Thanasis Antetokounmpo, born July 18, 1992), native of Athens, is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player who plays for the NBA Milwaukee Bucks. He is the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Alex Antetokounmpo, all of Nigerian descent. His younger brother “Antetokounmpo” is the core of the Bucks and the NBA’s MVP and DPOY.
Location: F (No. 43)
Height: 1.98 meters / 6 feet 6
Weight: 99 kg/219 lbs
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Draft: No. 2 pick in the 2nd round in 2014
Salary this season: $1.73 million
Thanasis is as inspirational as his younger brother Antetokounmpo. From almost being unable to eat to playing in the NBA, he received enough wealth to feed the whole family. They traveled from Greece to the United States, and after coming to the NBA, they won the championship together in the 2020-2021 season.
Thanasis was already 27 years old when he came to the NBA. He had not experienced the American basketball system and was not trained by an NBA team at the golden age. This almost sealed his upper limit. With the strong genes of the family and his younger brother giving him the bottom line, it is difficult for him to gain a foothold in the NBA. Thanasis does not have a three-pointer at all, he finishes quite well at the basket, and the quality of single defense is passable, but his assist defense and defensive IQ are not ideal, but he has strong defensive enthusiasm and will become the favorite defensive player of coaches and teammates.