Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo to play in FIBA World Cup

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo announces he will play for Greece in this summer’s FIBA World Cup.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Giannis Antetokounmpo confirms he will play for Greece in this year’s FIBA World Cup, the Bucks’ superstar’s debut Nike signature shoe has officially launched, and much more.

After nearly two years since he’s played minutes with the Greek national team, Antetokounmpo joining the fold in advance of their run during the World Cup in China will obviously be a big boost to their chances to take home a medal.

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Milwaukee Bucks: A case for and against Khris Middleton: Jake Szaniawski looked at the dilemma that Khris Middleton‘s free agency poses to the Bucks, both in retaining him and in letting him walk to land elsewhere.

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 big men to target in free agency: Adam McGee rounded up five big men the Bucks could conceivably buy low on to fill out their roster as they’ll tie up plenty of money on their significant free agents once free agency opens up.

Milwaukee Bucks: The latest rumblings on Malcolm Brogdon, George Hill: I touched on the latest report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst regarding both restricted free agent Malcolm Brogdon and veteran guard George Hill ahead of the start of free agency

Milwaukee Bucks reportedly set to waive George Hill ahead of guarantee date: I also picked up on the report that the Bucks will be waiving Hill ahead of his next year’s salary guaranteeing on July 1, which was first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania Friday afternoon.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 6/28/19

Giannis confirms his participation in the World Cup: Nikos Varlas of Euro Hoops reported on the comments Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo made in regards to playing for Greece in this summer’s FIBA World Cup.

A breakdown of the Bucks’ free agents and difficult roster decisions that loom ($): The Athletic’s Eric Nehm outlined the numerous player free agencies the Bucks will have to deal with ahead of free agency opening up Sunday evening.

Introducing the Zoom Freak 1: At long last, Nike officially revealed Antetokounmpo’s debut signature shoe, the Zoom Freak 1, and detailed where and when you can purchase the shoe in stores worldwide and in the United States.

Johnny Hamilton to play with Bucks for Summer League: Matt Schoch, host of Locked on Pistons, relayed that Johnny Hamilton, who most recently spent this season playing with the Grand Rapids Drive, will play with the Bucks during this year’s Summer League.

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