As the New York Knicks continue to take a big, steaming dump on the very concept of basketball, it makes sense that there's no news like Thanasis Antetokounmpo news.
The D-League prospect is still on everyone's mind -- including Marc Berman of the New York Post, who asked Derek Fisher this past weekend if the Knicks were still considering signing Greek Freak the Elder for the rest of the season.
While it makes little sense to call him up at this point, we can still marvel at the Westchester stylings of our man Thanasis, who put on quite a show this past weekend in a Friday-Saturday back-to-back.
First Thanasis dominated the Maine Red Claws with 21 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks:
The encore didn't quite live up to the hype, but he did chip in nine points, nine boards, three assists and two blocks against Delaware:
With less than 30 days to go in Westchester's season, his numbers stand as follows:
His shooting percentage continues to creep higher into the forties, while his three-point shooting remains completely untenable (He hasn't hit a single three in his last 14 attempts). He's improved his low-post game, backing down smaller defenders and slipping to the rim, as he does in the 0:29 mark in the first video. He gets to the line a ton, but still deals with the occasional collapse in his free-throw form (He shot 1-5 on Saturday).
As for his passing -- the word "cavalier" doesn't doesn't begin to describe it. Dude needs to cut out all the behind-the-back stuff and study at the Langston Galloway School of Making Safe Passes.
Oh, but that defense! Thanasis remains a shot blocking machine. He runs the break like a cheetah, possesses that all-important "second jump" ability to spring back into the air milliseconds after landing, and is strong enough to turn back much bigger dunkers.
The W-Knicks have 11 games left on the season...only four of those coming at home. Make sure you get out there and support your local Thanasis. Greek life forever!