LA Lakers Sign Kostas Antetokounmpo, Brother of Giannis

Kostas and Giannis Antetokounmpo

The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday signed Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, to a two-way contract after claiming him off waivers from the Dallas Mavericks.

Kostas Antetokounmpo, 21, appeared in two games for the Dallas Mavericks in 2018-19, playing 11 total minutes and scoring two points.

The younger Antetokounmpo brother, who will likely spend most of the season with the G League’s South Bay Lakers, remains a major developmental prospect.

American media are speculating that the signing indicates that the Lakers are laying the groundwork to make a move for the Greek Freak himself when he is scheduled to hit free agency in the 2021 offseason.