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Thanasis Antetokounmpo wants to play for the Westchester Knicks

He's turned down offers overseas.

Nick Laham / Stringer

Now, there are layers to this...

...but I guess this means Thanasis Antetokounmpo turned down those offers from Italian clubs and wants to join the Westchester Knicks. Now: Will he actually go to training camp with the Knicks, as was reported? If not, the DubKnicks can work out a trade with Delaware to acquire him and that's that. New York will hold his draft rights and have him in pocket if and when they decide to sign him.

If Thanasis DOES come to training camp, then the Knicks better want to sign him immediately. Bringing Antetokounmpo to camp on a non-guaranteed deal punches the clock on New York's draft rights, meaning if the Knicks cut him out of camp, they would no longer hold his rights. That would be a waste.

Basically, as far as I can tell, the Knicks should let Thanasis skip camp and go straight to the D-League unless they want him on the 15-man roster (which, as things stand, is already full) immediately. Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of the above.

Either way, I'm glad Thanasis will be stateside this season. I hope the Knicks make the moves necessary to keep him nearby.

Update: Yeah, this makes the most sense: