Reports: Milwaukee Bucks signing Giannis’ older brother Thanasis to 2-year contract

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (PHOTO: Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE — Citing sources, Shams Charania, senior lead NBA insider/writer/analyst for The Athletic and Stadium reported Sunday, July 7 the Milwaukee Bucks and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, have agreed to a two-year contract.

According to Charania, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is signing a fully guaranteed two-year, $3 million veteran’s minimum deal with the Bucks.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo last played for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He was drafted by the Knicks in 2014. He is also the older brother of Dallas Mavericks power forward Kostas Antetokounmpo and Alexis Antetokounmpo, who plays high school basketball at Dominican High School. The oldest Antetokounmpo brother, Francis, is a professional soccer player.

With Giannis known as “The Greek Freak,” Thanasis was sometimes referred to as “Greek Freak 2,” although his own nickname was “The Greek Streak.”

The signing will mean two brothers on the Bucks’ roster — as the Antetokounmpo brothers join Brook and Robin Lopez.

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