Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s controversial EuroBasket absence

PALA ALPITUR, TURIN, ITALY - 2016/07/04: (Photo by Nicolò Campo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PALA ALPITUR, TURIN, ITALY - 2016/07/04: (Photo by Nicolò Campo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here with all of the details and controversy surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo withdrawal from the Greece squad for EuroBasket.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we catch up with all of the news — and drama — surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo’s upcoming absence from Greece’s EuroBasket campaign.

The Bucks and the NBA have both doubled down in stating that Giannis is injured, in light of the Greek national team’s skepticism.

With the Bucks stated aim being that Giannis ends up back to full health in time for training camp, stick with us at Behind the Buck Pass, and here in this particular column for updates on his progress along the way.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:

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Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss European Championships; Greek federation alleges conspiracy (read here): Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel put together the most complete account of all the events and controversy surrounding the injury which has caused Giannis to withdraw from EuroBasket, including statements from GM Jon Horst and the NBA.

Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss EuroBasket (read here): EuroHoops have a full transcription of Giannis’ social media posts which announced he wouldn’t be joining up with the Greek national team following his trip to China.

Greek federation attacks the Milwaukee Bucks (read here): EuroHoops also had the details of the press release from the Greek basketball federation which alleged some sort of conspiracy between the Bucks and the NBA.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.