Antetokounmpo logged just 9.9 minutes per game last season, taking the court a total of 48 times. He finished the season well outside the top 450 and with the Bucks basically running it back this season, there is little to no chance he can carve out a more significant role. Barring a seismic shift, managers can safely overlook Antetokounmpo in most fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.73 million contract with the Bucks in August of 2021. Exercised $1.88 million player option for 2022-23 in June of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary
Thanasis Rotimi Antetokounmpo was born in Athens in 1992. As the second of five sons to Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo, Thanasis comes from a basketball family. He is teammates in Milwaukee with his brother Giannis, who is the reigning Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Conference (2018-19). Their brother Kostas currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Alexander, the youngest in the family, is attending Domenican High School in Milwaukee and is a member of their basketball team. In 2016, Antetokounmpo played with Andorra of the Spanish ACB, appearing in 34 games and averaging 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. The next year, he managed 67 games with Panathinaikos in both EuroLeague and Greek Basket League action, and was named the Greek Basket League's Most Spectacular Player after averaging 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 13.7 minutes while shooting 55.8 percent from the field. You can follow Thanasis Antetokounmpo on Twitter and Instagram @Thanasis_ante43. Antetokounmpo joined his younger brother Giannis on Filathlitikos as he moved through the Greek leagues. He played on the fourth-division team in 2010-11 and played with his sibling for the third-division Greek team in 2011-12. The 6-7 forward turned pro for 2012-13 in the Greek second division at Filathlitikos where he provided 12.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals. Antetokounmpo played in the 2013 Greek League All-Star Game and competed in the slam dunk contest. He declared for the 2013 Draft, but withdrew and returned to Filathlitikos. He played in four games for the Greek team and averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.0 minutes before moving to the D-League.
ANALYSIS Antetokounmpo has struggled to earn a rotation spot with the Bucks, having appeared in just 2.5 minutes per game this season despite Milwaukee's injury struggles. However, he should be a top option with the Herd for as long as he remains on their roster.
ANALYSIS The challenge is rumored to be structured in teams of three, setting the stage for Antetokounmpo to join his brothers -- Giannis and Alex -- as a trio for the competition. No contestants are confirmed yet, with an announcement due prior to the running of the event Saturday night.
Drafted by the Knicks in the second round last year, Antetokounmpo spent last season in the D-League, where he averaged 13.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.7 blocks in 33 minutes per game. At 6-7, 215 pounds, Antetokounmpo boasts freakish athleticism and a non-stop motor that allows him to excel on the defensive end. In fact, the 23-year-old earned Second Team All-Defensive honors in the D-League last season. While that defensive mentality is undoubtedly Antetokounmpo's calling card heading into training camp, his offensive game is incredibly raw and mostly reliant on his leaping ability around the rim. Such limitations have inhibited Antetokounmpo from being considered an NBA-level player, which he'll need to prove he is in order to make the Knicks' regular season roster. Obviously still developing, Antetokounmpo probably won't receive enough minutes this season to warrant fantasy ownership in the vast majority of leagues.
The 6-7, 215 pound Greek forward was selected 51st overall in this year's draft after playing 50 games for the D-League's Delaware 87ers last season. Despite averages of 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 29 minutes per game, Antetokounmpo is still seen as a raw prospect that requires further development in order to crack an NBA rotation. With that in mind, the 22-year-old may spend the upcoming season overseas to gain more consistent playing time against competition superior to what the D-League offers. While going abroad is ultimately the expectation for Antetokounmpo during his rookie season, he will attend the Knicks' training camp this fall before a final decision on his future whereabouts is made.