Report: Bucks re-signing Thanasis Antetokounmpo

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Giannis Antetokounmpo peeled away from the Bucks’ championship-trophy presentation, went to the locker room and called his brother/teammate Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who was away from the team due to coronavirus.

“Nobody can take this away from us, bro,” Giannis said. “Nobody can take this away from us.

“Wait. I got to go. Yeah, I’ma come see you. I’ma come see you at the hotel. I gotta go do the —”

Thanasis cut in: “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.”

That was Giannis’ night.

But the brothers will have more to share.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

This is almost certainly a minimum-salary contract, which would pay Thanasis $1,729,217 this season and $1,878,720 next season.

It’s a little surprising Milwaukee didn’t structure this as two one-year contracts. On one-year minimum contracts for players with at least three years experience, the team pays and is taxed at only the two-year-experience minimum ($1,669,178 this season). On multi-year minimum contracts, the team pays and is taxed at the full amount. Given Giannis’ presence, it seemed both the Bucks and Thanasis could bank on a new minimum contract being offered and signed next summer.

Thanasis, 29, played briefly with the Knicks before spending the last two seasons with Milwaukee. With his length and athleticism at 6-foot-6, he can fill a narrow role as a versatile defender on the wing.