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Knicks waive Thanasis Antetokounmpo, 4 other players

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Thanasis Antetokounmpo


NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have waived forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo and four other players.

Guard Travis Trice and forwards Darion Atkins, DaJuan Summers and Wesley Saunders also were waived Friday, the day after the Knicks completed their preseason schedule.

They now have 14 players. NBA teams needed to be down to 15 by Monday night.

Antetokounmpo was drafted by the Knicks in the second round of the 2014 draft. The brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo played last season for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. He appeared in three preseason games, recording four rebounds and two assists over 13 minutes.