1:03pm: The Bucks have officially re-signed Antetokounmpo, the team announced today in a press release.
“Thanasis brings energy, effort and tenacity every minute of every game,” 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.”
The older brother of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis has spent the last two seasons in Milwaukee and appeared in 57 games for the club in 2020/21, averaging 2.9 PPG and 2.2 RPG in 9.7 minutes per contest.
Prior to the 2019/20 season, the 6’6″ forward had played for a handful of international and G League teams and made a brief NBA cameo for the Knicks during the 2015/16 season, appearing in two games.
The terms of Antetokounmpo’s new deal aren’t known, but a minimum-salary pact seems likely.
As ESPN’s Bobby Marks notes (via Twitter), prior to agreeing to a new contract with Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee had been carrying 12 players on guaranteed contracts and three with partial or non-guarantees (Georgios Kalaitzakis, Elijah Bryant, and Mamadi Diakite). It’s unclear if Antetokounmpo is receiving a full guarantee.