The New York Knicks lost in the race to Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee Bucks’s contracts did not expire until 2021, but the New York Knicks could soon find another target at the Free Agency.

The New York Knicks no longer had any chance

In 2021, Giannis Antetokounmpo will become the hottest name in the transfer market when the contract with Milwaukee Bucks expires. The reigning MVP is definitely in the pursuit of any team. However, the New York Knicks’ plan was soon torn before the year because they upset the Greek demigod.

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo played only two matches for the New York Knicks before being liquidated
Thanasis Antetokounmpo played only two matches for the New York Knicks before being liquidated

The owner of Madison Square Garden did not give Antetokounmpo enough opportunity when he was playing for this team. Of course, we do not talk about Giannis, but about elder brother Thanasis. Thanasis Antetokounmpo spent two years playing for the Knicks G-League team. As a result, he only got a 10-day contract, played 2 NBA matches, and was fired.

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The 51st pick in the 2014 Draft of the New York Knicks moved to the Andorra club in the Spanish league. In 2017, Thanasis returned to Greece, winning 2 times and winning the title of the best player in the Panathinaikos shirt twice. That impressive performance gave him a foothold in Milwaukee Bucks this season.

Antetokounmpo has more chances in other options

Being an affectionate person, Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly cannot ignore the attitude that the New York Knicks has for his brother. In 2015, the star publicly expressed his frustration at not facing him at the London Game match between Bucks and Knicks.

At the age of 25, Giannis Antetokounmpo is already the top basketball star in the world. Not only excellent in attack, but Giannis Antetokounmpo is also one of the leading defensive walls of the American Professional Basketball League (NBA). “He is a comprehensive NBA superstar in the current NBA,” ESPN said.

Antetokounmpo received the title of MVP (best player) with an average of 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds (catching the ball on the table), and 5.9 assists after 72 matches in the 2018/19 season. In 2018, Antetokounmpo was favored by ESPN as the demigod in the video analysis of the player himself through the comment of the late Kobe Bryant: “He is a demigod.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo become stardom at a young age
Giannis Antetokounmpo become stardom at a young age

Milwaukee Bucks chose Antetokounmpo at 15th place in the 2013 NBA Draft. Antetokounmpo was then 2.05 m tall, physically rare, and commented to have development potential to play multiple positions. Bucks see Antetokounmpo as a small investment, but the result they bring is extremely satisfactory.

Still, it is not too late to correct it. The youngest brother of the Antetokounmpo family, Alex, will participate in the Draft that takes place in 2021. If you choose this player, the image of the Madison Square Garden team will probably be better for Giannis. However, in case Alex does not fit the play that the team built, this will be a big gamble.

Besides, there are still many other teams that are turning their attention to the Greek Gods. Of course, MVP has a lot of options on hand and perhaps the New York Knicks will have to express greater intentions than that. If he leaves Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo will definitely choose a Championship candidate. This feeling, New York fans have not enjoyed since the 90s.

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