Knicks May Have Blown Chance to Land Antetokounmpo

He’s on a track to be one of the all-time NBA greats but it looks like Milwaukee Bucks star Antetokounmpo, who will be a free agent in 2021, won’t be going to the New York Knicks, one of the league’s star franchises.

He seems to want to stay in Milwaukee, his adopted home after leaving Greece, said The New York Post, but only if the Bucks – who were 53-12 and a title contender – can stay that way next year.

Antetokounmpo was disappointed when New York didn’t give his brother, Thanasis, a 2013 second-round pick, a chance. Thanasis, who played just two games with the Knicks, is now with the Bucks.

The aftermath of COVID-19 is a big catalyst in the league and top players moving around and while New York has always been a prime spot it looks like Antetokounmpo just doesn’t want to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

Then came a remark in a 2019 documentary from one of Giannis’ agents, Giorgos Panou, who stated the Knicks were the lone team not to send a scout to Greece to watch Giannis play. The Knicks denied it.


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