Now, the Lakers have repeatedly tried to make it clear that they like Kostas on his own merits, but even if that’s true, it surely doesn’t hurt that he could possibly serve as an emissary to tell Giannis about how nice it is to be a Laker. hypothetically playing in L.A. with his brothers. The Lakers evidently never felt like they needed to. For more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts. Madden NFL 21 adds Greek Freak and the Antetokounmpo brothers, The quiet inspiration behind the Antetokounmpo brothers' stunning success, Lakers claim Giannis' younger brother, Kostas. You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Even if Kostas doesn’t pan out on the court, having him back on the roster could be humongous off of it. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope show up to watch Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Maxey’s pre-draft workout. Stelios Kerasidis becomes the youngest Greek student at famous music conservatory in Paris, Mosque in Athens holds first Muslim prayers, Greek PM sends message of solidarity to Vienna, Trump advertises the ‘positive’ things he did for Greeks in 2020, 8 Greeks make the Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020. There is a reason that Shams Charania of The Athletic says that “an antenna went up around the league” when the Lakers claimed Kostas: Because his brother, Giannis, is the two-time reigning league MVP and can be a free agent in 2021, which just so happens to be the offseason that most of the Lakers’ current contracts end, leaving them at least theoretically in the hunt for the superstar as they potentially look to retool around Anthony Davis. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has done quite a bit of prodding with respect to the fact his brother, Kostas, is an NBA champion as a … And during the Lakers’ celebration, Antetokounmpo was spotted holding the Greek flag. Drew Uyi has celebrated Kostas Antetokounmpo and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the double honours in the just-concluded NBA 2020 season. The 22-year-old was a second-round draft pick in 2018 and was claimed by the Los Angeles Lakers off waivers last year. As a result, Antetokounmpo spent most of his season trying to develop in the G League.

“Kostas has incredible length and has shown promise as an elite rim protector,” Vogel said in July. Might as well keep running the same action straight out of the Rob Pelinka playbook and keep a different ambassador with a K name, especially if it’s cheap to do so. Antetokounmpo brothers connect in Milwaukee, Bucks' Antetokounmpo out of protocol, can play. By Harrison Faigen @hmfaigen Oct 26, 2020, 8:24am PDT Share this story That’s why the NBA is watching the Lakers carefully, even hitting then president of basketball operations Magic Johnson with a tampering fine for saying Giannis will win a title in Milwaukee. Again, it doesn’t take too much digging. Get ready for a deluge of Lakers trade rumors about Chris Paul this offseason. The family now has an NBA Champion among their ranks, but most people would’ve expected Giannis to be the one to bring the Larry O’Brien trophy to the family. The devil works hard but Rob Pelinka works harder. Kostas Antetokounmpo may be key to the Lakers’ plans moving forward, but possibly not on the court. Lakers Season In Review: Kostas Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul reportedly prefers New York or Los Angeles as landing spot in trade. Which player had the best sneakers at summer league? How much will that be worth to the Lakers (and other teams) when NBA free agency begins? “(He) can fit right in with JaVale and Dwight and the length that we present at the basket. Both of those guys (Cacok and Antetokounmpo) have bright futures and I would trust using them if we needed to.”. He played in five games this season while on a two-way contract. And as often as Giannis has said he doesn’t want to play in Los Angeles, it’s not like another year of falling short in Milwaukee couldn’t potentially change that.
Neither Antetokounmpo — or Devontae Cacok, the Lakers’ other player on a two-way contract — played a single second in the postseason. Kostas Antetokounmpo seen here on the far right holding the Greek flag with pride. The 22-year-old was a second-round draft pick in 2018 and was claimed by the Los Angeles Lakers off waivers last year. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers, Thanasis and Kostas, will be added to the “Madden NFL 21” video game. Today, let’s discuss Kostas Antetokounmpo. On a veteran-heavy team with plenty of big men already, there just wasn’t room for the 22-year-old sophomore in the rotation this season. His deal is expired, but the Lakers can make him a restricted free agent by tendering a qualifying offer, which for Antetokounmpo — by virtue of only having one year of service with the Lakers — would be another two-way contract with $50,000 of guaranteed money. Kostas can still be a valuable player without a 3-point shot, but he’d have to be elite on the other end to do that.

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