Kostas Antetokounmpo officially joins Lakers

2019-07-22T19:58:22+00:00 2019-07-22T20:46:27+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

22/Jul/19 19:58

Eurohoops.net

The Lakers get Giannis’ younger brother

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The L.A. Lakers announced that they have been awarded Greek forward Kostas Antetokounmpo after claiming the player off the waivers list. The Dallas Mavericks had waived the player earlier this month.

Kostas Antetokounmpo is the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks superstar and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Per Lakers:

The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.

Antetokounmpo, who is currently signed to a two-way contract, appeared in two games for the Dallas Mavericks last season and played 40 games (25 starts) for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League, where he averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steal in 25.4 minutes. Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 60th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo was acquired by the Mavericks in a draft-night trade.

The Greece native played the 2017-18 season at Dayton, averaging 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 15.1 minutes.