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BREAKING: Lakers Sign Antetokounmpo to Two-Way Deal

Giannis Antetokounmpo Kostas Antetokounmpo

Can Kostas develop into a future star like his brother Giannis?

Photo courtesy of AP/Aaron Gash

After being waived by the Dallas Mavericks, Kostas Antetokounmpo was claimed by the Los Angeles Lakers and signed a two-way deal. He is the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks superstar and 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Antetokounmpo family is littered with basketball talent; obviously, Giannis is one of the best players in the game while little brother Alex might be even better than the MVP. Kostas has a bit of potential but hasn’t quite tapped into it after being drafted with the 60th and final pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.

He struggled during Summer League play this season, averaging just 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks on 39.3 percent shooting (18.2 percent from three). The long 6-foot-10 forward scored just two points in 11 minutes with Dallas last season.

The 21-year-old spent one season with the University of Dayton, shooting over 57 percent but averaged just 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. While he continues trying to develop, especially on the offensive end, Antetokounmpo will likely spend most of the 2019-20 season with the G-League South Bay Lakers.

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