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The General Manager of the Greece National Team, Nikos Zisis, expects to confirm the participation of Giannis Antetokoumpo in EuroBasket 2022, as reported by Gazzetta.gr.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Position: PF, SF
Age: 27
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Athens, Greece

Zisis added that Antetokounmpo will rest and then there will be another contact to finalize his participation.

"We are waiting for him to rest and then we will have another contact, finalizing his participation," commented Zisis.

The defending champions Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated by the Boston Celtics after losing Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series last Monday.

Zisis also commented on the participation of Giannis in the National Team and his progress in the playoffs with the Bucks.

"Honestly, I wanted Giannis to succeed in the NBA Playoffs. We were sure from our trip to Milwaukee that he really wanted to play for the national team in the summer," Zisis told. His status wouldn't have changed, even if he went far in the postseason."

"Even if he won a championship with the Bucks, he'd be happy to play for us. The absence of Khris Middleton in a best-of-seven series was a huge blow. Giannis was sensational, he gave it all and it was evident," concluded Zisis.

Greece will play in Group C, where they will face Estonia, Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, and Croatia in the upcoming EuroBasket 2022.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
MIN: 33.57
PTS: 30.15 (60.64%)
REB: 12
As: 5.94
ST: 1.01
BL: 1.35
TO: 3.46
GM: 79