- The Lakers might produce other issues in thoughts behind Kostas Antetokounmpo’s signing
- Giannis Antetokounmpo stays on the Lakers’ radar
- Bucks have but to lock up Giannis on a long-term deal
Though he didn’t see a lot motion final season, the Los Angeles Lakers have introduced again Kostas Antetokounmpo to the fold for the 2020-21 NBA season.
It will probably be a two-way contract, the identical deal that he had final 12 months with the purple and gold.
The signing was introduced by the Lakers on Thanksgiving, NBA.com reported. He solely suited up in 5 video games for the Lakers final season, averaging 1.four factors in 4 minutes of play.
Kostas had extra taking part in time when he wore the South Bay Lakers jersey final season. He averaged 14.1 factors, 7.eight rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.three blocks in 25.four minutes of motion.
He notched 10 double-doubles in that stint and tallied double figures 33 occasions. In eight of these outings, he was in a position to rating greater than 20 factors.
With an NBA ring already credited to him, the youthful Antetokounmpo may find yourself bagging a second one if the Lakers would be capable to pull off a back-to-back feat.
If that occurs, it will not come as a shock if Giannis Antetokounmpo finally ends up trolling his youthful brother anew.
Giannis trolled Kostas on social media again in October when his sibling seemed to be recreating one of many acquainted scenes from the film “Titanic.”
Champ champ is feeling himself ___ pic.twitter.com/ZzsJErpuwo
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) October 29, 2020
But past that, having Kostas again might be a seed planted by the Lakers for one thing huge. Giannis has but to signal a supermax cope with the Milwaukee Bucks, and it may occur on the Dec. 21 deadline, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweeted.
It stays to be seen if Antetokounmpo can lastly put a lid on the matter by then.
The final two weeks have been full of chatter that Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly plans to signal his five-year supermax with the Bucks earlier than the Dec. 21 deadline to take action …
The Bucks simply made a commerce that implies they have to imagine it
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 17, 2020
If no signing occurs, the Lakers may probably be utilizing Kostas as bait to lure Giannis to affix the Lakers. Hence, it may make sense why Anthony Davis has but to re-sign a max contract of his personal.
In a earlier publish, it was talked about how the delay in Davis’ new deal might be a part of a fair greater plan for the Lakers.
It might be the numbers sport proper now with Davis considering long-term. He may signal a deal the place he may choose out once more subsequent season alongside LeBron James.
This state of affairs would give the Lakers flexibility in including a 3rd star, probably Giannis Antetokounmpo if the Bucks fail to safe that supermax deal quickly.
Then once more, recalling Kostas might be as a result of the Lakers see potential in him. But the query now could be, will he get extra taking part in time this 2020-21 season?