Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Giannis’ brother) staying with Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) Forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo has re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Antetokounmpo, an older brother of Bucks forward and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, has played for Milwaukee each of the last two seasons. The 6-foot-6 forward played 57 games with three starts this past season and averaged 2.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 9.7 minutes.

The 29-year-old Antetokounmpo appeared in 13 playoff games during the Bucks’ run to the NBA title.

He has played in 79 career regular-season games. Antetokounmpo played two games for the New York Knicks in 2015-16.

»Thanasis brings energy, effort and tenacity every minute of every game,» Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement »He’s a valuable part of our team and we’re excited to have him remain in Milwaukee.»

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