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19 - Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Greece 

  • Birthday: 7/17/92
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 205
  • Team: Delaware 87ers
  • Hometown: Athens, Greece
  • NBADL Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

88

2014
Mock:  51

NBA Comparison: Bruce Bowen

Strengths: Athletic and energetic, Antetokounmpo is a strong defender, both on and off the ball … His speed and 7-foot wingspan allow him to cover a lot of ground, leading to a lot of impressive blocks from the help side … Sticky defender – tracks well and is unfazed by screens … Explosive, fast, and solidly built … Finishes with authority on the break… Unselfish and versatile – willingly does a little bit of everything … Shows potential as a three-point shooter in both spot-up and catch-and-shoot situations. Also, shows potential as a slasher to the basket …

Weaknesses: Struggles offensively in all areas … Despite his athleticism, he has difficulty finishing at the rim if dunking is not an option – made less than 40 percent of his layup attempts, according to NBAdleague.com … Leaves his feet with no place to go with the ball, resulting in a number of wild shots and turnovers … Shaky handle – turnover prone and limited to mostly straight-line drives. Too right-hand dependent … No post-up or midrange games … Mediocre 3-point and free-throw shooter …

Outlook: Antetokounmpo should be able to help an NBA club immediately as a role player and defensive stopper. Players like that, such as Tony Allen and Thabo Sefolosha, usually have a low ceiling in terms of potential. Whether or not Antetokounmpo develops into something more will depend on if he can expand his offensive game. He has potential as both a shooter and a slasher, but as of now, he is mediocre from the outside, struggles to finish near the rim, and has no mid-range and post-up games…

Notes: A Greek national, Antetokounmpo’s younger brother, Giannis, had an impressive rookie season with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013-14 … This past season, Thanasis spent his first year in America playing in the D-league with the Delaware 87ers. He posted solid all-around numbers, averaging 12 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.2 steals, and 29.3 minutes per game. On the downside, he shot less than 32 percent from beyond the arc, made fewer than 67 percent of his free-throw attempts, and averaged 2.3 turnovers and 2.9 personal fouls per game … Steadily improved his FG% as the season progressed … Played in all 50 of the 87ers’ games, with 42 starts, and was named to the All-Defensive D-league third team … Finished fifth overall in the sprint (3.18) and seventh overall in the max vertical (39.5) at the NBA Combine …

Richard Harris 6/2/14

February 13, 2013

September 26, 2012

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