Younger brother of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo works out for Lakers

Younger brother of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo works out for Lakers

first_img Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? EL SEGUNDO — Everyone’s looking for the next Greek Freak.In an age of switching defenses, with players who can guard five positions and power forwards who run the point, Milwaukee All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo is essentially the living, breathing composite of every skill NBA teams covet.So it was natural when on Wednesday a younger brother of the All-Star worked out for the Lakers that interest was piqued. But following his pre-draft workout, Kostas Antetokounmpo made it clear he is not his brother.“I’m just different,” said Kostas, who left college after one year at Dayton to declare for the NBA Draft. “Everybody’s a different person. We don’t play the same game, I feel like I shoot the ball more than him and he plays more going downhill. I play going downhill too, but he likes to go downhill more to shoot the ball.” Related Articles Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe fourth of five Antetokoumpo brothers, Kostas averaged 5.2 points in just 15.1 minutes per game for the Flyers. Much like his more famous brother, he is regarded as a serious project for the NBA team that lands him and Kostas does not even appear in most mock drafts.Kostas would be the third of his brothers to reach the NBA after the Bucks drafted Giannis 15th overall in 2013, and the New York Knicks moved into the second round a year later to draft Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who appeared in only two games.“Thanassis did like 19 or 20 workouts,” the younger Antetokounmpo said, “so he’s talking me through the process and what to expect, stuff like that.”He was one of six players who worked out for the Lakers on Wednesday. The group also included Villanova forward Omari Spellman, who said he tries to play like Draymond Green, and guard Jevon Carter from West Virginia.The Lakers hold the 25th and 47th picks in next month’s draft. VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” center_img VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it While Antetokounmpo landing with the Lakers in the draft might be a long shot, the younger brother of the most unique player in the NBA still thought he made a good impression.“I feel like some of the things I wanted to demonstrate is my aggressive play, my length and my defensive mobility,” he said.When the workout ended, the players gathered around Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Johnson, who earned a $50,000 tampering fine last season for his public praise of Giannis Antetokounmpo, had words of encouragement that will not affect the Lakers’ bottom line.“He told me that he liked what he’d seen out there and just keep working hard and be able to read the game,” Antetokounmpo said. Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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