BREAKING NEWS AT THIS HOUR:
The New York Knicks have signed forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a 10 day contract, league sources tell Yahoo. He was NYK's 2014 pick.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 28, 2016
I have two feelings about this:
1. Thanasis, last I checked, was a very aggressive but not very composed athlete who can defend some wings and finish some things in transition simply because he's so fast and strong and bouncy. I don't think his shooting, which hasn't improved much, or his general decision-making makes him a prime candidate to help the Knicks in actual games -- not nearly as much as a solid point guard or sharpshooting wing would -- but ...
2. ... dude, fuck it. Thanasis is fun as hell. He might as well get a shot at some point, so why not when a couple people are hurting? It's just a 10-day deal, and it's easy enough to grab someone else if the Knicks don't appreciate what Thanasis offers in practice/garbage time/maybe real minutes because you never know.
Welcome to the Big Knicks, Thanasis!
Update: Here is some detail and also the delightful Bermanism "Jose groin is tricky"
Thanasis won't sign the ten-day pact until tomorrow so clocks starts ticking when he suits up vs. Suns. Could mean Jose groin is tricky.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 28, 2016