiful weather in middle of winter, the nightlife, the glitz and glamour. LeBron James‘ praise drew the most attention: I think L.A. is a perfect..." February 22

  • Hinkie's old boss expected Giannis to be a Sixer

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The 2013 NBA draft was one of the strangest in recent memory. There was no consensus first overall pick, which is how Anthony Bennett happens. Nerlens Noel was viewed as a candidate to be the top pick before tearing his ACL late in his lone college season. The Sixers, then under Sam Hinkie,..." February 21

  • 'Greek Freak': Bucks star Giannis lands trademark to use nickname on backpacks, clothing

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The "Greek Freak" nickname may soon be coming to a backpack, hoodie or other gear tied to Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office last week approved a trademark for "Greek Freak," the nickname for the Buck's All-Star forward. The trademark was noticed..." February 21

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo addresses his knee issues: 'I play too much'

    CBS Sports "In just five short years, Giannis Antetokounmpo has gone from unknown prospect to MVP candidate. He's perhaps the most unique player in the league, and also one of the best. As he propels their quest for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, he does it all for the Bucks, leading..." February 20

  • Giannis vows to stay with Bucks as long as they're title contenders

    ESPN "In late November, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks teammates had just finished practicing at the University of California in Berkeley. On the walk back to the team bus, Antetokounmpo was approached by a few autograph seekers holding portraits of him. The 6-foot-11 forward obliged..." February 19

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo explains why he is fine with fans selling autographed gear

    Larry Brown Sports "One thing many professional athletes have to deal with is the fact that many of the people asking them for autographs will turn around and sell what they get signed. This is a frustration for many stars, but Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is not one of them, saying he signs items..." February 18

  • Giannis: I want LeBron to join Bucks next season

    Wisconsin State Journal "Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted LeBron James to join the Milwaukee Bucks next season. According to this story, Antetokounmpo was asked again who he'd pick if he had the opportunity to draft an All-Star team by Eurohoops' Nikos Varlas. "I would pick LeBron,” the..." February 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I Want To Work With Kobe This Summer’

    SLAM Online "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he hopes to spend time with Kobe Bryant this summer in order to pick his brain. In a story by ESPN’s Eric Nehm, Giannis said he wants to learn Kobe’s mindset more than anything else." February 16

  • NBA Fines Lakers After Magic Johnson’s Comments About Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Hot New Hip Hop "Magic's praise of Giannis costs Lakers $50,000. The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Lakers $50,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rule. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson was previously fined $500,000 for violating the same rule after a league investigation..." February 06

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo twists ankle, doesn't think he'll miss time

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo twisted his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 109-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets and did not return. Antetokounmpo did not seem concerned that the injury would keep out of action moving forward. "At first you feel the pain and then you're..." February 04

  • Jason Kidd firing will not cause ‘lingering rift’ with Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to fire head coach Jason Kidd was not a simple one. Despite reasons to justify the move, also to concern was Kidd’s relationship with Giannis Antetokounmpo, which was obviously so solid that Giannis even offered to go to bat for Kidd 15 minutes before the news..." February 03

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo seen limping after game because of twisted ankle

    Larry Brown Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo was seen limping after the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, adding insult to injury. Bucks reporter Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported after the game that Antetokounmpo said he twisted his ankle in the fourth..." February 02

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s relationship with team remains solid after Jason Kidd firing

    Clutch Points "When the Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd, Giannis Antetokounmpo was quite upset. He reportedly called Kidd before he was officially informed to see if there was anything he could do to prevent the firing. But Kidd’s firing went through, the team named an interim coach, and the..." January 29

  • Giannis wishes Jason Kidd conversation was kept private

    Fanrag Sports "Shortly after news emerged of Jason Kidd being ousted as the Milwaukee Bucks‘ head coach, Kidd revealed to’s Ramona Shelburne parts of a conversation between he and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo did not confirm what was said to Kidd shortly before the coach received official..." January 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo 'uncomfortable' over Jason Kidd firing

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo talked publicly Wednesday for the first time since Jason Kidd's firing as coach Monday, saying he wishes what they'd discussed had remained silent. Antetokounmpo acknowledged calling Kidd about 15 minutes before the Bucks officially notified him of his..." January 24

  • Kidd: Giannis Called Before Firing Trying to Save My Job

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, but it reportedly was star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who told him and offered to try to save his job, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Shelburne provided a breakdown of the conversation Kidd and Antetokounmpo had before the official..." January 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly ‘devastated’ by Jason Kidd firing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks made a somewhat shocking decision to fire head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, and the franchise’s most important player is reportedly unhappy with the move. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, reporters caught wind of Kidd’s firing before Kidd was officially informed by the..." January 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo To Miss Next Two Games "After consulting with the Bucks performance staff, All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. By not playing in tonight’s game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a..." January 20

  • Antetokounmpo, Brogdon listed as out for Saturday's game vs. 76ers

    WTMJ "A knee problem is keeping the Milwaukee Bucks' All-Star starter out of Saturday's game. The Bucks say that Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the team's game in Philadelphia Saturday night (6:10 p.m. on WTMJ) due to knee soreness. The Bucks also say Malcolm Brogdon will miss the game due to a..." January 19

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ahead of LeBron James after first 12 days of All-Star fan vote

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo leads All-Star balloting after the first 12 days of the fan vote. Antetokounmpo is ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James by nearly 7,500 votes and leads Kyrie Irving by more than 50,000 votes. Antetokounmpo, James and Irving round out the top..." January 04

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 19-year-old brother is looking huge

    Larry Brown Sports "The Greek Freak could soon be getting out-freaked by his own brother. On Monday, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo posted an Instagram photo of himself at a taping of WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” along with his family. In it, Antetokounmpo’s younger brother Kostas (second from the right)..." December 27

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Hornets due to right knee soreness

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won't play against the Hornets Saturday night in Charlotte due to right knee soreness. Although it's the second game this season that he has missed due to the ailment, Antetokounmpo said he isn't worried. "Oh no, I'm definitely not worried," he..." December 23

  • Nike Announces Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook Signature Shoes

    Bleacher Report "Nike CEO Mark Parker announced Thursday the company is planning to release a signature shoe for Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook in 2018 and will also increase its promotion of Milwaukee Bucks emerging sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brandon Richard of Sole Collector passed..." December 22

  • Giannis on the new Milwaukee Bucks arena: 'It's going to be really cool.'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo gave a big thumbs up to the $524 million arena that will be the team's new home starting next season. "I think when it's all said and done it's going to be really cool," Antetokounmpo said in a video posted by the Bucks. Antetokounmpo toured the..." December 19

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo downplays incident with Bucks assistant coach Sean Sweeney

    USA Today "Following the formal end of the Milwaukee Bucks' practice Sunday at the University of California's Haas Pavilion, players went off to separate areas of the court to get some extra work in. The usual three-point shooting game got underway, D.J. Wilson and Joel Bolomboy did some one-on-one drills..." November 27

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to assistant coach: “I will f–k you up”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo seems like a pretty affable guy most of the time, but during Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz there seemed to be a slight lapse in his demeanor. During a break in the action in the third quarter, Antetokounmpo could clearly be seen arguing with..." November 27

  • 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