Raptors To Sign Antetokounmpo's Youngest Brother: "Alex Can Be Better Than Me" Says Giannis


The Toronto Raptors have long coveted an Antetokounmpo. Masai Ujiri and the club spent two years clearing cap space for the summer of 2021, when they were hoping to land then-expected free agent Giannis Antetokounmpo. Turns out they will be signing Antetokounmpo in time for training camp — that would be his youngest brother, Alex.  

 The Greek newspaper Ethnos reported that the Raptors will be signing 20-year-old Alex Antetokounmpo to a contract with an invite to training camp. 

As we reported earlier this summer, the NBA Finals MVP Giannis feels that Alex could turn out to be even better than he is

Alex is hoping to be the 4th Antetokounmpo brother to make the NBA; the other three — Giannis and Thanasis with the Milwaukee Bucks, and Kostas with the Los Angeles Lakers — already have an NBA championship ring, so he's obviously got a tough act to follow. 

Alex does, though, have an NBA-associated ring, coming off the bench for the Vegas Summer League champion Sacramento Kings. 

Alex Antetokounmpo is 6'8'' with a 7'2" wingspan; he decided to forego college last year, and instead signed a 3-year pro contract with a Spanish team in 2020. It does have an "NBA out-clause", which a contract signing with the Raptors would bring into effect. 

The deal is expected to be an "Exhibit 10" or G-League contract. 

Masai Ujiri lands Antetokounmpo in the summer of 2021. Who would have figured?

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