Report: Bucks sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo to two-year deal

·Yahoo Sports Contributor

The Milwaukee Bucks are going back to Greece in search of NBA talent and they didn’t even have to look far.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bucks according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

If that name rings a bell — and if you haven’t already figured it out — Thanasis is the older brother of current Milwaukee star and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The elder Antetokounmpo, 26, was originally drafted by the Knicks 51st overall in the 2014 NBA draft but saw action in just two games during his stint in New York. He’s spent the last two years with Panathinaikos B.C. of the EuroLeague where he averaged 3.9 points and two rebounds per game in 62 career tilts.

In Greece, the 6-foot-7 small forward was named a two-time Greek League All-Star. He appeared on the NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team in 2015.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo of Panathianikos Opap Athens during Turkish Airlines Euroleague match between Real Madrid and Panathinaikos Opap Athens at Wizink Center in Madrid, Spain. December 19, 2018. (COOLMEDIA/Peter Sabok) (Photo by COOLMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. (Getty Images)

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