Knicks to stash Antetokounmpo in Europe

The Knicks are planning to stash Thanasis Antetokounmpo in Europe next season, according to reporter Marc Berman (New York Post, July 7).

Antetokounmpo is going to play on the Knicks’ summer league team, but is bound for Europe no matter what.

He spent last season playing in the NBA’s D-League.

Antetokounmpo was drafted by the Knicks with the No. 51 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.




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knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

What is the deadline for the free agent pains in the butts? 

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Phil is right not top trade shump or any young talent BEFORE knowing if melo is coming back.

So we need to calm it down on begging phil to make moves.

tkb2pac
tkb2pac

Wake up Phil, time to work..

tkb2pac
tkb2pac

maybe melo is upset that felton was traded.  j/k

harlemmade
harlemmade

The supreme idiotic post I just read...

SMH...

#stfu #brp

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

How come nobody is brining up the scenario of Phil felling Melo...gimme a second while I move some contracts...and sign?? Supposedly Melo loved the vision of Phil...we all know Melo doesn't want to wait to 2015...he wants to compete now...and also like the plan Phil had for 2015...maybe Phil told him to pump his brakes on signing until he can move stag or barge? Could this be the hold up?? More than likely Melo is waiting for the other chips to fall in free agency...but its just a thought. Phil is always ahead of the game...nobody knew he had a bargs trade on the table...nobody also knew he had the Tyson felton deal on the table...its a possibility.

C0P0
C0P0

No decision yet. C'mon Melo, re-sign. I need my beauty sleep. Stop waiting for Bosh to leave Miami. LOL

Commack Hardware
Commack Hardware

Correct me if I'm wrong but if Phil somehow moves stat and clears 20 mil for lebron we can go to the moon to resign Melo correct? Prolly a pipe dream but heres to dreaming.

Dave D'Agnese
Dave D'Agnese

I think the hold up is Phil trying to move those contracts. If melo resigns before they move them then it lessens the space. Especially if LeBron goes to Cleveland and then they trade Andrew Wiggins for a kevin love or someone of the caliber

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Obvious melo does not really want to be here. He'd rather go and ride the coattails of lebron if he could.

dylan
dylan

I wonder if the holdup is that the Knicks want to complete an Amar'e trade first. I'm pretty sure Melo's cap hold is less than he would be earning in a new deal. That extra couple million could help the Knicks get under the apron, and offer Gasol the full MLE or workout a sign and trade. If Melo was going to sign with the Lakers, I don't see why it would take this long. 

1harris1
1harris1

Jared Zwerling had some interesting tweets over the last half hour:


"Couple of players I talked to think NY for Melo (just gut).  "West too tough".  "Kobe's aging".  "Don't think Rose is on board".  $$ and Phil sold."


"1 ex-Knick who played w/Melo senses how private he is right now.  "Only God and Melo know".  Some people close to him aren't even sure".


Wonder if La La knows what her husband's thinking?  lol


Abdul Esa
Abdul Esa

The writing is in the walls Melo and LeBron will play together. Question is where. If Melo does leave I wouldn't mind us developing our young core while building a team under Phil who I believe knows how to put a team together.

knickstape
knickstape

maybe the Knicks have publicly claimed to have offered Melo the max but behind closed doors are actually trying to get Melo to take a pay cut and Melo stalling and talking to the lakers is all just a way to get the full max or at east more than Phil wants him to take

Ioannhe Gouvelos
Ioannhe Gouvelos

It's very frustrating like watching your girl dating another guy . Just need to know one way or the other.

atto
atto

@MarkG_Medina: Lakers, Knicks fans can stay off Twitter at least for a bit. I'm told Melo hasn't given any indication yet to NY where he's playing

Mets0987
Mets0987

Is Lebron going to have a decision part two? Mad ratings if he does!!

saintknick
saintknick

@pezhao WTF are you on about? The rumors do mention that (both rumors involved shumpert or THJr, plus additional undisclosed parts). 


Also, if Melo is just waiting and hoping for ANY better option to come by, why hasn't he signed with Houston or, if $$ isn't the pull it is, Chicago? 


I can buy the idea that he is waiting for LA to potentially figure out a way to move Nash and trade for K. Love or sign Lance + Pau etc etc. Even that he's holding up waiting for Lebron.


But he's not simply biding his time and waiting till the 11th hour because he wants to go anywhere but NY. 

Israel Osorio
Israel Osorio

Also we haven't heard anything from the knicks - they have been quiet.

denelor
denelor

@orlando_knickfan "Obvious".  What you mean to say is that you assume he doesn't want to be here.  You actually have no idea if he wants to be here or not and nothing about this situation is obvious other than that it's taking too long for impatient fans (of which I'm one).  People see no answers and so they start making up answers that fit whatever their chosen narrative is because impatience hates a vacuum.  


Nothing about this crap is obvious. 

johneco
johneco

Maybe, but I think it would have leaked out if an agreement had been reached.

1harris1
1harris1

@OLDKNICK  Others are free to disagree, but I personally don't believe it's in Melo's makeup to do that.  I think he enjoys being "the man" (which he wouldn't be in Miami with LeBron); and I also don't see him forfeiting the 129 mil when all is said and done.


But maybe he'll surprise me.  We'll see.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@OLDKNICK nope, if I knew I were going to stay in NY, I knew since the day I was born in NY, unless I'm venturing off to find treasure in another land, but I know it doesn't matter how far you go, the treasure can be found right in your own backyard - learned this from reading Paolo Coelho's Alchemist

1harris1
1harris1

@Abdul Esa  Relax, we don't know that.  If both want the max, they're likely not playing together.

1harris1
1harris1

@Dovi Schreiber  Real creative of you there Marc; echoing what your ESPN cohort was saying earlier today.

1harris1
1harris1

@OLDKNICK  I guess, but he hasn't said yes to the Lakers either.  All that was being reported yesterday was L.A.'s " surge to the top" of Melo's list.  What happened with that today?  They have no idea what's going on either; neither does Chicago.  Insofar as we know, Melo hasn't even reached out to Houston or Dallas, teams that everybody else seems to be writing off.


These guys are in another world.  There's all kind of stuff going on that we may have no idea about..  Anything we surmise at this point is nothing but conjecture.

rgm891
rgm891

@Mets0987 Yeah I am taking my talents back to Miami. I can totally see him doing that

atto
atto

@Geo Santistevan I guarantee someone right now is looking to see if Lebron or Melo liked this on instagram. Then Broussard would post his sources are saying that Pau is leaning towards with LeBron/Melo

Geo Santistevan
Geo Santistevan

paugasol

17 minutes agoNo better place to relax and think about my decision. No hay mejor lugar para relajarme y pensar sobre mi decisión. #FreeAgency

johneco
johneco

@Mel Brown @MeloStat301  His salary will be greater than his cap hold is, so we're a couple mill closer to the apron now than we will be after he signs.

Dedra Fore
Dedra Fore

@Israel Osorio as they should be

if anything move the knicks makes its would stories on espn for days and even saying how it not a good move etc. all the hate that come with it.

so i like that we are quiet.

1harris1
1harris1

@BiggieTKB  I just have my doubts that he's going back to join forces with Gilbert.  But he seems so ticked off at Riley and Arison that maybe it's a legitimate scenario now.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@Daniel Nguyen The universe aligns itself to make your dreams come true - The Alchemist


Phil trades Amare and Bargs an create cap room for Lebron


Lebron joins Knicks

Gasol accepts MLE

Knicks have new Big 3


Melo dream of a championship comes true.


Just dreaming ... LOL

Mets0987
Mets0987

@lobcity You know you will dont front lol

rico
rico

@Mel Brown @johneco @MeloStat301 don't FA's have to wait until Thursday to "Officially sign"?  Ya got 2-3 days why close down your options with teams jumping through hoops to accommodate?