Thunder notebook: Milwaukee rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo idolizes Kevin Durant

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks' emerging 19-year-old rookie, recently called Kevin Durant his idol in a blog post he wrote for a Greek website.
by Anthony Slater Published: January 11, 2014
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Antetokounmpo is the youngest player in the NBA. He was selected by the Bucks with the 15th overall pick.

His nickname is derived from his massive size (he stands 6-foot-10 inches) and length, as well as his ability to play on the perimeter despite his size.

EDMOND SANTA FE CONNECTION

Two of the best athletes in Edmond Santa Fe history were in the building on Saturday night.

Ekpe Udoh, in his fourth year in the NBA, had two points and six rebounds for the Bucks.

And behind Milwaukee's bench was Brandon Weeden, the former Oklahoma State star and current Cleveland Browns quarterback.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Serge Ibaka has 32 points and 37 rebounds combined in two games against the Bucks this season. He had 17 and 17 on Saturday.

UP NEXT

The Thunder returns to the road this week, where it will face both of the Western Conference rivals that it met in the playoffs last year. Oklahoma City travels to Memphis on Tuesday and Houston on Thursday.


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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