The Los Angeles Lakers have officially lost their first free agent of the offseason. There were recent rumors that forward Kostas Antetokounmpo was headed to play in the EuroLeague and it’s now been confirmed. According to Eurohoops.net, Antetokounmpo has signed a two-year deal with LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.
The current president of the team is former NBA star Tony Parker. Antetokounmpo never had a chance to make much of an impact in Los Angeles but was a respected member of the team. Heading to the EuroLeague will give him a better chance at more playing time and possibly refine his craft. His brothers Giannis and Thanasis are still in the NBA so perhaps there’s still an NBA future for the young big man.
It was previously thought that Antetokounmpo would be returning to play in his home of Greece but LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne is based in France. It remains to be seen what exactly changed his mind.