The Milwaukee Bucks and forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo have agreed to a two-year contract to keep the brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo on the same team. Contract amounts weren’t released yet, but it is expected the deal will be the minimum. There aren’t official reports on the money so those are just speculations. With the roster shakeup this offseason it is important to try and maintain some stability on the back end of the roster.
Milwaukee Bucks F Thanasis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a new two-year deal, sources tell ESPN. He played 57 games in Bucks’ championship season, plus 13 more in the playoffs.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 13, 2021
Antetokounmpo played a minimal role coming off the bench for the Bucks last year but was still important to the roster. Last year in the regular season he averaged 2.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game with the Bucks in just 9.7 minutes per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 48.9 percent and a three-point percentage of 24.1 percent. The 29-year-old forward provided some talent in limited minutes on a Championship roster. It is possible he could have played a bigger role on another team, but he seemingly prioritized playing with his brother and competing for an NBA Championship.
Don’t break the rim Thanasis!pic.twitter.com/DDYH5NhY9m
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) April 7, 2021
Thanasis is keeping up his good play!!!pic.twitter.com/J7i5R3rV9g
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 30, 2021
Bringing back players from championship rosters is never a bad thing and he does get along with the team’s best player. Those things can’t hurt when trying to win a back-to-back NBA Championship. The goal for the Bucks is to enter the Eastern Conference this upcoming season and win it all again. Teams will be looking to knock them off, so it won’t get any easier.