The Chicago Bulls have signed an Antetokounmpo brother, just not the one that the Bulls, or any other NBA team for that matter, covet the most. The Bulls announced on Sunday that they have signed Kostas Antetokounmpo to a training camp deal. Kostas, the brother of two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, spent last season playing in the EuroLeague but is aiming to return to the NBA, where he's had previous stints with the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 24-year-old has played 22 games in the Association since he was picked 60th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 Draft. He was then immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks. In those 22 games, he averaged a measly one point and one rebound in four minutes of action. Antetokounmpo won an NBA championship when he played for the Lakers in the Orlando bubble in 2020. After playing 15 games for the Lakers during the 2020-2021 season, he decided to leave the squad and signed with LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Élite and the EuroLeague.
Kostas has shown raw potential in his short time in the NBA and Summer League. He possesses nice size for his position at six-foot-ten, and he's an outstanding athlete. Antetokounmpo could get a two-day deal if he impresses in training camp. He will, though, have competition in Malcolm Hill and Carlik Jones, both of whom are slated to compete for the said deal.
In case you've lived under a rock, Kostas is the younger brother of the Milwaukee Bucks' superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the two-time NBA MVP. He's also the brother of Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who also plays for the Bucks, and Alex Antetokounmpo, a member of the Wisconsin Herd—the G.League affiliate of the Bucks.
The signing of Kostas Antetokounmpo is a low-risk, high-reward move for the Bulls. If he pans out, they could have a steal on their hands. If not, they're not out anything since he's only signed to a training camp deal.