The Los Angeles Lakers are building a strong roster, and they have shown interest in bringing Kostas Antetokounmpo back to the roster. General Manager Rob Pelinka brought several top players to town and now he is bringing the Greek native.
Shams Charania from The Athletic was among the first to report the signing. The franchise has also released a statement.
LA re-signs Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract. He played in 38 games with 37 starts for the South Bay Lakers in 2019. Antetokounmpo was averaging 14.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 blocks in 25.4 minutes. The talented player had 10 double-doubles with South Bay and scored double figures 33 times. He had eight games with 20 or more points. In five game with LA, Antetokounmpo was averaging 1.4 points in 4.0 minutes.
Antetokounmpo is a rising star and he can definitely develop in elite player. Los Angeles is paying close attention to how this signing affects the Lakers’ plan to sign Kostas’ brother, Giannis.
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Giannis is in the final year of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Some talked about his re-signing with the team while others talked about his potential departure. If Giannis hits free agency next summer, the Los Angeles Lakers won’t miss the chance to sign him. LA may use Kostas as a big draw for the Bucks superstar.
Well, the NBA is always full of surprises and fans have made some bold predictions about the next few signings. Pelinka signed Dennis Schroder, Marc Gasol, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell and many others. He re-signed Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Antetokounmpo is next on the list.
Let’s see how will the Lakers handle the new roster. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are leading the way for the team. They have been really successful in Orlando. LA won the first title in a decade. LeBron is ready to do the same. This time he will be surrounded by more competitive players. LA has become a dominant force and they look much stronger than they used to do in Orlando.