Kostas Antetokounmpo Signs With International Team After Being Waived by Bulls

Isaiah De Los Santos
Kostas Antetokounmpo has signed internationally after being waived by the Chicago Bulls.
Kostas Antetokounmpo has signed internationally after being waived by the Chicago Bulls. / (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Chicago Bulls have been a major disappointment to begin the 2022-23 season, prompting speculation about a potential roster shakeup in the coming months. Chicago decided to make a small move last Friday, waiving forward Kostas Antetokounmpo in order to sign guard Carlik Jones.

Now the former NBA champion has found a new basketball home overseas.

The 25-year-old is signing with Fenerbahce of Turkey's BSL and EuroLeague. Antetokounmpo's connection with Fenerbahce head coach Dimitris Itoudis, who's also the coach of the Greek national team, played a significant role in swaying him from other suitors.

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Antetokounmpo began the year on a two-way deal with the Bulls, but he didn't log an NBA appearance this season. He did suit up in 12 contests for the Windy City Bulls in the G League, averaging 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

The forward originally entered the league as a second-round pick in 2018. He's since played in 20 career NBA games for the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, the latter of whom he won a ring with during the 2019-20 campaign.

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