Antetokounmpo Wants Roster Spot, Will Depart Otherwise

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, whom the Knicks drafted 51st overall in 2014, reportedly desires a spot on New York’s 15-man roster and isn’t interested in another year in the D-League.


His agent, Tim Lotsos, said that Antetokounmpo has made big strides over the past two years in the NBA Development League and is ready to make the jump to the NBA.

The ‘Greek Freak 2.0″ said that it wouldn’t bother him if he was on the 15-man roster and occasionally being assigned to the Westchester Knicks.

But, if he is not signed to a contract and asked to play in the Development League, Antetokounmpo will go to plan B. Plan B is going to play overseas for the 2015-16 season. He turned down a two-year, $550,000 offer to play overseas but turned it down to play for Westchester which paid him $25,000.

Antetokounmpo averaged 14 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, 1.7 steals per game and 1.7 blocks per game on 46% shooting from the field and 30% from long range last season for Westchester.


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