Giannis Antetokounmpo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Hawks were ‘really determined’ to get Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Budenholzer just worked his way out of Atlanta to Milwaukee to coach Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo, just 23, is already a superstar. Helping to mold him is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But what if Budenholzer could have been coaching Antetokounmpo all..." May 18

  • Antetokounmpo, Budenholzer meet in Milwaukee

    Yardbarker "The Milwaukee Bucks could be getting closer to naming a new head coach, if one report is any indication. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Mike Budenholzer, who has been linked to the Bucks job, met with forwards Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton in Milwaukee on..." May 16

  • Raptors discussed deal to acquire 2013 Thunder pick, draft Giannis

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks were two teams that wanted to select Giannis Antetokounmpo on draft night in 2013. "Atlanta was really determined to get him," said Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod. "I will submit the Danny Ferry sob story about this one," replied Brian Windhorst. "Danny..." May 12

  • Footwork … jump shot … leadership … the Greek Freak has plenty areas to improve

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The morning after the Milwaukee Bucks' season ended with a Game 7 loss in Boston, Bucks all-star Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't know what to do. For the first time in more than seven months, he didn't have anything pressing on his schedule. “I felt lost," Antetokounmpo said Sunday during his exit..." May 03

  • Antetokounmpo on Parker: 'He Ain't Going Anywhere'

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs, but superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo believes he is going to get another opportunity to play with Jabari Parker next season. "He ain't going anywhere," Antetokounmpo said of Parker's..." April 29

  • Giannis on Bucks' elimination by Celtics: 'We thought we were the better team'

    The Score "For the second year in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks were sent packing in the first round of the playoffs by a team Giannis Antetokounmpo believed was inferior. The Bucks fell 112-96 to the Boston Celtics in Saturday's Game 7, despite having the best player in the series and facing a team without..." April 29

  • Ojeleye gets chance to limit Giannis again in Game 6

    NBC Sports Boston "No matter how detailed you may want to get in dissecting how to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, it always comes back to Giannis Antetokounmpo. A 7-foot playmaker who covers ground like a world class long jumper with pogo stick-like leaping ability, Antetokounmpo is a living, breathing mismatch the..." April 26

  • Joe Prunty: Have to make sure Giannis gets more shots in Game 6

    ESPN "After attempting just 10 shots in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo vowed to come out more aggressively in Thursday's Game 6 in Milwaukee. "It's on me," Antetokounmpo said. "As I said, I had open shots, but they wasn't my shots, so I didn't..." April 25

  • Jared Dudley: Giannis Antetokounmpo practiced mean mugging in locker room

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s Game 3 dunk over Aron Baynes was great. Antetokounmpo’s Game 4 dunk over Al Horford (seen above) is even better, because of the fantastic mean mug that followed. The rise of Antetokounmpo is no accident. He worked hard to develop his on-court skills. And that includes..." April 23

  • Game-winning shot but no tacos? Giannis Antetokounmpo left waiting at restaurant

    USA Today "After his game-winning tip-in helped the Milwaukee Bucks even their playoff series with the Boston Celtics at 2-2 on Sunday afternoon, superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo naturally wanted to grab a bite to eat. What does a 6-11 superstar have to do to get a table around these parts? A tweet that..." April 23

  • Report: Bucks frustrated at Jabari Parker’s immaturity, jealousy toward Giannis

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks have some soul-searching to do now that they are down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics, and part of it may center around a core player. Yahoo! Sports’ Jordan Schultz reported Tuesday that multiple coaches have said that the Bucks are frustrated with forward Jabari Parker’s..." April 18

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Arduous Free Throw Routine Actually Is A Violation

    NESN "“Man … Giannis Antetokounmpo really takes his time at the free throw line, huh?” That thought may have crossed your mind Sunday while you watched Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round NBA playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks (assuming you can pronounce his last name, of..." April 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Says 6th Foul Was Wrong Call in Bucks vs. Celtics Game 1

    Bleacher Report "Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with 13 seconds remaining in overtime of Sunday's 113-107 loss to the Boston Celtics, but the Milwaukee Bucks star disagreed with the call. "I don't think that was a foul," he said after the game, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com. "I grabbed the ball. But the ref..." April 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Matthew Dellavedova to return for Bucks tonight against Sixers

    WTMJ "Two key pieces of the Milwaukee Bucks puzzle - particularly their All-Star forward - will be back for the last game of the 2017-18 regular season. The Bucks say forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and guard Matthew Dellavedova will both play tonight when the Bucks play the Philadelphia 76ers on the..." April 11

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo says he never heard of ’60 Minutes’ before interview

    Pro Basketball Talk "Who finished 1-2 in All-Star fan voting this year? The logical guess: LeBron James and Stephen Curry, who served as captains by virtue of leading their conferences in voting. But Giannis Antetokounmpo, even playing for the small-market Milwaukee Bucks, actually received more votes than..." April 01

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: I'm Still the NBA's MVP Favorite

    Bleacher Report "Everything was in place. It was going to be the year of Giannis. Through his first 10 games, Giannis Antetokounmpo was on a tear and the prohibitive favorite to win MVP. Averaging roughly 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while shooting 60 percent from the field, the Greek Freak was..." March 30

  • Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo became tired of Jason Kidd’s criticisms

    Clutch Points "Despite a reported strong friendship between former coach and soon-to-be-inducted Hall of Famer Jason Kidd and star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the two had their share of rifts during their time together with the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd was fired in late January after the team had reportedly..." March 29

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo to play vs. Spurs after missing game with ankle sprain

    ESPN "Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs after missing Milwaukee's most recent game because of a sprained right ankle. Antetokounmpo, the Bucks' leading scorer and rebounder, suffered the injury in Wednesday's loss to the LA..." March 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star out Friday with ankle sprain; return date unknown

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks will be without All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo when they travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls on Friday night. Antetokounmpo sprained his ankle in the Bucks' Wednesday night loss to the Clippers. The good news for the Bucks is that they don't seem concerned the injury..." March 23

  • Giannis doubtful Friday vs. Bulls with ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "Antetokounmpo (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls. Antetokounmpo suffered a right ankle sprain in the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the Clippers and was unable to return. It's unclear exactly how severe the injury is at this time, but there is no doubt that the..." March 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffered A Sprained Right Ankle Against The Clippers

    Dime Magazine "The Milwaukee Bucks are pretty close to securing a playoff berth this season, as they currently hold a 5.5-game lead over the Pistons for the eighth seed in the East and are just a half game behind the Heat in seventh. Things haven’t gone according to plan for the Bucks this season, who entered..." March 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo asked Bucks to stop selling shirts of his Hardaway dunk?

    Larry Brown Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo appears to have compassion for his dunk victims. Earlier this week, the Milwaukee Bucks began advertising T-shirts for sale featuring Antetokounmpo’s cold-blooded dunk over Tim Hardaway Jr of the New York Knicks last month. However, the listing (along with all mentions of..." March 11

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo suffers eye injury versus Pistons

    Clutch Points "Wednesday night did not turn out according to plan for the Milwaukee Bucks as they lost in a blowout to the Detroit Pistons, 110-87. They also saw their best player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, forced to exit the game early because of an eye injury he suffered in the fourth quarter. After attacking..." March 01

  • 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 ESPN.com’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

    NBA.com "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

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