According to a tweet from his management team, Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t play with the Bucks this summer.
Giannis Antetokounmpo will definetely play with Greek U20 NT this sunmer¬ play SL. We have discussed it already w/Bucks
— GiorgosDimitropoulos (@DimitropulosFCM) June 28, 2013
Of all the players in the draft, the 18-year-old Antetokounmpo needs perhaps the most NBA-based game experience, but it sounds as if the Bucks and First Class Management agreed upon this decision with little acrimony. Either way, he needs to be playing — and he’ll be playing. Fortunately, FIBA rule changes have made the international game more like the NBA game in recent years. Unfortunately, it just won’t be against a level of competition as good as the one he would see in Las Vegas.