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Thanasis Antetokounmpo chooses Westchester, for now

After his agent threatened the Knicks with overseas opportunities, Thanasis Antetokounmpo will once again start November in Westchester. In a way, he will be playing for a wider audience this time around.

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Editor's note: OSBORN BACK.

Following repeated threats of overseas offers from his agent, Tim Lotsos, Thanasis Antetokounmpo will once again begin November in Westchester. After failing to make the regular season roster in Manhattan, Antetokounmpo either decided or was forced into deciding that his best option would be to return to the Knicks's D-League affiliate to attempt to prove his defensive antics and martian wingspan belong in the NBA.

Antetokounmpo fans can rejoice knowing he shall remain local for us to watch on television or even live, before immediately ending their short-lived rejoice knowing New York no longer retains exclusive rights to his services. Anytime Sam Hinkie decides JaKarr Sampson is not cutting it, for example, he can simply replace him with arguably an even better first-named and quite certainly better last-named player in Antetokounmpo. Considering his (relatively) low current salary, this likely indicates Antetokounmpo's agent was bluffing about his copious international opportunities. Of course, it could also simply indicate Antetokounmpo's preference.

Should Darion Atkins, Wesley Saunders, DaJuan Summers, and/or Travis Trice decide the D-League is their best option, they could also be placed with the Westchester Knicks. Let's hope Antetokounmpo and company perform well enough to earn spots somewhere in the NBA, while also hoping the Knicks play well enough not to necessitate such emergency or speculative call-ups.