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Bucks re-sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo

/ 06:48 PM August 15, 2021
Thanasis Antetokounmpo Bucks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JULY 11: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 and his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo #43 of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game Three of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum on July 11, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Justin Casterline/Getty Images/AFP

The NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks re-signed forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a contract on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Bucks, however, ESPN reported it was a two-year contract.

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“Thanasis brings energy, effort and tenacity every minute of every game,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said. “He’s a valuable part of our team and we’re excited to have him remain in Milwaukee.”

The older brother of 2021 Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 29-year-old Thanasis averaged 2.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 57 games (three starts) with the Bucks in 2020-21.

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He also appeared in 13 playoff games, contributing nine points, 10 rebounds, five steals, three assists and a pair of blocks in 45 minutes.

Originally a second-round pick by New York in 2014, Antetokounmpo has averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 boards in 79 games (five starts) with the Knicks (2016) and Bucks (2019-21).

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