Antetokounmpo Wins Two-Way Contract With Bulls

After impressing enough in Chicago Bulls camp, Kostas Antetokounmpo has won himself a two-way contract heading into the season. 

The younger brother of 2-time league MVP Giannis, Antetokounmpo has played in a total of 22 NBA games in three seasons, 20 of them with the Los Angeles Lakers. He's only averaged four minutes per game, however. 

But his claim to fame in the Antetokounmpo family is that he won a championship ring (2020 with the Lakers) before big bro Giannis (2021 with the Milwaukee Bucks).

In an interview with Bulls Insider KC Johnson, Kostas said his play at EuroBasket this summer is what earned him this opportunity with Chicago. "It was an amazing experience playing against some of the best players in Europe. Competing on that level is amazing." 

He also talked about his game, and what he brings to the floor. "I’m a defensive player, able to guard multiple positions and switch 1 through 5," said Kostas. "And then offensively, I space the floor and run the floor too. I definitely want to improve on my outside shooting and my playmaking in general."

The younger Antetokounmpo was drafted in 2018 by the Philadelphia 76ers and traded to the Dallas Mavericks, who then waived him. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers and last played for them in the 2020-21 season. 

Oldest brother Thanasis, 30, is with Giannis, also on the Bucks. 

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