The Chicago Bulls have signed Kosta Antetokounmpo in a two-way contract reported NBC Sports per the team's announcement on Friday.
'Antetokounmpo, 24, will join University of Illinois product Malcolm Hill as the second Bulls' two-way player. Justin Lewis, previously signed to a two-way contract before needing surgery in August to repair a significant ACL injury in his right knee, will remain around the team to rehabilitate his injury, according to a team spokesperson.'
"For sure I’m a defensive player, able to guard multiple positions and switch 1 through 5 (point guard through center)," Antetokounmpo told NBC Sports Chicago in a sitdown interview earlier in training camp. "And then offensively, I space the floor and run the floor too. I definitely want to improve on my outside shooting and my playmaking in general."
'Like Hill, who averaged 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and shot 32.3 percent from 3-point range across 16 games with the Bulls last season, Antetokounmpo can split time between the NBA and Windy City Bulls of the G League. Both players, who will be ineligible for postseason play, can appear in a maximum of 50 regular-season games.
'Giannis Antetokounmpo raised some eyebrows this offseason when he more politely than realistically answered a hypothetical question about possibly playing for the Bulls one day.'