The EuroBasket tournament kicked off on Saturday and Greece opened the group stage with an 85-65 blowout win over Macedonia. Greece’s highlights included Giannis Antetokounmpo throwing down this dunk and then hanging on the rim completely horizontally, the kind of display of freakish athleticism that NBA fans have grown used to in his first two seasons with the Bucks:
This should get Bucks fans excited for the upcoming season.
Westbrook went undrafted out of South Dakota in 2012 and has played overseas and in the D-League since.
He’ll give Milwaukee 17 players, but just 14 15 of them have guaranteed salaries. So, Westbrook will join Jorge Gutierrez and Marcus Landry (both of whose contracts are fully unguaranteed) in competing to supplant a guaranteed player for a regular-season roster spot.
The Bucks already several players capable of playing Westbrook’s position, shooting guard: Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, Rashad Vaughn, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jerryd Bayless and even one of Michael Carter-Williams or Greivis Vasquez in bigger lineups. Without a clear need for him, Westbrook will really have to impress to stick past the preseason.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores career-high 22 points with Greek national team (VIDEO)
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points in 25 minutes in a friendly against the Netherlands on Friday, a career high for the Greek national team:
Going into his third year for the Bucks, there’s been talk that he’ll play some center this year. If he can put his skill set together into an effective offensive game like he’s shown at times, he could become one of the most unguardable players in the NBA. The flashes are already there.