The summer of 2013 has been an extremely confusing and mind-numbing time for Bucks fans and media in general as they try to figure out the team’s ultimate goal going into the 2013-14 season. Things could get even more tricky as EuroHoops is reporting that Milwaukee is one of the teams interested in acquiring the rights for Euroleague superstar Kostas Papanikolaou from the Houston Rockets. If Milwaukee were to acquire Papanikolaou’s rights from Houston, they would have to pay at least $1 million to buy out his contract from Olympiakos by Monday’s deadline which is a daunting task in itself. On the bright side, it appears that Kostas has his eyes set on moving across the pond as reported by Marc Berman from the New York Post. Before the team can even worries about buying his rights from Olympiakos, Milwaukee has to acquire him from Houston in a trade. Milwaukee’s summer long binge on future second round picks has been aggravating to some but it could be positive if the team could use those assets to acquire Papanikolaou. Playing for the Euroleague’s equivalent to the Miami Heat, Papanikolaou has a key contributor to Olympiakos multiple runs for the Euroleague title as he’s been a member since joining the team before the 2009-10 season. Known primarily for his abilities on the defensive side of the ball, Kostas showed immense amounts of improvement as a perimeter shooter (shot 52 from behind the three point line during the 2012-13 season) which was an area where he struggled during previous seasons.
Bucks Interested In European Prospect Kostas Papanikolaou
Behind The Buck Pass | Jul 13